William "Hank" West

Photographer | Vector Illustrator | Game Designer | Framer | Tech Support

Location
Richmond, Virginia Area
Industry
Arts and Crafts
Current
  1. Virginia Commonwealth University,
  2. A.C. Moore,
  3. Rule of Cool
Previous
  1. FeedMore,
  2. Dreamworks SKG,
  3. Kings Dominion
Education
  1. University of Richmond
Websites
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Background

Summary

-Experience-
Artist, primary skills in vector graphics for graphic design and illustration.
Indie designer of digitally-distributed tabletop role-playing games, 4 years of collaborative experience conceptualizing, creating, and revising products for entertainment.
Associate/Assistant committed to patience, integrity, and finding solutions to customers' problems.

-Goals-
Short-term: Provide quality customer service as part of a close-knit team, preferably for technology, entertainment, and craft retailers.
Long-Term: Grow design and illustration skills to conceptualize, create, and/or illustrate products for entertainment; such as games, films, books, or other media.

Specialties:nonprofits, graphic design, creative solutions, interfacing with new software

Experience

LIS Desktop Support

Virginia Commonwealth University
– Present (2 years 3 months)James Cabell Branch Library

Hardware and Software support for VCU Library Staff

Framing Designer

A.C. Moore
– Present (2 years 3 months)Midlothian, VA

Designer

Rule of Cool
– Present (7 years)

Warehouse Volunteer

FeedMore
(1 year 7 months)

sorting bulk quantities of food donations

Wardrobe Production Assistant

Dreamworks SKG
(1 month)

Weekend of assisting wardrobe department on "Lincoln" filming

Merchandise Associate

Kings Dominion
(3 months)Doswell, VA

Sold souvenirs and packaged candy in amusement park, with some register / cash-handling experience, working directly with public

Student Mac Lab Assistant

University of Richmond
(3 years 4 months)

manage photo/video equipment check-outs and returns
provide low-level computer assistance

Communication Officer

FIRST Robotics
(3 years 10 months)

2005, Project Leader 2005-2006, Mentor 2006-2009
national F.I.R.S.T. high school robotics program, design and construct robots for regional competition
Maintain e-mail list, 40+ contacts, otherwise facilitate communication
through unofficial positions, worked on graphic design (vector designs for team promotion)

Education

University of Richmond

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Studio Art

Special interest in digital art and vector design. Golden Key Honors Society, Fall 2007. Betty Sessler Tyler Scholarship in Creative Arts, Fall 2008. Departmental Book Award (awarded for excellence and promise in field of Art), Spring 2007.

Activities and Societies: UR Art Club, UR Games Club

Chesterfield County Technical Center

Graphic Arts and Design

Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • PC
  • Mac OS X
  • Ubuntu
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Video

Additional Info

  1. Interests

    • Digital Photography,
    • Digital Video,
    • Digital Sketching,
    • Theater Production,
    • Game Design,
    • New Software
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