Resume

Summary of Qualifications

  • Creative. Well-versed in planning and creating client-based graphic design products on point and on time. Savvy with CC/CS6, Carrara, Poser, and other applications as well as traditional art media.
    • As an Artist or Art Director, I have been involved in the entire creative process (from planning through production) on many different types of projects; exhibit displays, banners, murals, multimedia products, illustrations, posters, logo design, invitations and save-the-date cards, brochures, flyers, 3D concepts, scaled planning diagrams, publication covers and layout, vehicle wraps, floor and wall decals, board game components, graphics for iTunes Apps, and others.
  • Team Player & Leader. Adept at working with others toward a common goal. Comfortable leading a team or working alone.
  • Effective Communicator. Extensive experience researching, preparing, and presenting information, both verbally and graphically, to a wide range of audiences.
  • Proactive Planner. Proven record of effectively organizing resources and priorities in a multi-task environment.

Work Experience

  • Graphics/Art Director, San Diego Air & Space Museum (2005-Present)
  • Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator (1997-Present)
  • Professional Educator, 5th/6th Grade Multiple Subject and 3rd-7th Science (two years of service)
  • Intelligence Officer, U.S. Naval Reserve (twelve years of service)
  • Student Aviator and Intelligence Officer, U.S. Navy (eleven years of active duty service)

Education

  • Specialized Certificate in Digital Design (University of California, San Diego)
  • A.B. in Liberal Studies (San Diego State University)
  • California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Supplemental Authorization in
    Social Science (National University, San Diego)

Volunteer Experience

  • American Revolution Soldier Interpretations, Southern California Elementary and Middle schools
  • Docent, Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum (SIO), San Diego
  • NAUI Certified Assistant SCUBA Instructor and Dive Master
  • Volunteer Health Assistant, Amigos De Las Americas (Nicaragua)
  • Volunteer Worker, National Air & Space Museum, Washington D.C.

Current Position

Art Director
San Diego Air & Space Museum
First-hand experience in planning and creating client-based graphic design products in timely manner. Proficient with CS6, 3D software and other applications, as well as traditional art media.

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Contact Information

Terry Leeds
Phone: 951.452.5093
Email: tacleeds@verizon.net