Douglas. Skot Whitman
Email: dsw@dswgraphics.com
Phone: 408-544-0640
https://vimeo.com/dskotwhitman
https://linkedin/in/dskotwhitman

EDUCATION:
Gnomon School of VFX, Hollywood, CA.
Design/Entertainment & Production 2013. Graduated.

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art, Dover, NJ. 1992-1995. Graduated

Herndon High School, Herndon, VA.
1988-1992. Graduated

SKILLS:
Photoshop, Illustrator, Drawing, 3D Modeling, In-Design, Painting, Printing, Comic Illustration, Management, eBay, Computer Repair, Shipping & Receiving... too many to list really, I've been around.

MAC OS X AND WINDOWS COMPATIBLE
WORK HISTORY:

Freelance Graphic Design and illustration
November 2015 - Present

DW Printworks, La Jolla, CA
December 2011 -  April 2016
Telecommute and some in house work on and off over the years. Design, illustration and digital printing.

Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Hollywood, CA
December 2012 – November 2015
System Engineer/Teaching Assistant Coordinator/Lab Technician
Keeping equipment functioning. Updating software. Vetting students to function as Teaching Assistant.
Main contact person on campus on the weekends during the day.

Survios, Los Angeles, CA
October 2013 – December 2013
Conceptual 3D Modeling and Rendering for an upcoming VR console design. The work was mainly for visualization purposes, to help with investors.

World Wide Suncontrol, Sterling, VA
June 2009 - May 2011
Warehouse Manager
Hired as the warehouse manager but also handled online and phone orders. Shipping and receiving, customer service, sales, ordering of supplies and other general manager duties. Also worked on ads, graphics and other marketing materials.

UPS Store, Herndon, VA
April 2008-April 2009
Store Manager
Was hired as the manager but also did customer services, printing, packing and shipping as well as ordering of supplies and other general manager duties.

Artist & Craftsman Supply, Portland, ME
April 2005-February 2007
Store Manager
Started as a Floor manager for the Portland, Maine, location. After only four months with the company, I was sent to San Jose, California, to manage a failing store and to later over see its closing (September 2006). Helped move and set up a new San Francisco store before moved to the San Diego location in mid-September as co-store manager. At the end of January, I was laid off due to the company’s financial difficulties. Duties included Shipping and receiving, customer service, sales both inside and outside, logistics, inventory, ordering of supplies and other general manager duties.

Michael's Arts & Crafts, Scarborough, ME
February 2004-April 2005
Department Manager
Mostly just loading and unloading the trucks. Was the closing manager/keyholder, on the nights I worked. Department manager for artist supplies when they still carried that type of stuff. Freight, shipping and receiving, customer service, sales, logistics, inventory, ordering of supplies and other general manager duties.

Loudoun Times Mirror
February 2003-October 2003 Leesburg, VA
Ad Designer/Production Artist
Auto ad design and production for 15 community newspapers; also produced special section covers. Worked directly with special clients.

Vertis/Adout,
February 1998-December 2000 Van Nuys, CA
Production/Deadline Manager
As shift supervisor, managed daily newspaper ad design deadlines, as well as daily print and pre-print deadlines. As manager, had 12 other artist working under me producing 100+ ads per week. The majority were for major Auto Dealerships in the Los Angeles area.

Children Magazine,
August 1997-February 1998 Los Angeles Area
Art Director
For seven months I produced all the advertising, 100 pages of layout, as well as art direction and press checks. Although I learned a great deal, this was more work than one person could handle. I believe this company was bought out by a larger L.A.-based parenting magazine.

TSA Design Group
January 1996-September 1997, Van Nuys, CA
Production Artist/Proof Reader
Started as a Proofreader and worked my way up to production artist. The company produced newspaper advertising for 3 major Los Angeles newspapers and was also a printing service bureau. I stayed on part time when I was first hired at Children's magazine as Art Director. This company later split and the newspaper division rebranded as Vertis/Adout.

PROJECTS:
Project Holodeck: Wildskies
October 2012 – May 2013
Producer & a 3D Modeler for the Gnomon side of this Virtual Reality project with USC. Responsible for poly-modeling of several assets, concepting, working directly with the Art Director and managing team of Gnomon student artist. One of 2 contacts at Gnomon for the project creators at USC.