Graphic Artist

Richard L. Minor
rick.minor@gmail.com

Objective

Director


Profile

A personable, well-rounded individual with a natural passion for art and technology. Skilled in the creation of 3D models, vector artwork, illustration, photo retouching, digital effects, compositing, product packaging and layout. An all around enthusiastic artist and natural craftsman with the will to learn, a highly determined work ethic, all complimented by great leadership qualities.


Summary of qualifications

  • 3D Studio Max / Maya / Blender
    Twelve years personal experience working with 3D applications with a balanced knowledge of modeling, lighting and rendering and animation.
  • Adobe After Effects CS5
    Composition of digital content with live footage, effects generation and text animation.
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
    Twelve years personal experience using and mastering the tools of Photoshop. Skills include photo manipulation, photo retouch and
    freehand illustration.
  • Adobe Illustrator / Corel Draw
    Skilled creation of vector images for print materials, digital content and package design.
  • Adobe InDesign / QuarkXpress
    Page layout and product packaging for print.
  • AutoCAD
    Completed a certificate program for General – Advanced Techniques.

Work experience

  • Kopp Glass, Inc. - Marketing Communications Rep
    [ July 2006 - Present ]
    Responsible for coordinating marketing efforts, establishing and maintaining a corporate identitiy, social media marketing, website design and maintenance, creation of web videos, other digital and print materials.

Education

  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online - Media Arts & Animation
    [ April 2006 - Present ]
    Bachelor’s of Science
    Studying advanced techniques in both traditional & modern art and 2D animation. Focused on advance 3D modeling and animation, lighting, texturing and rendering techniques.
  • International Academy of Design & Technology - Visual Communications
    [ July 2004 - March 2006 ]
    Associate’s Degree in Specialized Technology
    Studied desktop publishing, digital illustration, layout, photography, 3D modeling and animation.