Thomas Christopher Rust
4474 SE Concord Rd, Portland, OR 97267
Cell: (949) 244-7729
E-mail: tomcrust@yahoo.com

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Summary
  • Unique creative background: European and U.S. design experience
  • Expert in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, InDesign, FreeHand, Quark, Flash, Director, Premiere, After Effects, SoundEdit, ImageReady, Dreamweaver, HTML and MacOSX trouble-shooting
  • Print from concept to pre-press, screen design from layout to hard-coding HTML
  • Excellent Mac and PC skills
  • Extensive product photography experience
  • Outstanding people skills
  • Fluent in English and German (bicultural upbringing), intermediate knowledge of French and basic Italian
Education
  • 08/2000
    Attended Multimedia BerlinBeta Conference in Berlin
  • 02/2000
    Attended Multimedia Profile Intermedia Conference in Bremen, Germany
  • 02/1996
    Diplom Designer (FH) (equivalent of an M.A.), Technical University Hildesheim, Germany
  • 06/1992
    Vordiplom Communication Design (equivalent of a B.A.), Technical University Trier, Germany
Work Experience
  • 07/2001 - present
    Senior Graphic Designer, Bourns, Inc. (marketing department), Riverside, Calif.
    Oversee full creative process for marketing department from conception to press check
    Manage interview/hiring process, oversee graphic designer, interview/select third-party vendors, interface with internal and international clients
    Hands-on design of print collateral, brochures, advertisements, logo design, trade shows and web design
    Community outreach presentations
     
  • 04/2001 - 07/2001
    Graphic Designer, RSM Business Services, Inc. (print house), Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
    Creative process from conception to print for all projects
    Hands-on logo design, letterheads and collateral, brochures, magazines, advertisements, camera-ready artwork and production, direct mail, photography and customer relations
     
  • 02/2000 - 01/2001
    Art Director, PopNet Internet AG (web agency), Hamburg, Germany
    Oversaw group of 5 team members in web agency, including interviewing/hiring process and creative direction
    Site conception, hands-on design and production as well as user interface design
    Notable clients: Maggi Foods (Nestlé)
     
  • 09/1999 - 01/2000
    Screen Designer, PopNet Internet AG (web agency), Hamburg, Germany
    Screen layout, illustrations, animated GIFs, Flash banners and content, screensavers and microsites
    Notable clients: Panasonic Germany, British Petroleum Germany
     
  • 01/1997 - 08/1999
    Screen Designer, Netwhere GmbH (web agency), Hamburg, Germany
    Screen layout, illustrations, animated GIFs, Flash banners and content, screen savers and microsites
    Notable clients: 3Com Germany, renowned publishing house Milchstrassenverlag
     
  • 03/1996 - 12/1996
    Graphic Designer, Marketing Consulting Wächter (advertising agency), Hildesheim, Germany
    Logos, letterheads, advertisement campaigns, illustrations, brochures and magazine layouts for marketing agency
     
  • 10/1994 - 07/1995
    Paste-Up Artist/Camera Operator, Kehrwieder am Sonntag Newspaper, Hildesheim, Germany
    Manual paste-up, line and stat camera work, illustrations and advertisement production
     
  • 08/1988 - 02/1989
    Intern, Arthur Anderson, Chicago
    Digital production of presentation slides
     
Activities
  • 1995 - 1996
    Taught Macromedia Director course at Technical University Hildesheim
  • 1999 - 2000
    Taught Macromedia Flash course at private design school Design Works, Hamburg
Awards
  • 1996
    First prize, German nationwide Mac Magazin Multimedia Contest
References
  • Available upon request
Contact: tomcrust@yahoo.com