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Kristian Cole “KC”

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									Kristian Cole “KC” Wheelwright                                                206-799-9822
www.kcwheelwright.com                                                         2258 15th Ave West
me@kcwheelwright.com                                                          Seattle, WA 98119




12 plus years designing and developing identities with strong creative directions that inform
campaigns, user experiences, information architecture, and loyalty across all media platforms –
building brands.


                   Strengths:
Areas of           Creative Direction, Art Direction, Web Design, Interaction Design, UX User Experience Design, User Interface
Experience         Design, Web Development, IA Information Architecture, Animation, Illustration, Motion Graphics, Video Production,
                   Print, Broadcast, Photography, Audio Recording, Sound Design, Ecommerce, CMS Content Management
                   Systems, SEO Search Engine Optimization, CRM Customer Relations Management, Prepress, Printing, Color
                   Calibration and Correction

                   Software:
                   Adobe: Flash, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamw eaver, Soundbooth, InDesign, Acrobat,
                   Firew orks, Media Encoder; Microsoft: SharePoint Designer, Word, Excel, Pow erPoint; Sound: Soundbooth,
                   Cubase, ProTools; 3D / Video / Motion Graphics: Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, 3Ds Max, Maya
                   3D, Commerce/CRM/ERP: Amazon, Netsuite, Microsoft Small business; CMS/Blog/Community: Joomla,
                   Wordpress, Youtube, Facebook

                   Languages and Libraries
                   CSS, JavaScript, Action Script 2 and 3, GreenSock, JQuery, Ajax, HTML 5, DHTML, XML, PHP, ASP, Others

                   Computer related technic al experience
                   Color Calibration (Camera, Scanner, Workspace, Monitor, Rip, Printer, Lighting, Light box)



                   January 2011 – March 2011, Amazon.com , Worlds biggest online retailer, Seattle WA
Work               Rich Media Designer
History            Worked concept thru completion on Visa’s online campaign launch within Amazon.com. Drove the design and
                   development of other campaigns on Amazon.com including Gear of War, Philips Norelco and TomTom.

                   January 2011 – March 2011, BDA , Agency, Woodinville WA
                   Digital Art Director
                   Designed the digital execution of the O’Reilly Nascar Sweepstakes campaign.

                   October 2009 – January 2011, Publicis in the West , International Agency, Seattle WA
                   Integrated Designer
                   Concept, design and develop advertising and marketing to support campaigns for corporate clients like Chevy, T-
                   Mobile, HomeAw ay and HP. Final products include: Websites, Videos, Interactive Ads, Print and Social media.

                   September 2006 – 2009, Brooks Sports, Inc. ,in-house agency, Bothell WA
                   Lead Multimedia Designer
                   Lead a variety of digital and printed projects. Worked with outside agencies and internal clients. Created
                   interactive and printed pieces, designed and developed websites, shot and directed video productions.

                   February 2006 – Sept 2006, Explore Consulting, custom application & commerce, Bellevue WA
                   Consultant / Multimedia Designer
                   Developing e-Commerce w ebsites from the ground up including art direction for clients such as Wolf gang Puck
                   Coffee. Other duties included content management for internal and client websites, c reation of multimedia
                   presentations, Netsuite consultation and development.

                   October 2005 – February 2006, Microsoft / Endeavor Consulting, Redmond WA
                   Art Director / Consultant / User Experience Designer / User Interface Designer / Graphic Designer
                   Developing the functional specific ations of the “M3” My Mobile Media desktop and mobile applications for maximum
                   user experience and effic ient management of media on Smart Phones, Pocket PCs, and other mobile devices.
                   Designing the User Interface and producing original artwork elements to create an elite user experience and
                   develop market presence.

                   January 2004 – 2008, Axis Creative, agency, Seattle WA
                   Art Director / Designer / Web Designer / Web Developer / UI and UX Designer / Photographer / Video Production /
                   Sound Engineer / Consultant
             Currently working directly w ith clients and project managers thru Axis as a subcontractor, providing focused media
             solutions. Also managed prepress production and developed workflow for sis ter company Vanguard Press a full
             service printing company.

