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Nathan MacDicken
P.O. Box 3152
Merrifield, VA 22116
smartguy@erols.com


CAREER GOAL:
Varied and interesting work with a creative team in the conceptual development of entertaining and informative visual material.


WORK EXPERIENCE:
CARNEY INTERACTIVE 9/00-4/02
100 North Pitt Street, Suite 401, Alexandria, VA 22314
Digital Artist/Animator; Create Flash animations to be incorporated into learning tools developed for web/CD-ROM based training materials. Duties include illustration, interface design, storyboard creation, Photoshop treatments, some voice-over and project management.

FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR/PRODUCTION DESIGNER 3/97-9/00
Northern Virginia and Washington Metro areas. Produce traditional and digital illustrations for national comic book publishers, local design firms and ad agencies. Manage multiple clients, track invoicing and expences.

AFFORDABLE PRINTING & GRAPHICS 6/96-3/97
3554 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 306, Fairfax, VA 22030 Graphic Designer; Design printed material, logos, icons, etc. Work with clients to develop ideas, communicate with vendors, track progress of work.

PMA DESIGN 4/93-5/96
6819 Elm Street, McLean, VA 22101 Illustrator; Illustration, design and layout for printed material. Some writing & copy editing . Orientation/training of new staff. Work with clients and vendors.

FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR 5/92-4/93
Northern Virginia and Washington Metro areas.

ADVANCED MARINE ENTERPRISES, INC 5/89-5/92
1725 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Suite 1300, Arlington, VA
Graphic Artist; Desk-top publishing, traditional paste-up, illustration, copy writing, storyboards, interface with clients and service bureaus, order printing work and supplies, supervise temporary and part-time artists, organize client filing system.

FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR 6/88-5/89
Richmond Metro area.

CABLE CLASSIFIED (Channel 16) 3/87-6/88
1520 West Main Street, Richmond, VA
Graphic Designer/Illustrator; Create computer generated classified ads for cable broadcast.
* Channel honored for innovative design techniques at Eastern Cable TV Convention (1987).


OTHER EXPERIENCE AND HONORS:
Member of The Illustrators Club of Washington, Maryland and Virginia (1998-present)

Perform with two Local Bands, as Lead Vocalist and Drummer (1996-2001)

Costume Design/Creation for Professional Production of "Macbeth" (2000)

First Place Winner of National Poster Contest - WIZARD Magazine (Feb. 1997)

Teach Drawing Classes (ages 7-14 and adult) - Arlington County Parks & Rec. (1993 - 99)

Producer/Director Certified - Fairfax Access Ch. 10 (1992)

Accepted to Ringling Brothers Clown College (1986)

National Award Winner, United States Achievement Academy Speech & Drama (1983)


TECHNICAL:
Macintosh: PageMaker , Illustrator 9.0, FreeHand 5.0, Quark Xpress 3.3, Photoshop 3.0, Flash 5


EDUCATION:
BFA - Communication Arts and Design
Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA 1983-1988


Portfolio and References on Request



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