Justin King

  • Senior Graphic Designer at Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc.
  • La Mesa, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Senior Graphic Designer at Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc.
  • Multimedia Graphic Designer at ICW Group

Education

Platt College-San Diego, Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Background

Summary

I’m a Multimedia Designer based in San Diego, CA. with 9 years of Corporate and freelance design experience. Art & Design have been lifelong passions of mine and I have been fortunate enough to be able to turn those passions into a career. My goal is to keep evolving as an artist and designer, learning new skills and constantly refining mastered skills to ensure I remain relevant in this field for decades to come. Specialties: Graphic Design, Web Design, Branding and Identity, Logo Design, Infographics, Video production and editing, Photography, 4-color process, print production.

Experience

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc.

    December 2018 – October 2019(10 months)Greater San Diego Area

    As Senior Designer for Plaza, my responsibilities included the creation and management of all design assets for the Marketing Communications team including sales flyers, website graphics, social media channels, event promotions and internal department initiatives. As the Plaza brand refreshed in December of 2018, my work has defined the new face of the Plaza brand in every public and internal visual communication channel. I was also asked to manage and provide graphic resources to vendors that assist with video communications and service platform branding.

  • Multimedia Graphic Designer

    ICW Group

    March 2018 – October 2018(7 months)Greater San Diego Area

    In March 2018 I joined the Enterprise Marketing team at ICW Group Insurance Companies. My primary responsibilities were managing and creating all visual design for the company’s social media campaigns across all major channels, as well as update and visually improve our marketing collateral and customer-facing sales tools (including email communications) seen company-wide. Secondary duties were managing photography and video for internal communications, events, and websites.

  • Visual Designer

    ResMed

    May 2012 – January 2018(5 years 8 months)Greater San Diego Area

    As part of a larger team of Instructional Designers and course writers in ResMed’s Learning & Development department, my day-to-day responsibilities included everything from creating infographics for eLearnings, to designing and coding full websites, to producing and editing videos. Key Achievements: Developed a multi-use style guide ResMed’s Learning Center, encompassing Corporate branding and department branding guidelines Created a functional, interactive InDesign booklet template/ePub, meant to replace ResMed’s standard “text on a printed page” style of instructional booklets Modernized all ResMed Learning Center working templates and collateral (InDesign, Outlook email, Word) when the ResMed logo and brand refreshed in 2014 Played an instrumental role in developing multiple system infographics and designed/coded unique HTML pages for ResMed’s new performance rating initiative Redesigned the ResMed Learning Center’s internal website, including UI and usability analysis as well as HTML and CSS coding Quickly achieved a high level of knowledge of how to operate professional camcorders and edit video and audio to meet the ResMed Learning Center’s need to film trainings and corporate events. Created branding (including logo and templates) for these events as well.

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  • Graphic Designer / Production Artist

    Cytori Therapeutics

    February 2010 – November 2011(1 year 9 months)La Jolla, CA.

    At Cytori I was mainly asked to perform production-related graphics duties for the marketing department. Among those duties were ensuring files were print-ready as needed as well as archiving brand imagery and collateral as revisions came through. On occasion I was able to take a creative lead on projects and push the Cytori brand. Key Achievements: Assisted in developing a visual brand identity including logo, business card and collateral materials for a Cytori sub-brand, Cell Society Oversaw all pre-press and production work for the Company’s “Best Practices” publication, and developed a visual identity for all information contained wherein Prepared and incorporated changes to marketing materials according to client and/or In-house instructions Created translated versions of existing marketing materials using provided translated copy Prepared marketing materials for print/archival by packaging original artwork and creating print ready, high-res and low-res PDFs

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  • Electronics Sales Associate

    Costco Wholesale

    May 2000 – December 2008(8 years 7 months)La Mesa, CA.

    During my time at Costco I worked in 3 different departments and learned valuable skills that I have since transferred to my graphic design career. Most notable out of those skills include working quickly and efficiently, paying attention to detail, and working in a team while also performing unsupervised.

Education

  • Platt College-San Diego

    Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

    2011 – 2013

  • Platt College-San Diego

    Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.), Graphic Design

    2004 – 2006

Skills & Expertise

  • Visual Branding
  • Branding
  • Layout
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • CMYK
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Pre-press
  • Video Editing
  • Print
  • Posters
  • Videography
  • Photography
  • Graphics
  • Visual Identity
  • Logo Design
  • Multimedia
  • Branding & Identity
  • Collateral
  • Microsoft Office
  • Corporate Branding
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Art
  • Page Layout
  • Photoshop
  • 4-color Process
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Logo Development
  • Image Manipulation
  • Packaging Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Business Cards
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • Adobe Photoshop

Courses

Platt College-San Diego

  • Term 5 Intermediate Web Design
  • Term 4 Mixed Media Communications
  • Term 6 Advanced Web Design and Programming