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John Smith

Graphic Designer / Creative Director

About

Who am i?

My name is John Smith and I am a freelance Graphic Designer under the company One Turtle Ship. I have been creating designs for 7 years and have been met with success and satisfaction with each project. I began my freelance work during flight school in 2008 and worked closely with a company through 2009. I then took design, art, and marketing classes to develop my understanding of branding and continued to freelance throughout my college career with several other companies. I continue to provide graphic work for one of those companies to this day. I have a B.S. with concentrations in math, business, and technology. Located in Tulsa, OK.

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Skills

What I Do

I forge from the depths of imagination that which upon a single glance encompasses the entirety of the client’s brand and values. Or whatever the client thinks looks good. That works too. I enjoy what I do.

Graphic Design

8 Years of Experience

Art Direction

2 Years of Experience

Marketing

4 Years of Experience

Branding

2 Years of Experience

Knowledge & Services

I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a delight for people like you. If you hire me now, that'll be the end of your graphic design needs.

  • Logo Design
  • Print Design
  • Web Graphics
  • Color theory knowledge
  • Photo manipulation skills
  • Drawings & Illustrations
  • Photo Composition
  • Good sense of Typography
  • an understanding of current trends and styles
  • Time Management
  • Video Editing

Tools I Use

Using basic design elements (point, line, plane, shape, form, space and texture) and basic design concepts (balance, unity, variety, rhythm, harmony, contrast, dominance, movement, and appropriateness) I create unique designs using the software below:

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Indesign

Experience

Over 8 Years of Experience!

I have been creating designs for 8 years and have been met with success and satisfaction with each project. I began my freelance work during flight school in 2008 and worked closely with a company through 2009. I then took design, art, and marketing classes to develop my understanding of branding and continued to freelance throughout my college career with several other companies. I continue to provide graphic work for one of those companies to this day.

One Turtle Ship

Creative Director

2015 - Present
Creative lead on all graphic related projects. Develop and design logos and other graphics for various clients in areas throughout Texas.
Freelance

Graphic Designer

2008 - Present
Designed Graphics for Kozi Property Management, Books For Grabs, Five O’Clock Stop, Huffines Subaru Denton, Lambda Alpha Sigma, Yellowjacket Activities Council, and PanHellenic Society among others. Created and designed logos and product labels for Thomas Aaron Billiards. Negotiated product placement with Sears on behalf of Thomas Aaron Billiards.
Five O’Clock Stop

Graphic Designer

2014 - Present
Creative lead on all graphic related projects. Develop and design logos, icons, app layout, and other graphics for Five O’Clock Stop.
MarketStar

Google Specialist

2012 - 2015
Educated customers and employees on new and existing Google products. Built strong relationships with store leadership, managers, and associates. Managed the entire sales process by teaching guests about the Google products and services. Provided time-sensitive, competitive intel.

Accomplishments
  • Educated 140 employees per quarter
  • Achieved an average of 11.33% return rates in Q4 2013
  • Given lead role and responsibilities whenever manager was sick or out of office
  • Education

    Just My Education

    My college career consisted of 3 different universities and 7 different areas of study. Although graphic design and art have been my passion for as long as I can remember, my studies have helped me develop a wide range of skills and knowledge in marketing, branding, and professionalism.

    University of North Texas

    Integrative Studies

    2012-2013
    B.S. in Integrative Studies with Concentrations in Math, Business, and Learning Technology.
    LeTourneau University

    Pilot's License

    2008-2010
    Received certificate as a Private Pilot for Single Engine Land rating. Began freelance work in graphic design.

    I am a member of Lambda Alpha Sigma (LAS) and was president of PanHellenic Society at LeTourneau University. Within these two organizations I reorganized the pledging process to align with the original house constitution written in 1963 and built stronger relationships with Student Body and the rest of Greek life (AO, DOK, KZX) by implementing PanHellenic Society. I was responsible for PR and campaigned for reform in Student Body over controversial issues, reconciliation and understanding with the rest of student life. I also improved Greek Life representation by encouraging members of all Houses to be involved with Student Body.

    During my time at LeTourneau I held the following positions: LAS House Secretary, House Senator, Pledge President, House Librarian, Intersociety Representative, and InterSociety President.

    I was a Student Body Senator where I pioneered movements in Student Body regarding ethics and use of finances.

    I was also the Yellow Jacket Activities Council Coordinator where I planned, presented, and managed activities to provide a safe and wholesome environment to enjoy fellowship among students.

    Throughout all my positions held, I supplied each organization with revamped logo designs and t-shirt/banner designs for events.

    Portfolio

    My Portfolio

    I do good work. Half of the battle of being a graphic designer is coming up with clever designs. I like to think all of my designs are puns in graphic form. Take a look at some of my work. More recent completed works coming soon. There’s a lot. Just keep scrolling.

    Contact

    Let's Keep In Touch

    I'm always available for work! Drop me a line and let me design something for you.

    John Smith
    Tulsa, OK
    Phone
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    I'm also on Social Networks

    You can follow my current projects with OTS on our Facebook page, check out my personal dabblings on my Instagram, or view my professional history on my LinkedIn.

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    John Smith

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