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Jason Hackwith
United States, Newport
Artist/Illustrator Jason Hackwith, Design, Media & Architecture
You might say I’ve worn a lot of hats, but the truth is that you’ll find me most often in a fedora. Artist with 25 years of real world experience in graphic design, illustration, direction, development and production of a wide range of new and old media. Lifelong musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Fiddle player for the progressive bluegrass band Wanigan. Ensemble leader, director, and composer. Writer and poet. Veteran creative, passionate about creation and serving alongside other creative people. Let’s talk! Selected Skills & Expertise - Illustrator and artist - Expert with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign - Proficient with Adobe Audition, Premiere, AfterEffects, Acrobat, and LightRoom - Proficient with xHTML, PHP, Apache, MySQL, Javascript, and other web technologies - Proven audio production skills mixing and mastering CDs, DVDs, audio books, podcasts, and more - Photographer with excellent photo retouching skills - Copywriter and marketing consultant - Educator and software trainer - Publisher and co-publisher of multiple written and audio works - Digital sales and marketing coordinator for CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon.com, and others - Gold Partner with Discmakers Work Experience Owner/Lead Creative: Firewind Productions September 1994 – Present (25 years 10 months) Owner and lead creative, helping other creatives find and free their fire; providing design and illustration, music lessons, production, publishing, marketing & training services on and off the Web. A Gold Partner with Discmakers, we can handle all stages of design and production for your audio projects, big and small. On the Web, we build complete multi-platform, responsive, search-engine friendly rich media solutions for bands & artists, corporations, non-profit organizations, ministries, and bloggers. Off the Web, we provide design, publication and promotional services for authors, artists, and other creatives. If can't do it, we can draw from a network of trusted service providers we have established relationships with over the past 20 years. tl;dr: I am passionate about helping passionate creatives to start a fire and make it grow. Violinist: Wanigan September 2008 – Present (11 years 3 months) Fiddle player, vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for the progressive bluegrass band Wanigan. Over the years I've been proud to perform and produce in multiple studio recordings including two albums with worldwide distribution, hundreds of gigs around the Pacific Northwest, and an ever-growing repertoire of original story songs. For more information and to watch and listen to our music, visit Wanigan.net. Adjunct Faculty: Lewis-Clark State College June 2012 – August 2018 (6 years 3 months) Workforce Training As an expert in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign; and as a veteran website designer and social media marketer I was an adjunct instructor with LCSC Workforce Training, where I taught Social Media Marketing (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest); Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop (Full Version), The Joy of Vector Painting with Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign. My students ranged from employees of local businesses looking to improve their skills to local artists seeking to play with digital media, to special needs students that were looking for fun and a challenge. Lead Artist/Art Director: ArtBeat Inc. August 2014 – June 2018 (3 years 11 months) At ArtBeat I created amazing designs for amazing people and am proud to have been part of a team that produced amazing things, from fundraising campaigns for cancer survivors to smokin' hot automotive and car show designs. I handled custom art and graphic design for all kinds of screen printed, digital direct-to- garment and embroidered apparel, promotional products, banners and more; design logos and identity packages for businesses, organizations and creative professionals; and provided training and a seasoned eye for their team of artists and illustrators. I also created the highest quality simulated process separations from scratch using an efficient and accurate cross-channel selection method that I engineered and developed myself; printed film positives, signed off on press proofs, and helped with quality control. From the barest glimpse of a big idea to the finished product and beyond, I always strive to provide the best customer service I can to my clients. Graphic Designer: Clearwater Paper Corporation May 2013 – October 2013 (6 months) Lewiston, Idaho As an employee of Express Employment Professionals in the art department at Clearwater Paper Corporation, I provided quality packaging design, photography, production art and miscellaneous other services for the consumer products division of this leading paper products manufacturer. Applied art to industry diagrammatics, built diagrammatics to industry specifications, accurately proofed art at multiple stages of the design and manufacturing process, and helped to ensure that art complied with industry regulations. Designed signage, banners, flyers, and product sheets. Built high quality product mock-ups for customers and sales representatives, shot products and product mock-ups in an in-house photo studio. Retouched product photos and prepared high quality product renderings for an online product book. Troubleshooted stages of photography and mock-up process and presented alternate product image rendering techniques that resulted in a higher-quality image with less time spent. Provided prompt and friendly communication with customers and sales representatives at all stages of the packaging design process. Graphic Artist: Moneysaver Printshop May 2005 – June 2010 (5 years 2 months) All kinds of graphic, illustrative and commercial design of everything from collateral (brochures, business cards, posters, flyers, stationery, etc.) to newspaper and periodical advertising. Responsible for roughly half of all design and conceptual development of display advertising in the Moneysaver Lewis-Clark and Palouse Editions (weekly free classified newspapers), the Seaport Homefinder and the Whitman County Parade of Homes (real estate periodicals), and assorted other periodicals published by Moneysaver including Let's Get Acquainted, Summer Living, Outdoors, &c. Art Director / Graphic Artist: Idaho Impressions, Inc. March 2003 – March 2005 (2 years 1 month) Provided a wide range of design and