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I am an artist by education and training. All my life, I have wanted a job where I could exercise my creativity. Recently, a new avenue has been opened to me and that is online search marketing. I love being in control of keyword selection and then optimizing those keywords and their corresponding text and banner ads. I have found through the use of Google AdWords I am quite adept at putting together banner ads with a high placement and click-through rate.

Profile Summary:
Illustration Mission Viejo, CA
Online Search Marketing Mission Viejo, CA
More About Me
I love cartooning. I am learning more and more of Flash which enables me to animate said cartoons. All new level of joy there, let me just say.

I read a lot. I like series in either historical fiction or fantasy. My favorite authors include Bernard Cornwell, Steven Erikson, Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind, and many more. That would probably be the most memorable.

I love riding my motorcycle. There is no better stress relief in the world than to feel the wind in your face as you carve a canyon.

I am a movie buff. I like movies that develop character and story more than just a bunch of stupid jokes or special effects.
I want to learn as much as possible. I am looking for full time
in-house work. I want to learn more about actionscripting
and Illustrator. I also want to get better at SEO.
Work Experience:
Atomic Chicken Design Company: 2005-2008

An online store which sells my cartoons on tee shirts and accessories. I recently opened an AdWords account to advertise. My keywords had an average position of 3.5, meaning my text ads were on the first page for Google queries. My banner ads placements were even better averaging out to 1.3 on the Google content network.

Xtreme Data Mining: March-June 2008

Designer for small start up data mining company. I was in charge of designing the company logo, putting together business cards for each employee, and designing the website using a template I did completely in Photoshop CS3.

New Age Electronics: Jan-Feb 2008

Inside sales position selling HP printers and supplies to East Coast businesses. I was in charge of building the area from scratch. I used Act, Oracle, Outlook, and Excel. I left after realizing that sales is not a good fit for me. 2006, July-Sept 2007

In '06, I got a job and my first taste freelance as a cartoonist for banner ads with the company. I had two ads go through the roof with clicks and conversions. In '07, I worked there in the Call Center evaluating possible clients for interest in loans. After the mortgage crisis, they closed down the Call Center.

Beale Memorial Library: April '06-Jan '07

Nine month temporary job with the Kern County Library System. I did customer service, inventory check-in/out, information, and organization out on the floor.

Freelance Art Jobs: June '02-Present

I have done cartoons for blogs, tourism, children's books, newspaper articles, tee shirts, CD cover design, graphic novels. I use Photoshop, Illustrator, and all sorts of hand media to achieve the look and feel of each cartoon.

TJ Maxx: August 1995-June 2001

Department lead for mens clothing, childrens clothing, baby clothing, and toys. Inventory processing to the sales floor and from the truck, cleaning and organization of each area, setting displays with new merchandise, p
California State University, Fullerton:
Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Illustration.

Academy of Art University, San Francisco:
Post-Grad work in 2-D Animation focusing on Character Design and Storyboarding.
Organizations / Affilations:
Brian Reed is located in Mission Viejo, CA and has the following skills: Illustration, Online Search Marketing
Marketing / Sales, Art / Creative
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Category: Art / Creative
I can draw anything from my head. You need a cowboy in space lasso-ing a martian? No sweat! I love to create and love new and interesting projects.
Relevant Education / Credentials
BFA Illustration
Years Experience: 14

Online Search Marketing

Category: Marketing / Sales
I don't like sales. I am more of a background guy, a guy who can drive sales to the people who know what they are doing.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 1