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					Brian Careway
742 Lawn Court Tracy, Ca. 95376 408.807.8091

Dear Hiring Manager, Although there may not be any openings at this time, please retain my information for any positions I may be qualified for. I am an experienced senior graphic designer with the ability to direct and mentor others. In my current position as Multimedia Specialist for Cisco, I work with various internal groups, Managers, and Executives to create demos, presentations, and interactive graphics for a variety of purposes. I am comfortable working on Macs or Windows machines. In my previous position as Art Director in Reactrix's Experience Design Group, a leading edge interactive media network, I created compelling experiences and games that delivered a client’s advertising message in fun and engaging ways while staying true to the brand’s strategy. That experience combined with my years of creating and directing visually exciting design pieces, makes me a great addition to any creative team. My portfolio website: My cell: 408.807.8091 My email: Thank you for your time, Brian Careway

Brian Careway
742 Lawn Court Tracy, Ca. 95376 408.807.8091


• Art Director with experience in Print, Web, Presentation Graphics, Interaction and User Experience. • Creative lead on projects from concept to finish. • Directs and mentors fellow artists and designers. • Expert at creating and enforcing Brand Identity • An effective team player with excellent communication skills, positive outlook and experience in finding common ground between groups, smoothing out tensions. • Proven ability to make deadlines in a multi-production environment. • Maintained vendor list for cross-checking quotes and ran press checks to ensure delivery of final products. • Working knowledge of image formats and their best uses in Print and Web. • Web work includes HTML, CSS, wireframe planning, flash animation, interaction and visual design. • Extensive experience in using; 2D/3D applications, the latest Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign and Acrobat), HTML, CSS, Adobe GoLive, Luxology’s Modo (3D), Newtek’s Lightwave (3D), Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, After Effects and basic Flash Action Script.

Professional Experience
Multimedia Specialist, Contractor _ Cisco _ Sep 2008 - Present • As a designer for IT Flexible Services, I serviced; specialty groups, management and VP level clients within Cisco. • Duties involved; SOW’s, timelines, consultation, web concepts, flow charts, Flash and PowerPoint presentations and motion design. • Reinforce Corporate Brand Identity with internal clients. • Manage timelines and coordinate efforts with overseas team members. Art Director, Experience Design Group _ Reactrix Systems, Inc. . _ Nov 2004 Jun 2008 • As an Art Director for the Experience Design Group, I made multi-user full body interactive experiences that worked off of peoples’ physical gestures. • Directed programmers, junior level designers, contractors, and interns. • Utilized many art and design programs plus Reactrix’s in-house effects engine. • Worked with Fortune 500 companies and advertising agencies to make interactive ads with very high recall rates on the Mall and Theater advertising network. This involved client calls to ascertain needs and concerns on the project, concept storyboards, asset management, art production, programming and checking the finished products into the repository for QA. • In the research and development portion of my job, I helped push the technology and tools to develop best practices. • Clients included: Microsoft Xbox 360, Sears, Warner Brothers, Sony, Nintendo, Hilton, Tivo, Honda, Ford, CBS, Blockbuster, Expedia, Disney, Best Buy, Buick, Cartoon Network, Universal, Kraft, CDC VerbNow, Electronic Arts, Arby’s, Kmart

Senior Graphic Designer _ @Road, Inc. _ Mar 2000 - Nov 2004 • Created all corporate collateral from concept to finish, including; Annual Reports, Corporate Brochures, Product Brochures, Manuals, BRC mailers and Testimonials. • Communicated requirements and specifications with vendors for events and tradeshow graphics, ran press checks. • Responsible for creating and maintaining the corporate site and sub sites. Tasks included: visual concepts, wireframes, and managing department inputs. • Worked closely with IT and engineering groups. • Entrusted with sensitive and confidential information prior to public exposure, from Press Releases to Financial data. • Developed Brand Identity Guidelines. • Managed contractors, generated graphics and content for web, tradeshows/conferences. Freelance Experience _ 1998 - Present • Concept and design for websites including creating web-ready artwork, HTML, CSS, interactive Flash animations, banners, and buttons. • More recent web work*: Twine (Radar Networks) – designed and applied HTML and CSS to corporate section of site and “Take the Tour” pages. BARC Communications, Inc. - Flash banner ads for client and homepage Flash animation work. ArthroCare – From the Sidelines & Corporate news mini-sites and email newsletters * Sites may have changed or been discontinued, samples in portfolio. Multimedia Artist/Designer _ Lightsource Studios _ Jan 1997 - Mar 2000 • Created digital illustrations, designs, and motion graphics for a wide range of clients and in-house projects. • Clients included: Adobe, Mattel, The Learning Company, Namco, author Eric Stein, Jay-Walter-Thompson Advertising, Electronic Arts, Surf Monkey Graphic Designer _ Terry Smith Creations _ Sep 1996 - Mar 2000 • Work included page layout, concept and design of logos, corporate identity, and project proposals. • Clients included: Cal/Stanford 100th Big Game, KNBR Giants Fanfest, Long Beach Stingrays, Playmates Toys, The Lake Elsinore Storms, Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team, First Down Promotions, and The San Jose Earthquakes Instructor _ California College of Communications _ Nov 1999 - Mar 2003 • Taught courses on Web Usability, Flash, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Prepared class curriculum, and advised students.

B.S. Graphic Design: Illustration Concentration San Jose State University San Jose, CA