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    Graphic Design

    I excel in working through the entire creative process with a client or internal department, hearing what they want and exceeding their expectations. Working as an in-house creative in the non-profit sector and working with startups has helped me discover ways to create effective marketing materials on a tight budget. I am always up for learning new skill sets and thrive on new challenges. Let’s talk about what I can do for you!

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    J. Ryan Stanley
    Multi-Discipline Creative
    2911 Cherokee Street
    St. Louis, MO

    I have 15 years of experience working in the design field in a variety of disciplines: graphic design, photography, video. I excel in working through the entire creative process with a client or internal department, hearing what they want and exceeding their expectations. Working as an in-house creative in the non-profit sector and working with startups has helped me discover ways to create effective marketing materials on a tight budget. I am always up for learning new skill sets and thrive on new challenges.

    Professional Experience:
    St. Charles Community College
    May 2018 to Present
    Graphic Designer

    As a designer at St. Charles Community College, I have worked in a number of disciplines all in promotion of school including: photographing events, portraits in studio and on campus, shooting our own stock photography, creating catalogs, theatre posters, print promotions, internal signage, mock-ups for web pages, video projects for the annual reports, creating internal branding programs and website mock-ups. Working as a designer at the college means using all your skills and being ready to learn the needed skills to get the job done.

    First Free Church
    March 2013 to April 2018
    Media Designer

    During my time at First Free Church, I worked to create a clear and consistent brand for the church. I designed all the print materials, created giving, and volunteer campaigns. When making several videos and intros for First Free Church I learned: story development, cinematography, lighting, sound, and video editing. I also created digital signage, print pieces, branded, and photographed many First Free events. Worked extensively with the teaching team to create series graphics. I spent five years helping steer the creative efforts of the church.

    Self
    September 2005 to March 2013
    Freelance Graphic Designer

    Experienced freelancing in the following capacities:

    In-House Temp Freelance:

    •    Goedecke Construction Supplies – Design and development of sales catalog
    •    Missouri Baptist College – 4 MBU Magazine issues and other promotional items
    •    Jewish Community Center – Promotion materials and ads
    •    Journey Fellowship – Contract designer, December 2007 to June 2009
    •    Spectrum Brands – Extended temp position, production work on packaging
    •    Studio Montage – Extended in-house freelance worked on various book covers
    •    Geile-Leon – (Freelance in-house) production and design
    •    Sandbox Creative– Design work

    Hired Freelancer:

    •    Breckenridge Interiors - Brochure design
    •    Sewer Pros - Identity design and website design
    •    Pillar to Post Home Inspection - Booklet designs for education classes
    •    Orent Financial – Total re-branding and interior signage
    •    Women Exchange – Newsletter and take home menu
    •    Horn Homes – Brand and logo design development
    •    Jeff Day Architecture – Brochure design
    •    Master Auto Tire – Brochure design
    •    Corbin's – Product, identity and design, brochure
    •    Taste of St. Louis ‘07 – Program design

     

    Kicking Cow Promotions
    August 2003 to September 2005
    Graphics Coordinator

    Involved in all aspects of design and graphic production including large format printing. Worked on designs for event marketing clients such as Nestlé Purina Pet Food Brands and Hallmark.

    Kupper Parker
    May 2003 to August 2003
    Creative Intern

    Worked on ads, both print and radio in for clients such as Charter Communications, Jiffy Lube, Cablevision, Nooter, Graybar, CSI
    and others.

    Education
    Meramec Community College
    Associates in Graphic Communications in Applied Science Meramec Community College
    Creative Experience:
    Web and Multimedia
    Videography Video Post-production Motion Graphics User Experience Design Website Design Social Media Content Creation
    Print Design
    Large & Small Print Mailings Annual Reports Magazine & Catalogs Apparel Design Indoor & Outdoor Signage Logo & Business Cards
    Photography
    Fashion Photography Street Photography Studio Portraits Event Photography
    Computer Skills:
    Software
    Adobe Illustrator - 18 years Adobe Photoshop - 17 years Adobe Lightroom - 5 years Adobe InDesign - 15 years Adobe Dreamweaver - 11 years Wordpress CMS - 7 years Adobe Premiere Pro - 6 years Adobe After Effects - 6 years Adobe Audition - 4 years
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