Trane Brooks DePriest
1569 Franklin Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43205
Attention Hiring Manager,
Beginning as an AWARD WINNING GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND PUBLISHER, my career of over 20 years is representative of my commercial design certification and daily use of bitmap and vector tools to produce everything imaginable in print, video, and interactive.
I believe my creative talents, unique skills, and technical experience would be a valuable asset to your organization. Please contact me if you have any questions.
I am seeking a position with increasing responsibility in MEDIA DESIGN with a progressive company, where specialized education, experience, and qualifications can be fully utilized in achieving the company’s goals and increasing total productivity. Also realizing personal growth that will lead to a long term professional relationship.
PHP & MySQL Certification
9/2011 – 7/2012 Udemy Online Training
Dreamweaver & CSS / PHP Programming
3/2009 – 9/2010 Lynda.com Online Training
Specialists Certification in Design and Production Art
6/1989 – 6/1991 Phoenix Institute of Technology
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
I created the brand, marketing compaign, and sales strategy for this annual event featuring a barbecue competition, video game tournament, micro brew fest, and live music on two stages. Coordinated sponsorship sales, ad buys, and press coverage. I provided administrative support, exhibitor management, and vendor relations.
I was responsible for creative direction on printed monthly ad inserts, television and radio campaigns, as well as public relations and event management. Evaluating local media campaigns and placing ad buys with reps for Web, TV, radio, and newspaper marketing.
I created promo scripts for multiple daily news stories. I coordinated on-set and on-location video production for in-house and client based projects. I produced multiple graphics packages for various station-based franchises and developed and managed their brand development.
Working in the Innovative Products department, I designed editorial sections, ads, and entire publications like “NOWx2; Population Growth In The Rogue Valley” and “Pet Expo.” Coordinating copy writing and page layout to meet multiple daily deadlines.
Vice President, CTO, & Creative Director
Founding the company with two investor-partners, I created the work-flow schema, customer interface, server topography, and defined the overall business model. I designed the logo, but coordinated with contracted programmers and design studios to create the MEEDYA.COM brand and marketing materials. As founder and V.P., I made executive decisions regarding the corporation, it’s sales strategies, and staffing.
I served as Creative Director for this design and desktop publisher. We served over 200 multilingual clients and were awarded special recognition by The United States House of Representatives, The California Senate and The City of Modesto for publishing the ever vigilant child-advocacy newspaper “WATCHDOG.” A monthly tabloid publication dedicated to organizing corporate, commercial, and community support for the timely and immediate search for missing children.
Responsible all prepress mechanicals and camera ready art for negative production and plate preperation. I customized the full range of chiropractic forms from hundreds of boilerplate template files using Pagemaker and QuarkXpress. I created custom illustrations using Adobe Illustrator.
TV Graphic Artist
I worked for Sinclair Broadcasting’s Network affiliate when it was the Sacramento DMA’s ABC station, I would produce on-air graphic elements for the creative department. We served the print and broadcast needs of the News, Sports, Weather, Lifestyle programming, and it’s internal marketing and sales departments. I continued to use the proprietary Quantel Paintbox system and early PC graphics tools like Strata3D and Photoshop.
Began as a contracted designer for a series of magazines published for a Non-Traditional Revenue program called “KidVentures.” And was made responsible for the creation of over the shoulder graphics, maps and full screens for the news departments 4 daily news broadcasts and 48 daily promos.
Hired after freelancing as a graphics designer and desktop publisher. I worked on design projects including exterior and internal environmental Graphics for the Sacramento Municipal Utility Department, Billboard campaign for the National Heart Association, Interactive Multimedia CD and Tradeshow Collateral for Hewlett Packard Computers. I also fascilitated all film output and prepress operations for the full service design agency.
Served on a 4 person design team creating artwork and production mechanicals for the business and corporate magazing “COMSTOCKS,” the region’s high-profile magazine “CAPITAL STYLE,” and their internal full service advertising agency. I performed on-site and off-site photography, illustration, and desktop publishing using Quark Xpress, Aldus Freehand and Pagemaker.
I started in the basement, burning plates for the special and morning editions of the daily newspaper. I shot and prep’d negatives using a vertical camera and set linotype by hand.
Using Ventura Publisher for layout, I functioned as both typesetter, layout, prepress operator, and even pressman for the non-profit presshouse that was responsible for 4 weekly newspaper publishings including the newsletters of the Black Panther Party and the Western Service Workers Association.
“Trane DePriest has impressed us with his creative technical skills and a real problem-solving attitude. He brought a critical-eye to our Web site redesign project, integrating custom CSS and graphics with WordPress templates. An eager PHP learner, Trane dove into customizing our back-end WHMCS to meet our needs. He has also contributed promotional skills to much of our marketing material. It was our pleasure to work with him through multiple iterations of the site, and would recommend him to you if you’re looking for a talented designer.”
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