Darrell
Callis Burks

Graphic Designer /
Marketing Specialist

Graphics geek that flies that flag proudly, loves design, never tires of learning, and has great customer service skills. Academic background includes emphasis on design and graphics for print and web.


darrell@callisburks.com


Resume Files

DOC Resume

PDF Resume

PDF Folio


Miscellaneous Links

Expertise

High level of proficiency in graphic tools including but not limited to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

Very detail oriented, highly organized, and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while multi-tasking

Solid analytical, creative, and communication skills with ability to work in a team environment

Positive, collaborative, hands-on, and self-driven person that is proactive and a team player

Maintained technical and design knowledge by attending design workshops, reviewing professional publications, and reading design/technology websites to stay on top trends, technologies, and new art techniques

Experience and knowledge of HTML/CSS; Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Publisher; QuarkXpress; Corel Draw; Content Management Systems (CMS); and Ticket/Workflow Systems

Computer skills on PC and Mac and well versed in both print and digital mediums

Software

InDesign
100%
Photoshop
100%
Illustrator
100%
Acrobat
100%
Word
96%
Publisher
86%
PowerPoint
86%
Corel Draw
93%
QuarkXpress
93%

Work Experience

May 2000 - Setember 2002, November 2003 - Present

Graphic Designer/Marketing Specialist

Middle Tennessee State Univeristy, Creative and Visual Services

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

October 2002 - Present

Freelance Work

For nonprofits, family, and friends

Skills

HTML/CSS
71%
Design
100%
Customer Service
100%
Content Management Systems (CMS)
100%
Social Media
63%
Marketing
63%
Project Management
100%
Communtcation Skills
100%
Organizational Skills
100%

Education

May 2000

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Minor emphasis in Book Arts

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Portfolio

These were banners used on all sides of the building. They were printed on a type of vinyl that is heat set. This gave them a "painted on" look.

These are the banners carried in during the university graduations.

A handbook used to during trainings on how to become a safe zone area on campus.

This is an oversized tri-fold brochure done to update a previous brochure the Liberal Arts area was using for recruitment.

A graphic done for the Bingham Cup 2016 ruby event being held in Nashville that year.

This graphic was created by taking cues from three different teams. Players from each team were combining to create a team to compete in a rugby event.

A suite of logos created for Wittman Group.

This is the Fall 2020 magazine for MTSU College of Liberal Arts.
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This is the Fall 2020 magazine for MTSU College of Behavioral and Health Sciences.
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This a magazine/report showing a review of the year 2020 for MTSU.

This was a newspaper/tabloid handout given to attendees of the APME conference. It was done setup and printed on the next to the last day of conference.

This is a faux Brewery, Craft Soda, and SkålBräu Hard Drink company that I created just do be able to do so.

This is an update of a trio of ads that were done for a class project. My old professor asked me to do an update. The professor was going to use them along side my others I had done in class that were being used as examples.
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