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Im an out-of-the-box* guy who subscribes to better living through thoughtful design, hyper-connectivity, and skillful articulation.

Part operationalizer and part strategist, I blend engagement and theory to try and make better everything I do. What challenges shall we work on today?
*Clich? Absolutely. But saying Im a postmodern functional pragmatist divorced from the social constructs of Taylorism feels a bit obtuse.

Research Interests
Identifying, documenting, and analyzing cultural trends as they appear in digitally-mediated visual communication The digital meme as parallel to rhetorical devices Emergent digital technology and the proliferation of visual culture The provenance of identity co-construction markers from consumed visual culture and amateur-generated media

Academic Experience
September 2009-Present

Queens University of Charlotte Master of Arts in Organizational and Strategic Communication

Candidate for graduation, May 2012 | GPA 4.0

Relevant coursework includes: Research Proseminar Theories courses in organizational and strategic communication Critical theory Ethical issues in communication Small group and team dynamics Cultural studies Innovation and creativity
August 2001-August 2006

University of North Carolina Charlotte Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Graphic Design Concentration Relevant coursework includes: Courses in graphic design and visual communication Contemporary, modern and postmodern art history courses Theories of art history courses Animation and interactivity studies Applied electronic media
David Owens-Hill | 2429 Vail Avenue, No. b12, Charlotte, NC 28207 | 704-264-5205 | | | @owenshill

Professional Experience
April 2011-Present

Queens University of Charlotte, Office of Marketing and Community Relations

Assistant Director for Creative Services | Creative Director and Lead Graphic Designer

Theres a tone and tenor to set, and Im the guy responsible for it. Overseeing a staff of designers and collaborating with a staff of project managers, I engage in brand narrative; assist in strategic thinking covering print forms, social media, and web development; and ensure consistency in organizational storytelling. Additionally, I retain control of top-tier design projectscrafting the message, ensuring alignment with strategic priorities, and executing collateral that contributes to the universitys visual communication footprint.
October 2008-April 2011

Queens University of Charlotte, Office of Marketing and Community Relations

Assistant Director for Creative Services | Art Director and Project Manager

Like a traffic cop with a design background, I formulate solutions to problems in visual media. Working primarily in print, I assessed messaging needs and crafted print collateral plans for our design team to implement.
July 2006-October 2008

McColl Center for Visual Art

New Media Associate

Working as an internal consultant in digital media, I assisted artists-in-residence with all manner of emergent technology. Ranging from self-promotion to fine art creation, no media were off limits. Nimble and constantly learning, I explored and manipulated digital media to fit an unusually shaped mold.
July 2005-July 2006

Stark & Associates

Graphic Designer

When implementing design solutions for a variety of clients, the boundaries rarely matter. From large-format environmental graphics to hand-held pieces, I engaged the visual milieu to provide agency for our ad agency.

Media Production Proficiency

Adobe Creative Suite, Apple FinalCut Pro, Adobe Flash, print and printer lingo, social media and emergent technology research, social media and web analytics, copywriting, audience research, project management

Areas of Expertise
Print design and production Social media strategy and implementation Studio management, artist and designer interaction and interpretation Brand Narrative and positioning, organizational storytelling

Social media basics, including Prezi, Twitter, and Social Media Analytics Queens University of Charlotte | Staff Development Seminars, Guest lecturer in Research Proseminar course Storytelling through non-traditional visual media Queens University of Charlotte | Undergraduate Communication major, Introduction to Communication Studies course

David Owens-Hill | 2429 Vail Avenue, No. b12, Charlotte, NC 28207 | 704-264-5205 | | | @owenshill

Relevant social media presence

Blog: Twitter: @owenshill

Conversant in theory and practice surrounding emergent media, including geolocation-based apps, Quora, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.

American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) National Communication Association (NCA) James L. Knight School of Communication Academic Journal Advisory Board The Contemporaries at McColl Center for Visual Art Board, Marketing and Social Media subcommittees Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Marketing Curriculum Advisory Board

David Owens-Hill | 2429 Vail Avenue, No. b12, Charlotte, NC 28207 | 704-264-5205 | | | @owenshill