CHAD L. JOHNSON SKILLS SUMMARY

CHAD L. JOHNSON
www.mrchadjohnson.com
cjohnsonutah[email protected]
SKILLS SUMMARY
An organized and motivated person who is happiest when learning something new.
Thrives on a team and also in a leadership role. Clear and thoughtful communicator
who finds the creative solutions that earn “gold stars” for the team project reviews.
Strong sense of design, color, and composition. Educated in fine art and commercial
photography, sculpture, printed art, and graphic design. Experienced with office
work, team management, interactive entertainment, internet audio, broadcast audio,
video, and art instruction.
SOFTWARE SKILLS
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HTML5 / CSS3
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Dreamweaver CS6
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Photoshop CS6
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InDesign CS6
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Illustrator CS6
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Adobe Audition 3.0
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Twitter Bootstrap
front end framework
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Web Design Tools
Certificate - U of U
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PHP Level 1
certificate - U of U
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Wordpress 3.8
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Drupal 7 Content
Management
System
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Macintosh OSX
and Windows 7
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Microsoft PowerPoint
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
FREELANCE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
2013-2014
Photography / Website / Graphic Art / Multi-Media Design
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Multi-media ideas and designs for use online or in printed materials.
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Dynamic landing page design and layout for paid search.
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Designed and produced marketing e-mail, Web graphics, print ads, and postcards.
CHILDREN’S MEDIA WORKSHOP
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
1990-2013
Visual Literacy Instructor / Web Site Designer for cmwworld.org
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Workshops with children and adults that develop visual learning techniques for
critical insight into the world around us.
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Most recent project, MAPPtivities, puts CMW in a partnership with Esri Patterns /
Solutions to replace the static map in SLC schools with an interactive experience that
promotes best learning practices.
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Recently designed their new Website – cmwworld.org.
KUER FM90 / KUER.ORG
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
2004-2013
Website Computer Professional / Graphic Designer
Responsible for updates, maintenance, and multiple Website redesigns of www.kuer.org.
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Spearheaded our involvement in new media like podcasting, streaming live audio and
video online, social networking tools, and online donations.
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Determined future software and hardware technology needs and participated in
KUER’s Technology Task Force.
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Aided in multiple fund raising events per year as a Volunteer Coordinator.
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Assisted the Development Department by designing and printing banners, flyers,
marketing kits, stickers, badges, pins, file folders, business cards, and company
letterhead.
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Researched and implemented an online banner ad system to generate revenue in
new ways through an agency for local and national underwriters.
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Installed, compiled, and shared Google Analytics for the KUER.ORG website and
Triton Webcast Metrics for the KUER Listen Live streaming audio channels.
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Worked with other University of Utah departments, like the Hinckley Institute of
Politics Forums, to make their content available via KUER.ORG.
OVERSTOCK.COM
WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH
2003
Part-time Photographer / Digital Photograph Editor
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Photographed products with digital SLR camera systems.
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Edited digital images using established workflow to post the graphics online for the
Overstock.com web site.
ALLEN COMMUNICATION LEARNING SERVICES SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
2003
Freelance Artist / Designer
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Worked with Programmers, Project Managers, and other Artists on several electronic
learning / corporate training projects as a Graphic Artist.
MOUNTAIN STATES MORTGAGE CENTER
SANDY, UTAH
2003
Personal Office and Processing Assistant
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Gather information and take each file from pre-approval to closing.
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Input proper loan information into the system for processing.
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Order and follow up on third party documents.
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Ensure the timely and accurate packaging of all loans originated by Ms. Jevon.
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Ensure that all loan documentation is complete and accurate and review file
documentation to assure all items needed are requested.
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Verify loan documents including (income credit appraisal, title insurance, etc.)
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Coordinate document signing with borrowers and escrow once docs are ready to be
released.
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Support and handle administrative functions for Ms. Jevon.
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Follow-up calls to clients to keep them informed about their loans progress or inform
potential clients of recent rate changes offered by Mountain States Mortgage.
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Booked and coordinated appointments for Ms. Jevon.
