Contact

Glen Williamson
2917 12th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265
309-230-8911

glen@williamsondesign.com

Education

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
08/2015 – 11/2017
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
GPA - 3.843

Black Hawk College, Moline, IL
08/2009 – 05/2015
Associate in Arts
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
GPA - 3.860

Platt College, Los Angeles, CA
04/1992 – 09/1992
GPA - 3.800

American Animation Institute, Burbank, CA
06/1987 – 05/1987



Acknowledgements

Phi Theta Kappa, Eta Kappa Chapter
2009-2015: Member

Augustana Teaching Museum of Art
2017: Senior Art Exhibition - "A Moment in Time"

Augustana College Dean's List
2017: Fall, Winter, Spring
2016: Fall, Spring
2015: Fall

Black Hawk College - Art Space Gallery
2018: Black Hawk College Pottery Guild ceramics display.

Figge Museum - College Invitational
2016-2017: Winter - Augustana College ceramic art presentation "Homework"

Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery
2015: Third place art award for the pastel three point perspective "Floating Building."

Figge Museum - College Invitational
2015: Alien Birth"

Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery
2014: Second place art award for the Raku fired "Lidded Dragon Vessel."

Figge Museum - College Invitational
2013-2014: Black Hawk College ceramic art presentation "Raku Dragon Teapot"


Affiliations

AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts
2017 – Present


Experience

Quad City Press, Moline, IL
06/2018 – Present
Graphic Designer
• Design of clients newsletters, flyers, brochures business cards and letterhead.
• File preparation and setup for Xerox and Direct Image printing.
• Direct interaction with clients on design elements and details of production runs.

Williamson Design, Moline, IL
01/1996 – Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
• Creation and installation of graphics, signs and webpages for local businesses and churches.

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
08/2017 – 11/2017
EDGE Center Internship
• Created Logos and website mockups for the Augustana web guild companies.

Bettendorf First Assembly of God Church, Bettendorf, IA
01/2013 – 08/2015
Graphic Designer
• Design and production of weekly bulletin.
• Creation and installation of vinyl signage and banners.
• Conception, design, and creation of sets and visual aids.

Black Hawk College, Moline, IL
09/2011 – 06/2015
Art Department Work-study
• Planning and installation of student and visiting artist's material in the ArtSpace Gallery.
• Assisted ceramics instructor with lab needs, helped students with projects, and cleaning of ceramics equipment and tools.
• Aided with the loading and unloading of ceramics in the lab kilns.
• Setup and dismantling of the outdoor Raku kiln for the bi-yearly outdoor class firings.

American Rental Association, Moline, IL
12/2011 – 06/2013
Desktop Support
• Assisted employees with computer hardware and software support.
• Setup and distributed company email marketing blasts to prospective and current members.

EBE Technologies, East Moline, IL
03/2011 – 10/2011
Marketing Coordinator/Project Manager
• Created, update and distribute marketing material for the national trucking industry.
• Coordinated and shipped display show graphics to various trade show locations across the country.
• Daily updates of company website.

Signs Now, Davenport, IA
10/2008 – 12/2008
Graphic Designer
• Designed and produced signs and banners for national and local businesses.
• Consulted with clients on layout and design, taking their projects from concept to completion.  
• Large format digital printing of display and point of purchase graphics.  

Dimensional Graphics, Davenport, IA
08/2008 – 10/2008
Graphic Designer
• Designed business cards, and brochures for local businesses, banks and colleges.

Victory Signs and Graphics, Davenport, IA
10/2007 – 08/2008
Graphic Designer
• Layout and production of film positives for screen printing of signs.
• Production of various dye-sublimated products such as shirts, coffee mugs, dog tags and custom printed license plates.

Precision Signz, Bettendorf, IA
08/2007 – 10/2007  
Graphic Production 
• Designed and produced large format signs and banners for national and local businesses.
• Coordinated with clients on layout and design, taking their projects from concept to completion.  
• Designed and maintenance of the company‘s three websites including the setup of client accounts for internet access.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA
02/1999 – 05/2007
Computer Graphic Specialist
• Increased poster printing process speed by up to 300%.
• Designed and maintained the Consortial Chiropractic, Research Conference and Palmer Research websites.
• Designed and produced conference material, which included display graphics, signage, large format posters and presentations.
• Coordinated computer hardware/software repair and replacement between the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research department and Information Services.
• Maintained and updated a daily log of computer software and equipment in Microsoft Excel and Access.

DMW Design Ltd., Bettendorf, IA
11/1996 – 02/1999
Graphic Production Assistant
• Produced print and trade show graphics for such companies as John Deere, Hon, and Bandag.
• Application of exterior signage and boat graphics.
• Oversaw the schedule process of printing and shipping of graphics.

Los Angeles Daily News, Woodland Hills, CA
05/1996 – 11/1996
Graphic Designer
• Created graphics for weekly special section insert covers.
• Designed advertisement material for weekly insertion.
• Responsible for the image scanning for the obituary section.

Blueprint Productions, Valencia, CA
03/1994 – 05/1996
Graphic Designer
• Created full page camera ready advertisements for local newspapers.
• Operated and maintained the Tiger-Rip film image setter.

Delta Lithograph, Valencia, CA
09/1993 – 03/1994
Graphic Designer/Prepress
• Operated and maintained the large format image setter film processors.
• Oversaw the setup of client provided files for printing.

Hawker Aerospace, Simi Valley, CA
09/1992 – 03/1993
Graphic Design Internship
• Designed aerospace graphics for screen printing and ceramic mug application.



Skills

Equally proficient in both the Macintosh and Windows platforms with experience in website design, logo & packaging design, corporate identity, vehicle graphics, industry signage, large format digital printing and hardware/software troubleshooting. Key application experience includes, but is not limited to the following current applications and equipment:

• Adobe Illustrator CS4-6
• Adobe Photoshop CS4-6
• Adobe Bridge CS4-6
• Adobe InDesign CS4-6
• Adobe Dreamweaver CS4-6
• Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro
• Microsoft Office Suite 2010
• Microsoft Front Page 2003
• Quark Xpress 6.0
• Google Analytics
• Stat Counter
• Constant Contact
• Finalcut Pro
• GoTo Meeting
• FlexiSign 8
• Roland Signmate Express 6
• FTP
• Digital Cameras
• Film and Image Scanners
• PC Upgrades and Repairs