August 2012 - Present
Professional Artist - Krissy "Qrissy" Downing (Seattle, WA)
Painting, illustration, design, website design and maintenance, art education, audio podcast editing & digital video recording/editing/production, grant-writing, community outreach.
December 2009 - August 2012
Senior Multimedia Designer - The Cadmus Group, Inc. (Arlington, VA)
Web design and coding, animation, illustration, design for print, brand identity, user interface/user experience design, creation of interactive websites/widgets, wireframing & storyboarding, project management, mentoring, staff training, audio/video podcast engineering and production, mobile app design and creation. Produced materials to aid in the public education and promotion of environmental/energy focused programs for clients including the U.S. EPA, the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air, Radon Leaders, Pepco/Delmarva, and ENERGY STAR.
November 2003 - December 2009
Graphic Designer, Graphics Specialist - Marsh USA, Inc. (Washington, DC)
Visual branding and interface design for a large/diverse client base, layout and editorial design of multimedia (animation, motion graphics, slideshow) presentations, RFPs, proposals, infographics, package design, project management, staff training on design software and printer/scanner technology. Major clients include General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Marriott, Bealls, McCormick, M&M/Mars, and Sunrise Senior Living.
May 2001 – June 2006
Founder/ Producer – Qrissy Media (Seattle, WA)
Music production, graphic design, digital art/photo manipulation, concept map/storyboarding, web mastering & design, product promotion/distribution/networking, bookkeeping, small business research/planning, legal preparations, business management (workshops attended), sponsorship/grant proposal writing.
Self-taught artist with more than ten years full time painting, multimedia production, web design, illustration, fine art, graphic design and project management experience
Expert in web, graphics, UI/UX, illustration and animation tools including:
- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere, Audition and After Effects - Visio, OmniGraffle
Highly proficient in web, mobile web, and cross-platform application development including:
Experience (15+ years) designing/producing sound with A/V engineering software including Avid ProTools, Adobe Audition, Cakewalk, Nuendo, Audacity and Final Cut:
- Wrote & produced radio commercials and jingles
- Post-produced audio reels for film
- Designed/Produced audio version of children's book, Mole Music, by David McPhail
- Wrote & produced several original film scores
Experience writing, illustrating and publishing comic books and children's books
Associate of Arts in Music Theory & Composition, Associate of Arts in Digital Audio Production, Associate of Applied Arts and Science in Audio Engineering, Associate of Applied Arts and Science in MIDI Music/Music Synthesis | Shoreline Community College - Seattle, WA
Associate of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics | North Seattle Community College - Seattle, WA
Member Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
25+ years fine art experience
10+ years art direction/project management experience
Background in small business development & management
Organized, diligent multitasker
Extremely inventive and creative
Wonderful sense of humor, friendly and ambitious