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					Gregg Deal 15503 Barrington Place Montclair, VA 22025 Phone 703.349.0545 Skills
Project development and management, sales, account management, client relationship management, vendor management, business development, marketing, and the conceptualization and execution of ideas in design (both web and print), online communication and/or technology. Proficient with: CS3 Adobe Photoshop, CS3 Adobe Illustrator, CS3 Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Macromedia Dreamweaver and Macromedia Flash Experience with: HTML, CSS

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Kauffman and Associates, Inc. Silver Spring, MD Lead Regional Graphic Designer October 2008-September 2009 KAI is a Native/Woman-owned government contracting company specializing in Native programs and initiatives. My responsibilities included working with government agencies to explain various aspects of designs and the capabilities and functionality of our designs, as well as designing, managing the designs within any given project, pitching new concepts for publications, web design, illustration, working with printers, pricing and printer’s specifications. The printed materials I produced included full identity, marketing kits, websites (business sites, self promotional sites, small e-commerce sites, etc.), various promotional materials (buttons, stickers, t-shirts, hats, bags, etc.), annual reports, conference graphics (specific theme based programs, name tags, company promotional items, PowerPoint presentations, etc. all with specific branding), advertisements, business cards, letterhead, postcards, brochures, and more. I also maintained good interoffice relationships with project managers as well as other members of the design team. Managing Editor/Writer Feb. 2007 - present is a DC-based cycling online publication that receives thousands of hits per week and has gained mention in National Cycling news sources. As Managing Editor, I create commentary surrounding cycling in the Washington DC area, manage photographs I have taken and photographs obtained online, manage videos produced by me and obtained online, write editorial s regularly, and interview various individuals including Pro Cyclists and Olympians about their profession and experiences. Additionally, I use social networking websites for marketing and communication purposes. Also, I am required to work on the adjustment, engagement and production of the site’s back end including creating and changing HTML and CSS code and developing the website style. Programs used include Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator.

GSON Studios Montclair, VA Managing Partner/Art Director/Project Manager

Fall 2005-Fall 2008 GSON Studios is a small design firm specializing in the creation of contemporary, cutting-edge graphical development for companies, government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals. As managing partner of GSON Studios, I was responsible for all aspects of business development, account management, marketing, negotiations, art direction, creative conceptualization and execution of projects, designing, scheduling, managing budgets, meeting tight deadlines, and maintaining vendor relationships. I provided consulting on branding, graphic design, web design, trademark work, and tradeshow production planning. Design projects have included full identity, marketing kits, websites (business sites, self promotional sites, and small e-commerce sites), various promotional materials (buttons, stickers, t-shirts, hats, bags, etc.), annual reports, conference graphics (specific theme based programs, name tags, company promotional items, PowerPoint presentations), advertisements, business cards, letterhead, postcards, and brochures. Programs used included industry standard tools (Adobe products, Quark, Dreamweaver, Flash). Some of the notable projects done with GSON Studios are as follows: My role in this project was to conceptualize, produce and execute a website that encouraged young Native American voters to get involved in the electoral process. I conceived the idea to obtain interaction and engagement through the use of multimedia including video and podcasts. I built the branding, layout design and identity using Adobe products, and I used Dreamweaver for the HTML and CSS to build the website. After the site went live, the maintenance of the site was based around troubleshooting problems as they arose, training the blogger/editor to use the interface, and creating new media to go with the site using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. iVoteNative also required the maintenance and creation of social tool integration. This campaign went nationally to all of Indian Country using viral promotion and word-of-mouth to receive thousands of hits daily. Programs used included Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign. was a national voting initiative supported by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) in Washington DC. I was responsible for the design and style of the entire campaign including branding conceptualization and execution, the production of various printed materials including posters, bumper stickers, buttons, and t-shirts, a marketing kit concept and the campaign website. The site needed constant updates of news, media and downloadable documents surrounding the initiative. I used Dreamweaver (HTML) and Flash (for the menu) to create the site, and I used the Adobe suite to produce the graphics. I was also required to manage budgets for shipping, manage logistics for delivery in Washington D.C. and Colorado, and facilitate communication with the client and vendors. Programs used include Dreamweaver, Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign National Geographic: All Roads Film Festival In working with the All Roads Film Festival, I was required to present various concepts for the publications needed for the festival and to work closely with the media and marketing team to execute the concepts. I was also required to work closely with their vendors to make sure that the items produced were rendered appropriately. Print deliverables included brochures, movie posters, banners, schedule booklets, party invitations, and advertisements. Programs used include Quark, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop.

