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.

Current Software Usage: Adobe Creative Cloud Suite 2018 (19.1) – Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere, 3dCart and Acrobat (in a  MAC or PC environment), WordPress, Squarespace, and Mailchimp  
Experience In: Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition,  Ableton Live, and Microsoft 365 (Power Point, Word, Excel)

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.

Federal Highway Administration Professional Competence:

  • 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.)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Valor Fitness
Creative Director
4/2018 – Present

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

  • Developed, and led redesign of valorfitness.com
  • Visual design and layout of project artwork and marketing outreach materials such as flyers, posters, apparel, direct mail, booth layout and design.
  • Lead brand identity initiatives, for all digital and print collateral assets.
  • Maintained and enforce the company brand standards in all visual aspects.
  • Lead video initiatives, through story boarding, editing, and videography.
  • Collaborated with project teams to plan, analyze, organize and execute assigned projects.
  • Web, Social Media and Sales analytics through Google Analytics, and 3dcart Analytics.
  • Led company to highest web sales in a month within a three month time-frame.
  • Manage all aspects of the website, valorfitness.com
  • Led company to most consecutive sales per day in a month time-frame.
  • Increased website conversation rate up 1% in two month time-frame.
  • Interpreted and improved visual representation of data tables, charts, and processes to make final product more polished and easy to digest.
  • Assisted and supported team members throughout the brainstorming, marketing, sales, and design process.
  • Created and developed companies Amazon.com storefront.
  • Created and developed product pages “Enhanced Brand Content” for the Amazon platform.
  • Generated Amazon.com storefront sales to over 10k in two months time frame.

 

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

  • Lead company to be awarded as the “#1 Graphic Designer” on Thumbtack.com (2015).
  • Create and manage client’s websites and email campaigns through Mailchimp, WordPress, Dreamwever, Squarespace, 3dCart, HTML, CSS, or other internet applications.
  • Provide designs and visual story-telling expertise in support of client activities, including the developing of communications and marketing strategies; planning and developing key presentations; advising on and developing stakeholder management plans, iconography, complex graphic design, and info-graphics.
  • 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, visual communications for client projects and initiatives, recommending appropriate vehicle(s), demographics, and info-graphics.
  • Managed 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.
  • Conceptualized, created, designed, and managed the implementation of brand-compliant presentation templates, styles and strategies for a broad range of industries.
  • Managed company contract bidding, process management by providing input into the decision- making process for communication strategies and communication plans for client.

Notable Projects

  • Chaparral Doors (manufacture for Reliabilt Doors at Lowes Hardware store) – Design product labels, photo editing, photo creation, retouching, compositing and 2D/3D photo integration of doors within an “in-use environment”, clipping/masking, and color-correction for digital/ print advertising and product listings.
  • United Way Worldwide – Design NFL / United Way Worldwide social media partnership digital assets for Super Bowl LII donation drive and ticket give away (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and various web banners). Design Human Trafficking conference marketing collateral (Brochure, Program Guide, Way finding signs, Flyers, and Digital assets for APPs, social media, and websites).
  • Thumbtack.com Client Projects – Consist of a wide variety of projects and priorities of which include but are not limited to: visual identity creation, business cards, digital printing, signage design, presentation collateral, writing and creating SOPs (Standard Operation Procedures), digital assets, website creation, landing pages, multi-page layout, and pre-press design set-up.

 

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

  • Developed and designed the aesthetics, visual design and/or layout of project artwork and marketing outreach materials.
  • Led production rebrand for all digital and print collateral assets.
  • Maintained and enforced the company brand standards in all visual aspects.
  • Determined size and arrangement of material and copy per our client brand guidelines.
  • Collaborated with project teams to plan, analyze, organize and execute assigned projects.
  • Interpreted and improved visual representation of data tables, charts and processes to make final product more polished and easy to digest.
  • Assisted and supported team members throughout the brainstorming and design process

 

United Stated Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Senior Multi-Media/Visual Information Specialist
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 with 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.
  • Ensured adherence to policy and messaging 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.
  • 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.
  • Led and executed cost-saving measures while maintaining quality production standards.
  • Led and executed a culture shift plan that included employee to employee recognition.
  • Led and served as a contract representative 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.
  • Assisted with the development, conducting, and promoting training across.
  • Promoted the communication of emerging issues of national importance to FHWA staff, State, and local partners.
  • Assisted staff with the development, documentation, and implementation of a strategic approach for increasing the use of internal and external TPM websites.
  • Conducted market research and marketing assessments to identify customer Assisted staff with the development, and documentation, of protocols on use of communication tools.
  • Developed a strategic approach to engage external stakeholders using social media.
  • Managed the development of the custom learning opportunities.
  • Evaluated existing training in support of the Performance Management competency model.
  • Managed short-term projects including developing and monitoring detailed project schedules.
  • Served as a member on the technical panels for all training development to ensure continuity between curriculum/learning opportunities.
  • Contributed to and help manage website content.
  • Provided regular briefings and presentations to TPM.
  • Provided constructive input and feedback for the continuous improvement of learning opportunities.

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