Resume

JOHN B. MURDOCK
360A NC Highway 902 • Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 533-6832 • john@johnmurdockdesign.com
Portfolio: www.johnmurdockdesign.com

ART DIRECTOR AND SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
• Over 25 years’ experience creating award-winning design, achieving consistent branding solutions and ROI for marketing firms, resort chains, manufacturers, industry and small businesses
• Effectively worked with, and managed teams of marketing, editorial and graphic design professionals to achieve client goals
• Self-starter, analytic problem solver and exceptional written and oral communicator
• Passionate and dedicated designer and craftsman
• Substantial experience with project management, scheduling, job specifications, pre-press production, vendor services, technical expertise, user interface (UI), and statistical analysis
• Recipient of nine national awards for branding design and illustration

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
• Macintosh OS 10.11.3 • Adobe Creative Suite CC 2015: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro
• Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint • Apple iWork Suite: Numbers, Keynote, Pages
• Web proficiency: WordPress 4.x, HTML/CSS • Training and experience in UI/UX design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
JMD Visual Communication Design • Principal and Creative Director • 1988 – Present
A consulting firm specializing in identity design, print design and production, advertising, web design, illustration, environmental graphics and UI/UX design
Highlights:
Marriott International, Inc.
• Increased market exposure and sales for resort locations in Arizona and California through design and production of newsletters, presentation materials, brochures and nation-wide print advertising
The Heard Museum, Inc.
• Increased market exposure and sales for attendance and Heard Museum Shops through design and production of Annual Report, presentation materials, targeted brochures and advertising in prominent magazines
• Successfully introduced new private event facilities to the public by developing presentation materials, brochures and advertising, resulting in increased sales
Accutron, Inc.
• Increased market exposure and sales for dental medical equipment manufacturer through design and production of a series of annual product catalogs, user manuals and advertising in industry publications
• Assisted industrial design and product engineering teams with ISO compliant design of gauges and measurement components

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art – Graphic Design • 2008 – 2009
Studio Instructor and coordinator for eight Visual Communication Design courses at all undergraduate levels

University of Missouri–Columbia • Visiting Assistant Professor of Art – Graphic Design • 2007 – 2008
Studio Instructor for first-year, second-year, and honors Visual Communication Design courses

America West Airlines Magazine • Assistant Art Director • 1993
• Art directed all aspects of editorial design, production and illustration
• Developed and implemented a database application for cataloging digital resources that significantly increased the speed and efficiency of production

Arizona Highways Magazine • Contract Designer and Illustrator • 1991 – 1994
• Illustration and infographic design contributions to numerous stories
• Awarded Best of Photography and Illustration, Print Magazine, Ohio, 1992

GasTrak, Inc. Companies • Design Director • 1988–1993
• Designed and implemented a consistent brand identity for five petroleum industry corporations
• Managed all aspects of corporate identity systems, promotional literature, advertising, presentations and signage, which significantly increased the Companies’ market exposure and sales

EDUCATION
Master of Science in Design (MSD) – Visual Communication Design • Arizona State University • 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) – Graphic Design • Arizona State University • 1987
Inaugural recipient of the Kenneth White Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design

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