AquaStruct, Inc. My role with AquaStruct, Inc. included brand consulting, trademark work, media and market planning, and assisting in tradeshow conceptualization, planning and production. I was instrumental in working out the advertising campaign and devising the overall visuals associated with the company. I also maintained good working relationships with various vendors and reported costs and budget to

Aquastruct, Inc. Design deliverables included full branding including logo, packaging, product design, letterhead and envelopes, brochures, advertisements, an annual report, an investment package report, tradeshow graphics, layout, and design display, and the website. Programs used include Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash. Previous Client List National Geographic National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Navajo Nation Washington Office American University WINS Program First Peoples Worldwide LandAir Resources Meals on Wheels Native American Journalist Association (NAJA) Native American Land Environmental Mitigation Program (NALEMP) Native American Affairs and Development Group National Native American Bar Association RNB Technologies The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Washington DC Visitor Services Assistant Fall 2004-Fall 2005 My responsibilities at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) as part of Visitor Services was to provide direction and to answers questions that came from the non-native guests, man posts, manage our team, create schedules, as well as give tours to VIPs about the content of the museum. Our allNative staff provided information to the general public in helping with awareness and sensitivity to cultural issues. We represented the museum as both employees and as representatives of the Native communities we were a part of. During my time at the NMAI, I was awarded a mentorship (via the Ford Foundation) that allowed me to go to Venice, Italy with performance Native artist James Luna. This was closely associated with the NMAI and the prestigious Venice Biennale. As part of my mentorship, I was required to produce a number of publications for the event, and I assisted James Luna with all his needs for and during his Biennale performance. Shane’s Signs Manassas, VA Designer/Installer Spring 2004-Fall 2004 My responsibilities included working with and creating files needed for sign making, producing signs using various mediums, producing original art for clients, managing and overseeing installation of signs, and maintaining client relations with concepts and deliverables.

George Mason University Design World Fairfax, VA Designer/Installer 2003 As a designer and installer at Design World, I produced artwork for signs in various media and installed signs, posters and other publications throughout the George Mason University Campus.

Positive Design Inc. Montclair, VA Designer/Sales 2002-2003 At Positive Design I produced original designs for various small businesses as well as contacted potential clients for new business.

George Mason University Student Activities Assistant-to-Assistant Director of Student Activities Fairfax, VA 2000-2003 At The Office of Student Activities, I started as the Assistant to the Assistant Director of Student Activities. My original responsibilities included managing, coordinating, providing input and planning the various programs associated with George Mason University Cinema, the Homecoming Committee, Mason Week Committee, and Welcome Week. I was required to balance many projects for the Assistant Director of Programming and keep track of meetings, appointments and deadlines. I coordinated with various other committees, individuals, and offices in putting together major campus programs. After a year and half of working as an assistant, I took on the responsibility of Student Activity publications where I produced, managed, conceptualized and executed various projects for the main website, student organization websites, campus programs websites, flyers, t-shirts for Student Activities and various student groups, and program committees.

George Mason University The Office of Minority Student Affairs Native American Student Liaison Fairfax, VA 1999-2000 My duties with the Minority Student Affairs office was to seek out Native people on campus and help build a community that would contribute to the George Mason Campus and build awareness to Indigenous issues. I formed the first Native American student organization, and single handedly planned out and executed the American Indian Heritage month. The celebration included a keynote speaker, indigenous cuisine, a student forum and a one-day Pow-wow.

Park City Mountain Resort Park City Mountain Resort Ski and Snowboard School Park City, UT Ski and Snowboard Instructor 1996-1999 While at the Ski and Snowboard School, I taught snowboarding full time. My classes varied from private lessons to a 30-person class. I was required to become certified in teaching by the standards set by the Professional Ski and Snowboarding Association.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints St. Louis Missouri Mission St. Louis, MO Missionary August 1994-August 1996 My mission with the LDS Church consisted of being a full time missionary teaching doctrines of our church and performing various service projects.

George Mason University

Bachelors of Fine Arts 2004

National American Indian Student Eagle Awards (for leadership) Admission into the BFA program at George Mason University

The National Museum of the American Indian in association with The Ford Foundation: Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.
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