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Thomas S. R. Soltis
Email: tsoltis@mac.com | Phone: (412) 289-1760 |  PDF Download

WORK EXPERIENCE


Inventionland, Pittsburgh,PA

Product Researcher / Designer | 7/2018 - Present

• Produce over 100 book covers that align with the authors’ vision and branding

• Conduct strategic research to determine market potential of clients’ products

• Assemble executive summaries that showcase the products’ creation story

• Photograph clients’ products and edit images to enhance visual impact

 

Package Designer | 10/2017 - 7/2018

• Investigated products’ purpose and function to determine design solutions

• Produced over 120 engaging product package designs that represented the clients’ brands

• Created and edited images in vector and bitmap formats

• Developed creative briefs to support the products’ campaigns

 

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Coraopolis, PA

Amicus DSS Contractor / Illustration Artist | 2/2017 - 6/2017

• Produced product illustrations in vector format for branding display guide

• Collaborated with designers, marketing, and leadership to design digital content to support client’s strategy and adhere to brand design guidelines

• Worked with stakeholders to provide digital and graphic design support for a variety of communication projects and campaigns

 

Nokomis Inc., Charleroi, PA

Website Administrator / Marketing Peripheral Specialist | 8/2016 - 2/2017

URL: www.nokomisinc.com

• Developed marketing materials to promote products and services

(digital media, online advertising, social media, web, mobile, email)

• Produced videos and animations for product presentations

• Designed and maintained company’s website

 

Quad Graphics Inc., Coraopolis, PA

Aquent Temp / Email Designer | 12/2014 - 12/2015

• Designed email marketing materials including promos, ad banners, and seasonal content specials within established

production deadlines

• Ensured digital marketing content aligned with client’s vision and branding

 

Image Time Neon Clocks, Perryopolis, PA

Graphic / Website Designer | 4/2013 - 12/2014

URL: www.neonclock.com | www.advancedmaterialscience.com | www.balltransfer.com | www.creativeindustrialsystems.com | www.superiorshalesolutions.com

• Designed and implemented print, digital, and email marketing materials

• Created websites with enhanced search engine optimization to generate sales

 

Sierra Graphics Silk-Screen Printing, Clarksburg, PA

Consulting Vector Designer & Printer Apprentice | 7/2007 - 7/2018

• Created logos for designs apparel and prepared screen plates for layered printing process

 

ACHIEVEMENTS


For Fans By Fans | T-shirt Contest

• Finalist Jurassic Park Fan Art Design Contest (link)

• Finalist My Little Pony Fan Forage Contest (link) (link)

Threadless | T-shirt Contest

• Finalist Rocketeer Contest (link)

 

APPLICATIONS


ADOBE CC 2020

Photoshop | After Effects | InDesign | Edge Illustrator | Fireworks | Animate | Flash | Premier | Dreamweaver | Acrobat Pro | Muse

 

EDITING

Corel Draw 15 | PowerPoint | Motion | Keynote | Final Cut Pro | iMovie | iWork | Quick Time Pro | Joomla | WordPress | New Tech Lightwave 9 | Sublime Text | DVD Studio Pro

 

SKILLS

 

VISUAL DESIGN

Typography | Logos / Icons | Visual Hierarchy | Branding

 

DIGITAL DESIGN

Social Media Ads | Banner Ads | Animations/GIFs | Video Editing | Email Campaigns

 

PRINT DESIGN

Brochures | Book Covers | Business Cards | Catalogs | Infographics | Package Designs | Textile Designs

 

WEB DESIGN

Wireframing | Usability Testing | Prototyping |CSS3 | HTML 5 | SEO Integration | J Query | XML | Action Script 2, 3


EDUCATION


Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Applied Media Arts Cinema/Animation

 

Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Multimedia Technology

Certificate in Video / Television Production

 

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

Pennsylvania Army National Guard | U.S. Army, 166th RTI,

Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 

Officer Candidate | 3/2009 - 3/2012

• Performed operation orders and completed after action reports

• Honorably Discharged: March 2012

 

Pennsylvania Air National Guard | U.S. Air Force, 171st ARW, Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, PA

Senior Airman, E4 | 11/2001 - 11/2008

• Performed maintenance on KC-135 tankers

• Honorably Discharged: October 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas S. R. Soltis
Email: tsoltis@mac.com |

Phone: (412) 289-1760 |

PDF Download

WORK EXPERIENCE


Inventionland, Pittsburgh,PA

Product Researcher / Designer | 7/2018 - Present

• Produce over 100 book covers that align with the authors’ vision and branding

• Conduct strategic research to determine market potential of clients’ products

• Assemble executive summaries that showcase the products’ creation story

• Photograph clients’ products and edit images to enhance visual impact

 

Package Designer | 10/2017 - 7/2018

• Investigated products’ purpose and function to determine design solutions

• Produced over 120 engaging product package designs that represented the clients’ brands

• Created and edited images in vector and bitmap formats

• Developed creative briefs to support the products’ campaigns

 

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Coraopolis, PA

Amicus DSS Contractor / Illustration Artist | 2/2017 - 6/2017

• Produced product illustrations in vector format for branding display guide

• Collaborated with designers, marketing, and leadership to design digital content to support client’s strategy and adhere to brand design guidelines

• Worked with stakeholders to provide digital and graphic design support for a variety of communication projects and campaigns

 

Nokomis Inc., Charleroi, PA

Website Administrator / Marketing Peripheral Specialist | 8/2016 - 2/2017

URL: www.nokomisinc.com

• Developed marketing materials to promote products and services

(digital media, online advertising, social media, web, mobile, email)

• Produced videos and animations for product presentations

• Designed and maintained company’s website

 

Quad Graphics Inc., Coraopolis, PA

Aquent Temp / Email Designer | 12/2014 - 12/2015

• Designed email marketing materials including promos, ad banners, and seasonal content specials within established

production deadlines

• Ensured digital marketing content aligned with client’s vision and branding

 

Image Time Neon Clocks, Perryopolis, PA

Graphic / Website Designer | 4/2013 - 12/2014

URL: www.neonclock.com | www.advancedmaterialscience.com | www.balltransfer.com | www.creativeindustrialsystems.com | www.superiorshalesolutions.com

• Designed and implemented print, digital, and email marketing materials

• Created websites with enhanced search engine optimization to generate sales

 

Sierra Graphics Silk-Screen Printing, Clarksburg, PA

Consulting Vector Designer & Printer Apprentice | 7/2007 - 7/2018

• Created logos for designs apparel and prepared screen plates for layered printing process

 

ACHIEVEMENTS


For Fans By Fans | T-shirt Contest

• Finalist Jurassic Park Fan Art Design Contest (link)

• Finalist My Little Pony Fan Forage Contest (link) (link)

Threadless | T-shirt Contest

• Finalist Rocketeer Contest (link)

 

APPLICATIONS


ADOBE CC 2020

Photoshop | After Effects | InDesign | Edge Illustrator | Fireworks | Animate | Flash | Premier | Dreamweaver | Acrobat Pro | Muse

 

EDITING

Corel Draw 15 | PowerPoint | Motion | Keynote | Final Cut Pro | iMovie | iWork | Quick Time Pro | Joomla | WordPress | New Tech Lightwave 9 | Sublime Text | DVD Studio Pro

 

SKILLS

 

VISUAL DESIGN

Typography | Logos / Icons | Visual Hierarchy | Branding

 

DIGITAL DESIGN

Social Media Ads | Banner Ads | Animations/GIFs | Video Editing | Email Campaigns

 

PRINT DESIGN

Brochures | Book Covers | Business Cards | Catalogs | Infographics | Package Designs | Textile Designs

 

WEB DESIGN

Wireframing | Usability Testing | Prototyping |CSS3 | HTML 5 | SEO Integration | J Query | XML | Action Script 2, 3

 

EDUCATION


Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Applied Media Arts Cinema/Animation

 

Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Multimedia Technology

Certificate in Video / Television Production

 

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

Pennsylvania Army National Guard | U.S. Army, 166th RTI,

Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 

Officer Candidate | 3/2009 - 3/2012

• Performed operation orders and completed after action reports

• Honorably Discharged: March 2012

 

Pennsylvania Air National Guard | U.S. Air Force, 171st ARW, Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, PA

Senior Airman, E4 | 11/2001 - 11/2008

• Performed maintenance on KC-135 tankers

• Honorably Discharged: October 2008