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Eric-Retna

eric c. powell




VISUAL DESIGN PROFESSIONAL


I am a visual design professional, graphic designer, web developer, and entrepreneur with experience in various environments including studio, corporate, and freelance. With an eye for aesthetic visual design and typography, a mind for effective coding and user experience, my experience and expertise spans over 20 years. I am currently open to career advancement seeking to secure a position to utilize my extensive communication, marketing, and design experience in an environment where I can lead, contribute, and learn.

Work Experience

MARKETING VISUAL DESIGN MANAGER

A subsidiary of Global Payments, Heartland Retail is the leading cloud-based POS and Retail Management software. At Springboard, I oversaw visual corporate brand design guidelines in all facets of marketing collateral, web, and public-facing communications. Currently for Heartland, I lead and manage creative visual design projects for the retail POS product, including online, demand generation assets, print material, digital content, partnership collateral, interactive materials, event materials for trade shows, and more. Requires knowledge of user interaction and experience for website and B2B demand generation experiences using such tools as Intercom, Hubspot, Adobe Suite, etc. Heartland Retail works with customers such as FILA, Las Vegas Raiders, The Kennedy Center, and more.

MARKETING VISUAL DESIGN
Phunware, Inc.
August 2014 to May 2019

Oversee and determine visual corporate brand design guidelines in all facets of marketing collateral, web, and public-facing communications. Oversee and manage design interns and outsourced projects to freelance designers and coders. Design and layout customer-facing online and print designs including corporate website and demand generation material with integration of social media, SalesForce, Pardot, Hubspot, and Google Analytics. Involves design of creative assets such as infographics, white papers, articles, blog articles, landing pages, and more. Phunware creates category-defining mobile app solutions for clients such as Fox, NBC, WWE, AMC, and NASCAR.

FOUNDER / ART DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Emotiv Media Group
April 2001 to Present

Consulting and production services including public relations, marketing, media, and graphic design. Advised clients of appropriate campaigns and approaches for business solutions. Including print, digital, web, video, data research, project management, organizational planning, and audio production. Specialties include healthcare, aerospace, music industry, and nonprofits.

WEB DESIGNER / INTEGRATOR

Design of attractive, professional, and highly-usable web interfaces, websites, and templates for internal and external clients. Integration with Content Management System framework such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Expert use of Adobe Creative Suite. Hand-coding of HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript. Expert attention to cross-browser issues and cross-device responsive designs. Interface with clients from first contact to final project completion.

GRAPHICS ASSOCIATE III

Key designer in the marketing communications department of Fortune 500 healthcare insurance corporation. Graphic design, layout, and production from one to full-color. Includes online presentations, brochures, forms, monthly directories and newsletters. Also obtained experience in image scanning, data manipulation, macro programming, and database development. Maintained clients relations regarding art production requests. Coordinated projects from conception to completion. Collected printing bids and distributed work to vendors. Developed and maintained database for document shipping/receiving and inventory management. Resolved software and hardware technical issues including computer installations and purchases.

COMPUTER GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR

Graphic design and illustration in a service bureau environment. Graphic design/layout including view graphs, reports, posters, technical art, organizational charts, photos, and logos. Assigned tasks to illustrators and coordinated project completion. Created budget strategies for department productivity. Software and hardware maintenance and installation on Apple workstations and network. Established and maintained Top Secret secure work area for classified projects following Department of Defense (DOD) standard security procedures.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Advertising)
California State University Fullerton
September 1987 to January 1992
Master of Arts in Worship (Leadership) 

Hope International University
January 2002 to January 2005

Skills

Design Concepts
Typography
Web Responsive Design
Cross-Browser Issues
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Dreamweaver
HTML5
CSS3
PHP5
Javascript/jQuery
  • Excellent Written and Spoken Communication
  • Oversee and Develop Branding
  • Manage In-house and Freelance Designers/Developers
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Client Relations
  • Project Coordination
  • Multiple Projects and Deadlines
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Team Coordination







    • Marketing/Advertising
    • Art Direction
    • Demand Generation
    • Pardot/Hubspot
    • Social Media
    • Graphic Design
    • Mobile Visual Design
    • Motion Graphics Animation
    • Print Purchasing
    • Public Relations
  • Artwork Preflight
  • Mac OSX and Windows
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Sketch
  • Web Design/Development
  • HTML/PHP/CSS Skills
  • SQL/MySQL Experience
  • Database Design
  • Audio/Video Production
  • Music Composition
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premier

Workshop Courses & Awards

Phunware Sales and Marketing VIP Recognition Award (2 time winner). Completed Workshop Courses and Seminars in Leadership Skills, Career Planning, Customer Care, Healthcare Information, Time Management, Project Management, Priority Management, Executive Presentation Skills, Business Writing, & PC Skills. At least 28 VIP commendations while at PacifiCare. Honorable Mention in Billboard Magazine Songwriting Showcase.

Community Involvement

Former board member of Youth Connections Coalition. Former member of Downtown Helena Incorporated. Piano and vocal instruction of youth at Capital Fret music store in Helena. Have coordinated and volunteered community involvement with Helena Food Share, God’s Love Homeless Shelter, YWCA, Downtown Helena, Youth Connections, Helena School District, and more. Involvement with AmeriCORPS to plan and produce Martin Luther King, Jr. youth music showcase. Organized and implemented free community concert in the park.









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