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Aaron Ward

  • Graphic Designer, Overwatch League at Blizzard Entertainment
  • Irvine, California, United States
  • Entertainment

Previous positions

  • Lead Graphic Designer at Oakland Raiders
  • Senior Graphic Designer at Oakland Raiders

Education

Georgia Southern University, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design

Public Profile

Background

Summary

A creative and hardworking individual who focuses on growing in the field of graphic design. He is a goal-driven team player who is very personable and can lead and motivate others. In 2015, he moved across the country to work for the Oakland Raiders. He worked for a film production company in India for 2 months where he survived the monsoon rains and crowded trains that the city had to offer. He is a renaissance man that has an understanding of all aspects of design. When he is not designing, he enjoys watching and playing sports such as golf and baseball. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Specialties: ❖Graphic Design ❖Social networking ❖Adobe Creative Suite ❖Verbal skills ❖Presentation skills ❖Planning/Organizing ❖Team player ❖Interpersonal skills ❖Adaptability ❖Detailed oriented ❖Solutions oriented ❖Problem solving and decision-making abilities ❖Internship experience- India ❖Skillful in Adobe Suite : Illustrator, Photoshop, In-Design, After-Effects, Flash, Premiere-Pro ❖Skillful in Toon Boom, Maya ❖Skillful in Microsoft Office: Work, Excel, PowerPoint ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Seeking a true contributor who goes beyond what’s required to exceed project goals? Contact me: Aaron Ward❖ aaronwarddesign.com ❖aaron@a-warddesign.com

Experience

  • Graphic Designer, Overwatch League

    Blizzard Entertainment

    October 2017 – Present(2 years)Irvine, California

  • Lead Graphic Designer

    Oakland Raiders

    May 2017 – August 2017(3 months)

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    Oakland Raiders

    May 2016 – August 2017(1 year 3 months)Alameda, California

  • Graphic Designer

    Oakland Raiders

    July 2015 – August 2017(2 years 1 month)

  • Graphic Designer

    Eclipse Web Media

    July 2014 – July 2015(1 year)

    Web Designer, Project Manager, Lead Graphic Designer

  • Internship

    Eclipse Web Media

    July 2014 – December 2014(5 months)

    Internship turned into a full time position

  • Youtube Partner

    Fullscreen, Inc

    November 2010 – May 2014(3 years 6 months)

    I created and edited various videos for my Youtube channel and broadcasted it to an international audience. Fullscreen allows me to reach a larger target audience and provided me with analytics to show how I could improve. More recent videos came from my trip in India where I wanted to show my audience the Indian culture.

  • Intern

    Apostrophe Films

    June 2013 – August 2013(2 months)

    I had the opportunity of working for Apostrophe Films in Mumbai, India. Apostrophe Films is one of the best feature films advertisment agency in India. I worked on 3 feature films during the course of my internship. 2 commercials for the number 1 coffee company in India called Bru Coffee. Bru Coffee is part of the Unilever brand. The other commericial was for Dell. A design of mine was even featured on a coffee cup in the Dell feature film. I oversaw all phases of the design process. I created an archival system that allowed data to be sorted faster for Apostrophe Films.

  • Mission Work

    Jordan Mission Trip

    June 2012 – July 2012(1 month)Amman, Jordan

    I had the opportunity of traveling to the middle east and living in the country of Jordan for a month. The goal of this trip was to bridge the gap between the Eastern and Western cultures. I stepped out of the my comfort zone and embraced a new culture that is misunderstood by many Western nations. I was faced with the challenges of living in and adapting to a new culture and overcoming a language barrier. This trip taught me an international way of thinking. From this trip I learned how truly blessed we are and how we take many things for granted in the United States. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about this once in a lifetime journey.

Education

  • Georgia Southern University

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design

    2010 – 2014

  • Georgia Southern University

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Graphic Design

    2010 – 2014

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Elementary proficiency

  • Arabic

    Elementary proficiency

Projects

  • Personal Branding

    Team Members (1):
    • Aaron Ward

Skills & Expertise

  • Event Planning
  • Layout
  • Leadership
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustrator
  • Time Management
  • Logo Design
  • Team Leadership
  • Microsoft Excel
  • English
  • Public Speaking
  • Microsoft Office
  • Arabic
  • Customer Service
  • PowerPoint
  • Research
  • InDesign
  • Editing
  • Photoshop
  • Teamwork
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Typography
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Social Networking
  • Windows

Courses

Apostrophe Films

  • Graphic Design Internship(ART 3731)

Georgia Southern University

  • Desktop Publishing 1(GCM 1321)
  • Desktop Publishing Lab(GCM 1411)
  • Visual Thinking in Design(ART 2331)
  • Typography 1(ART 2330)
  • New Media Design(ART 3330)
  • Design Methods(ART 3331)
  • Design Systems(ART 3333)
  • Typography 2(ART 3338)
  • Drawing 1(ART 1010)
  • Professional Practices(ART 3334)
  • Drawing 2(ART 1011)
  • Design Theories(ART 4381)
  • Two-Dimensional Design(ART 1020)
  • Three-Dimensional Design(ART 1030)
  • Graphic Design Portfolio(ART 4889)
  • Art History1(ARTH 2531)
  • Art History 2(ARTH 2532)
  • Graphic Design Art History(ARTH 3377)
  • Islamic Art History(ARTH 4631)
  • Art and Crime Art History(ARTH 4631)
  • Photo 1(ART 1335)
  • Ceramics 1(ART 1230)
  • Print and Paper Book Arts(ART 1430)
  • Animation 1(ART 4590)
  • Production Design(ART 4540)

Honors & Awards

  • Fall 2013 Dean’s List

    Georgia Southern

    December 2013

    Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,646 students on the 2013 Fall Semester Dean’s List. Aaron Ward, a Graphic Design major from Lilburn, GA has earned a spot on the list for excellent…

  • Spring 2013 President’s List

    Georgia Southern

    July 2013

    Georgia Southern University recognized 1,150 students on the Spring 2013 President’s List. To be eligible, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

  • 2013 Bronze ADDY Award

    ADDY

    March 2013

    2013 Bronze ADDY Award: Collateral Material Poster

  • HOPE Scholarship

    Georgia

    May 2010

    Hope Scholarship: 2010-2014

Organizations

  • Design Group

    Vice President

    August 2010 – Present

    The Design Group is a student led club of driven graphic designers that meet to discuss design and sharpen our skills. I was a member for three years and then became the Vice President during my final year of college. We raised money to attend design conferences and better familiarize ourselves with the industry we are working towards.

  • Residence Hall Association

    Communications Coordinator

    August 2010 – December 2011

    RHA is a student-run university residence hall governing body. As Hall Communications Coordinator I would attend weekly meetings where I represented my residence hall. At these meetings we would discuss issues that impact our university. I would report back to my residence hall issues that were presented at those meetings. I was also in charge of how we would budget the money allotted to improving our residence hall.