David A. Stoddard

Provocation of emotion by the illusion of bended light

310-406-5384

Phone Number

3497 Ward Lane
Redding CA 96003

Home Address

Graphic Design

Portfolio

Photography

Portfolio

  • Photoshop 80%
  • Illustrator 60%
  • Photography 70%
  • Website Design 75%
  • WordPress 85%
  • Elegant Themes – Divi 70%
  • 3D Rendering 40%
  • Videography 20%
  • Premiere Pro 30%

Proficiencies

• Operation Systems – MacOS, Windows, Unix, ios.

• Software – Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Acrobat, InDesign, Light Room, Flash, Infini-D, Word, Quark XPress, Excel, Image Ready, QTVR, Publisher, Ipix, Portfolio, Shade

• Website Building – HTML, CSS, Word Press, Elegant Themes – Divi, Dreamweaver, Gallery, Google Analytics.

• Hardware – Extensive experience on large and small format printers including Xerox, assorted scanners including drum.

• Photography – Canon cameras, Strobes and constant lighting, film and digital.

• Videography – Canon 5D II

• Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest.

 

Cover Letter

To whom it may concern,

My goal is to seek employment as a Graphic Artist/Photographer in your facility and become a key member of your organization.I have a very broad spectrum of skills considering I’ve been designing for over 25 years, and always seek to learn more, but I specialize in Graphic Design, 3D Design and photography. my primary graphical weapons are Photoshop, Illustrator and Blender (for 3D). Aside from my abilities in design, my greatest strength is my vision, my ability to see a problem and find inventive approaches to manage them, this is the corner stone of my ability to lead and manage people and projects, not only am I well equipped to work with people I am also a self starter. In recent years I have been lend my skills to Eagles Nest Intl., a local ministry on a part time basis building and managing their website as well as others, mostly in the WordPress CMS using the Divi builder and theme, designing book covers and expanding my skills the 3D design, which is a tremendous complement to my skill set.

In the past I have worked for 15dollarstore.com where I was in charge of photographing, color correcting and prepping images of an array of merchandise for their website and triweekly e-mail campaign. In this role I have applied my understanding of work-flow, organization, and automation to reduce the man hours from 40 hours a week to 16, while not only completing all responsibilities, but drastically increasing over-all quality.

 

On top of my role for this company, I have also worked on a contract basis where i was photographing custom motorcycles (over 200), and motorcycle parts for the company California Boss Hoss. I’ve designed, built and maintained their website. My freelance work has also led me into generating printed advertisements for numerous magazines. In addition to this, I have worked as head designer of a t-shirt co. that generated a 1.2 million yearly income as a result of my designs. I have extensive knowledge and skill with social media, WordPress, Facebook, silk screen design and separations, color corrections, page layout, trade show booths, custom design, photo restorations, retouching and manipulations, as well as a long list of other applications.

With my experience, knowledge, abilities, and skill, I am very confident that I am well qualified and will be an appreciated asset to your company and your projects. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how my experience would be consistent with your needs.

 

Sincerely,

David A. Stoddard

Professional Experience

Contract Graphic, 3D Design and Photography

• Onyx Volt – Website design, Amazon listing image design, 3D Rendering, product photography.

• Gabhart Investments Incorporated – San Diego, CA : (3) WordPress websites, creation and maintenance.

• Timothy Sherman Ministries – Website design and maintenance, photography, form building, videography and editing, audio capture and editing (these were all volunteer services)

• JCI – Redding, CA : Design and creation of Square Space websites

• Mac Smith Corp – Gardena, CA : Website Reskin, product photography

• iburn – Redding, CA : T-Shirt Design, social media, marketing, business strategy.

• 7 Prisms – Orange County, CA : Graphic Design and Illustration for 2 websites, RockstarSalesProducts. com – DiscountSkyDancers.com

California Boss Hoss Motorcycles – Harbor City, CA : Complete reconstruction of website (inactive), Product photography, color correcting, website and ad design. Photograph over 200 motorcycles using studio lighting and natural light.

• 15DollarStore.com – Carson CA : Graphic Design – Photography April ‘08 – August ‘10 Primary responsibilities are photographing, color correcting, editing images of garments, sunglasses, handbags, shoes and assorted other products of a 6,000 product website, design of triweekly e-mail ads, custom Myspace layout, ad campaign and tracking of said e-mails, Myspace and website traffic via Google Analytics. Complete reconstruction of constant light photo studio.

Schooling

:// BSSM – Christian ministry school – Graduated 2nd year.

:// El Camino College – Graphic design, photography, sculpture, life drawing, jewelry and metal smithing.

:// SCROC – Graphic Design Certificate of Completion, and Auto Engine.

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