Allan
"Big Al" Olsen

244 E 1100 S, Payson, UT 84651
801.427.7541 cell
big777al@yahoo.com


Objective:

I am seeking a position as a Graphic Designer. My experience in visual marketing and packaging design has prepared me to work effectively with people in a business setting and acquire the necessary skills to function as an accountable member of your work force. Organized, dependable, responsible, cooperative, cheerful, and self-motivated individual who enjoys teamwork.


Skills: Graphic Artist, Motion Graphics / Presentation Designer, Internet Interface Designer, Illustrator and Cartoonist

Software knowledge includes: Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash and HTML, Adobe AfterEffects, DVD Studio Pro, MS Office: Word, Excel & PowerPoint



Education: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
BFA program, Majored in Design-Illustration, (Talent Award), Minor in Political Science
Editorial Cartoonist, (The Daily Universe)

Lehi High School, Lehi, UT
General Education, (Sterling Scholar -Art)



Work Experience: Graphic Designer / Layout & Design of Websites / Motion Graphics Specialist
Freelance, Salt Lake & Provo, UT (2007)
Layout & design projects for the internet, multimedia presentations (video, motion graphics) and print projects, packaging for business presentations. Duties included graphic design and layout, animation, audio and video editing, photo optimization, special effects, internet programming: Flash and HTML, and layout of print materials: brochures, logo design, illustration, pamphlets, labels, business cards, etc.

Graphic Designer / Packaging Design / Web Design
Sprinkler World, Springville, UT (2008 - 2011)
Catalog layout and design, ADs and Billboard layout and design, Packaging Design for irrigation products, (Flash, HTML), Motion Graphics for Business Presentations in PowerPoint and Internet. Duties included graphic design and layout, photo optimization, special effects, internet programming: Flash and HTML, and presentation materials: logo design, illustration, pamphlets, brochures, business cards

Multimedia Designer / Website Specialist / Graphic Designer

Mach10Media, Mesa, AZ (2001 - 2005)
Design and created multimedia presentations for CD-ROM, Internet (Flash, HTML), and motion graphics for business presentations. Duties included graphic design and layout, animation, audio and video editing, photo optimization, special effects, internet programming: Flash and HTML, and presentation materials: logo design, packaging design, storyboards, illustration, pamphlets, brochures, business cards

Multimedia Designer / Graphic Designer
Novell / WordPerfect Corporation, Provo, UT (1990 - 1998)
Designed,created instructional CD-ROM,multi-media presentations for trade shows,corporate presentations,press conferences, instructional videos and demo disks. Duties also included design and layout, animation, designs for instructional materials; t-shirts, hats, buttons, posters, banners, pamphlets, brochures, candy wrappers, logos, etc.

Cartoonist / Illustrator
Freelance
Draw cartoons for magazine publications and books. Cartoons include black and white versions to full color renditions two page spreads. (www.madisoncartoon.com)


Interests & Hobbies: Served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Southern California (San Bernardino & Riverside Counties).

Favorite activities include: sketching, cartooning, golf, running, hiking, playing the guitar, and watching news programs.