Resume'

 

Work experience:

Active Security Clearance: Secret

Military Status: Chief, USN Retired, Service-Disabled Veteran

Art Director, Illustrator | GTMR, Inc. | 2015 - Present, Hollywood, MD
Responsible for customer experience and creative direction, graphic design, UI/UX design, branding, presentation design, info-graphics, instructional design and other visual communications in support of various U.S. Navy/Marine Corps programs.

Creative Director, Graphic Artist & Customer Experience Lead | Spalding Consulting, Inc. | 2014 - 2015, Lexington Park, MD
Responsible for customer experience and creative direction, graphic design, UI/UX design, branding, presentation design, info-graphics, instructional design and other visual communications in support of various U.S. Navy/Marine Corps programs.

Graphic Artist, Freelance | Jeff Hobrath Art Studio | 2002 - Present, Richmond, VA
Responsible for creative design including logos, web UI/UX design, print, technical drawings, promotional materials, presentations, instructional graphics and more. Supporting a long list of clients including Vox Optima LLC, Spalding Consulting Inc, Compass Systems Inc, Big Sky Entertainment LLC, the Navy Exchange and many more government and commercial organizations. Founder and former CEO/President of NavyChief.com a popular site selling Jeff Hobrath original designs on apparel and specialty merchandise, generating over $1 million annually.

Art Director | Capital One Financial | 2013, Richmond, VA
Serving as Art Director for the Capital One Community Affairs Marketing division. Responsible for designing Capital One community affairs related ads for use in both print and online. Previously served as Graphic Designer and Web Designer (Contractor) on the Capital One Brand Strategy & Governance Team. Responsible for various creative projects including web UI/UX design, graphic design, page layout design, logo management and stock photo management duties. Selected as Art Director on several Capital One community projects including the Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) Annual Report regarded as the best design and most successful report in the 15 years history of the program, the Friends Association for Children program and the Associate Engagement Network. Content manager for the Capital One Brand Toolkit, a company-wide web site hosting Capital One’s Brand standards, guidelines and assets.

Art Director, Web Designer, Systems Analyst | Sierra Management & Technologies | 2007 - 2009, Lexington Park, MD
Art Director and lead graphic artist responsible for various technical illustrations and visual information products such as web, presentations, insignias and branding in support of the Department of Defense Joint Deficiency Reporting System (JDRS) program.

Creative Director, Graphic Design Specialist, Engineering Technician | KR Systems | 2004 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, Lexington Park, MD
Served as Creative Director and lead artist responsible for various technical illustrations and visual information products such as web, presentations, and insignias in support of various government agencies including Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).

Instructor | Adobe Certified Expert/Adobe Certified Training Provider | 2002 - 2004, Newtown, PA
Developed various Adobe Photoshop curriculums and provided training to graphic designers, from beginners to professionals.

Military experience:

Chief, Aviation Life Support Systems, Aviation Warfare Specialist | United States Navy | 1982 - 2002, Various Locations
Duty stations included RTC Great Lakes IL, NATTC Lakehurst NJ, NAS Miramar CA, NAS Glenview IL, NAS JRB Willow Grove PA, Fighter Squadron 21, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 51, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 52, USS Constellation (CV-64), USS Coral Sea (CV-43) and US Navy Security Forces. Highly decorated, flawless career record, promoted to Chief in 1997 and retired honorably in 2002 after 20 years of dedicated service.

Education:

  • 2006 University of Phoenix, AA, General Studies
  • 2002 American Graphics Institute, Advanced Photoshop, ACE
  • 1995 Navy Instructor School, NEC 9502, Instructor
  • 1988 U.S. Navy Special Weapons And Tactics Academy, Naval Security Force
  • 1982 Aircrew Survival Equipmentman “A” School, Naval Aeronautical Technical Training

Publications:

Art direction, advertising design and/or article illustrations featured in several publications including: Newsday, Crain's NY, Long Island Business News, Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Wilmington News Journal, Greater Wilmington Business Journal, Richmond Times Dispatch, Dallas Morning News, Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Dallas Business Journal, Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago, New Orleans Times Picayue, New Orleans City Business, Argus Leader, Sioux Falls Business Journal, Plano Star Courier, Frisco Enterprise, FAFSA, Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal, Sea & Shore, All Hands and Aviation Safety.

Awards:

  • 2009 NAVAIR AIR 1.0 Award
  • 2006 Volunteer of the Year, Navy Historical Foundation
  • 2005 St. Mary’s County Commissioners Technology Design Award
  • 1996 Sailor of the Year, Naval Air Station JRB Willow Grove
  • 1996 AIMD Person of the Year, Naval Air Station JRB Willow Grove

Memberships:

  • American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • Graphic Artist Guild
  • Patuxent River, MD CPOA
  • Willow Grove, PA CPOA
  • Disabled Veterans of America