Paul McCarty
818-439-7741

Skills and Positives:
Layout, Typography, Illustration, HTML, Video Editing and Production, Photography, Work Ethic, Visualization, Detail, Proofreading, Spelling and Grammar. 
Programs:
Expert in Adobe CC, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Premiere, After-Effects, Bridge, Lightroom, Dimension and Acrobat, as well as discontinued applications such as Flash and Muse. Also experienced in Quark and MS Office programs including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
Work History:
August 2016 to Present
Freelance Graphic Designer | CrudeArt.com. Clients include 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); etc. 
June 2018 to December 2019
Graphic Designer | Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. Long-term temporary assignment via Robert Half International. Daily print and web assignments including advertisements, flyers, annual reports, photography, video, social media posts, mailers, interior and exterior signs, video conferencing, etc. Designed, in collaboration with colleagues, the Districts’ first ever Annual Report, the 2018 and 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, Prop 218 mailers, etc. Participated in rebranding efforts, including developing a new logo and new website for the Districts.
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.
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 and page layouts for bimonthly magazine distributed in San Fernando Valley.
November 2003 to August 2006
Graphic Designer & Production Artist | Back Stage West. Art direction of spotlight inserts, cover and other illustrations, designing and typesetting client ads and creating advertising campaigns for upcoming special issues. Art Director | Action. Design and layout on quarterly magazine insert for Back Stage and Back Stage West
October 2003 to February 2004
Teaching Assistant & Tutor | Platt College, Los Angeles. Assistant to graphics teacher; tutor for Lightwave, Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark.
Education:
Multi-Media Certificate | Platt College
. Graduated in February 2004. Earned Outstanding Student Award. 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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