Stephen DelTour

4082601703

stephen@withextrapulp.com

Portfolio: www.withextrapulp.com

 

 

Original and strategic CREATIVE PRODUCER with more than a decade of study and practical experience developing artistic talent and skills. Strengths include applying real world examples to enhance marketing campaigns, observing behavior of consumer trends and evaluating advertising branding. Proven ability to work as a team player in fast-paced business environment.

 

SKILLS

 

• Macromedia Flash

• Dreamweaver

• Fireworks

• HTML

• ImageReady

• Illustrator

• Adobe Photoshop

• Painter

• SoundForge

• Quark Express

• Windows Platforms

• MacOS

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

With Extra Pulp, withextrapulp.com                                                                                                                               1996 to Present

Proprietor

Develop logos and new identities for independent contractors and start-up companies used on business cards, stationary, websites, etc.  Designed, produced and customized computer generated illustrations and poster layouts to support independent bands. Develop compilation CD’s and related packaging distributed to clients and associates.

 

·         Consult and design presentation animation for GDA Technology Advertising, Santa Clara, utilizing my background and technical skills to solve their client’s branding needs in tradeshow and online usage.

 

·          Currently working with local Bay Area band Casual Soul in developing its visual identity for show promotions, demo packages, merchandising, and website.

 

·          Working with Virgin Megastore, San Francisco in creating graphics for new in-store promotions.

 

·          Ability to apply visual creativity and strategic thinking to innovate computer graphics for traditional and electronic usage, adding artistic stamina.

 

Beyond Interactive, San Francisco, California                                                                                                                2000 to 2001

Creative Producer

Conceptualized and enhanced ideas used for key projects for companies including Hewlett Packard, American Express, Answers.com and Get Connected. Created graphic icons for new corporate identity.

 

·          Created banners and viral direct marketing campaign for Cobaltcard, a division of American Express, advancing its corporate identity. Also created Beyond Interactive’s first ad placement in an online magazine with the design and implementation of a Flash Pop-up window to advertise Cobaltcard.

 

·          Designed take-a-ways and tchotchkes for capabilities presentation given to Hewlett Packard.

 

·          Directed and assembled audio created for Flash animation. Designed tutorials to train internal creative department on the use of Flash.

 

·          Located and recruited freelance sound designers to compose music and audio effects for soundtracks used in Flash based advertising, introducing the importance of original audio to rich media to the company.

 

WhyNot Creations, Inc. ynot.com, Milpitas, California                                                                                                    1999 to 2000

Senior Artist/Flash Animator

Custom-designed Internet direct marketing mailers, following brand requirements set by the client, for use in E-Commerce advertising for ABC.com, Emusic.com, and Miramax. Created a Flash replica of ThirdAge.com national television commercial for the Internet. Served as Art Director for advertisement used for Mercury Interactive giveaway. Created Flash animated greeting cards for ynot.com.

 

·    Created prototype e-greeting cards to aid sales team to land Store Fronts on partnering sites.

 

JP Digital, Mountain View, California                                                                               1997 to 1999

Head of E-6 Department

Managed E-6 film processing. Produced duplicate transparencies from masters. Assisted finishing department in the construction of tradeshow graphics, prepped digital files for output, and custom print to order.

 

EDUCATION

 

BA in Fine Arts San Jose State University, San Jose California.  Specialized in photography and mixed media.

California State Summer School of the Arts (CSSSA).  Attended prestigious Cal Arts Valencia summer program.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Suite Yourself, 1994. Contributing artist and co-curator showcase of 54 artists illustrating a theme based of a deck of playing cards.

The Umbrellas Project, 1991. Worked with international artist Christo to erect 1500 twenty-foot tall yellow umbrellas in the Tajon Valley of Southern California.