RALPH H. DYER, JR.
6319 Pinetree Av.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Ph: (850) 235-9657
Cell (256) 390-2042
e-mail:ralph@ralphics.com
web site: ralphics.com
A Few current Projects


OBJECTIVE

A visual communications position utilizing my creative ability, professional knowledge, computer graphics experience and educational background to provide aesthetically pleasing graphic design, layout, illustration, image processing, type flow, for web site development, web page design, and print media. 



EDUCATION

B.F.A. in Illustration and Design, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, 1991. Studied Acrylic painting under Mark Ross Professor Auburn University. Studied Stone Lithography under James Furr and William Bagget, Professors at Auburn University. Modes of film and Film Production under Dr. J. Scaresbrook, Auburn University. Photography under Richard Dendey, Auburn University. Kodak Stat Camera Training Seminar, 1986.



WORK EXPERIENCE

Art Director and Owner 1998-2001 : RHD Graphics "ralphics" Gadsden,  AL. Design, Illustration, Computer graphics, Web page design, Web site development, Logo development, Menus, Signage, business cards, Letterhead, Brochures, T-shirt design and Illustration, Murals, Point-of-sale, and other Free lance commissions.

Advertising Manager / Creative Director 1996-1997: DeepRock Manufacturing Inc. Created and placed all Advertisement for National and International campaigns; Print Media buys; Generate All art work for Direct Mail Brochures; Manage art work for outside clients , as well as DeepRock , Drillmaster, WaterWorks , and The Direct Mail Store, divisions of DeepRock. maintain and create art work for in-house Offset Printing Department . (camera work, stripping, and computer generated art )

Head Graphic Designer 1995: Bio Med Communications Vet med, Auburn University, Alabama. Directed ,created, designed, and illustrated Vet Med, slide shows, presentations, publications and informational print media for departmental, educational, and professional simnamars.

Staff Artist 1994: University Printing, Auburn University, Alabama. Responsible for pre press layout and graphic design of brochures, tabloids, logos, business cards, and letterhead for offset printing. Extensive computer hardware and software usage. Implemented AppleTalk computer network.

Owner Operator 1993- 1994: RHD Graphics Panama City Beach, Florida. Freelance for local advertising firms and other businesses.

Creative Director 1992 - 1993: The Firm Concept, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia. Illustration and computer design of product brochures, point-of-sale, packaging, and advertising. Partner in firm.

Graphic Designer 1991 - 1992: Coca-Cola USA, Atlanta, Georgia. Computer design, illustration, typography, mock-ups, and pre press work. Applied to packaging, point-of-sale, premium products, outdoor advertising, brand identity, and developmental and exploratory projects. Art work for regional and national promotions.

Head Artist Surf Hut, 1989 - 1990: Panama City Beach and Destin, Florida. Responsible for artwork at three stores. Scheduled and delegated activities for up to five artists. Specialized in custom airbrush and on-the-spot design and illustration for sportswear. Designed point-of-sale displays, store signage, and stock designs. Participated in store management and consulted on advertising strategy.

Art Director 1987- 1988: Master Graphics, Inc., Auburn, Alabama. Illustration and design for sportswear, logos, and special promotional events. Supervised staff artist and coordinated production.

Artist 1986: Good Friday's, Panama City Beach, Florida. Designed company logos, restaurant menus, and signage.



Ralph H. Dyer Some Major Freelance Commissions (1982 - present)

Coca-Cola USA, Atlanta, Georgia; Computer design and illustration of ALWAYS logo for national promotion under the art direction of the national promotion manager.

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Media Relations Athletic Department; Design and illustration of Volleyball Media Guide Cover and Poster for 1996 and 1997; Soccer Poster 1996; Track and Filed Media Guide Cover, 1997.

Columbia Research Institute, Panama City Beach, Florida; Color airbrush illustration of Vindicator water craft for international sales brochure.

Applied Research Asso. 1997 United States Air Force; Design and illustration with Photo Shop files of bombing attacks on government facilities for full motion animated training videos.

Reading Skills Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Illustrations to be used in nationally marketed educational evaluation tests.

Creative Displays, Inc., Gainesville, Georgia; Illustrated point-of-sale signs for video stores.

Art Services, Atlanta, Georgia; Illustrations for Coca-Cola and Superbowl promotion.

Side winder's, c/o Showtime Agency, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina; Designed and painted touring bus and tractor trailer murals.

Herff-Jones Yearbook Division, Montgomery, Alabama; Designed and illustrated yearbook covers.

Coconut Grove (retail store), Auburn, Alabama; Design and illustration of sportswear, promotional literature, and store interior.

National Screen Printers, Inc., Auburn, Alabama; Computer generated illustration and design of promotional posters for Hershey Foods, Inc. promotion with (NASCAR, Mark Martin, Eli Gold, and The PGA).

Graham and Associates, Atlanta, Georgia; Airbrush cover illustrations for sales brochures for Imnet Megasaurus optical data storage system.

French, Smith and Associates, Atlanta, Georgia; Pen and ink illustrations for Bell South news letter.

W226 Productions, Atlanta, Georgia; Illustration, design, and color comp's for Mello Yello brand promotion posters featuring Kyle Petty NASCAR Driver.

Kaz Fitness Center, Auburn, Alabama; Design, illustration, and construction of storefront signage.

Network Graphics, Gadsden, AL; Design and Illustration of the 1998 River Fest, for the Gadsden Area Chamber of Commerce.

Gadsden Center For Cultural Arts, Gadsden Alabama; Design , illustration of signs and murals in the children's museum.

Bama Rib Shack, Gadsden AL; Identity Design and Illustration of logos, signs and menus.

Fabcrete, Gadsden AL; Corporate Identity, Logos, Forms, Business cards, Letter head and Envelopes, Brochures, Web sight design and posting.

Gadsden-Etowah Tourism Board Gadsden AL; Logo development design and Illustration.

Gadsden Area Chamber of Commerce, Gadsden, AL; Web site development design illustration and posting for the 14th annual 1999 River Fest. Logos and icons created for pages.

JP King, Gadsden, AL; Design of Brochures and ads for National Advertised properties.

Rainbow Beach, Rainbow City, AL; Creation, illustration, and design of labels and logos for suntan products

Model Tees, Gadsden, AL; Design, illustration, of t-shirts for the 2000 Gadsden RiverFest and the2000 Gulf    Shores, AL. Sea food Festival



SKILLS


Illustration, Design, Computer graphics, Pre-press, Airbrush, Screen printing, Typography, Comprehensives, Mock-ups, Web design and graphics, Image Processing for web and print, Film, Story Boards, Photography, Management, Art Direction, Public relations. Familiar with HTML, DHTML, CSS, Java


SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE


Dolev interpreter, Stat camera, Image setter, Color copier, Xerox Fiery Rip, Color scanner, Iris Smart Jet Printer, Design cad, Photo Shop, Illustrator, Dimensions, Netfusion Objects, Go Live, Streamline, Freehand, Quark Express, PageMaker, Corel Draw, Type Align, Type Styler, Harvard Graphics, Power Point, Presentation Graphics.
Familiar with DOS, Windows, and Macintosh operating systems.


REFERENCES AND EXTENSIVE PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
{ Web Design } { Murals } { Graphics } { T-shirts } { Logos } { Client Pages }  { Samples }
{ Contact Information }
{ Internet solutions } { Auburn University }   { Back Door }


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