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Friday, July 20, 2012


Michael L. Arnold

Burleson, TX 214.356.5093 mlarnold.1972@gmail.com www.mlarnold.blogspot.com

I am a self motivated, self starter, with 5 years of professional Design experience, advertising, print production, video editing, film, CAD, web based marketing, web design, management and sales.

Professional Experience

Fast Armadillo Junior Graphic Designer 2011-2012 $33,280

Design graphics for client web site using Adobe Suite CS5, including “Call To Action” buttons, advertisements/promotions, logo design, and web page design. Update content through ticketing system in support for web sites, as requested per client using CMS software. Front end web design, from concept to final, using Design software, HTML, CSS, and/or Wordpress. Client list consist of: ESPN Deportes, Bon Air, Sik Pik, Powerwash, GPISD, JMH Printing, and many more.

Stickman Contractors General Contractor/Owner 2007-2011 $ salary N/A

Owner and operator of a contract labor company that provides trades for several clients throughout the DFW area. Such trades included; framing, masonry, drywall, carpentry, painting and flooring. Design floor plans per customer request from ground up or finish-out using CAD software. Directly work with Owner/Operators, Architects, and Engineers, of small and large businesses: K. Hovnanian Homes, We-Roc, All-Med Construction, NAC Builders.

Boxer Property Lead Construction Manager 2006-2007 $48,000 yr

Oversee all of the construction in the DFW area. Work with tenants to create vacant or occupied suites to meet their needs in the 18 buildings in the DFW area. Work with leasing agents and building managers to keep buildings maintained and up to code. Bid construction jobs and assign contractors to do the work; Create computer generated blueprint drawings using CAD software; Assign maintenance staff to daily operations; Invoicing; Contracting; Overseeing all projects; payroll.

MDC Holdings, Inc. Customer Service Rep. 2005-2006 $36,000 yr +Bonus

Responsible for warranty/customer service functions of new homes including: oversee follow-up and completion of work orders in a timely manner, reviews homeowner service requests and ensures that covered items are corrected properly and quickly; informs manager of problematic issues, render opinions regarding items qualified for warrantable repair, answer customer calls.

NAC Builders Superintendent/Sales 2001-2005 $36,000 yr Supervisor/Customer Service/ Sales Representative for a custom homebuilder in the DFW area, averaging 15-25 homes per year. Responsibilities include; designing or changing of home floor plans using CAD software, sales of homes from existing floor plans or plans provided by customer, helping customers in design selections for exterior and interior of home; ordering surveys, appraisals, inspections and material. Other responsibilities include warranty services, manual labor, and marketing/advertising.

Gateway Graphics Lead Graphic Artist 2000-2001 $32,000 yr

Responsible for designing layouts and artwork for clients such as MJ Designs, Wal-Mart and Revlon, design to print in PC and Macintosh formats, coordinate with print production team, service and clean “negative” machines, customer service via e-mail, phone, or in-person. Skills provided: Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark X-press, PageMaker, Word, Excel, freehand, paste-up, web design, pre-press, printing.

Alpha Graphics Lead Graphic Artist 1999-2000 $8.00 hr

Responsible for designing layouts and artwork for clients in PC and Mac format; customer service; packaging; copying and faxing. Skills provided: Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark X-press, PageMaker, Word, Excel, freehand, paste-up, web design.

NAC Builders Subcontractor/Labor 1990-1999 $15.00 hr

Responsibilities included are from remodel and ground up jobs: framing, drywall, tape-bed-texture, painting, plumbing, electrical, flooring, roofing and carpentry, in commercial and residential construction.


New Horizons 2011-12 A+ Certified

Art Institute of Dallas 2008-2011 Media Arts and Animation

Axia College (Western International University) 2005 *Transferred

ATI (American Trades Institute) 1997 Graduate Graphic Design (certificate)

South Grand Prairie High School 1990 Graduate Senior graduate 1990

+college credit in Commercial Art/Advertising Design


I believe the skills I’ve developed through hands on training over these years provide me with the necessary knowledge, confidence, and experience to meet the expectations of your company and clients.


Adobe Photoshop Illustrator Acrobat Bridge Fireworks

Quark X-Press Page Maker Notebook++ MS Office CMS software

Mac and PC format Photography Video Editing Advertising Marketing

HTML CSS Management Film Web Design

After Effects Print Production Pre-Press CAD Flash

Final Cut Pro Maya 3DS Max Dreamweaver Word Press

Corel Painter InDesign