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About Me

I am a creative, self-driven, hardworking professional.  My goal is always to strive for positive results and work to see goals become accomplishments. If I come up short, I work to get it the way it should be. I have 23 years of experience working with diversified groups, organizing and developing educational material for conventions and seminars. My experience demonstrates that I am a fast learner, flexible, adaptable and I love to continue learning and growing. Since I have had a background of designing and creating a variety of things, I tend to think “outside the box” for solutions to issues that arise.

I have an extensive background in Public Speaking during my time spent in volunteer work. This time period also included much organizing and oversight of departments, coordinating groups of individuals up to 1,500 in size, completion of weekly reports from 3 to 10 pages, coordinating and sharing in instruction of seminars on a regular basis throughout each year of the 21 years spent in volunteer work. Knowing how to speak to small or large groups has made me very successful in being able to communicate within my department and promoting unity and accomplishment.

Self-development is very important for me, and this has led me in recent years to spend a lot of time learning to do three-dimensional Architectural Rendering and Illustration using a program called Blender 3-D. My creations are available for your view, in the Galleries section of my website www.SnappyToucan.design a website I have designed and built on my own using the Divi Theme in WordPress. The Galleries display digital art created with Blender 3-D, Clip Studio, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and is now displaying new creations made in Unreal Engine which I have been learning through private instruction, and the website also displays photography unique to locations the National Parks and Monuments in New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. I invite you to view these at your leisure.

I am a fast learner, organized, can lead and be lead, and love taking on new skills and mastering them.  I am a very detail-oriented individual, which is something that can help especially when documenting planned procedures, or when assigned to a systems project design, or to provide support in areas needed. I am looking for an opportunity to continue my passion and continue to learn and grow within an organization like yours.

Keith McCaslin

Classes Taken:

Student Transcript UNM Continuing Education

Student                     KEITH MCCASLIN

Class Information 

Drawing with Illustrator                               56218178404 3.00 of 3.00                             12/8/2016        12/08/2016   Aaron Barreras

Computer Graphics: Raster & Vector Art  56101 / 79283 9.00 of 9.00                             1/17/2017       1/24/2017     Denise Weaver Ross

Dreamweaver: Beginning                             58121 / 79250 9.00 of9.00                              2/7/2017         2/14/2017     Denise Weaver Ross

Graphic Design I                                             55101 / 79175 9.00 of 9.00                             3/2/2017         3/16/2017     Zac Van Note

lnDesign: Beginning                                       56121 / 79286 9.00 of 9.00                           3/27/2017       4/03/2017       Denise Weaver Ross

Graphic Design II                                            55102 I 79176 9.00 of 9.00                            4/20/2017       5/04/2017      Zac Van Note

Logo Design                                                     55123 / 79177 9.00 of 9.00                           5/11/2017       5/25/2017      Kevin Glasgow

HTML and CSS: Beginning                             58111 / 81080 9.00 of 9.00                           6/5/2017          6/09/2017     Chase Allard

Photoshop: Beginning                                   56311 / 81090 9.00 of 9.00                           6/10/2017        6/24/2017     Mary Elkins

Photoshop: Intermediate                              56312 / 81116 9.00 of 9.00                           7/11/2017       7/18/2017      Aaron Barreras

Photoshop: Advanced                                    56313 / 81128 9.00 of 9.00                           7/20/2017        7/27/2017    Aaron Barreras

Designing for the Web                                   55125 / 81151 9.00 of 9.00                            8/17/2017        9/05/2017   Zac Van Note

Legal Issues in Visual Arts                             55625 I 81343 7.00 of 7.00                             8/26/2017        8/26/2017   Kate Fitz Gibbon

Typography                                                     55103 / 81989 9.00 of 9.00                             9/7/2017          9/21/2017    Zac Van Note

lnDesign: Online Portfolios                           56128 / 81969 9.00 of 9.00                             9/26/2017        10/03/2017 Adele Gangai

WordPress: Beginning                                   58231 / 82074 9.00 of 9.00                            10/2/2017         10/09/2017 Denise Weaver Ross

lnDesign: Intermediate                                  56122 / 82000 9.00 of 9.00                            10/19/2017       10/26/2017 Adele Gangai

