Chad Spinks | Designer 

243 N. Citrus Ave. Vista, CA 92084 | (760) 315-4120

 PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY 

An accomplished cross-platform graphic & visual design manager, with an appreciation for clean and professional aesthetics. A multifaceted designer with knowledge and understanding across all stages of production from photography and videography, to layout and editing.  

 EDUCATION 

B.A. Communication
California State University San Marcos, May 2004

ORGANIZATION HISTORY 

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce  (4/15 - present) In-house designer for 1,200+ member organization, producing a semi-annual directory, city map, and an award-winning monthly publication. Developing and maintaining visual consistency across all platforms and outlets. Responsible for promotional visuals for the 100+ events organized each year. Producing and editing photos and video segments.

 

San Diego Union-Tribune  (10/05 - 4/15)  Design production across both advertising and editorial departments. Page layout design for various weekly and daily publications associated with SDUT. Executed a complete redesign for the spanish language weekly publication enlace and established the rebranding and layout template for the DiscoverSD launch.

 

Angel Print Inc. (06/09 - 10/09) Customer Service Representative assisting clients in project-based management and order fulfillment. Assisted clients with file prep and consultations. Required full understanding of printing methods and processes.

 

The Backfence Society, Inc.  (11/11 - present) Helped establish a 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to community engagement through art. Coordinating large scale art shows and promoting through social media campaigns.

APPLICATIONS 

Adobe Creative Cloud   Id | Ps | Ai | Lr | Pr | Ae | Ic

Adobe Mobile Apps   Rush | Draw | Sketch | Spark

Microsoft Office   Word | Excel | Powerpoint | Outlook

Web  WordPress | Wix | Squarespace | Html 

 AWARDS 

2018 - San Diego Press Club - (2nd)  PR, PIO and Trade Publications − Carlsbad Business Journal

2017 - Western Association of Chamber Executives (1st) Website Design − carlsbad.org

2013 - José Martí Publishing Awards  (Gold) Outstanding Design − Enlace, Vida Latina

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