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Ryan O'Connell


Creative Director
April 2001 to Present
• Create Interactive Websites (clients include BowReHair.net and MichaelSchenkerHimself.com)
• Design CDs and other printed materials (clients include Arcos Brasil, Dennys, and Hydden Agenda)
• Edit Video, Special F/X, and Author DVDs (clients include Artistic Enlightenment and Brophy/Xavier)
Graphic Artist
October 2002 to July 2003
515 N. 44th Street - Phoenix, AZ 85008 • (602)685-3037 - Simona Valentine
• Layout Graphics for daily news broadcast • Design Animation for special topics and Promos
• Create the ‘On-Air Look’ of “The Game” • Set-Up the “Valley Tracker” using Curious Maps
• Make Text Effects to fit the mood of Promos - (After effects files that can be modified with any text)
January 2002 to June 2002
2625 W. Baseline Rd - Tempe, AZ 85283 • (602)383-8228 - Dominic Pistillo
• Teach Flash, Photoshop, and DreamWeaver • Create Curriculum and projects
Pre-Press Specialist
October 1998 to December 2002
2545 N. 7th Street - Phoenix, AZ 85006 • (602)257-0686 - Eric Smith
• Output Film, Big Color, and Fiery prints • Create files according to customer specifications
• Scan transparencies and prints • Troubleshoot, trap, and repair files
• Operate Mac and PC using Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design and Pagemaker;
Corel Draw, Macromedia Flash and Freehand, Microsoft Publisher and Office 2000


University of Advancing Computer Technology
Bachelors Degree
April 2000
• Received in-depth knowledge of leading 3D, 2D, Video, Internet, and programming software
• Learned how to efficiently model and animate in Maya 2.5, Soft Image 3.8, and 3D Studio Max
• Taught a class how to create seamless textures from Photoshop, and realistic textures in Painter 5
• Taught a class how to create seamless textures from Photoshop, and realistic textures in Painter 5
Gilbert High School
May 1996
• Enrolled in Honors level and Advanced Placement courses while actively involved in clubs
• Took office (President, V.P., Publicist), and designed T-shirts and promotional flyers for clubs
• Won awards for my comedic performance in School Plays, came in at 4th place in the state for Impromptu Speaking in Speech and Debate, and won numerous medals in Academic Decathlon

• Adobe Acrobat 5.0
• Adobe Photoshop 7.0
• Adobe Illustrator 10.0
• Adobe Streamline 3.0
• Adobe In Design 2.0
• Adobe After Effects 6.0
• Adobe Premiere 6.0
• Adobe PageMaker 7.0

• Alias|Wavefront Maya 5.0
• Apple DVD Studio Pro 2.0
• Apple Final Cut Pro 4.0
• Apple Shake 3.0

• Avid SoftImage 3.8
• Curious World Maps 3.67d
• Discrete 3D Studio Max 5.0
• NewTec Lightwave 7.0

• Corel Draw 11.0
• Macromedia Director 8.0
• Macromedia Flash MX
• Macromedia Freehand MX
• Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
• Microsoft Publisher 2003
• Microsoft Office 2003
• Quark Xpress 5.0
• Action Scripting
• Apple Script
• Basic
• Lingo (Director)
• Visual Basic


Graphic Artist
Flash Developer

- multiple Flash interfaces explore creative designs
- conceptualized site for stringed Instrument service
- water based theme for Phoenix based Kayak school
- worked guitar legend Michael Schenker promoting CD
- created Flash based order form for print company

• Creative, Innovative and Intelligent

• Self-motivated, Enthusiastic, and Goal-Oriented

• Comfortable working in a team or independently • Versatile member of the production pipeline
• Ability to quickly adapt to change • Determined to produce the highest quality work
• Knowledgeable of leading software programs for Design, Animation, Multimedia, and Video Editing