who am i

David M. Stout

Print & Web Designer

I have been active in the industry for over 11 years, focusing on print, web and app graphic design. I have been involved in the industries of newspaper, agricultural B2B magazines, crisis and consulting, email marketing, e-commerce data setup and management. Graphic design skills include Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver and Illustrator.

I also have experience in designing/scheduling of email blasts/eNewsletters, creating ePublications for iTunes & Amazon Kindle Publishing, mobile app graphic design and HTML/CSS/JS. Technical skills include website setup and structure, PC building, laptop hardware replacement, email account setup, SQL databases, etc., troubleshooting PC, Mac and website issues.

professional skills

  • InDesign

    99%
  • Photoshop

    90%
  • Illustrator

    75%
Design
  • HTML

    90%
  • CSS

    80%
  • Server/Email/Domain Management

    75%
Web
  • eMail Marketing

    85%
  • ePublishing

    75%
  • Branding

    90%
Misc

experience

Graphic & Web Designer - Venture International LLC

Aug 2013 - Current

My work at Venture International includes print and web design products - such as ePublications, training books and diagrams, bannerstands, calendars, newsletters, email designs, microsites and small-business websites. I have also provided technical support in great detail, replacing broken/old machines, doing software research and recommendations and providng marketing plans for various clients and products. While at Venture International, I have provided pieces that have helped with new large-scale systems at medial facilities, designed a Community Health Needs Assessment report and have provided design work towards assisting school systems with getting information out on millage proposals.

Creative Services Coordinator - Progressive Commerce/ModoMed/Smart Travel Communications

Oct 2011 - Aug 2013

My work at Progressive Commerce and it's sister companies included email marketing, website design and product image creations (thumb/normal/zoom). I provided design assistance for email designs, offered consultation to maximize email deliverability (i.e. not having an email go to spam) and did scheduling of email blasts at time intervals to help with email delivery. I also helped launch the site ModoMed, which included creating 4,000+ product images and descriptions. I would also ensure accuracy of data on the site, often calling vendors for clarification when needed. While at Progressive Commerce, I essentially handled any incoming creative work.

eCommerce Setup Assistance/Maintenance/QA - Universal Forest Products

Jan 2011 - Oct 2011

My work Universal Forest Products inclued helping setup and maintain a custom order site for a major hardware retail chain by creating, designing, catalog pages and adding marketing copy and product images for 600+ images. Also performed Quality Assurance by cross-referncing documents and spreadsheets to ensure information was correct across 1,500+ stores.

Graphic & Web Designers - Great American Media

Feb 2007 - Dec 2010

My work at Great American Media primarily focused on monthly B2B magazines - with three publications being the most magazines designed in one month at a minimum of 24 pages, also working with our off-site printer to provide print-ready PDFs. Also worked on designing special print products such as bellybands multi-page inserts, procovers and polybagged inserts. Also designed and scheduled various web media across seven publications - these included daily email blasts, eNewsetters and video content. I also assisted the company with transitioning all websites to a CMS powered setup.

Layout Designer - The Pioneer Group

Jul 2005 - Feb 2007

My work at The Pioneer Group was towards layout design of three weekly papers, an every-weekend special section, assistance with feature designs in the daily publication and doing the full weekend paper (with the exception of sports). I also worked with our local printer to ensure they had print-ready PDFs when they were due to make sure papers were delivered on time. Some of my work at the Pioneer Group was submitted to the Michigan Press Association in 2007, where my work received 3rd place for my layout design in the categories of Overall Front Page Design and Lifestyles Section Design in 2006-2007.

education

Associates Degree - Visual Media & Web Design

2003 - 2005

Studied Graphic Design & Web Media at Ferris State University, located in Big Rapids, Michigan. Prior to entering the design field, I studied computer networking for a few years. I also worked towards a minor in theatrical arts. In 2005, I decided to graduate with an Associates and see where it would take me. I can happily say that I've been consistently employed over the past decade.

services

Layout Design

I offer layout design on almost any scale - from trifold brochures to annual reports.

Unique Print Design

I offer print design for special projects - bannerstands, billboards, window decals, etc.

eMail Marketing

I offer email marketing assistance - such as email design and best practices for optimal delivery.

Web Design

I offer web design assistnace for small to medium business or specific subjects, such as microsites.

ePublishing

I can design or convert a publication for online reading and distribution through Amazon and/or iTunes.

Hardware Assistance

I can assist in helping build computer systems and diagnose and fix issues related to hardware.

testimonials

latest news

I launched a website!

Jan 20

If you are browsing this page, you more than likely are here by a referral, most likely a job application. Feel free to take a look around. This website was completely customized in Notepad++ so this wasn't done in a WYSIWYG editor and the design was customized in CSS. For most of my web projects, my preference is to work in the code because not only are there some limitations to WYSIWYG editors, they often code poorly.

Anyways, look the site over, hope it's a relatively enjoyable experience ... at least as much as one can have looking at a website about a guy.

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contact info

I currently live in Wyoming, MI.
Roughly 10 minutes from the Grand Rapids area.

  • Email : dstout[at]infinixel.net

  • Tel : 616.482.7589

  • Web : infinixel.net

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