• Graphic Designer

  • Print | Web | Multimedia

  • Information Architect

Ed Brown Resume

Creative, self-motivated graphic designer with experience in print, Web and multimedia. Effective in an independent role or as collaborative team member.

Years of Experience

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.

Multifacited Skillset

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.

Proficiency

Design 94%
Development 87%
GUI 92%
Branding 97%

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.

Experience

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.

Testimonials

  • 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.

    Emily Williams - Project Manager, DTIRP Arms Control
  • 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.

    Andrew Palczewski - Computer Sciences Corporation
  • 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.

    Nancy Cox - Office Manager, RCI Custom Products
  • Edward has been a pleasure to work with over the past several years. His design work is exceptional. I would recommend him to anyone!

    Nicole Patrick - Business Development Manager at Progenity, Inc.
  • 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.

    Benjamin Shaw - Starbuck's

Competencies

Whatever you need...if it requires text and imagery, I can design it for you!

Website Design

Website design for corporate, small business, individual, entrepreneur, entertainer, band (and more) including HTML, HTML5 responsive, WordPress and CMS.

e-Learning + GUI

e-Learning is the fastest growing tool in mainstream online education. An aesthetically pleasing graphical user interface is key for optimum user experience.

Branding

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

Information architecture is one of the most overlooked aspects of website development. Your information MUST be in a logical hierarchy for effectiveness.

Multi-page Documents

Whether it's a magazine, book, catalog (printed or electronic) or custom multi-page CD packaging; whatever your needs, I can make it happen.

Unique Custom Design

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...

Portfolio

A few examples of my work—print, web, multimedia and illustration. Also, an an indepth look at a unique product that required my multifaceted skillset.

Featured Product

  • The Product

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    The Product

    The On-Site Chemical and Biological Division Challenge Inspection E-Learning Tool is a CD-ROM based multi-course application for educating...

  • The Challenges

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    The Challenges

    This product encompasses a myriad of challenges, not to mention the least of which, was to incorporate three completely separate courses in one...

  • The Features

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    The Features

    The challenges and the features actually go hand and hand...but there are quite a few items of note that were not hindered by any complex...

Awase Publishing

A fellow musician who is also a yoga instructor. Awase Publishing.com highlights his yoga products line. More website samples...

DTIRP Display Booth

Defense Treaty Inspection Readiness Program (DTIRP) portable convention display booth. More print samples...

ASCO Logo Variations

Various design versions of DTRA's Advanced Systems & Concepts Office official logo. More illustration samples...

New START Treaty Tool

DTIRP New START (NST) automated treaty text (searchable) and treaty resource (downloadable) tool. More multimedia samples...

Personal Resume Website

My personal web-based resume/portfolio; highlighting in-depth look at a very complex project. More website samples...

Hardback Book Cover

Cy Alexander's - A Twilight Seduction: a fictional (meaning not a real author or book) hardback cover. More print samples...

GBIP Seal Variations

Global Bio Initiatives Portal (GBIP) official seal first draft submissions - bottom left was adopted. More illustration samples...

DTIRP CD-ROM Catalog

DTIRP's 2009 Arms Control Outreach Program's Product Catalog - CD-ROM based. More multimedia samples...

Nutwell Heating & Plumbing

Washington, Maryland and Virginia metropolitan area professional plumbing and heating service. More website samples...

Promational Ads

Actually, these are some promo ads I did for my father who had some musical equipment he wanted to sell. More print samples...

JISAC Logo

The official logo for the Joint Industrial Security Awareness Council (JISAC) - non commissioned. More illustration samples...

RSEP Desktop Background

Regional Security Engagement Program (RSEP) wide aspect ration PC desktop background. More multimedia samples...

She Miss Boss

Entrepreneurial female business duo; focusing on black female talent development. More website samples...

ICP Commemorative Coin

International Counterproliferation Program official commemorative coin (DoD/FBI/DHS). More print samples...

NSP Seal Variations

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) National Security Programs (NSP) seal variations. More illustration samples...

TEI Barcode GUI

Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Technical Equipment Inspections (TEI) barcode reporting system interface. More multimedia samples...

Stunning visual impact requires time to understand what needs to be visually communicated...

while ensuring the design process accommodates the expectations of the end-user.

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