Chris Hinton

  • Designer / Photoshop Ninja
  • La Mesa, California, United States
  • Internet

Previous positions

  • Designer 2 at Thomson Reuters
  • Senior Lead Designer at LawInfo.com, Inc., a Thomson Reuters business

Education

Grossmont College, Associate of Science (AS), Administration of Justice

Background

Summary

I make rad websites, logos, digital and print graphics, mainly with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign).

Experience

  • Designer 2

    Thomson Reuters

    November 2012 – July 2019(6 years 8 months)Carlsbad, CA

    I was part of the redesign and implementation teams for: https://www.lawinfo.com/ https://www.findlaw.com/ https://www.abogado.com/ https://www.superlawyers.com/ I designed and created custom HTML Email blast campaigns and Online Newsletters. I designed and created hundreds of various sized banner ads for various ad campaigns. I designed and created custom websites, logos and banner ads for clients. I also handled special design projects as needed for other departments. I provided expertise and training to help mentor and develop the talent of the design team. I worked under limited supervision or guidance, taking ownership of problems within the scope of my knowledge and expertise, making decisions within ambiguous guidelines, getting projects finished on-time, usually with various design alternatives.

  • Senior Lead Designer

    LawInfo.com, Inc., a Thomson Reuters business

    November 2012 – August 2013(9 months)San Marcos, CA

    Before being purchased by Thomson Reuters, I was in charge of design and layout for https://www.lawinfo.com. LawInfo was changing over a fluid-design website at this time. I redesigned our brochures and training manuals. I designed and created custom HTML Email blast campaigns and Online Newsletters. I designed and created hundreds of various sized banner ads for various ad campaigns. I was also in charge of designing and creating custom websites, logos, icons, social media images, and banner ads for out high-end clients.

  • Website Designer

    Freelance Web Programmer

    1998 – 2012

    Designing and building websites for small to medium sized businesses. Creating company logos, branding, business cards, letterhead, literature and marketing materials.

  • Assitant Art Director

    Rosemont Media, LLC

    May 2010 – November 2010(6 months)

    Designed and created high-end websites for Plastic Surgeons, Cosmetic Dentists, and Bariatric Surgeons, with heavy emphasis on SEO and Social Media outlets. Designed custom Facebook Welcome Pages. Designed and created custom HTML Email blast campaigns and Online Newsletters. Designed and created website elements, (Slideshows, Social Media icons, etc.), for previously created websites. Designed Patient Feedback cards and other Print Materials.

  • Art Director / Web Developer

    Pacific Solutions

    December 2002 – July 2009(6 years 7 months)

    Designed and created corporate websites. Responsible for designing and creating all printed and marketing materials, including brochures, flyers, post cards and other mailing materials, letterhead, stationary, tradeshow banners, posters, displays, handouts, etc. Responsible for all IT related duties, including all workstation maintenance and upgrades, all server maintenance, software updates, hardware upgrades, network infrastructure and troubleshooting. Meet with commercial printers and other vendors, setup print jobs, approve proofs, etc. Main technical contact for all hardware, software, marketing and Internet infrastructure. Software and hardware customer support as needed.

Education

  • Grossmont College

    Associate of Science (AS), Administration of Justice

    1991 – 1993

Skills & Expertise

  • SEO
  • Brochures
  • CSS
  • Banners
  • Windows Server
  • Illustrator
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Posters
  • Custom Websites
  • OS X
  • Graphics
  • Logo Design
  • Flyers
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe creative suite
  • Icon Design
  • Letterhead
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • WordPress
  • WordPress
  • Mac OS X
  • HTML
  • Business Cards
  • Banner Ads
  • Web Design