Michael J. Volkmar 2 Pleasant View Terrace Mike@thevolkman.com Ansonia, CT 06401 http://www.thevolkman.com (203) 435-0470 QUALIFICATIONS: Art directed and designed multiple on-line banner campaigns. Developed templates and designs for email marketing and newsletters. Extensive corporate communications experience, specializing in business presentations and meeting collateral for corporate events, training seminars, sales and financial meetings. One on one client contact, instrumental in sales pitches and maintaining client relationships. Interactive multimedia and Web development including concept, information architecture, storyboard, client contact, design and execution. (Including HTML, DHTML, CSS, etc.) Art directed and/or designed packaging for music CDs, as well as an array of promotional print media and package designs. Developed logos and image for a diverse clientele; from contractors to e-business to sports and musical entertainment. Directed artists, photographers, copywriters, videographers and narrators. Managed creative staff. Copywriting for proposals, Web content, presentations and project descriptions. Proficient on both PC and Mac platforms. Programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, PowerPoint, InDesign, Fireworks, Acrobat, Flash, Swish, Quark Express, Office and utility programs. EMPLOYMENT: World Wrestling Entertainment – Stamford, CT August 2002 – April 2009 Art Director & Freelance Designed logos and wrote accompanying style guides. Maintained art bank for licensees. Developed email/newsletter templates for marketing. Created monthly online banner campaigns promoting PPV events as well as banners for merchandise and cable programming. Multiple print projects/campaigns including package design, postcards, sell sheets, magazine ads, posters and t-shirts. PowerPoint presentations for sales, financial, HR and promotional purposes. Freelance August 1998 – Present Metal Mayhem Music – Art director/webmaster, album packaging, logos, magazine ads, Web designs, maintain two domains, 6000+ item catalog/shopping cart. Day Design, Inc. – Web site design, promotional tools, interactive sales presentations. WFR Associates – Web design/maintenance, logo development. Colangelo Synergy Marketing – PowerPoint presentations, Web design. Flagship Communications – Corporate meeting support. Vanguard Graphics Staffing – Darien, CT April 2002 – June 2005 Freelance Graphic Designer Creative AIM - Various multimedia presentations. World Wrestling Entertainment – Wrestler logos, print projects, bottle label designs. ByDesign, Inc./The BCB Group – Meriden, CT September 1995 – March 2002 Art Director/Sr. Web Designer Head of ByDesign production staff. Designed and produced multimedia presentations for client meetings world-wide including on-site execution for large productions. Introduced the company to Web design and development. Involved in all aspects of site development: ISP selection, information architecture, design, content and maintenance. 2000 Web Award for Clinical Dynamics Web site Visual Design Group/The Zink Group - Norwalk, CT August 1991 - September 1995 Art Director/Designer Design, concept and execution of slide and screen shows. Managed artists in the Autographix department and did basic computer troubleshooting. Art directed artists in all departments and worked closely with account executives, producers and creative directors. DelRe Associates - Stratford, CT September 1987 - August 1991 Graphic Designer Board artist for slides and print media including logo design and presentation formats. Assisted with the creation of multi-image shows; Autographix computer artist; dark room processing and camera work, photographer’s assistant and director. EDUCATION: Paier College of Art - Hamden, CT September 1983 - May 1987 BFA in Graphic Design Awards: 1st place photography division - Spring Art Show 1987 Winning design for Spring Art Show poster 1987 CLIENTS PRODUCED FOR: Labatt USA, Smith & Wesson, International Aero Engines, Sierra Marine, MTU Aero Engines, Gestetner/Savin, PepsiCo, Cadbury Beverages International, Fortune Brands (American Brands), Neurogen, Andy Awards, TBWA Worldwide (Chiat-Day), Thomcast, Metal Mayhem Music, Citicorp, Clinical Dynamics, Intrinsic Music Group, Underground Quality, Westbrook Block. Volunteer: Pups Without Partners Greyhound Adoption; Cub Scout Pack 19 Den Leader; Troop 1 Oxford, BSA; University of New Haven, Forensic Science & Chemistry Club; Milford, CT Police Department. References available upon request.
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