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Work Experience

Freelance Designer

(2006–Present)

Freelance jobs involving branding, layout, web design, web development, interactive design, and video editing. Extensive experience in designer-client relations.

Designer / Instructor

Discovery World (Summer 2012)

Worked with Discovery World on their "Art & Archeology of Me" Program. Job involved teaching/directing students on a large scale design project as well as production of various printed/digital collateral including advertising and signage.

Graphic Design Intern

Versant (Spring 2012)

Production of print/web/mobile work for corporate clients and internal applications. Experience included: Website Comping/Maintenance, Interface Design, Annual Reports Layout, Sell Books, and Presentation Design.

Graphic Design Student Worker

College of DuPage (2010–2011)

Created branded signage, info-graphics, and a website for the design department. Lab Maintenance including printer up-keep, inventory management, technology management, and maintaining art displays.

Design and Print Production Associate

Office Depot (Aug 2009–2011)

Layout and production of various customer print applications. Required thorough knowledge in design, print, project production, and press quoting.

Head Graphic Designer/Web Designer

Kidz Kabaret (Theatre Company) (2006–2008)

Production of print/web/mobile work for corporate clients and internal applications. Experience included: Website Comping/Maintenance, Interface Design, Annual Reports Layout, Sell Books, and Presentation Design.

Education

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Design (May 2013)

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn IL

Associates of Applied Science, Graphic Design (Spring 2011)

Software Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, After Effects, Flash Pro, Flash Catalyst, Bridge, Lightroom, Apple iLife and iWork Suites, Microsoft Office Suite, Tumult Hype, Google Sketchup.

Coding

HTML, CSS, Javascript Integration

Additional Technical Skills

Photography, Digital Publishing, Audio/Video Applications, Digital Printing/Mockups, Woodworking/3D, Print Press Quoting, Mac and Windows Operating Systems.

Leadership Roles

President

MIAD AIGA Student Group

(2012–2013)

Vice President

MIAD AIGA Student Group

(2011–2012)

Gallery Show Coordinator

Student Group Gallery Show

(2011)

Vice President

COD AIGA Student Group

(2010–2011)

Personal Attributes

Passionate, clear communicator, creative, leader, team player, conscientious, hard-working, honest, motivated, receptive, and efficient.

The Mission

I strive to be boundless. To create works that are not limited to common cliches, temporary fads, or typical styles and mediums, but instead search for design that will strike a viewer as intrinsically unique, visually appealing, and fundamentally timeless.

Ryan Clayton

ryan@iamboundless.com

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