Tom Wrenn – Graphic Designer/Artist

3011 Temple Trail, Winter Park, FL 32789   linkedin.com/in/tomwrenn 404-275-1191

Graphic Designer, illustrator and animator with more than 17 years of freelance and industry experience. Skilled at design, animation and illustration in a variety of media including websites, television, and published materials.

I have excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills, and I’m comfortable working both on a team and independently. I always complete projects ahead of schedule with great attention to detail.

 Technical Skills/Software

-  Expert Adobe Creative Suite 5, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML editing capabilities, Adobe Flash,

   and Illustrator. Corel Painter, Toonboom Studio, and Content Management Systems (Joomla!) 

-  Experienced in Adobe After Effects, CS4, Premier, and InDesign. Also in QuarkXPress, HTML, CMS, 3D Studio Max, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Sorenson Squeeze and UI design

-  Familiar with Actionscript and CSS

-  Ability to interact easily with both technical teams and non-technical end users

 Experience

Designer Illustrator, Createspace                                                                                                          July 2012- Dec 2014

   -  Designed and illustrated books and covers as part of their author services utilizing Adobe Creative Suite 5

       Photoshop, Corel Painter, and Illustrator

 Freelance Web Designer/Animator/Illustrator/Artist                                                                              1995 - Present

- Worked on several part time projects while working at fulltime positions

- Layout, design and administration of HTML email campaigns for StoryCove.com and           

  August House Inc  - utilizing Joomla!, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Photoshop,  HTML, and Dreamweaver 

- Designed and developed new Story Cove subscription website using Joomla! , HTML,

  and Dreamweaver  

- Designed and developed websites and website animation using Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Joomla! ,  

  HTML, and Dreamweaver: •  www.storycove.com, www.raininouttonight.com, www.plantoplate.com,  

  www.gha2art.comwww.autobodyengineers.com

-  Worked on several projects using Flash animation, including:

•  Flash animation conversions of Story Cove animations to be on LG television using Flash and Sorenson  

Squeeze

•  Flash animation for music video “You are a Tourist” by Death Cab For Cutie - nominated for a VMA

using Adobe Flash

-  Utilized SES learning platform according to SES Georgia and Tennessee Department of Education standards in the development of Content Management Site using Photoshop, Flash, and Illustrator

-  Designed and implemented animation for different types of media such as:

•  TV commercials (Salter Mitchell Advertising Inc. Tallahassee, Fl) using Adobe CS Flash and Photoshop

•  DVDs packaged with books (Tucker’s Spooky Halloween and Ho, Ho, Ho Tucker by Leslie McGuirk, Candlewick Publishing) using Adobe CS Flash and Photoshop

•  Websites (Vertical AV/TV  http://verticaltv.com/) using Adobe CS Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator

-  Created illustrations for published novels and poetry including (using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Corel Painter):

•  “Scary Stories” edited by Liz Parkhurst, published by August House Inc.

•  “Glue and Ink Rebellion” by Sean Carswell, published by Gorsky Press

•  “Archeology of Bones”, poetry by Kyle Torke, published by Gorsky Press

Artist/Developer, August House Publishing                                                                         July 2005 – Dec 2009

-  Designed layout and developed website for www.StoryCove.com using Joomla! , Adobe Creative Suite 5,   

   Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML editing capabilities, Adobe Flash, and Illustrator.

 -  Designed website layout for www.StoryCoveClassroom.com, and www.getyourdogon.com using Joomla! ,     

   Adobe Creative Suite 5, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML editing capabilities, Adobe Flash, and Illustrator.

-  Designed, produced and pitched a “Story Cove” DVD. Management was impressed with the DVD and decided to market and sell a line of DVDs. I was then responsible for creating eight Story Cove CD-ROMs that were used in the development of educational packages. Utilized Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, IDVD.

-  As Animator and Illustrator for Story Cove line of books for children, produced four books and four animations each year using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quarkexpress and Flash

-  Responsible for creating and illustrating lesson plans and activities for each book using Photoshop,     

   Illustrator, and Flash

Kitchen Manager, North Highland Pub,                 Mulligan’s Restaurant                                                                   2001 - 2005

-  Managed a team of five people in the completion of deadline-driven tasks while achieving high levels of customer satisfaction

-  Resolved conflicts and promoted cooperation between team members

Partner, Mike and Tom’s Painting                                                                                                                            1995 - 1997

- Owned and operated a commercial and residential painting company

- In addition to managing daily operations, performed all bookkeeping and accounting activities

Owner, SLUG                                                                                                                                                                     1993 - 1995

- Designed and marketed illustrations for apparel industry

- Products were carried by 20 retailers throughout Florida and the southeast

- Worked with contractors and sales representatives to produce and market all company products

- Managed all financial aspects of the company, including bookkeeping and accounting activities

Education

   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art                                                                       College of Charleston, 1993

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Computer Animation                                                        Art Institute of Atlanta, 2002

Awards and Organizational Involvement

- 2011 www.StoryCove.com  Bessie Award Winner - Best Educational Software Awards

- 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best DVD - Tucker’s Spooky Halloween

- Outstanding Senior Artist 1993 – College of Charleston

- Volunteer for Skater-Aid/Brain Tumor Foundation for Children

- Animation selected to appear on AtomFilms.com – “The Gruff"

Websites

Wrenn Designs                                   https://www.facebook.com/wrenndesigns

                                                         www.wrenndesigns.com

Portfolio Site                                     www.tomwrenn.com

Website Layout Design:                      www.storycove.com, www.raininouttonight.com, www.gha2art.com

                                                         www.plantoplate.com, www.autobodyengineers.com

Illustration and Animation:                   http://votivo.us/trainingStart.aspx,  www.ahstorycove.com,                    www.getyourdogon.com

LinkedIn                                             www.linkedin.com/in/tomwrenn

Facebook                                          www.facebook.com/wrenntom