production services for a very busy screen printing, embroidery, and sign shop; from sports, organizational, and corporate apparel to advertising specialties and other promotional products. Designed and produced cut vinyl and seriographic materials for signs, banners, and vehicle advertising. Production duties included spot color, traditional process, and simulated process color separations; outputting film positives; cutting vinyl, rubylith, and thermal film. Energy Assistance Data Entry Technician: Community Action Partnership November 2002 – January 2003 (3 months) Performed accurate data entry of all Energy Assistance applications for five Idaho counties and one Washington county; provided friendly customer service and support to applicants and vendors. Graphic Artist: Digital Color Imaging September 2000 – September 2001 (1 year 1 month) Performed a wide range of design, typesetting, consulting, system troubleshooting, and customer support services for a fast paced, full service digital print and sign shop. Musical Artist: Northwest Christian University July 1998 – September 1999 (1 year) As a member of the Christian musical group Pilgrimage, I toured around the Inland Northwest and down into California. With the exception of a few holidays and a few weekends we had off, we toured every weekend during the school year. I sang a number of songs across multiple genres from modern worship and gospel to sacred motets; played guitar, violin, and piano; set up and took down equipment, and so much more. We represented the college to hundreds of churches across the Northwest and California, but more importantly we represented Christ as we connected with people across the western US and with each other. I gained valuable ensemble skills and ministry skills that I use to this day. Computer Lab / AV Technician: Northwest Christian University 1996 – 1998 (2 years) Eugene, OR Provided customer tech support and training for students, faculty and staff. Set up, took down and maintained audio and video equipment. Ran lights and sound for various productions. EDUCATION Northwest Christian University 1996 – 2000 Pursued Bachelor of Arts, Music Ministry. Activities and Societies: Honors Club, Pilgrimage Touring Ensemble, Hall President/Student Body Studied music performance and music ministry with an emphasis on voice and guitar. Studied composition, theory, history, conducting, arranging, communication, ministry, and small group leadership. Coeur d'Alene High School 1992 – 1996 Activities and Societies: Honors Society, Concert Orchestra, Pep Band, Stage Band, Select Choir, Jazz Choir, Fine Arts, Computer Lab Passionate about both music and the arts, I was in five musical ensembles (senior orchestra, jazz/select choir, jazz band/pep band, and chamber orchestra) and multiple arts classes including graphic/commercial design. Concertmaster for the senior orchestra for three of those four years.
Design, Media & Architecture
Brand Identity & Strategy
Audio Production
35 $
Deztiny Di Meo
United States, Staatsburg
Digital & Print Designer Deztiny Di Meo, Design, Media & Architecture
Summary: Junior Graphic Designer entering the field with preference toward branding, packaging, and advertising. Experience: Graphic Design Intern | Launch Team Inc. Rochester, NY | Jan 2020 – Mar 2020 I worked with the team to complete various B2B marketing objectives, such as creating social graphics, updating social images, constructing white page templates, updating presentation slides, designing website mockups, producing client style guides and generating trade show booth collateral. Freelance Graphic Designer | Reporter Magazine Rochester, NY | Oct 2019 – May 2020 I collaborated remotely with a creative team of writers, editors, illustrators, and photographers to design article and ad layouts. In addition, I attended weekly in-person meetings where everyone participated in games and design exercises and attended presentations by industry professionals. Global Ambassador | RIT Global Rochester, NY | Jan 2019 – May 2020 Between tabling information booths at events around campus, processing applications at passport drives, hosting international games at campus festivals, and responding to emails, I was an available source of information for all things study abroad. Additionally, I attended meetings with other Global Ambassadors where we participated in discussions, reminisced about our trips, and shared international recipes. Student Manager | RIT Dining Services Rochester, NY | Aug 2019 – Dec 2019 I had all the responsibilities of a normal student employee plus more. I had the ability to train new employees, make shift lineups, take and record food and equipment temperatures, and assist with any other managerial tasks. Bi-weekly manager meetings also took place in order to discuss common issues and give suggestions for improvement of the company. Student Worker | RIT Dining Services Rochester, NY | Sep 2016 – Aug 2019 This position included preparing food, taking orders, serving food, operating kitchen equipment, cleaning, operating register, decorating for special events, and more. Note Taker | NTID Student Access Services Rochester, NY | Aug 2016 – Mar 2020 I worked among interpreters and captionists to take notes during classes and upload them online to give Deaf/deaf/hard-of-hearing students more equal access to education. Education: BFA Graphic Design | Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY | Aug 2016 – May 2020 Minor: Advertising & Public Relations Immersion: Italian Language & Culture GPA: 3.82/4.00 Study Abroad | Syracuse Academy – SAI Sicily, Italy | Summer 2018 Study Abroad | Honors Leadership – Faculty Lead Iceland | Mar 7-13, 2020 Involvement: Founding Member | Our Mission Jul 2019 – PRESENT Vice President | Graphic Design Club Feb 2019 – Apr 2020 Presenter | Design Overlap – Thought at Work Feb 22, 2019 Honors & Awards: Dean’s List Honor’s Program AAF Portfolio Review Winner College Art Show Contest Winner Innovation & Creativity Scholarship Skills: Layout Typography Brand Identity Packaging Design Advertising Copywriting UI/UX Design Illustration Photography Video Editing Printing Software: Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe Premiere Adobe After Effects Adobe Dimension Adobe XD Google Suite Microsoft Suite Keynote Other: Punctuality Adaptability Organization Collaboration Problem solving Critical thinking Attention to detail Desire to learn new skills Building relationships Excellent spelling and grammar
Design, Media & Architecture
Advertisement Design
Brand Identity & Strategy
Package Design
Packaging Design
25 $
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