Nathan Loeser

GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN

I specialize in visual, verbal, and written communication. My passion is to make cool and creative designs that emotionally move others. Feel free to take a look around!

  • Nathan Loeser
  • Lacon, Illinois
  • nathanloeser@gmail.com
  • nathanloeser.com
  • Graphic Design
    Web Design
    Web Development
    Web Management
    Video Production
    Illustration
    Tech Education

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design2010

    South University

    Extensive education and training in business communications, project management, design direction, social media marketing, advertising, media law, web design, web development, branding, typography, digital illustration, multimedia, animation, 3D design, web and 4 color CMYK separations, print production, fine art, graphic design history, and photography.

  • Fire Science Management2005-2007

    Illinois Central College

    Educated in Emergency Planning, Leadership and Motivation, Principles and Theory of Management, , Fire Administration and Finance, Public Management, Human Resource Management, Bargaining and Negotiation, Employment and Labor Relations, Recruitment and Staffing, Public Information Management and Mass Media, Communications, Public Economics, Fire Dynamics, Fire Regulation, Policy, and Law, Fire Safety.

  • High School Diploma1997

    Saint Bede Academy

    Educated in General Studies

Employment

  • Owner / DesignerCurrently

    Red Anchor Design

    Control daily operations of Central Illinois #1 premiere design shop. Red Anchor Design offers top of the line graphic design, embroidery, screen-printing, vinyl graphics, and web design. Our products are remarkable; created by a highly educated and experienced professor of graphic design. Match that with exceptional service and you see why we are hard to resist.

  • Graphic / Web Design Developer & Video Producer2012 Contract

    Klein Design Inc.

    Design & manage multiple sites for business including derbytees.com, derbytees.TV, and kleindesigninc.com. I uphold the role as lead editor and producer for derbytees.TV; a company that specializes in high definition demolition derby videos across the United States. Design for websites, screen-printing, embroidery, vinyl graphics & manage social media marketing.

  • Computer Science Faculty & Department Assistant2010-Present

    Midstate College

    I currently instruct both on campus and eLearning computer programming, web design, graphic design, and Microsoft Office courses; prepare handouts for class; coordinate arrangements for class visitors; participate in proctoring exams; coordinate effective audiovisual communication for the classroom. Responsible for maintaining course platform for department, producing seating charts, updating class lists and files. Greet visitors as primary contact on colleges behalf, and respond to phone calls, faxes, voice-mail, and e-mails in a timely manner. Handle confidential material with tact and discretion. Prepare documents for media articles, advisory boards, and presentations which may include graphic design, proofreading, citations and redesign. Manage complex calendars, schedule appointments with students and others, make room and catering arrangements as necessary, and prepare documents for local business meetings. Coordinate travel arrangements. Maintain accurate and organized electronic and paper files for academic department. Utilize logical file naming conventions for optimized file management.

  • University Library Graphic Designer / Customer Service2008-2010

    South University

    Designed print media communications for university campus including newsletters, posters, stationary, website templates, illustrations and branding. Provided research & informational support for on-site and off-site students. Assisted students with software problems, information retrieval techniques, and monitored services and activities to recommend procedural changes. Assisted librarians with projects.

  • Membership Director / Graphic Designer2007-2008

    New Life Fitness World

    Developed and executed sales plan and marketing strategies. Met with membership team daily to review weekly and monthly sales goals. Oversaw and ensured highest percentage of successful sales closings possible and achieved goals on a quarterly basis. Performed effective membership sales presentations to potential members. Assisted General Manager in daily operational routine of club, including customer service, staff management, vendor relations, corporate negotiations, and promotional campaigns. Designed/created company stationary, newsletters, tri-fold pamphlets, brochures, posters, & signs. Created logos, typography, and poster designs for advertising, marketing, and recruiting.

  • Assembly Test Specialist2004-2007

    Caterpillar Inc.

    Assembled Track Type Tractors based on assembly drawings utilizing blueprints, and other work. Conducted safety audits & worked with project management teams to upgrade work environment. Performed product defect troubleshooting; working directly with both internal and external suppliers, engineers, and quality control.

  • Mail Clerk / Carrier2001-2004

    United States Postal Service

    Processed and distributed mail, ensuring customer satisfaction throughout the community. Worked with mail handlers to achieve prompt, on time delivery of priority mail to all major cities throughout the world.

  • Logistics Supervisor 1997-2002

    United States Marine Corps

    Performed logistical audit evaluations. Managed 40 personnel, set work schedules, and counseled employees. Identified opportunities for profit improvement, process efficiencies, and system improvements. Protected the country I am fortunate and grateful to call home.

Special Skills

  • Communication

  • Creativity

  • Autodidactive

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

Design Skills

  • Graphic Design

  • Typography

  • Web design

  • Print Design

  • Wacom Tablet

Software Skills

  • Microsoft OS

  • Apple OSX

  • Word

  • Outlook

  • PowerPoint

  • Publisher

  • Access

  • Excel

  • Moodle (eLearning)

Graphic Software Skills

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • Indesign

  • Flash

  • Premiere Pro

  • Encore

Programming Skills

  • HTML5 / CSS3

  • Dreamweaver

  • Php/Sql

  • jQuery

  • Javascript

  • Wordpress

  • Java

Additional Skills

  • Writing Music

  • Guitar

  • Drums

  • Fishing

  • Google

Contact info

  • NATHAN LOESER
  • Location: Lacon, Illinois
  • Email: nathanloeser@gmail.com
  • Website: nathanloeser.com
  • Twitter: @nathanloeser

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