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Hello, I’m Sayed!

I’m a graphic designer and photographer, living in the magnificent, Pacific Northwest city of Seattle. I originated down South in Alabama where I grew up, studied design and started my career.
Over the years I’ve worked as a graphic designer, production artist/assistant, webcast specialist, photographer, and videographer. I’ve had the opportunity to work on great projects for companies/clients such as GeekGirlCon, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Wizards of the Coast, Seattle International Film Festival, University of Puget Sound, Microsoft (via Ten Gun Creative) and others.
I really love print design and I want to take my skills in that area to expand into front end design & UI/UX so I can conquer everything!

 

My Resume

Experience

Guyeatsoctopus.com
Freelance Designer | October 2010 – Present
Various projects including, but not limited to print, web, production, and photography. Clients including Curious Office, University of Puget Sound, Ten Gun Creative, Seattle International Film Festival, and Nick Frontiero Productions.

Little Knits
Photographer/Inventory Associate | Aug 2016 – Present
Photograph, color correct, edit various volumes of products and list them in a timely manner for a Magento ecommerce store.

Square Sun Print
Printing/Production Assistant | May 2016 – Jul 2016
Created a variety of custom print products, operated different types of printers and provided professional customer service.

Center for Spiritual Living
Graphic & Video Coordinator | October 2012 – July 2015
Created various types of print/web collateral for marketing materials, such as a monthly newsletter, cards, keynote slideshows, web graphics, posters, vinyl banners, and signs. Coordinated with production vendors. Recorded, edited, added graphics, and uploaded sessions to YouTube channel.

GeekGirlCon
Designer | April 2011 – December 2014
Responsible for creating and collaborating on large volumes of print and web design on tight deadlines for all-volunteer staff. Participated in design critiques, help team members, and maintain cohesive branding. Responsible for event photography.

Wizards of the Coast
Imaging Specialist | August 2011 – April 2012
Prepared artwork for various forms of media, including cards, books, maps. Preparation included color correction, cleaning up, clipping, masking and sizing artwork to the required format.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Graphic Designer | September 2009 – August 2010
Responsible for all print design (logos, artwork, billboards, ads, brochures, cards, apparel) and web design (banners, email graphics). Headed up file organization and archival efforts, Worked closely with print vendors for a preflight check on all materials and bid specifications. Met deadlines for multiple ongoing projects.

Alabama Department of Public Health
Webcast Specialist | December 2007 – August 2009
Created flyers, video and web graphics. Responsible for online course creation and maintenance through a custom CMS: encoded video, made minor edits, and operated live webcasts.

Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc.
Web developer & Production Assistant | February 2006 – December 2007 
Maintained content on seven magazine websites. Created web banners. Designed and coded sites. Responsible for a variety of cards, logos, graphic illustrations, and magazine layout.

AWARDS

American Advertising Federation of Montgomery, AL 2011 Addy Awards
Two pieces of artwork which I help produced for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival won a silver Addy.

EDUCATION

Auburn University Montgomery Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
May 2005
Montgomery, Alabama

SKILLS

PRINT:
Identity
Marketing
Layout
Typography
Concepting

WEB:
HTML/CSS
Front End Design
Graphics
Wireframes
Image Optimization

PHOTOGRAPHY:
DSLR Cameras
Portraiture
Headshots
Event
Lighting

VIDEOGRAPHY:
Recording
Editing
Graphics
Event
Commercial

PRODUCTION:
Color Correction
Manipulation
Restoration
File Prep
Project Management

SOFTWARE:
Apple/Windows
Illustrator
Photoshop
Indesign
Lightroom
Premiere
Coda 2
MS Office