Aaron Faulk's Resume
Aaron N. Faulk
404 Girard Street • Gaithersburg, MD 20877 •------------ • Email: ------------
⦁ Ten years of retail, product stocking and customer service experience.
⦁ Four years of retail management experience.
⦁ Knowledgeable in the fields of graphic design, illustration, and video editing with the Adobe Suite (specifically Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere). Can restore, clean photography, or use mock-up tools using or many other digital or photo editing software.
⦁ Five years of professional experience in the fields of illustration (both traditional and digital) via clientele commission work. Can work as an illustrator both traditionally with pencils, inks, markers, and paints, AND via digitally using many different digital tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, GIMP, Paint Tool SAI, etc.
⦁ Four years experience in graphic design and lettering via illustrating product sign art, pricing, and advertisements for the organic food service company, Trader Joe's. Worked mostly traditionally.
⦁ Worked as a commissioned character designer for developing independent PC and cell phone game projects.
⦁ An understanding and ability to analyze video game design and theory. From story-telling perspectives such as theming, the use of an "antepiece" to direct and teach players game mechanics in a show/don't tell environment, the importance/differences between non-linear and linear design and aesthetics that are pleasing to the player's eye, to gameplay aspects such as anticipatory game design, conveyance, and aspects that encourage or break immersion in the gaming experience.
SIGN ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR/CUSTOMER SERVICE RELATIONS AND NIGHT SHIFT STOCKER August. 2009 - January. 2017
Montgomery Village, MD
Utilized skills illustrating and designing product signage and advertising around the store (Trader Joe's forgoes corporate printed signs in favor of custom, individually made store signs for a more down-to-Earth family friendly atmosphere). As well as stocking product during night shifts and advanced customer service relations.
FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR/CHARACTER DESIGNER January. 2014 - Current
I work as a commissioned designer and illustrator in the fields of sequential art, independent video game design, or general cartooning and illustration for anyone who requests my work.
MERCHANDISE OPS SPECIALIST June. 2017 - Current
Petco Animal Supplies
Montgomery Village, MD
Worked in stocking product from delivery truck and providing product knowledge to ensure quality of life to pet parents in raising and taking care of their pets.
THIRD KEY ASSISTANT MANAGER October. 2005 - July. 2008
Montgomery Village/Gaithersburg, MD
I worked in a managerial position at the video game retail outlet, Gamestop/EB Games for four years dealing exlusively in the distribution of gaming software. Experience in managing employees, scheduling, and gathered an extensive knowledge in video game/gaming software, and, of course, customer service.
ONGOING STUDIES IN ILLUSTRATION, ANIMATION
AND GRAPHIC DESIGN 2009 - 2013
Montgomery College Rockville Rockville, MD
Gaithersburg High School Gaithersburg, MD
⦁ Over ten years experience in sales and customer service with four years of retail management experience.
⦁ Extensive knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, skilled in digital painting, digital cartooning, graphic design, character design, and color theory.
⦁ Knowledge of traditional works: sequential art, figure drawing, landscapes, and illustration.
⦁ Knowledge in filmmaking and sound editing. Familiar with various video and audio editing programs such as Adobe . Edits video and audio on a regular basis for various animation and film projects.
⦁ Extensive understanding of what makes a video game a viable entertainment medium. Can understand and analyze the groundwork for visual design, storytelling, and development in video gaming.
* References available upon request.