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Hello! I'm Dan

 

I am an expert in visual communication. 

While a lot of what I do is commonly referred to simply as "graphic design", what makes me different as a visual communication expert is that I specialize in data driven design solutions. By analyzing my target audience and my client’s message, I am able to develop a design solution that is both aesthetically pleasing and efficiently communicates using a language we can all understand.

You might say I am a "graphic designer", "desktop publisher", or "visual communication specialist"; to put it simply, I am an expert at visually speaking.

Daniel Winters

EXPERT, VISUALLY SPEAKING

 

Visual Communication

Graphic Design

Photography

Creative Problem Solving

Systems Thinking

Accountable

Innovative

Visionary

EXPERIENCE
 
2016-PRESENT

Internal Communications Specialist

INOVA HEALTH SYSTEM:

INOVA FAIRFAX MEDICAL CAMPUS

  • Serve as sole Graphic and Information Designer.

  • Assess large amounts of data to conceptualize and create aesthetically pleasing visual representations that are easy to interpret quickly.

  • Develop eye catching and brand compliant event materials such as invitations, posters, menus, programs, banners, table tents, digital signage, etc.

  • Create various educational print and digital materials used to train or inform staff in a format that most effectively targets their specific demographic.

  • Assist in the planning, development, and execution of executive level video presentations.

2007-2016

Multimedia Design & Production Specialist

FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • Served as the Lead Graphic Designer and Lead Creative.

  • Meet with clients to conduct design and creative consultations which requires me to analyze their audience and understand their goals and specifications in order to create custom design and visual communication solutions to effectively meet and exceed their expectations.

  • Examined various media including manuscripts, electronic files, and other related materials to determine if the furnished materials are adequate for project completion.

  • Utilized vast knowledge of effective visual communication to select typefaces and fonts, determine what illustrative, photographic, and other graphic materials will be utilized or created, decide how to best layout imagery, headings, and body copy to adequately engage the audience, readers, or users.

  • Produced designs for pamphlets, posters, banners, mouse pads, brochures, book marks, display boards, Nomadic displays, e-Publication, web sites, DVDs, CDs, and more; all and very fast-paced quick turn-around environment.

  • Managed client accounts and maintain consistent communications throughout the project life-cycle to ensure the project stays on track and the client, department, or agency stays confidently informed.

  • Served as a Creative Consultant to my clients and colleagues in the planning and execution of their various projects.

  • Oversaw the output quality of my subordinates, and assess print and design requests in order to prevent copyright infringement.

  • Developed and improve policies, procedures, and best practices for upper management to ensure the department remains highly efficient and profitable.

  • Troubleshot hardware and software issues as needed to keep us operational and delivering projects on-time.

  • Utilized skills as a professional and experienced photographer as needed to.

EDUCATION
 
2010

Bachelor's Degree

VISUAL COMMUNICATION

MINOR: DIGITAL DESIGN

AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY ONLINE

GPA: 4.0; Graduated Summa Cum Laude

2008

Associate's Degree

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

MINOR: VISUAL COMMUNICATION

AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY ONLINE

GPA: 3.42

2005

High School Diploma

MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

CENTREVILLE, VIRGINIA

CONTINUING

EDWARD TUFTE'S

PRESENTING DATA AND INFORMATION

MAY 2011

KELBY TRAINING LIVE

PHOTOSHOP CREATIVITY TOUR

JULY 2010

NICK SAGLIMBENI'S

MASTERING RETOUCHING

2010

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
 
2010

AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY

GRADUATED WITH HONORS;

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

2012 + 2014

GRAPHIC DESIGN USA

AWARD WINNER

2015

NOMINATED/FINALIST

FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

SKILLS
 

EXPERT

Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Illustrator | Adobe InDesign | Adobe Acrobat | Adobe Lightroom | Microsoft Office | Digital Photography

PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

HP Designjet Z6100 | HP Designjet L25500 | EPSON Stylus Pro 4900 and 9900 | EPSON SureColor 70675 | Ricoh C720 | Ricoh C5500 | Xerox office printers | Primera High Volume CD/DVD Duplication Systems | Full Spectrum 40W CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver | GBC Large Format Laminators | GBC Book Binding Systems | High Volume Folding Machines | High Volume Cutting Machines

ADVANCED

Adobe After Effects | Adobe Premier | Photodex ProShow Producer | ONYX Postershop | BMC Remedy | HTML | CSS

TRANSFERABLE

Written and verbal communication, team player, able to supervise others, multi-tasking, able to effectively work and manage time independently, creative problem solver, detail oriented, able to follow and execute complex instructions, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, able to work in fast paced environments, resourceful when approached with unfamiliar tasks and topics, exercises emotional intelligence, passionate and committed to my work.

PORTFOLIO
 
 
CONTACT ME

Daniel Winters

EXPERT, VISUALLY SPEAKING

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