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William R. L. Woods Jr.
18551 John Avenue
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
708.957.3801 home - 708.781.3935 cell
designbywwoods@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wwoods77/

Education
University of Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ
Master’s Degree: Adult Education


Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, IL
Bachelor’s Degree: Visual Communications

Experience
July 2019 to Present
Chicago State University – Chicago, IL
Graphic Design Manager
• Oversee the creative process and implementation for all CSU related projects.
• Assist marketing and other departments in executing needed design projects.
• Provide media support through Photography and Video Production when needed.

October 2018 to March 2019
Prairie State College – Chicago Heights, IL
Manager of Print and Support Services
• Managed digital production, print/duplication, mail, and web development departments respectively.
• Managed design and print processes within the college.
• Worked with budgets for staff, equipment, and monthly expenses.
• Executed daily support services such as outgoing letters/communications and email campaigns.

March 2018 to March 2019
Chicago Teachers Union Foundation - Chicago, IL
Design and Media Specialist (Part Time/Contract)
• Created and maintain various print and web design projects that promote the foundation and its outreach efforts.
• Provided media support for foundation events and subsidiaries through photography, video production, and Facebook live broadcasting.
• Acted as translator and technical bridge between foundation and its supportive vendors, i.e., commercial printers and web hosting services.

Most Notable Accomplishment: Developed the visual approach that quickly became the new look of the CTUF brand. My first project for the organization was to create their new logo and stationary. This has since evolved into a full staff release with standards and a style manual.

November 2016 to October 2018
Kellar Middle School – Robbins, IL
Art Teacher (Long-Term Substitute)
• Created and implemented Art Curriculum for middle school students.
• Supported school faculty and district with creative endeavors.

May 2013 to March 2017
Illinois Institute of Art – Tinley Park, IL
Design and Photography Instructor – Adjunct
• Taught numerous courses in Graphic Design, Photography, and Media Arts and Animation.
• Upheld school's mission through exceptional instruction, tutoring, and faculty/campus support.

December 2004 to September 2016
ITT Technical Institute – Orland Park, IL
Computer Drafting & Design Instructor – Adjunct
• Taught numerous courses in Computer Drafting & Design.
• Maintained exceptional ratings through instruction and student support.

March 2010 to March 2013
Girl Scouts GCNWI – Chicago, IL
Interactive Marketing Manager
• Managed the look and reach of all web-based GSGCNWI platforms, including the company website, email and social media campaigns.
• Created new and innovative content for GS-branded marketing and communications.
• Worked closely with other departments to support their creative design and implementation needs.

April 2007 to January 2010
Harrah’s Joliet Casino and Hotel – Joliet, IL
Multimedia Coordinator
• Created and managed digital content and video messaging throughout property.
• Supported other departments with their creative and technological needs for projects and promotions.
• Managed all uses of multimedia around the property such as video networking and programming, sound for live entertainment, and equipment support.
• Maintained company website and web-based marketing processes, including outgoing email campaigns.

Software Experience
Adobe Creative Cloud
Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Flash, Director, InDesign, Lightroom, Business Catalyst (Content Management System – Web), Audition

Other
Quark Xpress, Microsoft Office, Particle Illusion (Video Effects/Motion Graphics), Constant Contact, WordPress, Scala Video Programming Network, Sony Vegas 6.0, DVD Architect 4.0, Sound Forge, Acid

Related Skills
Windows and Mac Proficiency
Digital Photography
Audio/Video (Production and Distribution)
Web Design (HTML and CSS)
Content Management Systems (Wix, OU Campus)
Audio Production (Sound Editing, Mixing, and Arrangement)
Podcasting
YouTube Channel Management
Digital Marquee, Billboard, and Kiosk Messaging
Digital Illustration
Email Campaign Design (Constant Contact, Google Suite, Outlook)
Mail Merge (InDesign, Microsoft Word, Word Perfect)
Print Production
Budget Management (Intermediate level)
Interactive Multimedia
Instructor-Led Training

Awards and Honors
April 2008
Harrah’s Entertainment Chairman’s Award (Regional)
Superior Team Performance: Audio/Video Team

July 2006
Instructor of the Month
ITT Technical Institute – Orland Park, IL

September 2005
Excellence in Teaching Award
ITT Technical Institute – Orland Park, IL