NAVY VETERAN & DESIGNER: “IT'S NOT JUST A JOB, IT'S AN ADVENTURE”

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Shawn Voges Graphic Designer

5901 Old Hickory Blvd. #905

Hermitage, TN. 37076

951.587.7678

shawn@vogesdesigns.com

I. Summary of Skills

Software Skills

• Adobe Creative Suite 6: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver
• Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point
•RIP Software: Caldera, Fiery FX (EFI Cert, Asanti

Equipment Knowledge:

  • AGFA Jeti Titan X Flatbed
  • AGFA Jeti Tauro H2500
  • AGFA Anapurna M3200 RTR
  • HP Scitex FB500
  • EFI LX-3 Pro LED Hybrid (Nationally Certified)
  • EFI HS-125 LED Hybrid (Nationally Certified)
  • Colex Sharp Cut
  • Esco Kongsberg C Digital Cutter
  • Miller Weldmaster T-3 Heat Welder
  • Miller Weldmaster T-300 Extreme Heat Welder
  • Segal 3P6 & 4KGW Pneumatic Grommet Press
  • Seal 65 Pro MD Laminator

Creative Skills

• Design: Environmental Graphic, Typography, Identity package, CD’s / Albums,
Poster / Billboard, Web Banners, Logo’s, Merchandise, Packaging, Magazine / Book /
Newspaper Layout, Art Direction, WordPress, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

II. Education

The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville
Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design (Honors) ° Fall 2013

• GPA 3.8
• Presidential Scholarship Recipient
• Presidents & Deans List
• National Honors Society Member

Colville Sr. High School – Colville, WA
Diploma ° Fall 1991

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship Recipient
• Karen Borgford Memorial Scholarship Recipient

III. Industry Experience

Large Format Print Operator – IES Ingram Express Services – Nashville, TN 03/2014 – Present

Lead the production team to deliver creative design solutions across all platforms. Responsible for producing creative designs and all visual content for all clients, insuring the highest quality is met and maintaining a high volume of productivity. Assist head printer and sales representatives on all proposed and approved print projects.

 

Freelance Graphic Designer Nashville, TN 01/2011 – Present

• Create and design websites for various clients
• Create and design various company logos
• Create recording artist identity packages and cd packaging
• Market Companies social media and promotional material

IV. Related Experience

Recording Artist – Visionway Records – Nashville, TN 02/2009 – Present

• National and International Recording Artist
• Head of A&R (Artist & Relations) Department
• Head of Graphics and Web Design Department

Department Manager – Walmart – Hermitage, TN 12/2009 – 03/2011

• Promoted to Department Manager after 2nd month of employment
• Employee of the Month, January 2010
• Improved department’s profit/loss margin by 90 percent

Sales Manager – Middle Tennessee Rentals – Nashville, TN 07/2007 – 11/2009

• Lead company in Sales for eight consecutive months
• Promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager after 3 months of employment

Chief Petty Officer (E-7) – USN. San Diego, CA 09/1992 – 05/2007

  • Selected for Chief Petty Officer (E-7) – Prior to Retirement
  • Leading Petty Officer (LPO) Supervisor:
  • Supervised over 250 Navy Personnel at Southwest Regional Maintenance Center.
  • Supervised over 175 Navy Personnel aboard USS Ronald Reagan
  • Supervised 6 Recruiters and all recruits at Recruiting Station Tri-Cities Washington
  • Supervised 15 Navy Personnel at Naval Air Terminal Misawa Japan

V. Community Involvement

• Member of The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville, CMYK Graphic Design Club
• Songs for the Cure (Childhood Cancer Benefits)
• Performers for Pets (Pet Rescue and Adoption Benefits)
• Operation Stand Down (Veterans Organization)

VI. Awards

• Navy Commendation Medal (For outstanding leadership and production)
• Navy/Marine Corp Achievement Medal X3 (Excellent job accomplishments)
• Navy Good Conduct Medal X4 (Maintaining top notch values)
• Asian Pacific Fleet Aviation Boatswain’s Mate of the Year (Employee of the Year)
• Recruit District Seattle’s large station of the year (Corporate Store of the Year)
• Meritoriously Promoted for outstanding leaderships and Recruiter of the Year
• Over 45 personnel awards for sales and production while in recruiting
• Over 55 letters of appreciation for excelling in job accomplishments
• Presidential Scholarship Recipient – 2012
• Presidents & Deans List 2011 – 2013

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