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WILLIAM A. DARLING
Thousand Oaks, California • ph: 805.208.0088 • e-mail: bill@bigcatgraphics.com


OBJECTIVE
Pursue a career opportunity in Graphic Design working with interesting clients/projects and utilizing my skills in design and illustration.


TOOLS
Adobe Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, InDesign CS, QuarkXPress, ImageReady, GoLive, Dreamweaver, some HTML and Flash.


EXPERIENCE
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER (for Aquent Partners and Match Creative), 2000-current
Projects included production design work for Mentor Corporation, Santa Barbara, Web design and production work for HomeStore.com, Thousand Oaks, production and design for Viking Lithographics/Indigo Designs, Canoga Park, Web design and production work for Revolution Advertising/HuffyBMX.com, photo retouching for Crush Creative, Burbank.

OFFICE MANAGER AND DESIGNER for Dependable Air Conditioning, Inc. 2002-2005
Duties included, invoicing, data input, updating website, accounts receivable, billing. General computer work.

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER, 1999-current
Designed brochures, business cards, flyers, logo editing, production work, scanning, etc. for affiliated printer and various clients. Other projects involved website development which included scanning, photo imaging, retouching and manipulation, production and design, book design, illustration, etc. Did various projects for M-Projects, Westlake Village. Did various ads for the Weslake Village Inn hotel. Worked extensively for MH&Associates on their website projects, illustrations, etc. Webmaster for SetWear.com, NationalMortuarySupply.com, and have designed over twenty websites including e-commerce sites for CardService International. Recent work includes package design for PackSource Systems, production and design work for 20/20 Marketing.

BUSINESS OWNER, DARLING'S TENNIS SHOPPE, 1989-1998, Studio City, CA
All aspects of owning and operating a retail business: Merchandise purchasing, accounts receivable/payable, business plan preparation, marketing, payroll, supervision of employees, etc.

ASSOCIATE TYPOGRAPHER, XEROX CORPORATION, 1985-1989, El Segundo, CA
Digital Typography: bit-editing logo's and fonts on high resolution digital computers. Other duties included creating command files, updating font libraries, creating documents from Xerox desktop publishers.


EDUCATION
B.A., GRAPHIC DESIGN, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, 1982-1985, San Diego, CA
Teacher's Assistant. Intern as a Graphic Artist for The Daily Aztec. Participated in intramural sports.

DESKTOP PUBLISHING PROGRAM, SIMI VALLEY ADULT SCHOOL, 1999, Simi Valley, CA
Special emphasis on Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress.


ACHIEVEMENTS
• Cash Award recognition for Team Excellence at Xerox Corporation, El Segundo, CA.
Book cover design and photo for Ben Mitusovic's book, Loneliness.
• Published illustrations for the San Diego State University newspaper, The Daily Aztec.
Book design and layout for Dariea Garibaldi's, Hollywood-The Insiders Guide to
Landing Your
First Acting Job.
• Motorcycle/Bicycle Illustrations for clients, Hungry Valley MX, Darrell Mount,
Mount Graphics, Wheel World.


INTERESTS
Painting, Photography, Golf, Tennis, Music/Drums, Movies, Animals.

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