Zane Parker

Senior Digital Designer

Chalfont, PA, USA
Highly accomplished senior graphic designer with 16 years experience in creating, designing, and producing a wide variety of print collateral, online interactive publications, websites, advertising campaigns, special event collateral, logos and brand identities, packaging graphics, presentations, and illustrations for both promotional and technical advantage. Strengths include strong leadership, communication, and organization skills, along with a deep passion for the craft. Noteworthy education and comprehensive experience with a wide range of software, hardware, and technical implements. Seeking role with an organization that values creativity, innovation, and a fresh outlook from driven talent with a proven record of creating inspired designs.
Experience
PA, USA
Jul 2007Present
Senior Digital Designer
Responsible for wire-framing, storyboarding, requirement and end-use documentation, design and on demand supply of HTML, CSS, and graphical assets and prototyping for online initiatives including products for Corporate, Space Systems Company CIO, Operational Analysis, IS&GS-Defense, Corporate Technology and Innovation. Proficient with Wordpress and SharePoint.

Safety Matters Site, SSC IT User Awareness Site, PCTech Refresh Page, GoMobile Contest, Avenue (Lockheed Martin’s Managed Mac Environment, xxx); Operational Analysis website design, IS&GS-Defense Product Line Site; Corporate Technology and Innovation Wordpress Site, Cloud Computing Initial Setup and Cloud Computing International Wordpress initiatives; At Space Systems Employee Facing Portal Site Redesign wireframe.

One part of a two man panel that led a segment on Introduction to iOS Development at MS2 Morrestown, NJ. Session was used to talk about fundamentals, exchange knowledge, meet others with interest in subject matter, and to have people get hands on time with coding inside the Xcode IDE using objective-C.

Teamed with external vendor for back-end and designed front-end for the USA Science and Engineering Mobile App (iOS, Android)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/2012-usa-science-engineering/id514619710?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crowdcompass.usasf2012

★ 2012 Lockheed Martin NOVA Award recipient

Front-end development for IS&GS-National Geospatial Intelligence Mobile App
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geomeasure/id494451305?mt=8&ls=1
PA, USA
Jan 2004Jul 2007
Digital Graphic Designer
Designer for a large volume of high end marketing, branding, web and print collateral for Corporate, IS&GS, and Space Systems Company Campaigns.

Proposal support for Business Development Proposal Operations and other customers. Crafted detailed cover art and figures to illustrate key concepts within documentation. Hands on management of art guide including version control oversight.

Design and production of branding and identify campaigns for corporate programs, software products and services, tradeshows, and special events

Design, development, and maintenance of a variety of internal and external WordPress and Sharepoint sites

Lead designer on high-profile projects including Eagle Awards collateral and identity from 2004-2008, Celebration of Excellence collateral and identity, Valley Forge National Historic Park environmental graphics, Media Services cross-regional marketing kit and Delaware Valley OpFest
Orlando, FL, USA
Dec 2002Jan 2004
Aquent, Inc.
Freelance Graphic Designer
Working on production of forth and third grade math books with PreMEDIA One (formerly know as Typographics / Black Dot Group for a large education publisher

Did packaging production, built and updated catalog, shipped items for Wurth USA, Inc.

Was slated to start with Disney's Yellow Shoes Design Group inside their digital imaging department for a temporary assignment but was hired by Lockheed Martin full time before things got of the ground.
Orlando, FL, USA
Feb 2002Nov 2002
Gonzalez & Gonzalez Advertising
Graphic Designer
Designed recruitment advertising for various clients such as Walt Disney Entertainment, IHS, Wackenhut, The Army National Guard, Georgia Institute of Technology, Marriott Vacation Club, DB Mart, etc

Designed the graphics and materials for the 2002 Army National Guard Strength Maintenance Conference that was held in Orlando on August 6-8, 2002

Design and production work of large format graphics for Job Fair/Recruitment booths
OH, USA
Aug 1997Feb 2003
New Creative Enterprises
Graphic Designer & Product Illustrator
PRODUCT
• Product development and licensing experience with Peanuts™, Warner Brothers™, Disney®, Garfield™, and Sesame Street®.
• Production on giftware packaging for Peanuts™, Warner Brothers™, Disney®, Garfield™
• Experience with Disney® style guides in insure character integrity and consistency
• Production & design on new and old giftware packaging for NCE lines
• Created design and production artwork for decorative appliqué flags
• Took 2-D art and digitally created new 2-D illustrations that showed other views of product, exploded views, and production/communication notes for overseas vendors
• Illustrated 2-D product art digitally to create a realistic feel for product that wasn’t available for marketing material photography.
• Technical illustration for assembly instructions to product and customer display set up
• Designed logos for giftware lines

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
• Created design improvement and implementation of new marketing materials for New Creative Enterprises Incorporated.
• Maintained New Creative Enterprises Incorporated, Bloominghome, and Decorative Concepts Incorporated web sites. Also developed flash animated banners.
• Proactive in art directing photo shoots for packaging, advertising and catalog with in-house photographer (team environment)
• Designed and created Decorative Concepts Licensing and Square Nest corporate web sites.
• Created design and consulting on New Creative Enterprises Incorporated brand identity.
• Designed and created large format trade show graphics for Atlanta, Dallas, and Chicago show rooms.
• Worked with outside vendors for printing needs.
• Proactive in press checks and viewing proofs of marketing materials coming from printers.
Education
Columbus, OH, USA
Aug 1993May 1997
BFA, Visual Communications, Department of Illustration
Awards
2012
Lockheed Martin Corporation Team NOVA Award
2007
American In-House Design Award
Languages
 
English (Native)
Skills
 
Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, CSS, Creative Brainstorming, Excel, HTML, Illustrator, Indesign, Mac, Microsoft Office, Mobile, Pencil And Paper, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Team Collaboration, UI, Ux, Windows, Wireframing, Word
Projects