About me

Leighton Irving

Objective

Looking for an exciting and dynamic career where I can put my different interests and skills to work.

Experience

LAFI Digital    Jan 2005 – Present

Owner (Freelance Multimedia Artist)

  • Concept Art, graphic design and printing
  • 3D modeling, rendering, set design, props design and production
  • Web design and development
  • Event planning and photography
  • Marketing research, display design and development
  • 3D/2D animation, game/character design and composing
  • Video production, motion graphics, recording and special visual effects

Think Direct Marketing Group    Aug 2015- Dec 2015

Team Lead

  • Process customer invoices
  • Receive 40 to 70 customer leads daily and have the highest retention rate within section.
  • Help customers purchase best product based on their needs

H.O.P.P. Orlando / Jamaica    Jan 2003 – June 2007

Supervisor of theater and production

  • Products label, design, packaging and marketing
  • Develop board presentations and slideshows
  • Set and prop design, lighting and special effects
  • Process customer invoices
  • Photography and event planning

H.C.W.C. Orlando Sep 2001 – Jan 2003

Media Department Supervisor

  • Set design and development audio/video supervisor

For the past 11 years I have been a freelance artist and enjoyed working with various clients such as Publix, Orange County Schools and many private clients. I have worked on various clients’ projects varying from graphic design and printing to sign design for Publix Orlando district over 12 stores.  My skills reach beyond a 2D scope and I am proficient at creating 3D models and have done for many projects. I have used Adobe Suites (Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After-effects), AutoDesk (Sketchbook Designer, Sketchbook Pro, 3DS Max), Vegas, Acid, FL Studio, Atomix, Bluff and many more. I have designed sets for local business such as H.O.P.P. Orlando and West Oaks Elementary. I push the boundaries of design and creativity to create a cost effective and revenue generating designs. I take my skills to streamline the design process efficiently and coordinate with other companies to achieve my clients’ desired goal in a timely manner. As a freelance artist, I have worked on projects ranging from marketing materials (business cards, posters, brochures, fliers) to developing and installing props and signs. Regularly learning a new art form is a continuing goal and I continually expose and explore new forms of artistic expression. My passion for being a creative individual helps me push the boundaries for my own creative process. The customer service skills that I’ve acquired throughout my career have also aided me to deal effectively with the public and be more compassionate to their needs and help guide them to their project completion. During my time a college my instructors often seek guidance from me on what to present in the class to be effective. I have worked on projects that have included painting, special effects, lighting, 3d concept, animation, marketing, sign design, printing concept art and set design. I am often given leadership roles which I believe have shaped me into a motivating, fair, and effective leader.  In my career, I have proven to be able to multi task, communicate effectively both in an oral and written fashion, working with outside vendors and have provided immediate impact to the productivity of the office.

Clients include:

Publix, West Oaks Elementary, Stormy Wellington, Ocoee High School, Head of State Family NY, Orange County, Minneola Charter

 Education

Kingston College Jamaica (Secondary School) Sept 1999 – May 2001

Olympia High School Aug 2001 – May 2003

  • High School Diploma
  • AP art and Art club member

International Academy of Design and Technology 

  • Game design and Development
  • My portfolio was used as promo for the college
  • Bachelor’s degree

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