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Charles Gilliam

1909 Weymouth Court Arlington Texas 76013


817 460-2996
817 319-7160
cg832d88@westpost.net
ART DIRECTOR
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Results-driven art director and advertising designer, offering a strong balance
between layout and design, and advertising knowledge, combined to produce the be
st answers to meet marketing/advertising needs. Built and maintained top-perfor
ming teams of advertising experts, providing guidance, training and support need
ed to exceed goals and business objectives.
Designer and art director with verifiable year-after-year success achieving busi
ness growth objectives for customer base. Extensive experience with advertising
agencies and graphic design studios managing multiple projects and budgets, req
uiring understanding of advertising basics, staff management, critical deadlines
, and quality outcome. Trained over 400 artists and peripheral staff on design
basics and how to utilize them to design advertising for maximum outcome. Manag
ed design and installation of $1,000,000 corporate exhibitions.
Art Direction. Graphic Designer. Illustrator. 3-Dimensional Exhibit Designer. Ma
nager. Copywriter. Training Documentation Expert. Adobe Illustrator, InDesign an
d Photoshop. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Training Specialist
* Researched and documented in-house
programs to train staff on
proprietary programs.
* Trained staff utilizing both
classroom and online training
processes.
* Wrote two books on design for artists
and sales on how to create
advertising that works for the
customer.
Art Director
* Lead and managed six-man team of
artist to meet deadlines, budgets and
yet making sure product met the
highest creative standards and
achieved increase in sales for
customer.
* Coordinated in-house work with free-
lance staff to accomplish work
requiring larger staffs.
* Designed and oversaw the construction
and installation of high-end exhibit
for museums and corporations.
* EDS Technology Pavilion,
Dallas TX (Infomart)-
$1,000,000 +
* Oil and Petroleum Exhibit,
Museum of Science and
Industry, Chicago, IL, $75,000
update, 100,000 visitors a
year.
* Oil and Petroleum Museum,
Tyler, TX, $60,000 update,
75,000 visitors a year.
* Kilgore Rangerette Museum,
Kilgore, TX, $60,000 update,
50,000 visitors a year.
* Prospective new jobs - Texas
Sports Hall of Fame, Waco, TX;
Dr. Pepper Museum, Waco, TX;
Air Flight Museum, Warner
Robins, GA
* Produced advertising for print and
radio.
* Developed a comprehensive pricing
structure for a printing company that
provided turnkey products.
* Worked directly with printing
companies, multi-media companies,
sales reps, and direct mail houses.
Graphic Designer
* Designed advertising for print.
* Created illustrations for print ads,
flyers and posters.
* Received Certificate of Excellence
from Strathmore Papers for an
advertising agency's logo package.
* Received Council of Leaders
recognition in 1999, and Above and
Beyond recognition in 2000, 2001,
2003, and 2004 for outstanding work
for the company.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
MANAGER/TRAINING SPECIALIST
AT&T Yellow Pages, Dallas, TX
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
El Centro College, Dallas, TX
ART DIRECTOR
Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages
St Louis, MO and Dallas, TX
GRAPHIC ARTIST
Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages,
Dallas,, TX
ART DIRECTOR
Museum Arts INC, Dallas, TX
OWNER/ART DIRECTOR/ILLUSTRATOR
Air Design Graphics, Arlington, TX
EDUCATION
AL Trainer
Accelerated Learning Institute
Certified Training Generalist
Langevin Services
BVA Degree, Illustration
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
MILITARY SERVICE
1967-1970, United States Air Force,
Honorable Discharge, SSGT, Top Secret
Clearance