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DREW PORTER
Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 234-3720
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GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE

UI Screen Artist / Associate Studio Manager / Production Designer
Apple • Cupertino, CA
August 2011 – Present

Almost five years of working on-site at Apple with the vendor Schawk. Performing the following roles:

UI Screen Artist • Content Production Studio • February 2015 – Present
Use of Photoshop to create pixel perfect reproductions of software screen grabs and icons (UI/UX). Screens built by the Studio cover the full range of Mac OS and iOS applications and are deployed cross functionally to interactive, print, and video teams. Localize assets into different languages.

Associate Studio Manager • Channel Studio • March 2014 – February 2015
Managed a team of 15 production artists and designers working on print and web layouts for Apple Channel partners (carriers and retailers). Required strong interpersonal and project management skills to work with content, creative, editorial, GEO partner, management, print production, producer, and traffic teams. Spearheaded the production and workflow of interactive deliverables (emails, comparison signs, product pages, and web banners). Part of a cross-discipline collaborative team tasked with creating and improving a job tracking system. Trained new team members on Channel process and procedures. 

Production Designer • Channel Studio • August 2011 – March 2014
Implemented a variety of print and web layouts. Collaborated with GEO partners on the localization of both text and hardware assets. Volunteered to conduct user studies and software testing of a Marcom asset management system. The user studies consisted of one-on-one workflow sessions with Apple’s Creative Design Group.

Print & Web Graphic Designer
Elevation Zero • Santa Cruz, CA
December 2006 – August 2011

Worked as a freelance contractor for clients in the advertising, automotive, medical, solar, and technology fields. Projects included advertisements in national magazines, tradeshow graphics, corporate marketing collateral and website development.

Print & Web Communications Specialist
California State University, Monterey Bay • Seaside, CA
October, 2001 – December 2006

Responsible for designing and laying out a wide array of marketing pieces, including advertisements, brochures, catalogs (250+ pages), course schedules, factsheets, newsletters, and presentations. Designed, developed, and managed the university’s main website and several department websites using content management systems.

Web Designer
Greyzone, Inc. • Capitola, CA
June 2000 – October 2001

Worked on user interface and web design; converting HTML based sites to PHP and MySQL database driven sites; updating content with database tools; and managing websites.

Print & Web Graphic Designer
Aquent (formerly MacTemps) • Santa Clara, CA
January 1998 – June 2000

Completed a wide range of assignments throughout Silicon Valley for this graphics contract agency. Provided the opportunity to hone creative, technical, and project management skills within different corporate environments.

EDUCATION

Springboard Web Training Program
Aquent • Boston, MA
January 2000

Selected from a national pool of talent to attend an intensive technical and professional web training program. Upon completion of training went on assignments at a variety of web firms in Silicon Valley.

Digital Media Program
Cabrillo College • Aptos, CA
1997

B.A. in International Relations • Minor: Communications
San Francisco State University • San Francisco, CA
1994

TECHNICAL SKILLS


Heavy use of the following: Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign; Acrobat; Bridge; Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, Javascript; content management systems; email marketing systems; job tracking databases; asset management systems.

 

 

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