Adam D. Newman

Graphic Designer and Web Designer Specializing in Both Print and Digital.

  • Greating CardA Christmas card featuring a photo taken with Cannon DSLR Rebel XTi. The text and snow were added in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Design DuplicationA duplication of an existing product. Images were created in Adobe Illistrator and final design assembled in Adobe InDesign.
  • Sunflower A sunflower photographed with a Cannon DSLR Rebel XTi and manipulated with Adobe Photoshop Express on a Android Tablet.
  • A Landscape created using only the built-in tools in Photoshop and a few custom brushes A landscape created using only the built-in tools in Photoshop and a few custom brushes.
  • Elvis King of Dogs A Border-Collie mix puppy photographed using a Cannon DSLR Rebel XTi.
  • An informational Graphic Created In Adobe Illustrator that explains the waste water treatment process An informational graphic created In Adobe Illustrator explaining the wastewater treatment process. Illustrations were created in Adobe Illustrator.
  • A Restrant Menu Created in Adobe InDesign with a backround created in Adobe Illistrator and images manulipated in Adobe Photoshop A Restaurant menu created in Adobe InDesign with a background created in Adobe Illustrator and images manipulated in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Business thank you card and Business card Business thank you cards and business cards created in Adobe Illustrator and assembled in Adobe InDesign. Then printed on a offset press.
  • An animation created in Adobe Photoshop. An animation created in Adobe Photoshop.
  • T-shirts with artwork created in Adobe Illistrator and Adobe Photoshop and hand silkscreened. T-shirts with artwork created in Adobe Illistrator and Adobe Photoshop and silkscreened.
  • An animation created in Adobe Photoshop. A product redesign of the Jeffy Corn Muffin Mix created in Adobe Illistrator.
  • A photo realistic cell shading in Adobe Illistrator from a high resolution photo. A photo realistic cell shading in Adobe Illistrator from a high resolution photo. A lot of time was spent on small details, for example the writting on the tires and the color transisions.

I am a Graphic Designer. I am a professional with a passion for Print and Digital Design. Additionally, I have knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, basic operation of an Offset Press and Silk Screen Printing. I have silkscreened T-shirts (Single color of 4 color process). Furthermore, I have experence printing greatting cards, business thank you cards, buisness cards, and memo pads (single color and 4 color process CMYK).

 

I am a web designer. For over five years I have used web related technologies. Most of my knowlage is self-taught and currently I am learning Adobe Flash, CSS3, HTML5 and Adaptive, Responsive and Fluid design. I have also been exploring the use of web-frameworks (Twitter-Bootstrap, HTML5 Boilerplate, etc.) and Jquery plug-ins. I have knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Expressions and am comfortable with designing in source-code.

 

I am a Photographer. I enjoy the process of planning, taking and refining a photo shoot. Currently I am working on shooting my cammera in AV, TV, AP and Manual modes and expermienting with color correction and using a macro lens..

 

I also have computer networking experience. I am knowlageable in Microsoft Client / Server Networking. Additionally, I have experence with windows domains and Windows Active Directory Domains, and Windows / Linux interoperability networking using SAMBA.

 

Web Design

I specialize in designing web solutions for nonprofits and small buisnesses. I am the owner of Arrow Interent Solutions, a Web Design firm.

Photography

I enjoy taking photographs of animals, people and nature, however architectural photography is my real passion. My camera is a Canon Rebal DSLR and I try to optimize the camera setting to minimize the amount of computer minaupliation required.

Print Design

I have designed the artwork and color scheme for a sample cereal box and a sample movie poster, duplicated a package design and redesigned an existing package design. I have experence creating newsletter layouts and digital layouts (PDF). Additionally, I have produced vector cell shaded artwork from a digital photo and other small projects.

Owner, Graphic Designer

Sep 2006 - Present
Arrow Internet Solutions
Rockford, Illinois

I am running a freelance Web Design company.

Camp Staff

2004 - 2011, 2013
Milwaukee Center For Independence Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

I worked as a Summer Camp Leader for a not for profit serving mentally and physically disabled individuals.

Assistant to the Director of Technology

Jan 1994 - Oct 2000
Summit School Inc. Dundee Campus
East Dundee, IL

I worked as a Technology Assistant. My responsibilities included setup, repair, upgrading / updating of computer software and hardware and network systems.

Rock Valley College

2011 – Present

Graphic Arts Mixed Media

Rock Valley College

2008 – Pressent

Graphic Design Certificate

Rock Valley College

2006- 2013

Associate of Arts Degree

  • “Dean’s List - Fall 2011

    Achieved a 3.25-3.74 semester grade point average.

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  • “Dean’s List - Spring 2010

    Achieved a 3.25-3.74 semester grade point average.

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  • “Presidents List - Fall 2010

    Ahieved a 4.0 semester grade point average.

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