William J. O'Brien (646) 271-0844 P.O. Box 1489 New York, NY 10159-1489
Art Director, Cooper Direct Advertising, New
_______- Art direction, creative concepting, and management of direct-marketing campaigns
_______- Concepting/implementation of self-promotion campaigns for CooperDirect Advertising including print/multimedia
_______- Traffic-production management of client projects including proofing, pre-press production, and press run checks
_______- Supervision/hiring of freelance designers/writers as per related to client projects
_______- Clients managed include: The San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, The Economist, Prefer.com, MIT, Verizon,
_______ _Register.com, Dick's Sporting Goods, Columbia House, Pacific Bell, Ameritech, National Geographic, Reader's Digest.
Designer, Cleveland Life Magazine, Cleveland,
_______- Design of all print materials in correlation for Cleveland Life, Ohio's largest African Weekly Newspaper (ads, page layout, and cover design)
_______- Design of materials for in-house events and promotions including buscards, billboards, tickets, media kits and other miscellaneous print materials
Director, Groove Magazine, Cleveland, OH
_______- Conceptualized, design and implemented a prototype for Groove Magazine [a new weekly music newsmagazine]
_______- Design and implementation of all print and collateral materials for in-house promotions
Freelance Graphic Designer, Gooey Industries, Cleveland, OH
_______-Responsible for the design of exterior and interior print materials ranging from self promotions and corporate identity to website interface design
Freelance Graphic Designer, AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
_______- Assisted with the implementation of sway Magazine, a semi annual periodical aimed towards education and prevention of HIV/AIDS to young people
_______- Directed the primary exterior and interior graphic design from concept to print
Educational Instructor, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
_______- Instruction of two special education art classes that incorporated museum art education with studio instruction.
_______- Researched, revised and implemented curriculum programs for the museum pertaining to Special Education Programs
_______- Instructed a series of large scale group art projects.
Artist in Residence,
Creativity Explored of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
_______- Instruction of individual and collaborative arts projects with disabled students.
_______- Researched and received grant opportunities for projects.
_______- Management of office projects ranging from Yuerba Buena Center for the Arts "Whipper Snapper Nerd," to the publicity manual for the center.
Computer Services Supervisor, Kinko's, Inc., San Francisco, CA, and Cleveland, OH
_______- Supervision of computer services staff for private and corporate clients
_______- Design and layout of brochures, invitations, and other miscellaneous projects utilizing both IBM and Macintosh design software
Graphic Specialist, ASM INTERNATIONAL, Novelty, OH
_______- Digitized graphics for the in-house production of technical books
_______- Design and layout for journals and books utilizing primarily Ventura Publisher
_______- Assisted with the annual update of customer service databases
_______- Correspondence between publishers and authors pertaining to in-house publications.
Proficient in both Macintosh and I.B.M. computer formats: Microsoft Word, QuarkXpress, Illustrator, Freehand, Photoshop, Pagemaker,
Powerpoint, OmniPage Pro, Netscape Navigator, Pagemill, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, ImageReady. I.B.M. Proficiency: Windows 98, Microsoft Word,
Corel Draw, Microsoft Excel, Ventura Publisher.
Loyola University Chicago 1997 B.A. - College of Arts and Sciences Major: Studio Art Concentration: Ceramics G.P.A.: 3.4/4.0
Portfolio and References Available Upon Request