VolrathDesign | Graphic Design Portfolio of Colin Volrath
 
 

Work History:

May 2007 - Present
VolrathDesign - Glen Burnie, MD
Freelance Graphic Designer
Throughout my professional career in the graphic design industry I have also worked as a freelance designer producing identity branding, web design, posters, and various design solutions for corporations and clients. In addition I possess extensive experience interacting with clients and companies to provide creative, modern, and clean graphic design solutions.

February 2011 - August 2012
C² Technologies, Inc. / U.S. Defense Security Services - Linthicum, MD
Graphic Designer
Responsible for providing graphic based indentities and logos for various divisions of the United States Defense Security Services (DSS) within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Working with top company officials to provide interactive multimedia solutions aimed to improve the training guidelines through creative implementation of print, web, and graphic design layouts. Utilized concept sketching, wire-framing, and story-boarding to create graphic design presentations and proposals to internal clients.

March 2010 - March 2011
Paper Catalogs Online - Annapolis, MD
Graphic Designer & Project Lead
Implemented online catalog services through resolute work ethic by converting print based catalogs into digital versions. Developed and designed first ever training program to be utilized by the company for future trainees, implementing simple checklist design. Coordinated with with clients to provide personal service for their interactive online catalogs. Served as head graphic and web designer for print and web layouts multimedia layouts. Managed and directed team members on a day-to-day basis to create innovative and creative solutions for the client's needs.

February 2010 - December 2010
Atlantic Fitness Products - Odenton, MD
Web Designer & Web Developer
    Designed web sites, logos, and branding solutions from concept to development. Also responsible for the maintenance of the redesign as well as overseeing the graphical maintenance and web site development process.

March 2009 - August 2009
Pandora Jewelry - Columbia, MD
Graphic Designer
Designed sample graphic tools for jewelry trade shows in Las Vegas, and served as lead designer creating layouts of jewelry catalogues. Provided rapid turnaround service for immediate client interests. Worked closely with art directors and other team members to produce catalog and chart solutions used by jewelry stores across North America.

December 2008 - April 2009
Great Works America (Malibu Rum) - New York, NY
Interactive Graphic Designer
Worked directly with the Malibu Rum company to create an interactive cell phone bowling game's environmental backgrounds. Operated as lead designer to create imagery used as both the interactive and static backgrounds for the game's concept. Collaborated with a team of coders and play testers prior to release during the final release period.

September 2002 - February 2007
CyberEvolution - Baltimore, MD
Environmental Game Designer
Specialized in the overall environmental level design to be used for competitive tournaments all over North America. Served as lead designer and concept artist working closely with professional teams to produce the final product which has received international praise and recognition over time.

Education:


Bachelor of Arts
UMBC
Baltimore, MD
Major: Graphic Design

Design Foundation
Harford Community College
Bel Air, MD
Major: Graphic Design

My Skills:


Software Proficiencies
Photoshop CS5
Illustrator CS5
InDesign CS5
Dreamweaver CS5
(X)HTML/CSS
Quark Xpress 8.0
Acrobat Pro
Sony Vegas 7.0
Microsoft Excel 2010
Microsoft Power-Point 2010
MacOSX
All Windows Platforms
Valve Hammer 4.0
Design Skills
Concept Artwork Layout
Environmental Artwork Drawing
Figure / Modular Drawing
Print Layout
Sketching / Storyboarding
Photography
Logo / Identity Design
Website Design / Layout
Magazine / Brochure Design
Secondary Knowledge
Flash CS5
Javascript, jQuery
mySQL database management
3D Studio Max
zBrush

Contact Information

Baltimore, Maryland
443.504.3586
colin@volrathdesign.com

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Awards / Recognition

2010 Arbalet Cup Map Contest 2nd Place
2007 Urban Forest Project Winner
2002 CyberEvolution Map Contest Winner
2004 CyberEvolution Map Contest Winner

Clients / Past Consulting Work:

Print Falcon
Near Infinity
Invertix
Rocks Realty
Schwinn Tours & Travel
Scoops Pub & Pizza
Paper Catalogs Online
Atlantic Fitness Products
Pandora Jewelry
CyberEvolution
E-Sports Entertainment Association
Ecotone Inc