Resume

Greg Hester

Infographics & Animation

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

SKILLS

  • Infographics, photo illustrations: Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Character Animation: Maya
  • 3D modeling, texturing: Maya, Cinema 4D
  • Video editing: Premiere, After Effects
  • Interactive graphics: Unity, WordPress, Twitter Bootstrap
  • Critical thinking: Researching and deciphering data for best visuals
  • Constant learning: Updating knowledge with newest software and design styles

EXPERIENCE

USA TODAY Sports
Graphic Artist: Infographics, Illustrations, Page Design (Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya)
Los Angeles, CA – Full-time (4+ years)

  • Infographics: Created and researched on hourly deadlines for simultaneous digital, social and print uses.
  • Illustrations: Completed on hourly deadlines in 5 sizes for multiple digital & social use.
  • 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 editorial sports graphics and illustrations, with great teamwork. (Sept, 2015)

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

  • Infographics and photo illustrations: Created and researched on hourly deadlines
  • Long-term projects: (always) completed on time, including Pulitzer entry as one of a three-person team for Yahoo Sports! (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