marty smith art

Education and Professional Experience

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
     Graduated in May 2005
     B.A. in Studio Art
     Emphasis: Graphic Design and Painting
     Minor in Digital Graphics

April 28 2014-Present
     Arkansas State Parks, Program Services, Little Rock, AR, Graphic Designer
     Responsible for planning and project development, creating graphics and illustrations,
     purchasing and fabrication, and pre-press preparation. Redesign of Interpreter
     Newsletter. Design brochures, flyers, calendars, maps, certificates, and booklets
     for the 52 State Parks in Arkansas.

June 7 2010-April 25 2014
     Arkansas State Parks Exhibit Shop, Little Rock, AR, Extra Help Graphic Designer
     Design brochures, flyers, calendars, maps and booklets for the 52 State Parks
     in Arkansas.

March 2009-mid April 2009
     Public Art Commission, Little Rock, AR, Artist/Illustrator
     The Count Pulaski Way in the River Market District of Little Rock.
     Image of the Arkansas River with historic artifacts and animals,
     200 ft. long by 4 feet wide, along the Arkansas Studies Institute
     building on the main campus of the Central Arkansas Library.
     Also known as historic Geyer-Adams building.

August 2008-Present
     Freelance Graphic Projects and Website Design
     Book cover designer for Temenos Book Publishing in North Little Rock.
     Click here to see an example of my web design skills.

January 2008-August 2008
     Leisure Arts, Little Rock, AR, Marketing Department Graphic Designer
     Design sales sheets and advertisements for magazines, websites, and tradeshows.
     Design project sheets and prepare web images for two monthly e-newsletters.
     Design front panels and web panels for,
     and websites. Aid marketing department with preparing
     promotional materials for tradeshows. Aid the web department with various
     web projects.

July 2006-January 2008
     Arkansas Jacksonville Leader, Jacksonville, AR, Graphic Designer and Webmaster
     Design advertisements for classified and regular sections of the Jacksonville Arkansas
     Leader newspaper, Leader Extra, The Minuteman and Little Rock Airforce Base
     newspaper, The DropZone. Layout the Features section of the Leader. Design LRAFB
     Drop Zone website. Make updates to the Leader, Leader Blues and LRAFB Drop Zone
     website. Design web banners and advertisements for the websites.
     Write articles about local artists for paper.

May 2006-July 2006
     America's Bride & Groom, Little Rock, AR, Graphic Designer
     Involved in various departments of the bridal magazine including: layout,
     ad design, aiding the editor and advertising department.

October 2005-February 2006
     Inviting Company, North Little Rock, AR, Webmaster
     Maintain and update Inviting Company, Ink-Well and Treehouse Designs websites.
     Implement new design of Treehouse Designs website. Reshoot product, color correct
     images, and sent out weekly email sales promotions. Assist the IT, Rub a Dub-Dub,
     Ink-Well, Treehouse Designs, Inviting Company, and Production Departments.

Technical Skills

     Proficient with the following programs (Macintosh and PC): Adobe Golive, InDesign,
     Illustrator, ImageReady, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro (for film making),
     Flash, QuarkXPress and Excel.

Graphic and Web Skills

     Magazine Layout/Design, Magazine Ad Design, Photography/color correcting/clean up
     Postcards, Logo Design, Multi-Page documents, Advertising Campaigns, Newspaper
     Ad design, Newsletters (Both web and printed), Newspaper Layout/Design,
     Website Design, Javascript, CSS and HTML coding, Bookmaking and Binding.

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