My Portfolio and Resume

Aside from drawing comic strips, I am also a Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Cartoonist.
Take a peek at some of the original work I've done and also view my online résumé

George Brix's Portfolio

Graphic Design Illustrations Sketches/Drawings Web Design/Mobile

George Brix's Résumé

Education
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ, December 2004
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with concentration in Illustration

Technical Skills
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash,
Microsoft Office, HTML, XHTML, CSS, ActionScript, Apple, PC

Creative Skills
Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, Corporate Identity, Web Design,
Stoyrboard Art, Illustrating, Cartooning, Animation, Creative Writing, Fluent in Spanish

Freelance Experience
Godfather Paintball
Green Brook, NJ
Grand Opening and Logo Banners
  • Contacted by company owner to design a Grand Opening and logo banner system.
  • Designed 6 banners of large proportions within 24-hour timeframe.

ABC Bail Bonds
Trenton, NJ
College Employment Flyer
  • Personally selected by company representative to create flyer.
  • Designed eye-catching flyer to attract attention of collegiate students seeking employment.

Work Experience
Knowledgepoint360
Lyndhurst, NJ: July 2012 - October 2012
Layout Artist
  • Designed promotion and information print pieces such as scientific posters,
    medical conference invitations, prescription drug brochures, and symposium newsletters.
  • Creation of new website layouts for upcoming pharmaceutical drug education presentations.
  • Assisted Creative Director in conceptualizing designs for upcoming projects.
  • Redrew graphics and charts for medical journal entries.
  • Coded new bi-monthly pharmaceutical e-newsletter and news website for online members.
  • Updated and corrected any print or web pieces prior to publication.

Bank of America-Merrill Lynch
Hopewell, NJ: November 2011 - June 2012
Web Designer
  • Project lead for Wealth Management site migration
    • Designed layout to ensure easier readability and acess to articles and links.
    • Created Solutions pages with new menu navigation system.
  • Utilized Content Management System in migration of web files from legacy to updated servers.
  • Updated and maintained Investment Benefits website upon request.
  • Uploaded new perspectives webpage requests.
  • Migrated and recoded articles from U.S. Trust website to an updated server.

Everyday Health Professional, Inc./MedPage Today/Projects In Knowledge
Little Falls, NJ: February 2008 - June 2011
Graphics Specialist
  • Everyday Health Professional, Inc./MedPage Today
    • Development of icons and banners for use in Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and iPad.
    • Animate rotating web banners to advertise upcoming medical conferences.
    • Design company promotional pieces.
    • Redesign of video player for easier control and navigation.
    • Redesign of KevinMD.com logo
  • Projects In Knowledge
    • Assist Vice President of Design for satellite symposiums and webcasts.
      • Provided support in redesign of company website and Living Medical Textbook.
      • Banner and button system for web pages.
      • Print pieces and advertisements such as booklets, brochures, invitations,
        postcards, posters, and syllabi.
    • Reformat Powerpoint slides for project directors
      • Utilize PIK format for live programs and webcasts.
      • Redraw or recreate graphs.
    • Coordinate with IT to create mock-up web pages, member updates and
      email notifications using HTML and CSS.

The Chubb Institiute
Parsippany, NJ: December 2006 - October 2007
North Brunswick, NJ: November 2007 - December 2007
Graphic Design and Animation Instructor
  • Design Basics - Introduction to graphic design with Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Digital Imaging - Advanced graphic design with Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Digital Print - Desktop publishing with InDesign and QuarkXpress.
  • Visual Communications - Basic web design and animation with Dreamweaver and Flash.
  • Web Scripting - Advanced web design and animation with Flash and ActionScript.
  • Web Development - Advanced Web Design with Dreamweaver, HTML, XHTML, CSS, and PHP.
  • Portfolio Production - Completion of professional student portfolios and résumés.

SMART Tuition Management Services, First Investors Federal Savings Bank
Edison, NJ: May 2005 - January 2007
Graphics Design Special Projects: July 2005 - December 2005
  • Volunteered for initiative to redesign division's payment booklet.
    • Creation of several designs for executive committee review.
    • Design of final product utilizing Microsoft Word.
  • Selected by company President for special project to redesign parent enrollment brochures.
    • Met with key stakeholders to define desired clients and created variations based on their needs.
    • Brochures used by all schools who participated in the SMART program.

Customer Service Representative
  • Resolved heavy volume phone inquiries by parents regarding their accounts.
  • Accepted account payments by phone.
  • Updated accounts by school request.
  • Inputted new parent accounts into SMART system.
  • Trained new employees.

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