Paul McCarty
818-439-7741

Summary: 
Visual Artist and Graphic Designer offering a tastefully innovative design style, and experience from concept to completion. Extensive depth of knowledge with digital graphics and freehand drawings; principles of form and color; printing processes; audiovisual presentations; operating and maintaining audio and visual recording equipment; and use of video and still cameras. Dependable with an exemplary work ethic, known for leading by example with professionalism, and an even-keel, hardworking, team-friendly attitude.

Core Strengths:
Graphic Design | Art Direction | Branding | Layout | Web Design | Illustration | Photography | Videography | Video Editing | Video Effects | Infographics | Typography | Animation | Social Media Content Creation 
Technical Skills:
Expert Level in Adobe CC including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects | Photography | Videography | Video Editing | HTML | Copywriting | Proofreading | MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Work History:
June 2018 to December 2019 | October 2020 to Present
Graphic Designer | Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. Long-term temporary assignment via Robert Half International. Designed the Districts’ first ever Annual Report, the 2018 and 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, Prop 218 mailers, etc. Key member of rebranding team which developed a new logo and new website for the Districts. Video production and editing. Designer of hallway art, a timeline of the Districts history. Daily print and web assignments including advertisements, flyers, annual reports, photography, video, social media posts, mailers, interior and exterior signs, banners, video conferencing, etc.
August 2016 to Present
Freelance Graphic Designer | CrudeArt.com. Website creation and maintenance, music videos, design of CD packaging, advertising, web banners, etc. Branding, creation of logos and branding style guides. Clients include Al Brooks Tickets (website desgin and maintenance); Clouds (website); Brewer Direct (direct mail and web production art); Sephirus Communications (branding, Power Point); J.R. Navarro & Associates (websites, website maintenance, email blasts, etc); Dina Russo Hair Solutions (website, branding); Manuel D’Avila, Realtor (branding, collateral); Sandra Ponce, Realtor (logo); LA Sports Examiner (logo); etc. 
December 2016 to January 2017
Art Director | Davis Elen Advertising. 6-week temporary assignment via Creative Circle. Designing Spectrum direct mail and email blasts in Spanish and bilingual. Contributed ideas and direction for Spanish language ad campaigns.
August 2006 to August 2016
Art Director | JR Navarro and Associates. Designing national and local print, radio, television and web ads, collateral materials, websites, etc. for clients including Mitsubishi, Wells Fargo, U.S.C., Goodwill, Angel View, Watson Land Company, Al Brooks Tickets and more.
December 2012 to 2014
Graphic Designer | Boulevard Magazine. Designing ads, covers and page layouts for bimonthly magazine distributed in San Fernando Valley.
November 2003 to August 2006
Graphic Designer & Production Artist | Back Stage West. Began as Production Artist, rising to Graphic Design roles for ad campaigns, Illustrator for cover art and feature articles, and spot duty as Art Director, including quarterly magazine insert, ACTion.

Education:
Multi-Media Certificate | Platt College
. Earned Outstanding Student Award, and was named Valedictorian. Completed courses in Lightwave, After Effects and Final Cut Pro, Flash, Dreamweaver, & Director. 
Associates Degree in Graphic Design | Platt College. Graduated in July, 2003. Completed courses in Design and Color Theory, Typography, Methods, Tools & Technology, Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop and introduction to Flash. Performed consistently at the top of my class.
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