AVALANCHE SOFTWARE / DISNEY INTERACTIVE
SLC, UTAH
2000-2002
Senior Artist
Primary Project: NCAA College Football 2K2 and 2K3 for Sega Sports on PlayStation 2, XBOX,
GameCube, and Dreamcast game systems.
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Oversaw Mountain West and MAC conference stadium creation.
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Developed the art pipeline for artwork integration into the game engine.
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Managed a group of outside contractors brought on to help complete work on the
college football stadium models.
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Generated “how-to” documents so artwork was done accurately.
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Worked with Programmers to determine polygon and texture budgets.
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Implemented sideline animation sprites and color palettes from 3D models.
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Produced photographs and texture maps used by project artists.
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Worked with Collegiate Licensing Corp. to insure artwork accuracy.
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Organized all stadium art into a standardized library for future reference.
XANTERA
SANDY, UTAH
1998-2000
Art Director
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Implemented a new system that cut artwork development time in half.
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Managed Art staff of ten for Game Boy Color games and PC golf games.
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Completed nine titles in less than three years on budget and on time.
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Designed Game Boy Color video games and graphic user interfaces.
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Interviewed art job applicants and reviewed artists for raises.
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Worked with Producers at EA Sports and Infogrammes to insure clear
communication and support.
CBS TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
1997
Scenic Artist / Painter
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Prepping, Masking, cut and roll painting for feature film.
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Drywall, seam taping, joint compound, and sanding.
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Wallpapering, ageing, faux-finish painting.
ACCLAIM (SCULPTURED SOFTWARE)
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
1994-1997
Video Game Artist / Lead Artist
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Created art and user-interface components for video games.
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Managed in-house and contract artists for 2-D, 3-D, motion capture and animation
assignments.
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Established work schedules, milestone lists, and art quality reviews.
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Developed a workable system and used it to photograph WWF wrestlers for in-house
art teams.
CAMAY COURT PRODUCTIONS
SALT LAKE CITY AND MOAB, UTAH
1993
Scenic Artist / Painter
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Prepping, Masking, Cut and Roll painting for feature film.
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Drywall, seam taping, joint compound, and sanding.
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Wallpapering, ageing, faux-finish painting.
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Artificial rock foam sculpture, paint, and dusting for scenic pieces.
DEREK SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
1992
Photographer’s Assistant
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Arranged sets, loaded various film formats (35mm, 120mm, and 4”x5”).
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Set up studio lighting, sets, and constructed props.
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Coordinated with film labs.
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Developed black and white film.
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Made black and white prints.
U. OF U. COLLEGE OF FINE ART
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
1990-1991
Work / Study Head Librarian
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Managed a staff of three at the reading library in the Art and Architecture building.
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Maintained the books and audio-visual materials, answered questions, took requests,
took inventory and ordered new books, and movies for the collection.
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
1989-1991
Retail Sales
 Served the Staff, Faculty and Students with my knowledge and assistance with
computer hardware, software, Art supplies, sales and customer service.
 Part of entire store inventory crew.
EDUCATION
University of Utah
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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture and Photography)
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Recipient of Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program grant for bronze
sculpture project, 1991.
AWARDS AND FREELANCE WORK
Since 1992, I have also worked as a freelance artist. Assignments have included portrait and
commercial photography, Websites and Web graphics, brochure design, and art instruction.
My work has been shown in various Utah galleries, and I am the recipient of several statewide awards.
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First Award- Eccles Art Center Open Photography Exhibition, Park City, UT, 1992
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Third Award- Eccles Art Center Open Photography Exhibition, Park City, UT, 1993
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"Under Construction"- Kids Using Tech. for Art, Art Access Gallery, SLC, UT 1995
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Utah Arts Festival-Juried Festival Exhibition in Photography, SLC, UT, 2000
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Utah Ethics Project- Utah Museum of Modern Art, SLC, UT, 2002
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Group Show– Myra Powell Gallery, Ogden Union Station, Ogden, UT, 2003
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Invitation Show– Myra Powell Gallery, Ogden Union Station, Ogden, UT, 2005
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Solo Photo Show- Positively Fourth Street Gallery, SLC, UT, 2008