Resumé

Experience

AnswersMedia
Freelance Motion Graphics Designer
December ’14 to Present

Video production house in Chicago. I am currently using After Effects to create short animations for various clients.

GA Communication Group
Digital Media Specialist
August ’07 to November ’14

GA Communication Group is a Chicago based independent communication and marketing agency focused on healthcare, digital, and consumer markets. My responsibilities included retouching and photography, 3D modeling/animating/rendering with Maya and Modo and creating animations/videos with After Effects and Final Cut.

Health Alliance Medical Plans
Web Designer/Graphic Designer
August ’03 to August ’07

Working as an in-house designer for the communications department, I learned the importance of graphic design for very specific audiences and building lasting relationships with clients. My daily activities include: designing newsletters, brochures and other print collateral, designing and coding websites for internal and external use, using Flash, CSS and HTML.

Dynamic Print Solutions
Graphic Designer
August ’02 to July ’03

As a graphic designer for a small print shop, I got my hands dirty, so to speak, and learned about printing/production. Working closely with the press operators, some of my duties included burning plates for press, imposition and handling negatives. I learned how to properly set up files for the press, preflight and fix any errors before going to the negative.

DesignWorks
Junior Designer
May ’01 to August ’02

As a junior designer, I worked under an award winning graphic design professor producing different print and interactive pieces for clients. I had the opportunity to make 3D animation components for an interactive CD bid for Nystrom a division of Heriff Jones. I created posters and brochures for LakeLand College, Eastern Illinois University and The University of Illinois. I received a gold and bronze National Council for Marketing and Public Relations awards for 2 print pieces done for Lake Land College.

Education

Eastern Illinois University
Bachelor’s Degree in Art/Graphic Design
Eastern is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Parkland College
Maya Certification
3 certificates for Autodesk Maya
3D modeling, Animation, Character Animation

Digital Bootcamp
Adobe After Effects 8-week course

Escape Studios -online workshops-
Maya Core
Advanced Lighting
Advanced Shading

Skills

Advanced Painting and Drawing
Advanced Typography and Visualization
Problem solving
Proficient on MAC and PC
Participated in and helped direct photo shoots of people, products and food
HTML and working with CMS

Proficient working in:
After Effects
HTML/CSS
Illustrator
Maya
Mental Ray Rendering
Photoshop
WordPress

Contact info:

phone: 217.377.7679
email: bjames@bryanmaxwell.com

deviant art: bryanmaxwell.deviantart.com
linkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/maxwellbryan/