Hi! I'm JOE

I'm the Design Sergeant,
a Graphic Designer from Akron

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About me

You may have noticed a theme here: I'm a proud veteran and an experienced graphic designer.

I benefit from a work ethic unlike any that can be developed in half-day workshops or seminars—I continue to hone my leadership skills and design expertise in my profession as a Multimedia Illustrator for the Army Reserve. Most days I'm designing marketing and communications pieces as a one man army for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: I'm currently the first, and only, internal graphic designer for the global organization and the visual brand compliance officer. But any worthwhile endeavor begins with a long person willing to be first.
Like skydiving!

I am proficient with many Adobe Creative suite tools, with several mastery-level certifications from Adobe Authorized training centers.

Photoshop CC
Illustrator CC
InDesign CC
Dreamweaver CC
Web Design
Video & Audio (currently enrolled—November 2017)
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • After Effects CC
  • Prelude CC
  • Speedgrade CC
  • Story CC Plus
  • Audition CC

Jobs & Education

Received Certificate in CISCO Computer Network Security
Auburn Career Center
United States Army
The University of Akron & The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Received BFA in Graphic Design
The University of Akron
Graphic Design Coordinator
Contract position with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Graphic Designer
Contract position becomes associate position with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

My Capabilities

Novelty Blimp Boarding Pass
Used as promotional item in partnership with The Cleveland Cavaliers.
Assurance® WeatherReady® card
Promotional card used in announcement of new tire line which uses soybean oil instead of petroleum.
Blimp Photography
The Goodyear Blimps are mobile landmarks. I've had the great fortune to be on multiple photoshoots inside and around them.
2017 Support Our Troops NASCAR tire decal
For a worthy cause, Goodyear replaces the Eagle name on its NASCAR tires for the Coca-Cola 600.
USMC Reserve Toys for Tots toy drive partnership
Goodyear hosts charity drives benefitting Toys for Tots at its US airship bases.
Plant Optimization Bootcamp training aids
Optimizing practice and strategy in a 100-year-old company can be tough. Especially when manufacturing process can be vastly different between tire models and sizes. A course and materials was developed to instruct managers on how to develop and implement.

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