             April 2001 – October 2003, Vis ual Graphics Inc., agency, Mukilteo WA
             Art Director / Designer - Web, Print, Interactive / Developer / Photographer / Network Administrator
             Designed and produced web sites, multimedia presentations, animated interfaces, motion graphics, illustrations,
             trade show displays, magazine ads, catalog covers, brochures, folders and various other printed and digital media.
             Primary responsibility included defining the project scope, budget, and timeline for all multimedia and w eb jobs.
             Other duties included but not limited to; netw ork administration, color calibration, running image setter and rip,
             backup and disaster recovery.

             November 2000 – March 2001, Mackie Designs Inc, professional audio equipment manufacturer, Woodinville WA
             Interface and Interaction Designer / Art Director
             Worked directly w ith engineers and producers to design interface graphics, control surfaces, interface components,
             and simulated visual renderings of an advanced 256 channel digital audio w orkstation named “Flagship”.

             July 2000 – October 2000, Accelerated Web, a web development firm, Seattle WA
             Worked in a collaborative netw ork environment on a team of developers and designers to troubleshoot, redesign,
             and develop web pages containing HTML, JavaScript, ASP and CSS.

             February 2000 – June 2000, Food Services of America (FSA Today), a large food distributor, Seattle WA
             Primary responsibility included consultation and instruction in web design and development. Other duties involved
             digital processing digital images, scanning and color correction.

             May 1999 – January 2000, Nordstrom.com, an online retailer, Seattle WA
             Established design direction and produced animated w eb banners and rich media for outside advertising. Devised
             and implemented and efficient real time review process increasing the overall productiv ity of the web advertising
             team. Previous responsibilities included scanning large format slides then processing and correcting them for the
             women’s catalog.

             January 1999 – April 1999, Sierra Media Inc, a multimedia and video production firm, Everett WA
             Graphic Designer / Interactiv e Designer / Illustrator
             Designed and illustrated digital and printed marketing and promotional materials for various clients.

             June 1995 – December 1998, Kinko’s Inc, office solutions, Woodinville/Everett/Lynwood WA
             Graphic Designer / Network Administrator / Key Operator (production)
             Responsible for supervising computer servic e department consis ting of taking orders for custom design servic es
             and support of a 12+ computer network including rip station and 5+ printers including color laser printers, large
             format ink printers, and networked digital black and white and color digital copiers.

             1995 – Current, KC Wheelw right Designs, Ethium ( Designer Portfolio), Seattle WA
             Principal / Creative Director, Designer, Developer
             Design and develop marketing campaigns and collateral for a host of clients.
             >> Visit http://kcwheelw right.com to view the latest portfolio pieces.



             2008 – Current, CCC, NSCC
Education    Working tow ards Engineering Degree
& Training
             2007 – 2008, School of Visual Concepts ,Seattle WA
             Action Script programming for Flash

             2007 – 2008, Lake Washington Technical College ,Kirkland WA
             Advanced Adobe Illustrator CS3 training

             2004 – Ongoing, Henry Cogswell College, Everett WA
             Independent tutoring in 3D illustration and animation from Ely Cannon professor of 3D

             2003, Microsoft CRM Overview
             Seminar on Microsoft Business Solutions Customer Service Management focused on increasing sales success,
             delivering superior customer service and making informed agile business decisions w ith Microsoft CRM.

             2003, Microsoft Business Solutions Overview
             Seminar on Microsoft Office software, focused on using the whole package to improve communications and
             efficiency overall

             2002, Adobe InDesign Seminar
             Introduction to the Adobe InDesign Software its workflow and integration
             1997 – 1998, Shoreline Community College
             Digital Video Production, Digital Audio Production, HTML and Java Scripting, Design

             1997 – 1998, Kinko’s Training Center, Seattle WA
             Digital Printing, 110% Customer Satisfaction, Copyright protocol

             1996 – 1997, Everett Community College
             Certificate of Computer Graphic Design Profic iency
             3D Animation, Graphic Design, Web Design, English

             1995, Edmonds Community College
             Business, Design, Sociology



             Designing and dreaming of efficient uses of Hydro, Wind, Solar, Bio Fuel and other renewable energy resources,
Special      Creating and recording music, Snowboarding, Skiing, Running, Hiking, Camping, Photography and video, Media,
Interests    Technology, Art, Food, Eating, Laughing, Not being too serious or bitchy.




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