Graphic and Web Designer
February 2014 — Present
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Graphic and Web Designer at HelpSystems, LLC
Decibel Consulting & Design focuses on providing professional graphic and multimedia design services for the small business and entertainment industry as well as social media promotion and management. I have remained actively involved in all levels of each project’s development since the company's inception 6 years ago.
We use our 10+ years of knowledge and experience in addition to our network of other contract professionals to create the team that your project needs to open doors and take your brand to the next level.
Partial client list: 3M, AWT Labels & Packaging, Warner Music Group, Bullet Tooth Records, Green Mill Restaurant, Snap Fitness, Land Shark Promotion, Pillar, Throw The Fight, Nonpoint, University of Minnesota, Infinite Merch, Inner Light Agency
Print Design, Web Design, Branding, Social Media Promotion, Artist Consulting
I am one of the founding members of the nationally touring rock act, Throw The Fight.
Through my dedication and direction, the band has successfully secured several recording & publishing deals, toured the United States & Canada, developed a massive online web presence, promoted successful college and commercial radio campaigns, found song placements on various, MTV, VH1 & Spike shows, and sold over 50,000 albums and digital singles collectively. In 2006 Throw the Fight was named one of the top ten bands in the country by Alternative Press Magazine, which is a testament to my work ethic.
Throw The Fight has toured and shared stages with the following bands and festivals: Bullet For My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Nonpoint, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Chevelle, Staind, Red, Drowning Pool, Sevendust, 10 Years, Vans Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, South By So What!?, etc.
In addition to being a touring guitarist, I still oversee a large portion of the band's online marketing, design, and promotion.
Hired in Sept, 2009 for a freelance position that remains ongoing. Job responsibilities include creating shipper label artwork and generating bar codes.
Job responsibilities included sending approved artwork to print vendors, uploading approved artwork into the 3M database and print specs, art directing photo shoots, creating packaging artwork & color separations, etc.
During this time I became the lead designer for 3M's Sandblaster and Private Label sector which includes brands such as Office Depot, Office Max, Corporate Express, Staples, Universal, among many others. I also had the opportunity to work with the agency's other clients such as Sherwin Williams, McQuay, McPherson Guitars, Spraytech, Chemi Nutra, etc. This experience allowed me to develop a firm understanding of brand identity and the printing process.
In addition to this, I also worked on site at 3M for 8 months overseeing several major brands of products such as Post-It Notes, Scotch Tape, and Filtrete, among many others. During this time, I was able to focus on my managerial skills while working directly with the agency's largest client.