Dan Chittum
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

Award-winning visionary dedicated to producing corporate brand identities, marketing collateral, cutting-edge web sites and print collateral. Track record of meeting the most demanding deadlines, communicating effectively with cross-functional teams, and finding creative solutions for all challenges. Well versed in taking a hands-on approach when collaborating with clients and bringing creative concepts to life.  Proven talent for creating optimal online communications, generating significant website traffic, and translating complex concepts into dynamic designs.

CORE COMPENTENCIES:

Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration, Typography, Layout, Editing, and producing Print Collateral, Magazine Advertising, Logos & Icons, Website and Interactive Design, Front-End Development, Content Management Systems (CMS), E-Mail Graphics & Banners, Navigational Structures, HTML/CSS, jQuery, Project Management, Digital Video Editing and Promotion, Client Interface, Photography, Photo Retouching

CAREER SUCCESS:

Senior Web Designer | The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA | 2001 to 2012: Design highly effective corporate intranet websites. Establish online branding standards, integrate interactive content, and comply with stringent programming standards. Develop powerful content including web/email graphics, video promotions, logos, and icons. Provide exceptional designs for corporate communications, branding initiatives, and enterprise-wide CMS integration using a WordPress driven web-publishing system. Incorporate uniform branding process for all intranet sites. Designed 50+ custom websites from scratch. Secret Clearance.
Creative Consultant | DesCom Productions, Redondo Beach, CA | 1987 to Present: Provide expert creative/art direction and design services. Generate compelling websites, print collateral, packaging, logos, and tradeshow graphics. Collaborate with advertising agencies, marketing firms, and design teams to meet tight deadlines while producing creative solutions under budget.
Senior Web Designer | Creative Computers, Torrance, CA | 1997 to 1999: Designed impactful online promotional graphics, banner ads, and logos for MacMall, PCMall, and DataCom Mall. Supervised junior designers in web graphics production.
Freelance Web Designer | Motorcycle.com, Redondo Beach, CA | 1997: Redesigned homepage, effectively increasing site traffic by 17%. Designed promotional web graphics, wrote HTML, and created vendor web site comprehensives using Photoshop.
Past Success | Senior Graphic Designer for Directware and Creative Computers: Produced direct mail, catalogs, logos, promotional graphics, and advertisements. Also, I scanned, edited, and retouched photographs for reproduction using Photoshop.

AWARDS<:
2001 - Golden Web Award: antiagingforme.com, 1999 - Academic Scholarship, Otis College of Art & Design,
1999 - Golden Web Award: descomproductions.com, 1998 – Int'l Surf Festival, Logo Design Contest Winner

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects), QuarkXPress, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, WordPress, Facebook,Transmit, Firefox, Camtasia Studio

ACTIVE URLs:
athertonbc.org, dc-designz.com, antiagingforme.com, planetarydefense.info, fairbornbakerclassof77.com

EDUCATION:
Thomas Edison State College, Bachelor of Arts, 2006, Trenton, NJ
Academy of Art University, MFA Graduate studies, Web and New Media Design, 9 classes, San Francisco, CA

MILITARY:
United States Navy, Honorably Discharged

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