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Keith Craker


     To find a challenging position which allows me to pursue my potential and achieve professional satisfaction, while striving for maximum productivity on behalf of my employer. Will consider both 1099 and W2.


Adobe InDesign
Microsoft PowerPoint
Marker comps
Adobe Photoshop
Macromedia Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe GoLive
Spot Illustrations
Social Media
Quark XPress
Macromedia Fireworks
Public Speaking


Graphic Designer/Web Designer/Production Artist
Independent Contractor, Mesquite, TX

Self-employed freelancer working on various projects including: website design and maintenance. banner ads; cd package design; newspaper advertisements and inserts; direct mail pieces; PoP's and window art; logo and brochure designs; an urban music magazine; an urban newsletter; illustrations; business card and letterhead designs; typesetting and artboard stripping. Current client list includes
Texas Trust Credit Union
Pro Motion Creative Media Solutions
Smart Electric
Creative Custom Embroidery

Graphic Designer/Production Artist
EZ-FLO International, Inc., Rockwall, TX

Duties include:
Working with a team of in-house marketing and art department staff designing and producing
• Catalogues (300 pages or more)
• Brochures and flyers
• Business cards
• Package design

Graphic Artist/Art Director
Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, TX

Work with team of in-house art department staff for the world’s third largest auction house, designing and producing: auction catalogs; newspaper and magazine advertisements; brochures and flyers; postcards, self-mailers and direct mail pieces; business card and letterhead designs; and lobby signage. Through in-depth meetings and exploration, produced the finest catalogues for premier auction house to be distributed globally. Perform various services including creative consultations and customer relations while acting as liaison between clients and Account Executives. Through consultations with Directors of various departments able to design and execute all information to earn Heritage Auction Galleries the rank of third largest auction house in the world.

Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Pro Motion Creative Media Solutions, Dallas, TX

Duties included:
Working directly with owner on projects specifically designed for
• Bassett Furniture (National, Regional)
• Thomasville (Regional)
• D. Noblin
• Leather Room Store
• Furniture Direct Outlet
Through consultation with Pro Motion Account Executives and Client, designed and developed advertising for Media Purchaser/Ad Agency, including website design and maintenance, banner and email ads, newspaper advertisements and circulars, as well as direct mail pieces, TV graphics, PoPs and window art. Acted as Director of Logo and brochure designs, illustrations, business card and letterhead design. Performed various client services including creative consultations, customer relations, and acted as liaison between clients and Account Executives.

Graphic Designer/Production Artist
Dallas Printing & Graphics, Dallas, TX

Responsible for creating or recreating computer-generated artwork for brochures, flyers, letterhead packages, etc. Art directed and typeset various projects including corporate logos, business cards, letterheads, brochures, self-mailers, magazine advertisements, company invitations, and forms. Performed maintenance and cleaning of company Linotronic Imaging system. Assisted Lead Pressman in stripping together art boards and mechanicals. Performed various client services including creative consultations and customer relations.


Lead Singer/Marketer/Social Media Designer
The East Texas Garage Band, Terrell, TX

Lead and backing vocals for a five-piece classic rock cover band; design all marketing materials including logo, website, Facebook page, posters, flyers, backstage passes, and t-shirts; promote band through third-party websites including Pegasus News.

Wine Instructor
Premier Wines of Plano, Plano, TX

Instruct wine tasting/appreciation classes and events to groups of up to 40 people, covering a wide range of topics including but not limited to: wine fermentation, proper serving temperature, proper glassware, paring wine with food, old world wines versus new world wines, blends versus varietals, and the benefit of screwtops as opposed to corks; provide customer service to clients booking classes; provide expertise to customers seeking to make informed purchases; consult with the managing partner and service manager concerning matters of wine choice, menu order, and wine instructor critiques and training, and other matters of importance to the company.


Combat Signal Team Chief
HSC, 28th Aviation Group, Arlington TX 1993-1996

Combat Signaller/PAC Clerk
HHC 52nd Engineer Battalion, Ft Carson, CO 1991-1993


The Art Institute of Dallas, Dallas, TX
      Associate of Applied Arts (Visual Communication) Dec. '95
The Art Institute of Dallas, Dallas, TX
      Associate of Applied Arts (Multimedia/Web Design) June '01

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