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About

 

Les Weiler

I wear many hats: Designer, Writer, Artist, Person with a Deep Voice. All carry with them the same commitment to professionalism and joy for the work. I bring to the table my experience in digital printing, my art education, and my years of working with corporate turnaround expectations. 

Quick turnaround time and a strong working relationship based around communication are the keys to my success. My design career so far has seen calendars, blueprints, tri-fold brochures, and the occasional logo. Sometimes I find myself laying out informational data for poster displays in the halls of the State Capitol, and other days I'm printing sets of paper so large it's like collating bed sheets. In voiceover work, I make use of my natural, deep baritone to bring a rich, professional authority to your project. My writing ranges from imaginative, sensational fiction to dry, technical communications. More than any one skill, I hope to consistently bring to the job an attention to the needs of the client, both in terms of look, as well as workflow. 

Good creative work is about finding the best expression of the client's idea, and communicating it to the market. Great creative work does that while being as smooth a process as possible for the client. My experience in print, design, and customer service have taught me the skills to bring your ideas to the market clearly and efficiently, whether the solution is visual, textual, or audible.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. 

MY SKILLS:
Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including vectorization of artwork using Illustrator, and layout work using InDesign. Familiarity with Quark Xpress, Publisher, PageMaker, and MS Office.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Document Engine    2003-2006, 2008-2016
Production Manager / Graphic Designer
Handled assorted layout and design tasks for a fast-paced, sales-oriented printing shop. Engaged with clients during the proofing process and oversaw jobs from design stages to print and delivery. Frequently consulted with sales staff concerning client needs to ensure profitable fulfillment of potential orders. Wrote and proofread ad copy for internal marketing and provided proofreading services for clients. Managed second store location, acting as a standalone store in a separate market. 

New Media Consortium     2013
Freelance Writer
Conducted interviews and created program write-ups for end of project educational grant reviews.

Hole in the Wall     2006-2007
General Manager
Managed bar staff and cooks for an Austin landmark. Maintained morale and efficiency in staff while keeping detailed inventory of alcohol and food. Managed booking agent and ensured consistent schedule of live music. Tracked and determined band payout based on register sales. Ordered and received inventory from a variety of suppliers.

Amy's Ice Creams     1999-2001
Production and Delivery Expediter
Assisted Head of Production Phil Clay in maintaining product inventory and delivery for multiple stores in the Austin and San Antonio area. Established weekly work schedules for 10-15 employees, as well as tracking inventory for production and product for delivery.

Charybdis Enterprises     1996-1998
Computer Artist
Provided art assets for deadline driven video game company. Coordinated with programming teams to achieve project goals. Learned proprietary game engine software and developed work-flow to produce art assets on a short development timeline.

EDUCATION:
The University of Texas, Austin, TX B.A., Studio Art, 2001

AWARDS/ASSOCIATIONS
National Merit Scholar Finalist
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
Board Member, Texas NORML (501c4 charity) 

 

 

 

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