Resume

Greg Hester

Graphic Artist, Social Media Graphics, Infographics, 3D Artist, Animator

(714) 213-3136
greg@hestergraphics.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greghester

SKILLS

  • Infographics, photo illustrations: Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Social media graphics: For Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more
  • Character Animation with dialogue: Maya
  • 3D modeling, texturing: Maya, Cinema 4D
  • Video editing: Premiere, After Effects
  • Web design: WordPress, Twitter Bootstrap, CSS
  • Game prototype: Unity, C Sharp
  • Critical thinking: Researching and deciphering information for best visuals
  • Simplify: Make complex big data easily understood
  • Constant learning: Easily adapt to software updates and new tools
  • Collaborate: Work great with others on team, especially on tight deadlines

EXPERIENCE

USA TODAY Sports
Graphic Artist: Social media graphics, infographics, photo illustrations
Los Angeles, CA – Full-time (6 years)

  • Social media infographics: Created and researched on instant deadlines for simultaneous digital, social and print uses.
  • Photo illustrations: Croppable in 5 formats for different devices
  • Long-term projects: Researched, organized and designed
  • Page designs: in CCI/Newsgate/Layout Champ
  • USA TODAY and affiliates sites reached 100 million unique visitors while creating sports graphics and illustrations, with great teamwork. (Sept, 2015)

Yahoo!
Graphic Artist: Infographics, Illustrations
Santa Monica, CA – Full-time (6 years)

  • Infographics and photo illustrations: Created and researched on instant deadlines
  • Long-term projects: (always) completed on time, including Pulitzer entry as one of a 3-person team. (60+ page multimedia investigation on corruption in college sports)
  • Yahoo! Sports passed ESPN.com in Comscore rankings while creating graphics.

Orange County Register
Page Designer, Graphic Artist
Santa Ana, CA – Full-time (6 years)

  • Daily page designs, illustrations and graphics
  • Summer and Winter Olympics special sections planned and designed
  • Lakers and Angels playoffs special sections planned and designed.

Los Angeles Times

Sports Art Director, Graphic Artist
Los Angeles, CA – Full-time (6 years)

  • Daily page designs, illustrations and graphics
  • Investigations, interviews for news graphics in the field:

EDUCATION

  • AnimationMentor.com: (Emeryville, Calif.) Diploma in Advanced Character Animation
    Mentors included: Anthony Wong, Mike Stern, Steve Cunningham, Ray Chase, Jamy Wheless and Mark Oftedal
  • University of California, Riverside: Bachelors Degree – Liberal Studies (History/Business) (Newspaper Managing Editor)

BREAKING BARRIERS

  • Templates for USA TODAY Sports to easily convert digital graphics to print product
  • First Facebook timeline image for Yahoo! Sports
  • First editorial infographic for Yahoo! Sports
  • First elevation map using USGS data for Los Angeles Times
  • First 3d infographic for Los Angeles Times