Print | Web | Multimedia
20 years. Wow, sounds a bit frightening when I put it out there like that, but yes…I've been in the graphic design business for twenty years (and still counting). During my 20 years, I have designed pretty much every type of visual communication medium—print and electronic.
Trust your graphic design requirements to experience. Know that due diligence will be paid to crucial client factors from target audience to presentation; encompasing design trends, most effective color pallet and layout.
My skillset toolbox includes most of the industry standard Adobe® applications up to Creative Cloud (Photoshop [Adobe® Certified], Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash, Captivate, Dreamweaver, Premier, Audition, Encore and Camera RAW.
I also have experience with the primary Office applications (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access). Other skills include CSS (1-2-3), HTML/XHTML/HTML5, lite ActionScript, database development and PHP.
Creative, self-motivated graphic designer with experience in print, Web and multimedia. Effective in an independent role and as a collaborative team member. Other skills include web scripting, freehand artwork (pencil, ink, oil, water color and pastel chalks), music composition/production, and excellent presentation skills.
Software & Skillset
Adobe: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Captivate, Flash, Audition, Premier, AfterEffects, Encore, Dreamweaver, Bridge/Camera Raw, SoundBooth, Flash Video Encoder, Extension Manager, RoboHelp, Version Cue, Type Manager and Fireworks.
Microsoft: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, FrontPage, and HTML Help Workshop.
Additional: Axialis Icon Workshop, localhost PHP development (Apache Server, PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin environment), MDM Zinc, Quark X-Press, Final-Cut Pro, Acid Sonic Foundry and Peak DV.
Entry level PHP, phpMyAdmin, basic XML, W3C HTML 4.0, XHTML hard coding, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets Levels 1, 2 & 3) and JQuery/JAVA Script Customizing.
Specialties: Print layout, GUI design (Web or multimedia), inftormation architechure, Photoshop collages, photo editing and photo color correction.
Art Director, Sr. Graphics Professional CSC
July 2002 – Present
Responsible for graphic design, layout, illustration and Web authoring in support of NSP (National Security Programs) clients internal and external. Projects include commercial print publications, multimedia CD-ROM authoring, Web site design/development, large/over-sized displays and project management.
Successful campaigns include: creation and implementation of proof-to-press workflow for the National Security Programs (NSP), Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) On-Site Chemical and Biological Division Challenge Inspection E-Learning Courseware, DTRA Link (Defense Threat Reduction Agency) Website, DTRA Large Panel Display: DoD Germany Headquarters (11 piece display ranging in sizes: 3’ x 1.5’ to 6’ x 4’), Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Multimedia CD-ROM Training Series (including original music score and audio recording engineering), ICP convention booth back drop and promotional collateral, BACTO (Biological Arms Control Treaty Office) seal & logo text and DTIRP (Defense Treaty Inspection Readiness Program) Website and convention display booth design.
Ed Brown develops websites which are both beautiful and easy to navigate and maintain. Our Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) client is extremely happy and proud of the security awareness education and outreach program website Ed Brown designed for them, which enables facility staff and others throughout the arms control implementation community to download a variety of products and information to assist them in their work.
Ed Brown offers a level of creative vision and skill that takes any project he works on to the next level, whether it’s a website to promotional materials. He has the gift of both a keen eye for detail, and the ability to look at the big picture. I’ve seen him take initial ideas and transform them into professional-grade products that have won praise from clients in the Department of Defense and Department of State. He is an incredibly talented designer and an outstanding colleague who would be an asset to any project.
Ed Brown is very talented and we have used his skills, imagination, and assistance for our website and several ads and trade show exhibits. Ed has been very professional in his technical assistance and professionalism.
Edward has been a pleasure to work with over the past several years. His design work is exceptional. I would recommend him to anyone!
Ed Brown is a very talented graphic designer. When he has an idea it is explained very thoroughly and clearly, a top notch guy who produces fantastic designs. Any company would be lucky to have him on their staff.
Website design for corporate, small business, individual, entrepreneur, entertainer, band (and more) including HTML, HTML5 responsive, WordPress and CMS.
e-Learning is the fastest growing tool in mainstream online education. An aesthetically pleasing graphical user interface is key for optimum user experience.
Branding is not just for corporations; now days, branding is tangible. Branding's most effective element is empowering you or your company through visual recognition.
Information architecture is one of the most overlooked aspects of website development. Your information MUST be in a logical hierarchy for effectiveness.
Whether it's a magazine, book, catalog (printed or electronic) or custom multi-page CD packaging; whatever your needs, I can make it happen.
Need an eye-poping resume or a unique configured or textured business card...or maybe just a BIG poster of you and your kids, family or friends.
Ed Brown offers a level of creative vision and skill that takes any project he works on to the next level...
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