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    About GVDV

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    William Faulkner wrote: “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself”. My name is George Van Der Volgen, and I have been successful thus far in life courtesy of my iron-clad tenacity and optimistic, progressive nature.

    Professionally, I have produced a range of media for a variety of client-facing projects in a fast paced agency environment. With that in mind, I learned to adapt and strategize, while quickly identifying the DNA of styles, forms, and identities in order to evolve, mimic or revolutionize them to meet the desired result.

    I have an extensive creative history, unique perspective, broad skill-set, and positive attitude that serves to extend my abilities, singlehandedly and as part of a team; I’ve never had a problem digging the proverbial ditch to get the job done.

    While being perpetually concurrent with trends and best practices in design and technology is hard work, I always manage to enjoy life via many outdoor/indoor sports and activities, goofing around with Jenna, adventuring and exploring, cooking tasty vittles, reading, gaming, or expanding my mind in some way.

    Where I’ve Earned My Keep:

    Junior Multimedia Designer 
    Relevant Lab / Trinity Level Marketing
    Louisville, CO / August 2013 – Present

    • Entrusted with junior creative direction and production of a variety of multimedia/user designs for client-facing projects in a fast-paced agency environment. Maintained branding consistency and marketing campaigns across a range of B2B and B2C companies.

    • Animation, video / audio production and editing for: promos, testimonials, green screen, and commercials for web and television.

    • Web/App/UI design, SEO optimization, and site maintenance utilizing WordPress/CMS systems and hand-coded HTML / CSS / JS.

    • Graphic design, illustration, typography, proofing, and copywriting for print and web.

    • Wireframe, storyboard/animatic, and prototype creation.

    Animator / Motion Designer
    In The Telling
    Boulder, CO / May 2014 – Present

    • Utilized a host of skills, from production to post, in order to deliver multimedia content for courses at Columbia, Purdue, and George Washington University.

    • 2D/3D animation, compositing, and modeling; character, symbology and information design; graphic design, typography, and illustration; video / audio production and post.

    • Successfully adapted styles and techniques to achieve results consistent with the goals of individual projects and was regularly given commendations due to the high quality of my work and timely nature.


    Multimedia Designer / Creative Direction

    ASY Network
    Colorado Springs, CO / Sept 2014 – Present

    • Responsible for taking projects from concept to can; including creative direction, pitching, scheduling, and designing for audio / video.

    • Production of 2D/3D motion graphics for a variety of streaming internet tv shows.

    • Video / audio production and post.

    Academia

    BA New Media Design
    Focus: Multimedia Design
    SUNY Cortland 2012

    Deans List
    Beard Art Gallery
    Scholarships:
    Gerald and Ethel Thiesen
    Jo D. Schaffer Art History
    Non-Traditional   Veterans Association

    BA Music Business
    Focus: Audio Production
    SUNY Oneonta 2007

    Red Dragon Records
    Music Industry Club
    CUAC Events Council
    Deans List
    Scholarships:  DOE Presidential Award  Educational Opportunity

    Skills That Pay The Bills:

    • Video Production and Post

      Tools utilized: camera equipment, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Audition CC, Red Giant AE plugins,

    • 2D/3D Animation and Motion Design

      Tools utilized: Wacom Tablet, Illustrator CC, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC, Premiere CC, Cinema 4D, Maya, Apophysis, ZBrush, SketchUp

    • Graphic Design / Illustration / Layout

      Tools utilized: Wacom Tablet, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Cinema 4D, Maya, Apophysis, ZBrush

    • Web / Interface / Experiential Design

      Tools utilized: Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, Flash, HTML5 / CSS3, JS, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal

    • Typography / Copywriting

      Tools utilized: Illustrator, FontLab, thesaurus, dictionary, brain

    • Proofing / Quality Assurance

      Tools utilized: thesaurus, dictionary, brain

    • Audio Production and Engineering

      Tools utilized: Audition CC, ProTools, Reason, Native Instruments, Steinberg instruments, various recording and musical devices

    • Prototyping / Wireframing

      Tools utilized: Wacom Tablet, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, SketchUp

    • Digital Photography and Post

      Tools utilized: Canon T2i and various lenses, Photoshop CC, RAW software, remote timers, tether hardware and software, lens filters

    • Electronics Repair and Troubleshooting

      Tools utilized: repair software, internet, soldering iron, thermal paste, copper, hands, brain

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