Resume | Greg Hester

Los Angeles, CA 90045 | (714) 213-3136 | greg@hestergraphics.com
linkedin.com/in/greghester/ | Creative portfolio: hestergraphics.com

Professional graphic designer, artist for quick engagement in the attention economy, with skills in UX, infographics, social media graphics, photo illustrations, motion graphics, 3D modeling and 3D character animation. I keep up to date with latest design trends, sizes, search engine optimization (SEO), accessibility and am always adapting and learning as new software updates.

SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Infographics, photo illustrations: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
  • UX and Web design: Adobe XD, Adobe Dreamweaver, WordPress, CSS
  • Social media graphics: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe InDesign
  • Motion graphics: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Cinema 4D
  • 3D character animation with dialogue: Maya
  • Critical thinking: Research big data and plan storyboards
  • Remote work: Self-motivated, organized, ability to prioritize, work independently and collaborate with team members on Slack or TEAMS.
  • Helped USA TODAY and affiliates reach 100 million unique visitors.
  • Crunch time: Fast quality work on tight deadlines, remaining calm under pressure.
  • Part of a team producing a 60+ page Pulitzer entry for Yahoo!
  • Helped Yahoo! Sports pass ESPN.com in Comscore rankings.
  • Inspire team: Create time saving templates, tutorials to keep co-workers up to speed.

EXPERIENCE

USA TODAY Sports
Senior graphic designer (07/2014-01/2020)
Social media graphics, infographics, photo illustrations done for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and for USA TODAY Sports web site. Visuals done in multiple aspect ratios for mobile and desktop.

Yahoo Sports!
Graphic design (11/2006-10/2012)
Hero photo illustrations for section fronts and sports graphics for web site stories, while helping create and update timely content for the site.

The Orange County Register, Anaheim, CA
Graphic design (06/2000-11/2006)
Daily page designs for sports and infographics researched and designed for news. Setup layouts for special sections including Olympics and Super Bowl.

The Los Angeles Times
Graphic design (01/1994-05/2000)
Daily page designs for sports and infographics researched and designed for news.

EDUCATION

Diploma for Advanced Studies in Character Animation, Animation Mentor
BA Bachelor of Arts Degree, History, Business Admin., UC Riverside
(Managing Editor at UC Riverside Highlander, Water polo captain)