Joseph R. Churchwell, III ~ Resume

 

JOSEPH ROLAND CHURCHWELL III

8 Bent Branch Ct. ● Durham, NC 27704 ● 615-423-2678 ● 919.627.1076

churchwellj@gmail.com/Online Portfolio: http://jchurchwell.carbonmade.com/

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OBJECTIVE

Seeking a position that will utilize my extensive Design experience in CAD and Graphics.  Additionally, effective use of my Creative Arts experience to promote Art education. 

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS                            

·     Over 10 years of progressive experience and responsibility with documented success in the areas of CAD and graphic design at various organizational levels

·     Knowledgeable in Site design, layout of Power, Lighting, Systems, Red-lines, Drafting, Civil, Mechanical, generators and marketing design

·     Record of high performance standards, including attention to schedules, deadlines, budgets and quality work

·     In-depth knowledge in Adobe Illustrator PC and Mac Platform and Photoshop, Photo Deluxe; Microsoft Word, Excel, AutoCAD 2000-2009, AutoCAD R14, R12, MS Office, and Windows 2000,  Microsoft Office Suite 2007, Adobe Captivate,  Acrobat, Indesign,  and HTML

·     Technology-savvy Graphic Designer focused in providing outstanding client services

·     Unique combination of creativity and analytical skills

·     Project Management includes infrastructure for power, lighting and system expansions

 

EDUCATION

ITT Technical Institute                                                    Nashville, Tennessee

Associates of Applied Science                                                                        1997   

Living Arts College                                                          Raleigh, North Carolina

Certificate of Interactive Media                                                                     2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

O'Brien Atkins                                                                    Raleigh, North Carolina

Electrical Designer                                                                                                     2010-2011

  • Prepares preliminary CAD design drawings and red lines for sites including commercial stores and distribution centers for Engineers and Building Project Managers and updates drawings after site walk to reflect changes necessitated.
  • Coordinates and consults with Architects, Engineers, Project manager and design team to review system questions pertaining to the drawings, and where appropriate, provides alternate proposals to requests.

Citizen School at Neal Middle School                         Durham, North Carolina

IAMPOETRY Apprenticeship                                                                                   2011- present

  • Teach 6th graders in an after-school program to promote reading, writing and performance of poetry.
  • Educate and encourage children on the use of creative arts to express emotions and other concerns positively and in a constructive manner that can be presented to their peers.

Jump Jefferson Street Jazz Festival                           Nashville, Tennessee

Independent Graphic Designer                                                                    2008 - present

·      Annually analyze and assess business imperatives and offer instructional design and development solutions to meet key strategic initiatives

·     Create graphics and apply image treatment techniques to increase the vision and mission of the festival

·     Design preliminary and final sketches of proposed drawings, using web-based designs

·     Design and market t-shirts, posters, tickets, flyers, web banners and  other products

·     Successfully manage and coordinate graphic design project from concept through completion

Atlantec Engineering                                                      Raleigh, North Carolina

Electrical Designer                                                                                        2007 - 2010

  • Prepare preliminary CAD design drawings and red lines for sites including commercial stores and distribution centers for Engineers and Building Project Managers and update drawings after site walk to reflect changes necessitated
  • Coordinate and consult with Architects, Engineers, Project manager and design team to review system questions pertaining to the drawings, and where appropriate, provide alternate proposals to request 

PowerSecure                                                                      Wake Forest, North Carolina

CAD Technician                                                                                             2005 -2007

·     Prepare working CAD drawings of generators for distribution centers, and commercial stores

·     Draft red ines, create AutoCAD drawings from sketches

·     Field Surveys, Site Graphic Engineer

·     Work with PM, Engineer and design team to construct client approved drawings using AutoCAD LT 2005, AutoCAD 2006-2007

Independent Graphic Designer                                                                    2005 - present

·      Collaborate with clients to conceptualize marketing vision by generating artwork, presentations and graphics utilized in industrial based sales and marketing efforts to promote companies and their products across a multitude of targeted markets and production of final design based on those marketing needs 

·       Analyze and assess business imperatives and propose design and development solutions to meet key strategic graphic initiatives for various companies 

·      Apply quality assurance processes to meet project timelines and manage budget to ensure customer satisfaction          

·       Create and design company business card layout, Prints, Flyers, Logo, Posters, Pamphlets, T-shirts, Menus, Wine List, Match Book and Web banners.  Providing electronic and hard copy final products for  sales and marketing material

 

North-Star Engineering                                                  Nashville, Tennessee

Contract Electrical Designer/CAD Technician                                                    2004 - 2005

·     Prepared working plans and detailed drawings from rough or detailed sketches and notes for engineering and manufacturing purposes, according to dimensional specifications

·     Designed and Drafted red line mark ups

·     Consulted with Engineer on projects to ensure drawings met necessary standards and requirements of customer

NJC Consulting Engineering INC                                Nashville, Tennessee

Electrical Designer/CAD Technician                                                           2000 - 2003

·     Prepared working plans and detailed drawings from rough or detailed sketches and notes for engineering and manufacturing purposes, according to dimensional specifications

·     Created preliminary and final sketches of proposed drawings, using standard drafting techniques and devices such as drawing board, T-square, protractor and drafting machine, and using computer- assisted design and drafting equipment

·     Calculated and laid out dimensions, angles, curvature of parts, materials to be used, relationship of one part to another and relationship of various parts to entire structure or project

 

Engineering Consultant Services                                 Nashville, Tennessee

Electrical CAD Technician                                                                              1997 - 2000

·     Operate computer-aided design (CAD) systems and peripheral equipment to convert engineers' and technicians' design into working computer documents

·     Created preliminary and final sketches using drafting techniques and devices, such as drawing board, 
T-square, protractor, drafting machine and computer-assisted design and drafting equipment

·     Coordinate with designing and engineering staff to determine design modifications and enter editing information into computer

 

ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS

Living Arts College Gallery Exhibition

·         Best in Category: Publishing Advertising Design  2010-2011

·         Best in Category: Typography/Poster Design 2010- 2011

Performance and Written Screen Plays

·         Written, produced and performed in multiple Poetic  and Theatre productions in North Carolina, Tennessee and Michigan 

 

References upon Request