Graphic Design
Music & Art
Location: West Hollywood, CA, USA
School: Penola Catholic College
Major: Music & Art

Graphic Design

West Hollywood, CA ------------207

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Business Owner/Operator
Strange Love - Los Angeles, CA March 2012 to June 2019
In 2012 I built my own business. This business ran successfully for seven years and grossed over 1.5 million in the time I operated it. Unfortunately though, with increasing production costs I was forced to close down several months ago.
In the time I ran this online business I was able to cultivate my artistic skills and get first hand experience in seeing what sells and what doesn't. I was responsible for designing content that was sold on various products and digital downloads around the world.
I am proficient in Photoshop and have been using this software daily for nine years.
I am also proficient in other Adobe software and video editing software - I recently wrote, directed, edited, and created the music for two music videos which I then marketed online. I was able to reach 100,000 streams with the musical content, and 20,000 streams with the video content in just five weeks.
I have extensive experience in creating videos, musical content, voice over recording, digital design, logo design, artistic design for apparel, promotional design, branding, photography, sound, and editing.
I also have extensive experience in sales, customer relations, product purchasing, testing and printing.
I have sold products on Amazon, Etsy, eBay and Instagram. I have sold items in stores such as Amoeba Music on Sunset Blvd and I have maintained many wholesale clients and customers who were in need of customization in their design work.
Two alternative music videos I wrote, directed, edited, and produced/performed on: ------------ ------------

JamesLuke - Melbourne VIC January 2006 to June 2009
Prior to moving to Los Angeles ten years ago and right out of high school I worked for five years at a small business in Melbourne, Australia. This was a business that dealt with safety products.
There I was responsible for sales, invoicing, stocktake, managing the lower office and warehouse, promotional design, and any other business related design.
It was here that I developed an interest in business and learned the skills necessary to create and operate my own.

High school or equivalent in Music & Arts
Penola College - Melbourne VIC January 2001 to December 2005

• Photoshop (9 years)
• E-Commerce (7 years) • Creative Writing

My name is Aaron James Overend. I am 31 years old. I was born in Melbourne, Australia.
I have lived in West Hollywood, CA since the age of 21 with a six month stay in New Orleans at the age of 25.
I am driven to succeed in whatever I do. I excel in the arts and business. I have been an artist in one form or another since I began as a musician at the age of four. I am friendly, I am honest, I am direct, and I am easy going.
Having operated my own business for seven years I am use to long hours. I am use to working all day and all night just to get whatever I need done right. I'm use to working from home or being mobile if needed.
I don't believe in doing anything half-hearted.
I am highly creative and original. Melbourne is a very creative place to grow up, as is New Orleans and Los Angeles, and I certainly know how to think outside the box.

graphic design