About
Wade Larwin

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Wade Larwin

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Wade Larwin

 

949.683.9233 | wade@larwin.com | larwin.com

 

Skills

 

Design

Experienced in branding, advertising and campaign development, layout and publication design and digital

 

Technical

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, Working knowledge of HTML, WordPress, mobile frame works

 

Experience

 

Design Manager

DealerSocket

May 2011 – Present

 

Design marketing material for websites, email marketing campaigns, print ads, direct mail, brochures, infographics, logos, promotional material and social media. Art direction on photo shoots. Manage marketing development in our CRM. Lead internal creative team on day to day creative needs. Hire and manage freelance designers and developers as needed within the marketing department. Manage servers, back-up systems, and software upgrades, as well as, support any technical needs within the marketing department. Design all trade show marketing materials, coordinate the schematics with trade show organizers and manage the set up with Union teams. Ultimately, manage trade shows from behind the scenes to ensure each show runs smoothly from beginning to end. The past three years have shown an increase of 30% per year in sales due to our innovative marketing techniques and designs.

 

Designer

Budding Culture

February 2010 – 2012

 

Designed print/web for a variety of clients. Designed social media, packaging, catalogs, brochures, logo identities, POP and POS, web design/banners/eBlasts, Adobe Flash and code HTML. Set up servers, network and software upgrades, as well as, support any technical needs within the agency.

 

Designer/IT Manager

Hayes Martin Associates

January 2004 – May 2009

 

Created print and web materials for catalogs, business packages, ads, websites and assembled copy and layout. Designed and scheduled ads for newspaper and magazines. Assisted the production department and art directors in the production of all packaging, point-of-sale, marketing materials, comp materials and technical specifications for vendors. Continuously sought out ways/tools to improve production/print quality standards. Developed quality control programs for out-going media and data archiving systems. Hardware and software support for all Apple products on Mac OS X and data recovery.

 

Computer Technician

Creative Resources

April 2002 – January 2004

 

On-site hardware and/or software customer support and training for all Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, font management products for Mac OS X, OS X Server and Windows clients. Set up networking and communications across Macintosh and PC platforms, implement email, web servers and firewalls.

 

Art Director/IT Manager

HEILBrice

July 1998 – April 2002

 

Designed print, web media, multi-media presentations, Flash animations and program HTML/Java for various client websites. Edit TV commercials and corporate training videos for various clients using Avid. Built, installed, upgraded software/hardware and troubleshot Macintosh and Windows. Installed and managed LAN, WAN and Internet community environments. Developed quality control programs for out-going media and data storage systems.

 

Education

 

Platt College

1996 – 1997

Design and Applied Arts

 

 

Orange Coast College

1990 – 1996

AA, Music

 

Awards

 

Gold, Hermes Creative Awards 2011

Best of Category, PIASC Print Excellence Awards 2012

Certificate Of Merit, PIA Award 2014