Jim White
Digital Art, United States New Mexico Santa Fe
 
Tel: 505 217-8288
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Brief Summary
Seasoned freelance photographer/visual artist. My work utilizes Illustration and conceptual photographic design, for CD covers, website graphics, and more. 
Clients
Clients have included AOL, The Mitre Corporation, NasDaq, DEA, and many others. 
Professional Experience
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

• 20 + years of experience in 35mm photography (including digital) and illustration
• 2007 Portfolios.com PCOM Award winner for CD cover design – Bronze Award
• Knowledge of photographic rights, usage and copyrights
• Able to coordinate the acquisition of images from vendors, including wire services, stock agencies, royalty free corporations, partners and various other sources
• Experienced with Digital Asset Management systems
• Familiar with image compression and web publishing tools
• Experienced with Macintosh and PC platforms

COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Experienced with the following software:
Microsoft Office - Windows & Macintosh, Adobe Photoshop 2.5 – CS5, Adobe Lightroom 3.0, Adobe Illustrator 1.0 – CS6, Adobe InDesign 2.0 – CS5

Experienced with the following digital imaging and photographic hardware:
Nikon 35mm, Mamiya Medium Format, 4x5 format, Canon/Nikon digital cameras, Canon MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter & FlexTT5 Receiver, Light Meters, Lighting: Stands, Kits, Accessories, Flash, Agfa Argus Flatbed scanner, Minolta Diamage 35mm scanner

EDUCATION
1986 - 1989 Computer Information Systems - DeVry Institute of Technology

WORK EXPERIENCE

Freelance
2008 - Present Photographer/Visual Artist
• Develop, edit, retouch, color correct and color overlay digital images
• Conceptual image enhancement, development, illustration
• Provide, maintain and coordinate accurate file data across multiple computer applications
• Create composites
• Clipping paths and masks

Xanterra
2007 - 2008 Lead Front Desk Agent/Tour Guide Springdale, UT
• Responsible for on-site follow-up training and guidance of front desk clerks, development of employee skills
• Monitored guest service and effectively handled guest complaints, maintained supply inventory, administered employee incentive programs and performed other duties as assigned
• Additional duties included driving open-air tram and giving a 50-minute (tour guide) overview of Zion Canyon - history, geology, etc


US Army
414th CA Bn, Baghdad, Iraq
2006 – 2007 Civil Affairs NCOIC, Headquarters Section
Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
• Provided commanders with cultural expertise, assessed the needs of the civilian populace, handled civilians on the battlefield, and conducted refugee operations. Kept the commander informed of protected targets such as schools, churches, hospitals, etc. Interfaced with local and international NGOs and private volunteer organizations, which provided the commanders with unique battlefield overlays of all civilian activities, ongoing infrastructure projects, and the presence and mission of NGOs in the area.
• Created PowerPoint presentations for classified briefings

Xanterra
2005 - 2006 Lead Front Desk Agent/Tour Guide Springdale, UT
• Responsible for on-site follow-up training and guidance of front desk clerks, development of employee skills
• Monitored guest service and effectively handled guest complaints, maintained supply inventory, administered employee incentive programs and performed other duties as assigned
• Additional duties included driving open-air tram and giving a 50-minute (tour guide) overview of Zion Canyon - history, geology, etc

Freelance
1995 - 2005 Photographer/Visual Artist Various locations
• Acquired images from vendors, stock agencies, royalty free corporations, and other sources
• Designed web page graphics for SLH Consulting LLC
• Assisted with internal site design for DEA
• Color corrected and retouched images for various clients
• Designed web site graphics/pages
• Designed AOL Canada channel interface graphics
• Designed intranet page graphics for Datatel Corporation
• Produced digital images and composites

SuperGroups.com - This company is no longer in business
1999 - 2000 Visual Artist Albuquerque, NM
• Designed original graphics and logos for SuperFamily.com - PC Magazine Top 100 site for 2000
• Assisted with ongoing design of corporate web sites: SuperFriends, SuperFamilia, and SuperGifts
• Created PowerPoint presentations
• Created various animated ad banner designs for SuperFamily & SuperGifts
• Adobe Photoshop/ImageReady used for optimization of graphics, slicing and HTML production

Mac Temps, Portfolios – Merged and now known as Aquent Partners: Aquent.com
1997 - 1999 Visual Artist Washington, DC
• Assisted with site design for Consumer Electronics Association
• Designed intranet page graphics for NASDAQ
• Assisted with site design for Optical Society of America
• Created PowerPoint presentations and designed intranet page graphics 
Awards and Recognition
2007 4th Annual PCOM Creative Awards winner.

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