Corey A. Edwards
Web &  Graphic and Web Design, Content Creation

My name is Corey Edwards and I am a graphic designer and writer capable in both the print and internet environments.  I’ve been working in one form or another of digital graphic design, as well as writing, for many years.

Since 2009 I have worked for InsideOut Solutions as a web tech and creative services writer. In this capacity, I perform web maintenance and updates to primarily static html and WordPress based custom sites, code custom WordPress themes from Photoshop templates provided by our designer, and write blog content for upwards of 20 clients a month, twice a month.

Prior to 2009, during the period of 2007-2008, I was the creative director for Northwest magazine, a full-color, perfect bound, 96+ page print publication distributed in the US and Canada.

As a graphic designer I am a fast, hard worker who is self motivated and proud of his work but also enjoys being part of a productive team. I bring an upbeat, can-do attitude to my work and am extremely adaptive. If I do not have a particular skill needed for a job, I will develop it. Having single-handedly laid out a multi-page periodical, I understand the importance of deadlines, keeping on task, and clear communication.

I am well versed in digital image production, including scanning, color correction and color management, the pre-press process, and more. I have been using computers for layout and graphic design since 1989 and for digital photography and photo manipulation since 2001. I am well versed in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator and have been doing web design since 2000, so my talents and skills are diverse enough to handle different types of design and layout tasks, whether for print or the web.

As a coder, I am fast, clean, and efficient, staying ahead of the current trends to assure that your site is modern, complient, and fast. I am well versed in static html and WordPress, having coded custom sites for clients of all types since 2000.

As a content creator, I understand how to write not only for search engines but also for people. My style and sensibilities infuses the content I create with human interest and appropriate character not just information and keywords, bringing you the kind of dedicated audience your brand deserves.

I love what I do and really enjoy working to help people realize their ideas in print or on the screen. I enjoy producing clean, traditional layout and graphics, like the kind I provided for Northwest magazine. Creating a blog post or page content that sucks a reader in is a thrill for me. A professional with a sense of humor and fascination with visual contrasts, I can provide you with a product reflecting the current trends or something with a more unique, humorous, or edgy style.

I am interested in full-time, part-time, or contract work, on-site or as a freelance telecommuter. As a freelance designer and content creator, I offer many cost-effective benefits, such as flexible scheduling, allowing me to work when you need me to work. With a freelance designer, you pay no salary, benefits, vacation or sick leave. Using me as a task-specific worker will increase your efficiency, reduce your costs, and help you compete effectively. Get a fresh perspective and take advantage of my considerable design and writing experience.

Objective

To obtain employment that will utilize my photographic, pre-press, writing, web and/or graphic design skills.

Professional Experience

Web Tech/Content Creator
InsideOut Solutions, Sequim, WA
May 2009 - Current

•Coding custom WordPress themes.
•Maintaining, updating, and troubleshooting websites and webservices.
• Writing creative content for client blogs.
•Holding monthly webinars to train clients on the process of blogging in the WordPress platform and effective Search Engine Marketing.
•Attending conferences to sell and support our products and services in a face to face environment.

Creative Director
Northwest magazine, Port Townsend, WA
September 2007 - September 2008

•Conceived and executed the entire layout of Northwest magazine, a perfect bound, 96+ page print publication distributed in15 states in the United States.
•Provided photographs and digital illustrations for various articles.
•Served as technical liaison with contributors; color correcting, cropping, scanning transparencies, and editing graphic submissions to fit the magazine’s needs.
•Redesigned or built from scratch many of the ads featured in the magazine.
•Converted and created numerous types of electronic documents for a wide variety of end users.
•Served as technical liaison with printer, preparing our publication for pre-press.
•Redesigned and maintained the magazine’s website.

Contract Webmaster, Webdesigner
Under One Roof, Port Ludlow, WA
July 2001 - Present

•Maintained over 30 different websites, from real estate to simple vanity sites.
•Provided clear, concise communications and customer service.
•Created new graphics and provided layout for various sites.
•Processed digital photos for web use.
•Maintained a general “round-the-clock” availability for time-sensitive changes.

Webmaster/Graphic Designer/Manager
Phoenix Rising, Port Townsend, WA
April 2002 - April 2008

•Maintained and updated store e-commerce site.
•Designed and produced a pre-press version of the 6 to 8 page quarterly newsletter.
•Designed and produced numerous event flyers, posters, and brochures.
•Took and processed digital pictures for website, newsletter, event flyers, and personalized web sales.
•Served as technical liaison for virtually every technical and/or mechanical aspect of the store, often on the fly from the website, to the Point-of-Sale software, to the alarm system, to the telephone.
•Provided excellent customer service face to face, telephonically, and via email.
•Conceived and executed merchandising solutions.
•Was instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the store.
•Assisted in the scheduling and delegating of the crew’s duties.

Technical Expertise

•Adobe Photoshop
•Adobe InDesign
•Adobe Illustrator
•Adobe/Macromedia Dreamweaver
•Adobe Acrobat
•Microsoft Office: Word/ PowerPoint
•Experience with bed-scanners and dedicated slide-scanners
•HTML, CSS, WordPress

Education

Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA, 2007
A.A.S, Multimedia/Graphics


References are available upon request