Who I Am

My name is Johnathan Burgess and I’m a web designer in Upstate South Carolina. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Communications from Clemson University. My technical experience ranges over a number of design, layout and code editing programs. My work experience covers various areas of graphic design including web design, web development, pre-flight production and print design. I collaborate well within a team environment, but I’m also very comfortable with running and completing full projects by myself.

Work Experience

Interactive Designer
Torque Creative (part of TechTronic Industries) in Anderson, SC – January 2009 – September 2012

While at Torque Creative, I worked as a designer and front-end developer for any interactive projects. I designed layouts for banner ads, e-blast campaigns, user-interface elements and website concepts. I also coded the projects that I worked on.

Senior Web Designer
Locke Design in Anderson, SC – August 2007 – January 2009

I worked at Locke Design in Anderson, SC as the Senior Web Designer, where I designed and developed high-end websites from the ground-up. I also handled all of the online marketing strategies, Search Engine Optimization, and website maintenance.

Ad Designer – Internship
Anderson Independent-Mail in Anderson, SC – August 2006 – December 2006

While working at Anderson Independent-Mail as an intern, I created newspaper and card ads in a specialty layout-oriented program for ads called Multi-Ad. I worked on various brochure projects in QuarkXpress and InDesign for the Anderson Art Center and Tri-County Technical College. I also designed magazine ads, posters, and flyers for Anderson Literacy Volunteers using Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Working for Anderson Independent-Mail gave me insight and experience into what it’s like designing work in a fast-paced environment against sharp deadlines.

Graphic and Web Designer – Internship
Pixel Point Graphics Internship in Anderson, SC – April 2005 – August 2005

During the time I worked at Pixel Point Graphics as an intern, I designed and constructed a brochure in Photoshop and InDesign highlighting various artists’ works. I had one project that was oriented around restoring an old brochure of a hotel located in North Carolina through photo restoration in Photoshop. I spent a large amount of time during this internship designing and maintaining various pages of the company website in Dreamweaver.


Education

Clemson UniversityBachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Communications

Anderson UniversityMajored in Graphic Design

Technical Experience