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Kevin Gates
Graphic Designer
Lisbon, Connecticut, United States of America

Summary

My name is Kevin Gates and was both born and currently reside in southeastern Connecticut with my wife, Rebecca, and my daughter Natalie. Since 2006, I've served as a tables games dealer/supervisor at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. I also act as a freelance graphic designer and strive to someday own and operate my own digital design and marketing studio.

I enjoy being both creative and artistic. Taking on various graphic design projects is a great outlet for me to exercise both of these qualities. My strengths include photo manipulation, product design, web design, creating logos, and motorsports graphics. I am very motivated and I meet deadlines without sacrificing the quality of my work.

My interests include spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy rooting for my favorite NASCAR lifelong idol Richard Petty and his racing organization Richard Petty Motorsports of Concord, North Carolina. In my spare time, I operate and host a fan website in support of the Petty Family and their various charitable endeavors. Producing work for "The King" and his race team's sponsors has been a "dream come true" experience for me. I'm hoping the relationship I've established will propel me to greater opportunities within the motorsports industry. My other interests include American muscle cars, riding my dirt bike, and playing the guitar.

I would best describe myself as laid back, friendly, reliable, and loyal. I am easy to communicate with and work well with others. I always strive to offer excellent customer service to my clients. I have a lot of pride in my work and welcome feedback. I would make a great addition to any marketing team.

At this time, I am open to full time opportunities within a reasonable drive. However, I also eagerly welcome any freelance work opportunities. If you're interested in hiring me for a project, please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Skills

Art DirectionWeb Design3D Modeling3D VisualizationPhotographyMarketing IllustrationDrawingTypographyProduct DesignGraphic DesignVector IllustrationApp DevelopmentLogo Design

Software proficiency

3ds Max
3ds Max
Illustrator
Illustrator
Photoshop
Photoshop
SketchBook Pro
SketchBook Pro
InDesign
InDesign
Lightroom
Lightroom
Muse
Muse
Word
Word

Experience

  • Graphic Designer at Kevin Gates Design
    Lisbon, Connecticut, United States of America
    January 2008 - Present

    Professional Abilities in Graphic Design:

    - Motorsports design, logo creation and recreation, web design, digital advertising, print media, large format art, 3D model rendering, product/packing design, social media graphics, photo manipulation, adapting tradition art to digital format, adapting raster digital art to vector

    - Proficient use of Adobe Create Suite applications including Abobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Muse

    - Proficient use of Autodesk 3DS Max

    - Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, and FrontPage Express

    - Entry level experience in designing and producing modern UI apps for Windows 8.1+ and Windows Phone 8+

  • Table Games Supervisor at Mohegan Sun
    Uncasville, Connecticut, United States of America
    October 2006 - Present

    Connecticut licensed dealer and supervisor endorsed in following table games: Blackjack, Baccarat & Mini Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, and Novelties (Three Card Poker, Texas Hold 'Em Bonus, Four Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Double Draw Poker, and Criss Cross Poker); high action qualification