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Andrew's Home Studio: 20 Screen Ultimate Productivity Graphics Workstation Home Studio w/ Full Licensed Adobe Creative Suite, Full Autodesk Suite, 150MBPS Internet Connection.

Studio Productivity in Action:
3 Bottom Screens: 3, 4K Screens, 3 Adobe Applications: XD, Photoshop, Illustartor, Dreamweaver, Muse, Premiere, Maya.
4 Middle Screeens: Adobe Bridge, Testing the Output on Multiple Browsers.
4 Top Screens: Requirements and Calendar Deliverables


Software Setup:
All my software is legitimate - 100% Purchased, LIcensed and registered to me. No pirating here!
I have 4 Software Suites that allows me to do anything in Web or 3d or Mobile:
1. Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 Apps: Dreamweaver, Muse, Photoshop, Flash, Fireworks, Illustrator Audition & Premiere etc
2. AutoDesk Entertainment Creation Suite: Maya 2018, 3D Studio Max 2018, Sketchbook Designer
3. Corel Graphics Suite IV: Painter 2016
4. Office 2016 Suite: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Sharepoint workspaces

Graphics Workstation:
3 Video Cards, 20 Screens, 8 Core Processor and 64 gigs of RAM.
I can create any Web, 3D or Mobile multimedia project on it. I have invested a significant amount of money in both hardware
and software to make it a complete and powerful workstation. It has served me well in telecommute positions.













 




Clients:




Lifelong Learning Philosophy:

I am quick to be honest and say 'I don't know' when I dont know how to do something, but I am quick to learn it once I have the need for the client.

Statistics show that 80% of americans that get an undergraduate degree - never use what they learned in school - once they enter the workplace.

I have an undergraduate degree in marketing and a masters degree in 3D Animation and Visual information technology.
I am blessed to do and use what I learned in school everyday. I combine my classical training in both marketing and digital art to both understand
my audience and visually develop a message that connects with them as the target audience.

Good design never changes, but the platforms on which good design is delivered on, changes constantly with the speed of disruptive technology.
Web, 3D and Mobile Development technologies change every year with new platforms that are constantly updated with new features.

I have always enjoyed continual learning. I could have stopped 12 years ago with what I learned in school. If I had -
I would be a dinasour today - extinct in competency/relevancey to today's every changing IT world. Instead, the release of
new technologies excites me and I love to continually learn new methods to deliver multimedia in new and innovative ways.

Since I earned my Masters Degree, I use several sources to continually learn within the new developments of my trade:

- I learn from other professionals and co-workers in my field that I network with
- I learn from Lynda.com - the #1 video continual learning digital e-learning marketplace
- I learn from online webinars, forums, tutorials and e-books from vendors such as: CGsociety, Adobe.com, Adobe tv, Creative cow and my Amazon kindle app on my iPad
- I surf sites like mashable.com, thefwa.com, engadget and 148apps to stay on top of trends in social media, design, 3D, mobile and tech.
- I stay on top of new product releases at industry tradeshows such as Siggraph and Adobe Design Conferences.

I also subscribe to 3D World Magazine, Web Designer Magazine and Advertising Age magazine to stay on stop of those 3 industries.

The bottom line is if you need it and I don't know it - I will learn it, if it is in the domain of Design and Multimedia.



Creative Philosophy

A lot of people just talk. I listen. One of the most important things I can do at the start of the creative process is listen and study my client's mission, brand identity, marketing
goals and technical objectives.

Next I try to understand what is the utility(what activity is most trying to be accomplished successfully) of the website or mobile app that the client wants to build and what the call of action is on the website (what does the user need to do for the site to be a success).

I look at the website’s audience first and design around them. I like to sit down and talk to the actual users that are going to use the website. I design with user usability and
utility in mind. I like to build signup and inter-site help systems that help the user achieve the utility within the website. I design with artistic principles of color theory, consistency,
balance, white space, contrast, clean design (less is more as far as colors, fonts and content). I believe in adding branding concepts to a website if it’s relevant to an audience (logos and taglines).
I have an anal eye for consistency throughout a site - I can tell if even one HTML table is not right, something isn’t centered or there is a pixel off in a graphic. I believe in quick and snappy performance
for a website and multi-browser testing.

I like to treat the inside of a website with as much importance as the home page. I believe in collaboration as I design (and not secrecy) and I also know the balance in being creative
but still delivering exactly what the client wants (and staying within technical requirements and server performance standards). I love designing navigation systems that streamline
the user flow and add an intelligent hierarchy to the data. I know how to get the best creative out of the Adobe and Autodesk graphics suites and mix their outputs all together.
I value the programmers/managers/leads input as much as the user. I work closely with programmers every step of the way to ensure tight intergration with their code and my graphical
layouts.

What jazzes me about Web Design. Mobile Design and 3D Modelring is to try to always create something new that has not been done before while still staying within the requirements of the project.

I also love taking something that is boring, long and hard to use (like a technical document) and making it into a creative, fun easy and fast multimedia interface.

I have extensive experience presenting to, collaborating with & maintaining clients as well. in the end my goal is to always deliver excellence on time and on budget. Work that I have done has helped
to win future work for my employers. I am proud of that but never take anything for granted or feel that I have arrived.

 

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