David A. Stoddard
2260 Skyline Drive,
Redding CA 96001
- Photoshop 80% 80%
- Illustrator 60% 60%
- 3D Rendering 50% 50%
- Photography 70% 70%
- Website Design 75% 75%
- WordPress 85% 85%
- Elegant Themes – Divi 70% 70%
- Videography 20% 20%
- Premiere Pro 30% 30%
and Many others
• Operating Systems – MacOS, Windows, Unix, ios.
• Software – Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender 3D, Substance, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Acrobat, Light Room, Flash, Infini-D, Word, Quark XPress, Excel, Image Ready, QTVR, Publisher, Ipix.
• Website Building – HTML, CSS, WordPress, Elegant Themes – Divi, Dreamweaver, 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.
I seek to partner with your team to bring fresh vision, extensive experience and excellence to all your design projects.
To Whom It May Concern:
My goal is to seek employment at your facility as a Graphic Designer and become a key member of your organization. I have a very broad spectrum of skills considering I’ve been designing for over 28 years, and am always extending my skill set. I specialize in Graphic Design, 3D Design and Photography. My primary proficiencies are in the Adobe Suite specifically Photoshop and Illustrator. I am also proficient in 3D design in Blender.
What sets me apart, beyond my design skills, Im am an adept team and project manager, problem solver skilled at creating work flows, methods, process and implementations to improve speed, consistency and and accuracy.
Not only am I well equipped to work in a team, but I am also a self starter and am excellent at managing myself and serving the vision of the company all while setting a standard of excellence and quality. In recent years, the bulk of my freelance work has been in book cover design, responsive web design and 3D rendering.
A good example of employment in which I managed the media department, I was able to apply my diverse skill-set, vision and implement systems was during my time at 15dollarstore.com (now defunct). I was in charge of graphic design, photography, color correction and prepping images of an array of merchandise for their website and triweekly e-mail campaign. In this role I 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 overall quality.
Much of my freelance is made up of
• Packaging design
• Amazon listing images
• Icon creation
• Mechanical illustrations
• Instruction manuals
• WordPress websites
In addition to this, I worked as the Graphic Designer of a t-shirt company that generated a $1.2 million yearly income as a result of my designs. I have extensive knowledge and skill with WordPress CMS using the Divi builder and theme, silk screen design and separations, color corrections, all aspects of page layout, custom design, photo restorations, retouching and manipulations, etc.
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 be grateful for the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how my experience would be consistent with your needs.
David A. Stoddard
P.S. You can see all my work reflected in the links above or at mediarevelation.com
• Media Revelation – Contract design for assorted clients – Responsive Websites, Book Covers, 3D Modeling/Printing, 3D Animation, Amazon listing images, manuals, packaging design.
• Redding Countertops – Redding, CA: I was Involved in all areas including customer service, fabrication and installation. Creation of catalog and management system of over 300 remnant quartz tops. Project management and organization. Skills – Countertop Fabrication, management, excel, customer service, job management.
• AppleJacks – Anderson, CA: Graphic design image creation and file prep for silk screen printing, embroidery and vinyl cutting.
• Onyx Volt – Website design, Amazon listing image design, 3D Rendering, product photography, packaging design.
• Gabhart Investments Incorporated – San Diego, CA : (3) WordPress websites, creation and maintenance.
• Timothy Sherman Ministries – Redding CA 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
• 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.
• 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.