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John Hancock Professional Portfolio: Writing

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John Gregory Hancock

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Staff Management • Project Management • Art Direction • Graphic Design • Publication design
• Technical Training • UI Front-End Graphic Design (no heavy programming)

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

Adobe CS
Adobe Photoshop (20+ years)
Adobe Illustrator (20+ years)
Flash (8+ years)
Dreamweaver (8+ years)
HTML, CSS (8+, and 4+ years) 
Flex 3 (Front end UI, skins)
Indesign (8+ years)
Premiere Pro 
Microsoft Office Suite (8+ years)

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Design: Honors
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

AWARDS

Designed graphics for Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting package
“Military Malpractice” in 1998, the Best of Cox Award, and the Polk Award.

Selected among peers to cover 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

“Best Use of Multimedia Award” for Bluffton baseball team bus crash in 2008.

Variety of other awards earned: “Best of Cox Award” 2002; International Society of Newspaper awards:
1993 Bronze, 1995 Award of Excellence, 1996 Bronze; 1997 Award of Excellence;
National Associated Press Sports Editors Award 2008; Associated Press of Ohio awards 1993, 2006;
Print Magazine Regional: 1993 Design Excellence;
Society of Professional Journalists regional awards, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1993, 1992.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Web Content/Graphic Design Specialist
Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Dayton, OH • Nov. 2010 - present
Producing Multimedia, Graphic design and web content for Marketing Dept.
Duties include html E-mail blasts, instructional videos, expanding the brand.

Owner, Freelance Graphic Design
BONZAI GRAPHICS, Dayton, OH • March 2009 - present
Online delivery of specialized graphic projects, for print and web.

Senior Level Graphic Designer, User Interface designer
SPARE BACKUP, Palm Desert, CA • 2009 (3-months)
UI Front-End Graphic Design. Producing Photoshop and Flash mockup animations.
Creating and improving UI interface in existing and developing software. Updating wireframes.

Chief of Graphics
DAYTON DAILY NEWS, Dayton, OH • 1992-2008
Project Management and coordination of print and web products from concept to execution.
Producing Flash animation UI modules for newsreaders.
Deadline Flash projects for breaking news. Leading and being part of creative teams.
Tight deadlines. Development of training programs. Redesigns and new product launches.
Key Achievements: Spearheaded newsroom technology modernization project.
Provided IT support on prepress calibration efforts and Macintosh system integration.

Graphic Editor
PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, Philadelphia, PA • 1991-1992
Daily tabloid newspaper. Combined Art Director/Assistant Managing Editor role.
Supervised 7 graphic artists.
Key Contributions: Spearheaded transition to improved
computer compositing and color print technologies.

Art Director
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, New York City, NY • 1990-1991
Managed staff of 15. Graphics, illustrations and designs for worldwide membership.
Key Contributions: Noticeably improved quality and quantity of output.

EARLY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Includes an increasing succession of Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Art Director roles
with The Arizona Daily Star, The Las Vegas Review Journal,
The L.A. Daily News and The Chicago Tribune.
Winner of International Society of Newspaper Design awards:
1990 – 3 Silvers, 2 Awards of Excellence;
1989 – Judge’s Special Recognition Award, 1 Gold, 2 Silvers, 10 Awards of Excellence;
1988 – Outstanding Professional Performance Award, Pulitzer nomination