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Graphic Design Resume

Chad Sorg  •  chadsorg@gmail.com  •  http://www.SorgSorg.blogspot.com
You'll find that the solutions I create, visually, are win/win. I can work patiently with clients or supervisors to surpass expectations. Through experience and compromise, I operate within deadlines. I make friends easily and keep them. Hi.

Illustrator, Flash, FreeHand
CyberStudio, Dreamweaver
QuarkXPress, InDesign
iMovie, Final Cut Pro
All classical media of painting and illustration also including airbrush
Experienced in Social Media promotion techniques

Professional History
12/2006 – Present NadaDada Motel, Reno, NV – Publicist and Event Coordinator (logo, graphics, organization) Art Festival featuring 300 artists and performers in multiple loctations

1/2002 - 7/2005 Blue Lyon Gallery, Reno, NV – Gallery Director, Publicist (all graphics)
Curation and planning of over 50 art exhibitions

1/2003 - 5/2003 Truckee Meadows Community College –Part Time Instructor
Teaching introductory class in Macromedia Flash

12/2001 - 12/2002 River Gallery, Reno, NV –Graphic Designer and Public Relations
Designing postcards, ads, as well as photography & art installation

3/2000 - 10/2001 eTreppid Technologies, Reno, NV –Graphic Designer
Designing graphics, logos, various artwork for online and digital projects
Also created graphic textures using Photoshop for use in PC game

2/2000 - 4/2000 Bauserman Group Advertising Agency, Reno, NV –Graphic Designer
Graphic production work on advertisements for local and non-local

11/1999 - 2/2000 Kruse & Parker Advertising Agency, Reno, NV –Graphic Designer
Graphic production work on advertisements for local and non-local

4/1999 - 11/1999 Spectrum Films, Mesa, AZ –Art Director/ Graphic Designer
Primarily designing cover art for movies distributed internationally
also including title treatments, full color catalog, ads in video industry
magazines, and digital graphics for DVD releases

11/1997 - 4/1999 Ahwatukee Foothills Newspaper, Phoenix, AZ –Graphic Designer
Working on design team, designing advertisements and promotions

1990 -1995 Sorg Design, Ft. Wayne, IN –Self Employed as Professional Airbrush Artist
Airbrushing artwork on apparel, helmets, and vehicles
in largest shopping mall in Indiana and various venues

1990 -1991 Unique Designs T-Shirts, Ft. Wayne, IN –Graphic Artist and Airbrusher
Handling any art creation requests in neighborhood t-shirt shop

Freelance and Related
•Social Media Coach and Consultant
•Muralist for the City of Sparks, 70 foot Victorian Square Mural
•Artist commissioned for eight mixed-media fine art murals for hospitals, banks and a golf resort
•Airbrush Illustrator
•Professional Freelance Author/Art Critic
•Event Promoter and former Gallery Owner/Director

5/1997; Al Collins Graphic Design School (now Collins College), Tempe, AZ
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication

9/1991 - May 1994; Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
Fine Art; Two years completed

6/1991; Wayne High School, Fort Wayne, IN
High School Diploma

  Chad Sorg is an artist/photographer, writer, curator/promoter, art preparator and with a degree in graphic design from Collins College in Tempe, AZ. His art has been utilized by ad agencies, a newspaper, a movie production company, an internet security and gaming company. He's been an instructor in photography and digital animation as well as many independent creative projects.
  He was co-owner/director of a gallery in Phoenix,AZ and a gallery in Reno,NV. BleuLion Gallery in Reno was open for 7 years and promoted the work of over 200 mostly Northern Nevada artists.
Sorg taught a computer animation class for a semester at Truckee Meadows Community College and also photography classes for adults and children at the Nevada Museum of Art as well as art classes with youth at McGee Center.
  Sorg has worked as an art preparator for over 10 years, installing and delivering fine art for a gallery inScottsdale, AZ, Sierra Arts Foundation and Nevada Arts Council, as well as independent curation and installation in Reno & Las Vegas museums & art centers.
  He has written art and culture reviews for Reno News & Review, Reno Passport, Reno Tahoe Tonite, NV Today.com, Washoe Family Magazine and N Magazine. He is currently Arts Editor for Slurve Magazine based in Los Angeles.
  Before that, Sorg earned a living as an airbrush artist and as a high-rise window cleaner. He's left-handed and was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1973.

*Portfolio of printed material, available upon request,

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