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Jim Wilson

6915 Trowbridge Place
Ft. Washington, MD 20744-3273
301.567.6557 T/F


Senior art director, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer and copywriter. Photoshop, QuarkExpress, CorelDraw and MS Office power user. Mac and Windows proficient. Areas of expertise include print, web, direct mail, trade show exhibits, packaging, litigation support, interactive and presentation projects.

Work History

Commonwealth Design, Ft. Washington, MD
Creative Director, November 1997 to Present
Full service graphic design studio providing corporate branding, marketing, website and publication design as well as advertising to small businesses in many areas of the U.S. Clients include various Internet and telecom startups, environmental consultants, investment firms, sports organizations and others.

The Strategis Group, Washington, DC
Vice President, Communications,  January 1981 to October 1997
In-house marketing specialist for this telecommunications consulting firm. Produced corporate publications, advertising, trade show exhibit design and materials, photography, desktop publishing, direct mail design, litigation support, and technical drawings.  Prepared printed pieces to enhance clients' multi?million dollar proposals for cable television franchise licenses.  Materials included samples of brochures, program guides, direct mail pieces, and advertising campaigns, as well as technical illustrations, maps, binders and slipcases. Installed and administered in?house Novell/WindowsNT LAN/WAN consisting of 10 servers and backup systems for 40+ users with regional offices in Atlanta, London and Singapore. Designed firm’s web site.

Jim Wilson Design, Washington, DC
Freelance Designer,  January, 1979 ? January, 1981
Freelance graphic designer. Provided marketing materials for various local associations and companies.

Graphica International, Washington, DC
Senior Art Director,  August 1975 ? January, 1979
Designed and produced annual reports, brochures, posters, books and other graphic materials for businesses in the Washington DC area.

StarTech Recording Studios, Washington, DC –Recording Engineer/Producer/Musician, 1978-1984
Maryland Police Training Commission, Pikesville, MD - Multimedia Graphic Artist, 1974-75
PBS - Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting, Owings Mills, MD - TV Graphic Artist Intern, 1973-1974
Hochschild-Kohn Department Stores,  Baltimore, MD - Newspaper Graphic Artist, 1973


Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD BFA, Cum Laude, Graphic Design

Software Skills

Print Design
      QuarkExpress 4 for Mac/PC
      Adobe Illustrator 9 for Mac
      Adobe Acrobat & Distiller 4 for Mac
      CorelDraw 9 for PC / CorelDraw 6 for Mac

Web Design
      Flash 5
      Adobe GoLive 5.0 for Mac
      Adobe ImageReady 3.0 for Mac

Digital Illustration / Photo Retouching
      Adobe PhotoShop 6.0 for Mac/PC
      Painter 5.0 for Mac
      Agfa FotoLook scanning software for Mac
      KPT Bryce for Mac
      CorelPhoto 9 for PC

Office Management
      MS Word 2000
      MS Excel 2000
      MS PowerPoint 2000

      WindowsNT 4 (installed 2 servers)
      Novell Netware 4 (installed 8 servers)

Audio Engineering
      Former engineer for 24-track recording studio. Producer, musician, composer.
      Knowledge of MIDI, waveform design, AD/DA conversions, and microphone techniques.

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