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Overview of qualifications
☛☛ 10+ years of professional experience and over 5 years at the senior level
☛☛ Seasoned project planner for large multi-tiered projects and campaigns
☛☛ Advanced level with Adobe Design Suite and Microsoft Office applications
☛☛ Ability to execute balanced, refined and competent design work quickly
☛☛ Self-motivated, adaptability, quick learner, positive and collaborative team leader
American InterContinental University
Year graduated: 2003
Degree earned: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Visual Communications
Design focus
Branding & identity
Print & advertising
Web & mobile
Professional employment experience
The Capital Group – Private Client Services (
Title: Communications Specialist, Graphic Designer
Capital Group Private Client Services (“PCS”) is a private wealth management firm and division of one of the most successful
and largest investment management organizations in the world, The Capital Group Companies. Importantly, PCS manages
over $20 billion dollars in assets for high-net worth investors. As the firm’s in house graphic artist and multimedia specialist,
I was able to express a broad range of skills which included: design for print and advertising needs, quarterly client
communications, redesign and management of the company website, invitation and greeting card design and art direction for
the quarterly magazine. Additionally, videography, editing and photography for client communications and company events.
AUGUST 2011 – JUNE 2012
Rock Square, Inc. (
Title: Senior Designer
Rock Square is an online marketplace and social media network for rock-n-roll enthusiasts and musicians. As Senior Designer
and lead UI designer my primary responsibilities included assisting the creative director with the design and implementation
of the core design aesthetic, planning product features, functionality and user interface design. I also played a large role
in generating page layouts as well as the look and feel for each section of the site, including key web 2.0 components and
features. Additional responsibilities involved generating designs for various e-mail marketing and print advertising needs.
JULY 2005 – OCTOBER 2010
Integrated Wealth Management (
Title: Communications Director, Creative Director
One of Southern California’s leading financial advisory and wealth management firms, Integrated Wealth Management
represents hundreds of individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations nationwide. As the firm’s Communications and
Creative Director I was responsible for the concept, design and ongoing interpretation of the company’s visual and printed
identity. This involved having a hand in literally every aspect of the planning, design and execution of the firm’s printed
collateral, quarterly client reports, company website, e-mail marketing, corporate communications and invitations for firm
related events.
TheStyleGroup (
Title: Creative Director of Websites
TheStyleGroup (“TSG”) is a highly regarded design and image consulting firm in Beverly Hills, CA. I started working at TSG
at it’s inception and before I was even out of college. As the Creative Director for the website division, I was responsible for
overseeing the planning, design and execution of all client websites. This involved generating detailed design mock-ups,
UI/UX elements, style guides and graphics to be handed off to programmers for development.
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
PC 40%
Mac 60%
Adobe Flash
Additional skills and interests:
Adobe Design Suite proficiency
Online portfolio at
References available upon request.
Zachary Braxton Self
Visual Communications
(310) 696-8469
[email protected]