Steve Chavez

Steve Chavez

Graphic Designer

Personal Profile

I am a tech savvy artist, fluent in Photoshop and Illustrator, proficient in the latest versions of Adobe CS on both Mac & Win. I have always had a passion for design and illustration. I have both formal education and self taught skills. I have years of experience as a valuable member of a team. I pride myself on good communication skills. I am looking for an employer who will be just as dependable and reliable as I am.

Work Experience

Graphic Artist at US West, QWest, Dex

1997 - 2011

Originally in a temporary position, I was hired on full time with US West Direct in Aurora, Colorado and remained through several changes, owners and rebrands, the latest being Dex One. I created countless ads and was responsible for the accuracy, effectiveness, layout and typography of each one. I provided creative solutions to customer requests and prepared files for print and the web. I helped my team with technical issues and corrections. Remaining a dependable contributor to the yellow page team at Dex through many changes required adaptability and commitment. I was a production artist and graphic designer at Dex for over 13 years until they outsourced the graphics department.

E4 in US Navy

1989 - 1993

I served on the USS Leahy through Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm and was honorably discharged as a third class petty officer (E4). I did signage for the U.S. Naval Gunnery School while attending. I earned a place in 'A' school. My performance in 'A' school earned my place in 'C' school. Circling the globe expanded my world view.

Skills

  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • Linux
  • Wordpress
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Illustration
  • Design
  • Layout
  • Branding

Education

National Association of Certified Systems Engineers 1998

Webmaster Certification

Colorado Computer Center in Aurora, CO

The Colorado Institute of Art 1993-1995

Visual Communications

Associate of Applied Science in Visual Communications in Denver, CO

Great Lakes Gunnery School 1989-1991

Military Training

Basic Training with advanced training GM 'A' School & GM 'C' School in Great Lakes, IL

Manzano High School 1989

High School Diploma

I received my highest grades in math, drafting and art classes in Albuquerque, NM