Jarod D. Phillips
Phone: 864.706.9457
Email: josh@jdpcreations.com

University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, emphasis in Graphic Design
Cum Laude, 2013

Woodruff High School, Woodruff, SC
Graduated, Life Scholarship, Honors, 2009

Personal Qualifications
Proficient and knowledgeable working with various computer systems and software:
– Design/Animation: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, AfterEffects, Final Cut Pro X, Google Sketchup and Blender
– Office/Presentation: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Works, Acrobat Pro and Publisher
– Web: Word Press, Muse, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, HTML, Flash and Social Networking
– Photography and Film MakingCanon and Nikon DSLR Cameras, DSLR Rigs, Glidecam Operator, Lighting specialist, Video Editor, DJI Drone Operator

-Earned the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America.
-Earned the award “Outstanding Art Student” at the University of South Carolina Upstate for the 2012-2013 year
– Lead designer for layout design and photo restoration for a 120-page hardback ancestry book with 130 editions printed.
-Logo and photo design using a laser cutter/engraver (laser pro spirit GE)
-Experience with wide format printing particularly with Canon machines
-Professional experience using DSLR cameras and film making equipment.

JDP Creations 2012 – present
Co-founder of JDP Creations. I have produced identity systems, Web design, photo shoots, Video commercials, Music composition, 3-D rendering, Motion graphics, Video edits and Custom Furniture.

The UPS Store 2015 – present
Graphic Designer/ Print Specialist
At The UPS Store I took business from striking an interest in clients to the final stages of print and digital production. These tasks include bookmaking, business solutions and branding for clients, photo restoration, and using a canon wide format printer. I worked to build the clientele and deliver the same great service to returning customers.

RSN Promotionals 2014 – 2014
Screen Printing Assistant
At RSN I helped in the screen-printing process including: coating the screens with emulsion, burning the image on the screen, transferring the ink through to the
t-shirts/products, and re-cleaning the screens to start the process over again.

Lifetouch 2013 – 2014
At Lifetouch I worked as the portrait photographer and sales associate. This gave me the opportunity to learn sales in photography and to fine-tune my abilities with a three point lighting system.

The University of South Carolina Upstate 2012 – 2012
Research Assistant
Cataloged, photo corrected, and designed a large-scale ancestry book with Dr. Lisa Anderson of USC Upstate. The book design was sent in and produced at Family Heritage Printers in Salt Lake City. The final product was a 120-page book with 200 copies and a full color cover.

University of South Carolina Upstate Art Gallery 2011 – 2012
Gallery Assistant
Met featured artists from around the world and set up the gallery to their exact specifications, sometimes given the freedom to set them up according to my insight. This gave me the opportunity to network with well-known artists and experience innovative original artwork.