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Full name

Joseph R. Churchwell, III

Title

Graphic Designer, Illustrator

Biography

I am a more than a Graphic designer; I am an artist at heart. Self taught designer who learned from doing. I have been doing Graphic Design/Print since 2003. I started doing business cards, flyers and logos for friends; now I design for local companies.

In the summer 2010 I decided to pursue Graphic Design as a career. I enrolled at Living Arts College in Raleigh to further my learning and ability of the created art form we call "Graphic Media". I graduated with a certificate in "Interactive media" with a 4.0 GPA.

Since graduating I have been able to branch out and start doing more business with the local arts community and business savvy companies looking for a different eye.

My work is detailed, complex and created from the business artist perspective. If you are looking for someone to change your perspective....Today you've found him.

~Graphics is not a hobby it's a ART-STYLE~

JOSEPH ROLAND CHURCHWELL III
Durham, NC 27701 ● 615-423-2678 ● 919.729.9939
churchwellj@gmail.com/Online presence: www.churchwellj.wix.com/josephchurchwell /Portfolio:

Joseph Churchwell/JaBlaze Enterprise Durham, North Carolina
Independent Graphic Designer 2005 - present
• Collaborate with clients to conceptualize marketing vision by generating artwork, presentations and graphics utilized in industrial based sales and marketing efforts to promote companies and their products across a multitude of targeted markets and production of final design based on those marketing needs
• Analyze and assess business imperatives and propose design and development solutions to meet key strategic graphic initiatives for various companies
• Apply quality assurance processes to meet project timelines and manage budget to ensure customer satisfaction
• Create and design company business card layout, Prints, Flyers, Logo, Posters, Pamphlets,
T-shirts, Menus, Wine List, Match Book and Web banners. Providing electronic and hard copy final products for sales and marketing material

Raleigh Art Festival/Film Festival Raleigh, North Carolina
Contract/Freelance Graphic Designer Nov.2012 - present
• Create logos, handbills, posters, and business cards of the Art Festival
• Oversee Project Management of designs, ordering and delivering custom business cards, flyers and posters.
• Design custom graphics for t-shirts

Yelverton's Enrichment Services, Inc. Raleigh, North Carolina
Contract/Freelance Graphic Designer Jan 2012 - Jan 2016
• Create logos, handbills, website graphics, and business cards
• Design custom t-shirts for business. Oversee Project Management of designs, ordering and delivering custom business cards for company’s employees and business locations.

Art of Cool Project Durham, North Carolina
Contract/Freelance Graphic Designer Jan 2011 – Jan 2013
• Create handbills, flyers and logos for website, and business cards.
• Oversee ordering and deliver of flyers and posters for multiple projects

ReproGraphics – Williams Lea for GSK Durham, North Carolina
Printing Press March 2012 – May 2012
• Press Handbooks, insert mailing, laminate handbills, coil and bind marketing material
Jump Jefferson Street Jazz Festival Nashville, Tennessee
Independent Graphic Designer 2008 - 2013
• Annually analyze and assess business imperatives and offer instructional design and development solutions to meet key strategic initiatives
• Create graphics and apply image techniques to increase the vision and mission of the festival
• Design preliminary and final sketches of proposed drawings, using web-based designs
• Design and market t-shirts, posters, tickets, flyers, web banners and other products
• Successfully manage and coordinate graphic design project from concept through completion

ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS
• Living Arts College Gallery Exhibition
• Best in Category: Publishing Advertising Design 2010-2011
• Best in Category: Typography/Poster Design 2010- 2011
• Performance and Written Screen Plays
• Written, produced and performed in multiple Poetic and Theatre productions
in North Carolina, Tennessee and Michigan

References upon Request

Specialties

Graphic Media, Billboards, Magazine Covers, Business Card, Pamphlets

Skills

Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign