Allen Adon Jr.PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Highly creative and multitalented Graphic Designer with extensive experience in multimedia, marketing and print design. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. Highly skilled in client and vendor relations and negotiations; talented at building and maintaining “win-win” partnerships. Passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns; accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments.

 

EDUCATION
The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Bachelor’s Degree 06/2000
Major: Photography Minor: Muli-Media
Relevant Coursework, Licenses and Certifications: B.F.A.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 Aquent – United Way Worldwide
Contract Lead Production Graphic Designer
03/2016 – 6/2017
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

  • Develop and design the aesthetics, visual design and/or layout of project artwork and marketingoutreachmaterials.
  • Maintain and enforce the company brand standards in all visual communications.
  • Determine size and arrangement of material and copy according to our client brand standards.
  • Collaborates with project teams to plan, analyze, organize and execute assigned projects.
  • Interprets and improves visual representation of data tables, charts and processes to make finalproduct morepolished and easy to understand.
  • Assists and supports team members throughout the brainstorming and design process.

 

Adon Visions LLC. (DBA Striking Communications)
Founder and President
11/2014 – Present
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

  • Led company to be awarded as the “#1 Graphic Designer” on Thumbtack.com (2015).
  • Create and manage client’s websites through WordPress, Dreamwever, or other internetapplications.
  • Awarded the most “Five Star” customer reviews for graphic design and customer service (2015).
  • The successful day-to-day operations of the company, and develop presentations, visualcommunications for client projects and initiatives, recommending appropriate vehicle(s),demographics, and messaging.
  • Manage company contract bidding, process management by providing input into the decision-making processfor communication strategies and communication plans for client projects.
  • Provide designs and story-telling expertise in support of client activities, including the developingof communications and marketing strategies; planning and developing key presentations; advising on and developing stakeholder management plans, iconography, complex graphic design, and info-graphics.
  • Manage the company budget, and lead customer projects through participating as a key member of the client strategy teams to gain stakeholder buy-in to effectively execute goals.
  • Managed brands and the visual communications of cross-functional projects, and businesses to successful completion with broad team and corporate levels participation.
  • Conceptualize, create, design, and manage the implementation of brand-compliant presentation templates, styles and strategies for a broad
    range of industries.

 

D.O.T. Federal Highway Administration
Multi-Media/Visual information Specialist (federal postion)
05/2003 – 09/2014 
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

  • Served as Acting Team Lead and/or Division Chief of seven to twenty employees in the absence of Supervisor.
  • Served as the lead representative for the Office of Management Services in regards to communications with theOffice of Public Affairs.
  • Coordinated and lead comprehensive and strategic design marketing endeavors among FHWA and public and private sector transportation
    organizations such as AASHTO, TRB, and others.
  • Ensured adherence to policy and message while working alongside the Office of Public Affairs developing and implementing FHWA’s marketing
    and public outreach communication plans through, web pages, web sites,article development, and workshops for:

    • The Transportation Performance Management goals, objectives, principles and concepts.
    • The FHWA Values
    • Everyday Counts
    • Just Be Safe
    • 50th and 55th Anniversary of the Eisenhower Interstate System
  • Identified and developed creative direction for a variety of mediums, including web graphic development, web pages and websites, print and
    digital publishing projects, exhibit displays, iconography, graphic layouts for print, and interactive presentations.
  • Ensured compliance with guidelines and policies.
  • Lead, and executed, cost-saving measures while maintaining quality production standards.
  • Lead, and executed, a culture shift plan that included employee to employee recognition.
  • Lead and served as a COTR for contracts that utilized contractor specialists and their capabilities in writing,editing, videography, script writing,
    publication design and distribution, marketing and market research, tradeshow booth development, and web-based communication activities.

Awarded a three-month detail assignment as a Marketing and Communication Specialist in the Office of Transportation Performance Management where my duties included:

  • Assisting with the development, conducting, and promoting training across FHWA on MAP-21 Transportation Performance Management (TPM) elements.
  • Supporting the communication of emerging issues of national importance to FHWA staff, State, and local partners.
  • Promoting program policies and guidance to ensure consistency in program delivery across the nation.
  • Assisting staff with the development, documentation, and implementation of a strategic approach for increasing the use of internal and external
    TPM web sites.
  • Conducting market research or marketing assessments to identify customer needs.
  • Assisting staff with the development, and documentation, of protocols on use of communication tools.
  • Developing a strategic approach to engage external stakeholders using social media.
  • Supporting development and delivery of communications related to MAP-21 implementation.
  • Assist with MAP-21 rule-making efforts.
  • Manage the development of the custom learning opportunities.
  • Evaluate existing training in support of the PM competency model.
  • Manage short term projects including developing and monitoring detailed project schedules.
  • Serve as a member on the technical panels for all training development to ensure continuity betweencurriculum/learning opportunities.
  • Contribute to and help manage TPM sites’ content.
  • Serve as a liaison to Program Office contacts involved in training development for Performance Management
  • Provide regular briefings and presentations to TPM
  • Provide constructive input and feedback for the continuous improvement of learning opportunities identification and development
    • Professional competency when asked to take on special responsibilities or unique functions.
    • Graduate of the 2014 Visionary Leadership Program
    • Graduate of the 2012 Mentor Protégé Program
    • Graduate of the 2010 Leadership Competencies Certificate Program (L.C.C.P.)

 

Artware Holdings LLC.
Litefast Graphic Department Manger
08/1999 – 08/2001 

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

  • Designing, retouching, editing and writing visuals and text for final advertising animated presentations for a new technology kiosk.
  • Managing and training two employees, website design, print layouts, and marketing materials for tradeshows, direct mail ads, and managing
    the graphic archives. Company’s graphic identity, text editing, and technical writing.

Major Clients included: Caesars Palace, IMAX 3-D ride “Race for Atlantis”, Dreamworks (Minority Report” starring Tom Cruise), Deutsch Advertising, Madam Tussad, GELcore, The Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, Art @ the Powerhouse, National City, Ohio University, Casio, the Luxor Hotel, and the NBA store.

 

References Upon Request