Web Design

 
USBIKECO.com
USBIKECO website included layout, design, branding, photography, e-commerce integration, wordpress integration, social media management, SEO, and google analytics integration.

 

draggteam.org

The DRAGG website i

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Photography

Automotive Photography

My true passion is anything automotive. Put a camera in my hand, and most likely, I’m going to be photographing a car. Although it isn’t the only type of photography I enjoy, it’s the one that I have the most passion for. B

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Motion Graphics

Here are a few examples of motion graphics made with Adobe AfterEffects for Bluejacket Clients.
FocusRush Animated Logo Intro

Bojix Design Animated Logo Intro

DRAGG Animated Logo Intro

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About

Background

Summary

I’m creative. A simple adjective to describe a complex mind. A true passion for creating visual art in several formats from graphics, to photography, to video.

Experience

Graphic Artist, Web Designer, Photographer

Freelance Graphic Artist & Photographer

– Present (21 years 6 months)

WEB:
My first website was created in January of 1994. Cyber Counselor was the vision of my father where people could go and submit a personal problem, issue, or just express themselves to a certified therapist for free. Follow-up interactions at a fee. The site was built from scratch using HTML and had the basics of a dynamic site. In time, the site generated revenue and had a regular stream of customers. Since then I have created more than 15 websites for various organizations, small businesses, and personal use.

GRAPHIC ARTIST:
Starting with Corel Draw, I made my first logo, which is still in use today, in 2003 for a small cycling company called Trade Up Bike. Working from a pencil sketch on a napkin, I used vector based illustration to create the logo. Since that first logo, I have created more than 10,000 graphics for print, branding, web, and concepts.

PHOTOGRAPHER:
A true passion that I never knew I had until attending the Defense Information School during my military career. Weddings, Portraits, Product photography, Photojournalism, all are a passion. My award winning photography has been featured on Fox News, CNN, Navy.mil, AFN, and several exhibits around the country as well as hundreds of homes.

(Open)2 recommendations
  • Jayson Pugh
    Jayson Pugh
    Student at Ventura College

    James has a strong eye for design that shows through in the composition of his photography and bold yet simple graphic…View

  • Roselyn Vizcarra
    Roselyn Vizcarra
    Proposal Project Manager at WageWorks

    It gives me great pleasure to be writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of James Stanley. I respect and admire…View

Program & Creative Director

Oxnard Police Department : D.R.A.G.G.

(1 year 8 months)Oxnard, CA

Creative Director

USBIKECO

(1 year 6 months)

Design, Build, and publish www.usbikeco.com which included Main page, WordPress blog integration, Amazon.com Store integration, creation and maintenance of social media, and e-commerce solutions.

Created Store logo and brand definitions including logos, colors, in-store signage, and print and digital marketing pieces.

(Open)1 project
(Open)1 recommendation
  • Jason Hardman
    Jason Hardman
    Owner, SoCal Signworx

    Great design eye. James Has a great attitude and is very easy to work with. In my business its great to deal with someone who knows design and correct file preparation for large format printing.View

Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class (MC2)

US Navy

(3 years 7 months)

Photojournalist for Combat Camera Pacific. Public Affairs Officer | Navy Operational Support Center North Island, and Staff Photographer.

The duties performed by MCs include:

Prepare and write news and feature articles for publication
Photograph events for publication and historic documentation
Operate and maintain a variety of state-of-the-art still and video cameras
Operate computer-based graphics software and desktop publishing systems
Create original visual information displays and graphics
Multi-media design and production
Design and manage public and secure websites
Layout and design military newspapers and magazines
Manage radio and television stations
Operate video and electronic imaging equipment
Operate digital electronic reproduction equipment
Edit video news, features, and documentation
Shoot still photographs and video for accident or incident investigations
Conduct interviews
Market stories

Volunteer Experience & Causes

All For Love Animal Rescue

Animal Welfare

In the planning stages of designing and building a completely new website that will assist in recruiting volunteers, acquiring donations, and promoting the adoption of rescue dogs. Photography will focused on individual portraits of the dogs, coverage of organization events, and short videos of each dog for publication on the new site. Handling and walking the dogs weekly.

Causes James R. cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Politics
  • Social Services

Honors & Awards

Navy & Marine Corp Achievement Medal

U.S. Navy

National Defense Medal

U.S. Navy

Global War On Terrorism Service Medal

U.S. Navy

Navy Good Conduct Medal

U.S. Navy

Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal

Navy Expert Pistol Marksman Medal

U.S. Navy

Navy Expert Rifle Marksmen Medal

U.S. Navy

Certifications

Skills

 

 

Education

Brooks Institute of Photography

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Graphic Design

(Open)1 course

Defense Information School

Basic Mass Communications Specialist Course (Bachelors Equivalent), Mass Communication/Media Studies

1. Journalism, Studies include fundamentals of news/feature writing and print journalism, including photojournalism, and newspaper layout and design.
2. Still Photography. Students are instructed in digital photographic techniques, and the documentary and photojournalistic applications.
3. Video Fundamentals, Training includes the components and operation of video camera equipment, non-linear audio and video editing systems, lighting fundamentals, scriptwriting and storytelling, and a knowledge of audio and video applications broadcast.
4. Multimedia course, provides students instruction in fundamentals and use of vector based graphic design software, multi-media authoring, web page design and animation software, and application of desktop publishing software.
5. Print Production,Training includes managing print workflow, prepare hard copy and digital documents for hard copy output, and to operate bindery equipment, digital duplicating equipment and digital production equipment.

Armed Forces School of Music

U.S. Navy Musicians Course, Music Theory, Composition and Performance

Trained in Vocal Performance, alternate percussion performance, ear training, music theory, and music composition as per US Navy instruction.

Additional Info

Languages

  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. German

    Elementary proficiency

Courses

 

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