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CAREER EXPERIENCE 

Reel FX / ATK PLN, Dallas, TX.  (www.atkpln.com) 1999 – present 

Creative Director / Visual Effects Supervisor / Digital Artist 

Execute award-winning projects in a variety of digital media. Strive for creative excellence, interface directly with clients, and work with team members and resources to accomplish creative goals. 

  • Exceed creative client goals in a variety of formats including broadcast, feature film, social media, immersive / interactive, theme park ride films, and virtual / augmented reality 
  • Perform demanding, time-sensitive creative tasks while often interacting directly with clients 
  • Design workflows to shepherd difficult, complex creative projects from concept to completion 
  • Leverage experience in disciplines such as graphic design, editing, color, and motion graphics 
  • Research evolving marketing and design trends and learn about new software and best practices 
  • Communicate goals, objectives, and aesthetic observations clearly and convincingly 
  • Assess potential jobs and provide detailed work estimates for bidding 
  • Craft pitches and proposals to potential clients in order to win new business 
  • Evaluate talent and help assemble and direct creative teams 

M-Link Technologies, Lewisville, TX. (www.mlinktech.com) 1997 – 1999 

Interactive Multimedia Designer 

Designed and implemented themes and graphics for computer-based learning systems. 

  • Developed proficiency in a variety of interactive and graphics software 
  • Designed themes and artwork to help accomplish learning objectives 
  • Created custom graphical interfaces (UI/UX) for each course according to the theme 
  • Broke down complex concepts into easily learned visual interactions 
  • Met with clients to discern learning objectives and develop appropriate creative solutions 

Freelance Designer / Creative Consultant (www.mikeroyartist.com) 1992 – present 

Execute various creative projects for a variety of clients in multiple industries including web design, UI/UX, book illustration, fine art, apparel design, video, pitches, storyboarding, and branding. 

COLLEGE EDUCATION 

Harding University, Searcy, AR – Bachelor of Science Degree in Art 1991-1995 

  • Alpha Chi Honor Society, Kappa Pi Honor Society in Art 
  • Maintained a 3.6 grade point average 

More information and references available by request.