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  1. 1. A creative mind that embracesthe challenges of packaginginformation and brings ananalytical approach to thecreative process.CHARLES EDWARD CHAMBERS IIISpecializing in Collecting, Packaging andDistributing Information12701 SHAKER NORTH, SHAKER BLVD., UNIT #308A, CLEVELAND, OHIO 44120CHARLES@2169310288.COM | (216) 931-0288 | WWW.2169310288.COM
  2. 2. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY CEC IMAGING CLEVELAND OHIO 1992 • PRESENT Information Designer/CEO | CEC Imaging is an experience information/multimedia design company addressing communi- cation and interaction challenges of our clients. We help them generate engaging and functional experiences for their stake- holders – customers, employees, partners and investors. Our client engagements include brand strategy, identity systems, col laterals, user interfaces, web sites, presentations, promotions, sales and marketing tools and email campaigns. NEWBRIDGE CLEVELAND CLEVELAND OHIO 2010 • PRESENT Digital Arts Teacher | Resourceful and imaginative teaching professional trained in a wide array of artistic mediums. Talent for instilling art appreciation, and promoting creativity and open-mindedness. Proven ability to maintain a well-disciplined and highly motivated classroom. Areas of expertise includes: classroom management, student motivation, artistic instruction, inter- active learning, differentiated instruction and technology integration. AKRON BEACON JOURNAL AKRON, OHIO 1996 • 2006 Senior Marketing Designer | A marketing creative designer since 2003, I design and produce marketing materials for the ad- vertising and circulation divisions of the newspaper. These materials included promotional advertisements, direct mail, special advertising sections, catalogs, posters, signage and a comprehensive classified promotion that give a cohesive look and feel to the automotive and real estate sections in particular. Assistant News Editor | As assistant news editor from 1997 to 2003, I designed four weekly publications focused on the special-interest areas of health care, entertainment and the Sunday/Monday Business sections. I emphasized accuracy and created elegant, uncomplicated designs in a deadline-driven environment. During this assignment, I developed good news judgment, sharpened my grammar skills, organized content, wrote headlines and captions and laid out pages. Special Sections Designer | From 1996 to 1997, I designed special advertising sections primarily, sharing responsibility for the quality of the editorial content, newspaper style, design and overall appearance. Provided photography and collateral and web design support. The job also included some basic administrative and office duties. IT’S A RAP MAGAZINE CLEVELAND, OHIO 1990 • 1992 Art Director | Coordinated production of a nationally distributed publication. Supervised prepress production. THE VINDICATOR CLEVELAND, OHIO 1992 • 1994 Production manager | Managed all aspects of production, including editorial layout and design, for cultural magazine. Also created and produced an editorial cartooning services. U.S. MARINE CORPS 1984 • 1988 Database manager | Audited and maintained system feedback reports. Supervised administrative and clerical activities. Planned and organized office operations. EDUCATION Cleveland State University 1991 • 1993 General Studies COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING • This City Reads! Project, design committee 2000 • 2004 • Torchbearers 2002 • 2004 • Akron Art Museum 1990 • 1995 • Boys and Girls Club 1990 • 1996 DESIGN AWARDS • Society for News Design’s 2001 | Award of Excellence for Entertainment Page Design • News/Business Design 2002 | Award of Excellence Page Design • I was active in developing Akron’s “This City Reads!” Which spurred nearly 60,000 Akron residents to read at one time, break- ing the world record in 2004 for the number of people in one community simultaneously reading. I produced the design and public relations strategy for the campaign, which aimed to increase reading among adults and children in Greater Akron.CHARLES EDWARD CHAMBERS III | 12701 SHAKER N., SHAKER BLVD., UNIT #308A, CLEVELAND, OH 44120 | CHARLES@2169310288.COM | (216) 931-0288 | WWW.2169310288.COM
  3. 3. PROFESSIONAL PROFILE DESIGN SKILLS • Expert knowledge of the Adobe Collector’s Edition (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects,. Premiere, etc). • Thorough knowledge of print and online production processes. • Extensive experience working as a journalists to develop, design and produce editorial display packages. • Displays special skills or knowledge for creating advertisements, promotional campaigns, electronic presentations, direct mail, logo design and other marketing materials and collateral. PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS • Extensive experience with managing projects from concept to completion, working closely with clients, writers and research analysts. • A deep understanding of marketing, corporate branding, direct marketing, advertising concepts and experience applying those concepts to design. • Excellent visual and strong presentation skills. • Demonstrated excellence handling multiple projects simultaneously on deadline, with meticulous attention to detail. • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT • Mobile Communications Products - Producing creative web & mobile application • Researching & Developing Digital Arts Curriculum - Collaborating and consulting with other established digital media associations. Developing an academic environment for an all-encompassing” umbrella” discipline that includes all digi- tally produced commercial and fine art such as Computer Animation, Computer Graphics, Interactive Design. CHARLES E. CHAMBERS IIICHARLES EDWARD CHAMBERS III | 12701 SHAKER N., SHAKER BLVD., UNIT #308A, CLEVELAND, OH 44120 | CHARLES@2169310288.COM | (216) 931-0288 | WWW.2169310288.COM
  4. 4. CHARLES EDWARD CHAMBERS III12701 Shaker N., Shaker Blvd., Unit #308A, Cleveland, OH 44120 | | (216) 931-0288 |