Search Engine Optimization                         55620 I 82050 5.00 of 5.00                             11/2/2017        11/07/2017   Zac Van Note

Drawing to Illustration Basics                      55201 I 82053 9.00 of 9.00                              11/11/2017      11/25/2017  Thomas Gagliano

User Experience (UX) Research & Design  58208 I 82076 5.00 of 5.00                             11/16/2017       11/21/2017  Zac Van Note

InDesign: Advanced                                       56123 / 81980 12.00 of 12.00                         11/17/2017      11/27/2017  Elisa Valdez

lnDesign: Expert                                             56124 / 82090 9.00 of 9.00                              1/8/2018          1/12/2018    Adel Gangai

Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap    58191 / 82909 9.00 of 9.00                              1/22/2018        1/29/2018   Chase Allard

Creating and Maintaining a Website           58101 / 82904 9.00 of 9.00                              1/25/2018        2/01/2018   Alexis Estrada

JavaScript: Beginning                                     58411 / 82910 9.00 of 9.00                              1/25/2018        2/01/2018   Jeff Brody

Photoshop & Illustrator: Advanced Graphics   56315 / 83118 9.00 of 9.00                       1/27/2018        2/8/2018    Thomas Gagliano

Access: Beginning                                          52181 / 82480 9.00 of 9.00                               2/5/2018          2/9/2018    Rick Berg

Access: Intermediate                                    52182 I 82481 9.00 of 9.00                               2/26/2018        3/5/2018     Joseph Sandoval

Acrobat Pro: Working with PDF’s                56181 / 83198 9.00 of 9.00                              3/17/2018        3/21/2018   Audrey Troche

Building a Website with Squarespace       58015 / 83205 3.00 of 3.00                              3/8/2018           3/8/2018     Chase Allard

Color Calibration for Photographers & Designers  56013 / 82761 3.00 of 3.00              3/14/2018         3/14/2018   Zac Van Note

Color Theory in Digital Media                    56392 / 83179 6.00 of 6.00                               3/20/2018         3/22/2018   Adele Gangai

HTML and CSS: Intermediate                    58112 / 82906 9.00 of 9.00                                3/27/2018         4/3/2018    Chase Allard

HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery                           58415 / 82969 9.00 of 9.00                               4/9/2018            4/16/2018   Jeff Brody

History of Graphic Design                          55321 / 83170 9.00 of 9.00                               4/12/2018         4/19/2018   Kevin Glasgow

Access: Relational Database Design         52190 I 83570 9.00 of 9.00                               4/16/2018         4/20/2018   Rick Berg

Access: Advanced                                         52183 / 82496 9.00 of 9.00                              4/23/2018         4/27/2018   Rick Berg

Access: Expert                                               52184 / 83571 9.00 of 9.00                              5/7/2018           5/11/2018   Rick Berg

Ode to Art Academy Classes

Architectural Rendering August 2021 thru January 2022 Norm Gorn

 

Digital Art & Illustration

August 2021 thru March 2022 Rick Novak

 

Rendering Biblical Images with Blender

February 2022 thru November 2022 Norm Gorn

 

WordPress Beginning using Divi Theme

March 2022 thru April 2022 James Wallace

 

WordPress Advanced using Divi Theme

April 2022 thru June 2022 James Wallace

 

Environments & Animation in Unreal Engine

February 2024 to Present Daniel Brown CGI

Sterling Ledet Courses:

Class Taken School Instructor
Adobe Illustrator Beginning April 2016 Sterling Ledet Linda Moore
Adobe Illustrator Intermediate April 2016 Sterling Ledet Linda Moore
Adobe Illustrator Advanced April 2016 Sterling Ledet Linda Moore

 

