Justin Shook
Graphic Design, Downers Grove Illinois United States
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Brief Summary
I'm a professional graphic designer with a degree from Illinois State University. I have the privilege to work for CHAMPRO Sports as the graphic designer, photographer, videographer and packaging designer. I've gotten to wear many hats and gained invaluable experience that has helped me grow as a person and designer.
Professional Experience
ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE // 05.05-12.07 // Associate Degree in Art
• Made the Deans list three consecutive semesters
• Earned an independent study in ceramics because of hard work and high level of demonstrated skill
• Graduated with a 3.3 cumulative GPA with a 4.0 GPA in the final semester
At RVC I learned the importance of managing my time and staying on top of assignments. I also realized a career in art is what I want, which was reinforced by my success in ceramics.

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY // 08.08-05.10 // Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design
• Showed an understanding of designing under direction and with creative freedom
• Displayed the ability to create quality work under the pressure of tight deadlines
• Designed a variety of materials, from annual reports to websites to identities for corporate and non-profits
• Graduated with a 3.4 cumulative GPA
Illinois State University gave me the skills to effectively create design for a range of mediums. It became a place for me to grow as an artist and learn the importance of exploration.

Internships and Job History
W.W. GRAINGER, INC. // 11.02.10-PRESENT // Image Specialist
• Accessed image databases to sort product images and match them to the product
• Cropped, color corrected, and manipulated images when needed to match the product

HR IMAGING PARTNERS // 08.06.10-PRESENT // Photographer
• Capture photographs of children ranging from 8-18 for school records and purchase
• Set up lighting equipment to meet company requirements and use company software to properly capture, archive, and deliver photos to the offices
• Gained working experience with studio lighting and metering techniques

SIGMA PHI EPSILON // 09.08-05.10 // Alum
• Attended leadership seminars and was an active member on chairmen boards
• Designed rush materials, such as shirts and flyers
• Still active as alum, I helped promote a concert in the fall by designing posters
In my fraternity, brotherhood and teamwork were stressed and helped me to realize the importance of being there for your peers.

Technological Abilities
• Proficient in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign CS5
• Working knowledge of Adobe AfterEffects and Premiere CS5
• Competent in Microsoft Word and Excel

• Proficient in working on the Mac and PC platform

Juried Shows
Noonan, 2010 Student Annual Art Show, Illinois State University

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