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Resume Mark Crabill

mark@mcrabill.com

Summary of Qualifications

I have been designing professionally for print, web and the computer for over twenty years. Exceptional at graphic design, illustration, animation and multimedia and all aspects of web development. Expertise in development of overall navigation, overall GUI design, taxonomy development, web style guide development, web-template development, and incorporation of Internet usability principles. Experience has included many related disciplines, including requirements capture, rapid prototyping, information architecture development, IPT support, and software testing. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications, and excel under pressure.

Skills

Graphic Design — Corporate identity, print design and production, symbology, icon creation, typography, User Interface (UI) design, illustration, technical illustration, package design, presentation design, animation, 3D modeling, 3D animation, engineering & architectural drafting

Web Development — Web design, web navigation, hand-coded HTML, web-safe palettes, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), cross-platform and cross-browser issues, Information Architecture, web content development, web traffic analyst , knowledge management

Software — Adobe CS4 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver), Microsoft Sharepoint, MS Office 2007 Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), Go Live, Paint Shop Pro 7, Xara X, CD creation software, CorelDRAW, Fireworks, Acrobat Professional, Pagemaker 6.5, FrontPage, 3D Studio 4/Max, Animator Pro, Freehand, Flash, Cold Fusion

Misc — Windows XP/Vista, social media, photography, black and white and color laser printers, color flatbed and slide scanners, film recorders, PC system maintenance, Macintosh OS, Tier I IT support

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communications (June 1988)
Auburn University - Auburn, AL

Clearance

Active DoD Secret

Professional Experience

Senior Web Designer / Graphic Designer (Apr 2010 - Present)
Computer Science Corporation (CSC) - Arlington, VA
While supporting the HSIN-CS portal, develop and maintain the visual identity standards and conventions for all internal and external graphic development.

Senior Web Designer / Graphic Designer (Nov 2008 - Feb 2010)
MicroTech - Vienna, VA
As part of the corporate marketing team create and maintain the corporate brand identity. This includes a complete website redesign and development of over 15 different pieces of collateral and templates.

Marketing Manager (Web Designer / Graphic Designer) (Feb 2007 - Oct 2008)
MicroLink, LLC - Vienna, VA
As the Marketing Manager I design, produce, and manage the production of a broad array of print and non-print communication/marketing materials for all areas of the company.

Senior Web Designer / Graphic Designer (Sep 2004 - Jan 2007)
Beacon Management Group - Washington, DC
As a member of the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS), develop and maintain the visual identity standards and conventions for all internal and external graphic development. Responsible for creating, editing, and collaboration on graphics and illustrations for use in marketing materials, presentations, briefings, multimedia projects, internal and external websites. Lead administrator for the JPDO KSN intranet site including co-leading the JPDO knowledge management team. Consult and assist in development and maintenance of the JPDO public website (www.jpdo.gov). Provide tier I IT support for on-site JPDO staff. Provided graphics and web development support for additional JPDO projects as required.

Senior Web Designer / Graphic Designer (Apr 2003 - Sep 2004)
Ciber, Inc. - Arlington, VA
While a member of the Army Reserve CAR Staff Group, helped develop the overall graphic user interface and template layout for main Army Reserve site (www.armyreserve.army.mil). This job also entailed developing the architecture, establishing layout design standards and conventions, creating the graphics, authoring the pages CSS conventions, and ongoing maintenance and webmaster duties. Provide on-going maintenance and develop support via e-mail, phone and in-person visits regarding revisions or updates to content and structure. Provides graphics and web development support for additional CSG projects as required.

Senior Web Developer / Graphic Designer (Feb 2003 - Apr 2003)
Communibuild Technologies - Centreville, VA
Helped develop a performance centered learning module for implementing Communities of Practice.

Senior Web Developer / Graphic Designer (Apr 2001 - Feb 2003)
EDO Professional Services - Alexandria, VA
While a member of the Navy Acquisition Reform Office (ARO) Acquisition Knowledge Management (AKM), developed the overall graphic user interface and template layout for award winning knowledge management based sites, including the Program Management Community of Practice (PM CoP) site (acc.dau.mil), now called Acquistion Community Connection. Interfaces included a cold-fusion based proprietary system and a COTS system using Tomoye Simplify. Work included project branding, all icons and community logos, template development, information and taxonomy layout, CSS conventions, and ongoing maintenance and webmaster duties. Provided graphics and web development support for additional ARO projects as required.

Senior Web Developer / Graphic Designer (Sep 1998 - Apr 2001)
ATSI - Fort Belvior, VA
Designed, developed and managed all key web sites for Defense Acquisition University (DAU) (www.dau.mil) and Defense Systems Management College (DSMC). After implementing redesigns on these home pages, web traffic increased by 60%. Additional sites worked included internal intranets and web-based database-driven sites, and courseware extranet sites. This job also entailed developing the architecture, establishing layout design standards and conventions, creating the graphics, authoring the pages and assisting in maintaining the web servers. Was the key customer liaison for all content and structure changes. Also, developed sites and web style guides for the department of justice and developed the company website and corporate image.

Senior Graphic Designer (Nov 1992 - Aug 1998)
D.P. Associates, Inc. - Arlington, VA
Lead artist responsible for planning, supervising and production of high-resolution 2-D and 3-D graphics and animations in the production of Computer-Based Instruction. Other duties include, coordinate project development with programmers, SMEs and IDs, creating and enforcing graphic conventions, standards and procedures. Involved with interviewing, testing, hiring and training graphic artists in all aspects of graphic production. Maintain graphics software and hardware and serve as Novell Network administrator ensuring continuous operation. Develop graphics for short and long-term multimedia projects and presentations with other companies and organizations. Involved in the creation and supervision of over 20,000 graphics for use in slides, hard copy output, presentations and multimedia projects.

Graphic Designer (Mar 1989 - Oct 1992)
Olde Towne Printing/Smith Communications
Supervised and performed all phases of design, paste-up, and pre-press work for one and two-color printing including illustration, layout, type specifications, and camera work. Interfaced with clients from concept design to final product review. Operated Xerox and Kodak high-speed copiers, various post-press machines, and document production specialty machines.

Freelance Designer (Jun 1988 - Present)
Various contract work including graphic design, illustration, web site design, corporate identity, and project management.