Glenn L. Filer
3074 South Cottage Lane
Sparks, Nevada 89434
I am an award winning graphic artist that not only has the ability to create and design, but also has the ability to lead, inspire and manage a creative team. I can do design work from a simple layout to jaw-dropping, killer print design. I can produce more than one good comprehensive for any given idea/assignment. I work well independently or on a collaborative team, taking creative direction with a smile. I have an extraordinary master of typography, layout, and minimizing clutter on a page. I have a clean, attractive design style and take great pride and ownership of my work.
I stay current in my field and continually look for ways to improve what I do. I have many years of solid design experience and a working understanding of prepress and print production. I have excellent communication and organizational skills that enable me to problem-solve, multi-task and manage several projects at one time.
Owner/Creative Director, Intelligent Design Graphics, Sparks, NV 02-2008 to present
Overseeing the design, art direct and production of high quality digital graphics, printed design pieces and comprehensives for a variety of clients using a Macintosh Pro and Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium software. Clientele includes but are not limited to Gold Country Casino and Hotel, the UNR Wolf Pack Athletics department, Fitzgerald’s Hotel and Casino, the Northern Nevada Confederation of Clubs, Banner Construction Company, Charlie’s Hair and Nail Design, Air Con Service, Key Learning Concepts, Inc., Attention to Detail, and The Vision Group, LLC.
Graphic Artist/Designer, Boomtown Hotel & Casino, Reno 05-2000 to 02-2008
I operated and managed every aspect of the graphics department in a busy in-house casino advertising/marketing department. I designed and produced high quality print and graphic design using networked Macintosh computers, a Microtek color flatbed scanner, HP9500 Laser printer, and HP DesignJet 2500CP large format inkjet printer. I designed the property’s restaurant menus and outlet logos and redesigned the company logo including new branding style sheets specifying Pantone colors, printing papers, fonts, etc. My workload included designing invitations, brochures, newsletters, menus, direct mail, POS and promotional graphics, casino floor advertising and directional signage, outdoor advertising, vehicle graphics, PhotoShop illustration, and website development.
In order to bring greater organization to my department, I developed and maintained an archive/backup system for all departmental creative projects. This improved workflow and retrieval of all art department jobs.
In order to allow our customers to experience a virtual tour of our hotel/casino property, I wrote, installed and maintained an interactive touch-screen information kiosk. I also created and scheduled the company’s outside electronic reader board messages using a combination of Adobe After Effects and proprietary software. Messages were directed to passing traffic on Interstate 80 and were designed to achieve a high level of readership.
I’ve saved the company thousands of dollars annually in photography costs by performing in-house digital photography and any necessary PhotoShop retouching of photographic images.
In order to complete projects from concept to finished piece, on tight budgets and strict deadlines, I worked closely and effectively with casino executives, casino hosts, staff members, outside printers, service bureaus, photographers, clients, copywriters, advertising representatives, and mailing houses.
Graphic Designer, Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, Reno, NV 05-1998 to 03-2000
Art Director, Johnson Direct Advertising, Reno office 10-1996 to 4-1998
Art Director, Island Productions, Inc., Island Home Magazine, Reno, NV 05-1995 to 10-1996
I am proficient with the following computer software applications on a Macintosh platform: Adobe Creative Suite 4 including Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign. I am also proficient with QuarkXpress; Macromedia Freehand; Adobe Premier; Adobe After Effects; Adobe Acrobat Professional, MicroSoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage. I have experience with FTP sites, and Internet software, Flash, and Dreamweaver.
University of Nevada, Reno
Department of Art
Major: Graphic Communications/Visual Arts
Degree: BFA, 1981
Work Shops and Conferences:
2000 Taz Tally’s PhotoShop Seminars
2001 Truckee Meadows Community College
Color Correction of Photos Using Adobe PhotoShop 8.0
2002 Truckee Meadows Community College
Getting Photos Ready for the Web Using PhotoShop 8.0
2002 New Horizon Educational Services - Adobe Premiere 5.1 one-day workshop
2002 Taz Tally’s Adobe Acrobat Seminar
2008 PhotoShop CS3 Conference, Sacramento Convention Center
Sierra Nevada Printing House Craftsman Club,
UNR/TMCC Performing Arts Series Direct Mail Brochure; Award of Excellent
American Advertising Awards (ADDY)
Collateral Material, Christmas Card; Award of Excellent
Nominated “Employee of the Month” Boomtown Hotel and Casino, September 2005
Received numerous Service Awards from Boomtown Casino and Hotel
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