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Vincent J·F Ashton

734-992-7402
design@vashton.com


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Skills

Creative branding, graphic design, typography and illustration for web, advertising, print and packaging for optimal UX. Veteran presentation design, projection, and multimedia. Adobe professional services, especially InDesign, as well as front-end web and email development, Excel spreadsheets, and guru level computing expertise.

Core Skillset
Favorites
  • Book layout, typography, data merging
  • Annual reports, audits, big data analysis
  • Email design and coding
  • Brand and UI/UX design and prototyping
  • Web content management

Experience

Raytheon Professional Services. 2016–Present

Serving the team as a full-time Industrial / Commercial / Graphic Designer.

Uproar Communications Ad Agency. 2008–2016

Made complete use of skill set as senior employee, in both designer and tech manager positions, working on a small team for a diverse clientele, managing and creating new positions and procedures within the agency, setting and supplying spec and templates, documenting workflows, as well as interviewing and training interns and employees.

RE/MAX Crossroads III. 2008

Created and maintained marketing provisions online and in photography; Photoshop graphics; print layout for fliers, signage, and publications; and geographic marketing with Google Maps and data management. Also circulated signs, managed color copier production and geographic activity lists.

Online Solutions. 2007–2008

Marketed clients online through web design, cross browser debugging, PHP, HTML and CSS coding, meta optimization, UI and content design, animation, and website setup.

Vincent JF Ashton, Graphic Design (Freelancing). 2007–2008

Served the business community with an assortment of graphic design services, including advising, book covers, corporate identity design of logos, business cards, letterheads, and websites; posters, fliers, projections, door hangers, postcards, signage, photo retouching, photo compositions, artwork, and illustrations; and with a wide range of web services, HTML, CSS, and debugging.

Washtenaw Community College, Visual Arts. 2005–2007

Assisted students and teachers through training, demonstrations, and technical support in Adobe / Macromedia Creative Suite, QuarkXPress, web development, and minimal debugging in Flash ActionScript 3 and Autodesk Maya. Also print production and lab management.

AutoZone. 2005–2006

Contributed to store through sales and customer satisfaction as a cashier and customer service representative, as well as stocking.

Community

PineView Church Services Department. 2001–Present

Run and coordinate time-sensitive sound and visual media production of projections and other media with team members and most departments with extensive service in:

PineView Church Children’s Department. 1995–Present

Teacher, music DJ, sound engineer, performance artist, puppeteer, and janitor, creating educational and recreational environments designed to develop a compassionate outlook within students with supportive psychological and behavioral skills through a dynamic presentation of The Bible and culture.

Education

2008:  Bachelor in Technology Management from EMU.
2006:  Associate Degree in Graphic Design Technology from WCC.
2004:  High School Diploma with honors from Apostolic Christian Academy.

Honors

2007:  “Expanded Photo” placed into WCC permanent collection.
2005:  Dean’s Honor Role, WCC.
2000:  Regional Finalist, Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition. “The Optimization of an Electric Vehicle.”

Interests

Science fiction, comics, animation, orchestral music and composition, piano and violin, old time radio, Twitch, The Bible, and learning something new every day.




References, work samples, and personal information available upon request. Email design@vashton.com to schedule an interview and a full portfolio review.


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