james earley

james earley

Mid-level Designer / 13 yrs

Ventura, CA

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Ten years experience in Graphic and Web Design. Retired from U.S. Coast Guard where I was designated as an official fine artist. I also have done photography assignments.
Work History
  • October 2014 - Present

    Graphic and Web Designer

    Abbeon Cal, Inc.

    Print: A myriad of design projects including: 90-page catalog, periodical and magazine ads, flyers, postcards, mailers, image manipulation and large displays.

    Web: Flash banners, video page creation and SEO. SEO incorporation throughout web design process. Updates to Content Management E-commerce systems.

    Video shooting, uploading, editing, annotating. Incorporating embedded links on company website
    using SEO.
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  • April 2008 - March 2014

    Graphic and Web Designer

    Fickewirth Benefits Advisors

    Graphic and Web Designer San Buenaventura, CA. Sole Graphic and Web Designer for insurance company. Designed, prioritized and managed all graphic and web design projects and ensured deadlines were met. Worked with account managers to visualize creative ideas from conception to completion. Collaborated with print shops to ensure color consistency. Operated high end printers. Designed logos as needed. Projects included a wide range of visual media and presentations designed in Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
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  • December 2004 - November 2007

    Sign Designer

    Dave Ashley Signs

    Sign Maker, Graphic and Web Designer, Germantown, MD. Sole operator of the sign and banner shop. Performed all customer service, accounting, ordering of supplies and sign layout design / installation aspects of the trade. Designed brochures, logos and web sites for customers. Installed lettering (and Vehicle Wraps) on various vehicles and materials (banner, magnetic, coraplas, aluminum etc). Quickly learned all aspects of plotter to vinyl and four-color to vinyl processes.
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  • January 2000 - January 2004

    Administrator, IT, Graphic and Web Designer

    U.S. Coast Guard

    U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, IT Coordinator, Admin Specialist, Graphic and Web Designer, Washington, DC. Revised and administered the Coast Guard Intranet and Internet web sites. Completed numerous design projects for senior level officers in the Coast Guard. Saved the Coast Guard $10,000.00 by entirely designing and preparing for print an International Programs pamphlet, as well as many publications and flyers for the senior military staff. IT Coordinator for 40-person office. Assisted staff in application training and hardware problems. Advanced
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  • July 1980 - January 2000

    Personnel Administrator

    U.S. Coast Guard

    Worked as a Personnel Administrator in the U.S. Coast Guard, in Alaska, Hawaii, California and Florida. Performed pay and travel administration, accounting and record keeping, legal documentation preparation and all related administration materials. Traveled in support of primary duties. Held a variety of customer service positions throughout this period and advanced to middle level manager over this time frame. Received many letters of recommendations for superior performance of duty.
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Education
  • MA - Design Strategy and Innovation

    Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

    2014 -
  • Certificate in Graphic and Web Design

    Montgomery College

    2004 -
  • BFA - Graphic Design

    Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

    2012 - 2014
  • AA - Associate in Art

    Coastline Community College

    2009 - 2010
  • AS - Associate in Science

    Coastline Community College

    2009 - 2010
  • Los Angeles Valley College

    1979 - 1980