marcus willis : visual communicator.
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resumé objective
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To create the perfect balance of design, functionality, and identity for a dynamically innovative employer's web presence, multimedia, and/or print needs.


education
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The Illinois Institute of Art
Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Multimedia & Web Design
GPA: 3.5 / 4.0
October 2000 - March 2003



technical skills
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Four years of PC installation experience
Six years of Web Page Design experience
55 wpm typing rate

Operating systems:
  • Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / ME / XP
  • MacOS


  • Proficiency in:
  • Hand-coded HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Dynamic HTML (DHTML)
  • Animated GIFs
  • Macromedia Flash + ActionScript
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver
  • Macromedia Director + Lingo
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator


  • Experience with:
  • Macromedia Fireworks
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe ImageReady
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Cold Fusion
  • 3D Studio Max
  • mySQL
  • PHP
  • Microsoft Office



  • employment history
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    Standard Multimedia
    Chicago, IL
    October 2003 - February 2004
    Web/Graphic Designer
    Responsibilities:
  • Created web site graphic layouts, and later implemented them to publishable HTML and Flash
  • Created package design for products and prepared for mass production printing
  • Edited and created PHP and JavaScript web site extensions when required


  • CherryOne, Inc.
    Chicago, IL
    May 2003 - August 2003
    Web Designer
    Responsibilities:
  • Communicated with clients about web site concerns
  • Created HTML, page layout, and graphics for client websites
  • Performed periodic site maintenance after completion


  • UR Chicago Magazine
    Chicago, IL
    September 2002 - May 2003
    Web Design Intern
    Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate a bi-weekly e-mail
  • Create layout and images for an electronic newsletter
  • Write HTML for e-mail that reaches thousands each week


  • Urban Communications, Inc.
    Oak Forest, IL
    May 1999 - August 2000
    Web Designer / Technical Support
    Responsibilities:
  • Communicated with clients about web site concerns
  • Created HTML, page layout, and graphics for each client's site
  • Performed periodic site maintenance after completion
  • Answered customer support phone calls
  • Installed office PC hardware


  • Circuit City Stores, Inc.
    Matteson, IL
    October 1998 - December 1998
    Advanced Consumer Electronics Sales Counselor
    Responsibilities:
  • Sold consumer electronics
  • Answered customer service questions
  • Processed retail sales



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