Additional Reading

Additional Reading

  • Additional Reading:
  • Adobe Illustrator 2015 – Brian Wood
  • Adobe Photoshop 2015 – Andrew Faulkner & Conrad Chavez
  • Adobe Dreamweaver 2015 – Jim Maivald
  • Adobe InDesign 2015 – Kelly Kordes Anton & John Cruise
  • Adobe Animate CC 2017 – Russell Chun
  • Additional Adobe Software Reading
  • Creating Animations in Adobe InDesign CC – Sandee Cohen
  • Foundations of Digital Art and Design – Xtine Burrough
  • The Non-Designer’s Design Book: Fourth Edition – Robin Williams
  • Logo Design Love, Second Edition – David Airey
  • Stop Stealing Sheep & find out how type works: Third Edition – Erik Spiekermann
  • Visual Design: 95 things you need to know – Jim Krause
  • Color for Designers: 95 things you need to know – Jim Krause
  • Lessons in Typography: Must-know typographic principles – Jim Krause
  • The Complete Manual of Typography, Second Edition – James Felici
  • Don’t Make Me Think-Revisited – Streve Krug
  • Web Style Guide, Fourth Edition – Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton
  • Adaptive Web Design, Second Edition – Aaron Gustafson
  • WordPress: Visual Quickstart Guide – Jessica Neuman Beck, Matt Beck
  • Google Semantic Search – David Amerland
  • HTML & CSS – Design and Build websites – Jon Duckett
  • Javascript & JQuery – interactive front-end web development – Jon Duckett
Resume

Skills

Problem solver

Excellent communication

Team player

Positive attitude

Critical thinker

Great time management

Analytical

Detailed oriented

Interpersonal skills

Public Speaking

Creative

Education

University of New Mexico – Continuing Education:

Graphic Design I & II; History of Graphic Design

Raster & Vector Art; Color Theory

Color Calibration; Typography

Logo Design; Drawing with Illustrator

Illustrator: Beginning Through Advanced

InDesign: Beginning through Expert

Photoshop: Beginning through Advanced

Photoshop & Illustrator: Advanced Graphics

Dreamweaver: Beginning

Acrobat Pro

Designing for the Web

HTML, CSS, Bootstrap Beginning through Advanced jQuery & JavaScript

Beginning PHP & MySQL

WordPress: Beginning through Advanced

Squarespace

Search Engine Optimization

User Experience (UX) Research

Microsoft Access: Beginning through Expert

Legal Issues in Visual Arts

(Transcript of classes taken through UNM is available upon request)

Ode to Art Academy:

Blender 3-D

Unreal Engine

Website Design in WordPress using Divi

 

Experience

Sandstone Sign & Design
Owner, Lead Graphic Designer/Web Developer

9/2016 to Present:

Building and designing websites for clients, keeping websites updated, building graphics for display on websites, also adjusting photographs for posting on WordPress websites.

 ·         Website Design & Maintenance

·         Design Graphics for websites

·         Adjusting Photographs for posting

·         Creating Signage

Peter De Fries Corporation – Paint Technician
Painting & Lite Carpentry
8/2018 to Present:

Responsible for care and maintenance of the interior and exterior of all Dion’s Restaurant locations in the Los Lunas, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho & Santa Fe locations

·         Interior & Exterior Painting

·         Demolition of exterior window frames & replacing with PVC trim

·         Repairing of deteriorating wood

·         Various types of cabinet repair

·         Use of Airless Sprayers

Home Depot – Cashier
10/2016 to 8/2018:

Cashier for Home Depot while attending classes at UNM. Overseeing self-check out and assisting in the paint department.

·         Cashier

·         Credit Card application

·         Paint Department

Volunteer Educational work
9/1992 to 3/2015:

Public Speaking, Seminar Coordination and Instruction, Weekly Reporting, Weekly Travel

·         Coordinating weekly visits to groups

·         Coordinating & Instructing at Annual Conventions & Seminars

·         Assisting and Interacting with Individuals

Various Sign Shops in the Tacoma, WA area
9/1986 to 9/1992

Design and Create graphics for Signage and Screen Print, Vehicle Graphics, cut and apply vinyl lettering and sandblast masking for signage, Spraying Grip-Flex translucent paints for signage.

 ·            Set up and Production of Screen-Printing Operations

·            Creation & Installation of Signage both signs and lettering on buildings

·            Vehicle Graphics & Informational Signage