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ABOUT ME
Do what you have to do, until
you can do what you want to do.

— Oprah Winfrey

Nice meeting you!
Welcome to the site!

Since I was about three years old, drawing has been special to me. Inspired by the likes of Chuck Jones, Tom Ruegger, and a hefty dose of Super Nintendo, nothing has impassioned me quite like art has. From projects for school, to contests in magazines; if there was opportunity, I wanted in. And while I've never considered myself outstanding at it or anything, believe I bring to my work an uncompromising attention to detail, continuity, and proportion. Having been introduced to anime in high school, it has become my noticeable genre of choice, incorporating elements from titles like Akira, Haganai, and Sound! Euphonium.
Technology likewise constitutes a lot of my professional and everyday life. The advent of the personal computer in the mid nineties was a surprisingly passing development to me, up until I turned eight, when my parents introduced one to our home. It instantly fascinated me, spearheading a once indifferent regard for all things electronic into an avid thirst for them, something I would expand upon with a subscription to the Internet a year or so later. Access to the Web as well proved significant enough an influence that I would take up web design as part of my repertoire, a craft I continue today.

GAMING SINCE 1993
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CURRICULUM VITAE

The make or break moment.
Partially, anyway.

Here you will find the full extent of what I know, and what I've done, in graphic design and technology. Irrelevant or otherwise negligible employment omitted for readability, but expandable upon request. Professional references also available upon request. Note that some creative work produced during employment was subject to non-disclosure agreement (NDA) and surrended at time of leave.

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Software and aptitudes
  • Audacity ▪ After Effects ▪ Dreamweaver ▪ Illustrator ▪ InDesign ▪ Maya ▪ Microsoft Office ▪ Photoshop ▪ QuickBooks
  • 3D modeling / UVing / Texture mapping ▪ Writing ▪ Windows / macOS / Chrome OS / Android / iOS
  • HTML / CSS / Media queries / WC3 compliance ▪ Joomla ▪ DNS ▪ FTP ▪ SEO

Certifications
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
    License E887-9301
  • Microsoft Technology Associate: Windows Operating System Fundamentals
    License E887-9302

Employment

General Micro Systems
Graphic / Web design
Stuart, FL ▪ 2016–17

  • Analyze and edit aspects of visual media to enforce quality and conformity to industry trends.
  • Photograph products and finalize for use in commercial and instructional print.
  • Develop branding for numerous offsite firms incl. the design of logos, print, websites and social media.
  • Script, storyboard, film, edit and composite video for marketing projects.
ArchieMD
Graphic design
Boca Raton, FL ▪ 2012
  • Image processing and data entry.
  • Produced video pitch for bulk mail to clientele.
CMA Digital
3D + Graphic design
Hollywood, FL ▪ 2013
  • Model, texture, light and render 3D environment and product art.
  • Ad design for commercial and digital print incl. implementation of 3D assets.
Pelican Printing & Advertising Specialties
Graphic design
Jensen Beach, FL ▪ 2008
  • Commercial print incl. cards, fliers, pamphlets, signage and logo design.
Skies the Limit Printing
Graphic design
Port St. Lucie, FL ▪ 2008
  • Commercial print incl. cards, fliers, pamphlets, signage and logo design.


Freelance

RE/MAX
Graphic design
Port St. Lucie, FL ▪ 2017–2019

  • Commercial print incl. business cards, advertisements, and signage.
Tri-Core Partners
Graphic / Web design + Information technology
Port St. Lucie, FL ▪ 2015–2019
  • Design, develop and implement website.
  • Branding and logo design.
  • Commercial print incl. business cards, advertisements, and signage.
  • Network and systems maintenance, upgrade, troubleshooting and installation.


Alma mater

The Art Institutes
Media Arts and Animation
Fort Lauderdale, FL ▪ 2011

  • Graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Animation.
Keiser University
Video Game Design
Fort Lauderdale, FL ▪ 2008
  • Graduated magna cum laude with an Associate of Science in Video Game Design.
  • Perfect attendance and multiple Dean's List acknowledgments.


Accolades

Wikipedia

  • Obtained Good Article status for two articles, School Days and Cross Days, by thoroughly researching and rewriting them, one of two distinctions awarded to articles that are "well written, contain factually accurate and verifiable information, are broad in coverage, neutral in point of view, stable, and illustrated, where possible, by relevant images with suitable copyright licenses."
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Academia ▪ 2008
  • Inducted into the Beta Xi Pi (ΒΞΠ) chapter.

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WORKS
Drawings.

Samples from Tricks, a light novel I attempt to work on in between computer jobs. Detail-oriented and produced almost entirely in Photoshop. Environments modeled in 3D and then traced.

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Print.

Catchy and legible, with simple layouts and color. Write all original material, unless provided by the customer; paraphrased when necessary. Previews shown without bleeds.

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Web.

Developed from scratch in Dreamweaver. Handle nameservers and FTP. Non-responsive at the request of clients for expediency and/or cost. Links to live versions available in descriptions.

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SERVICES

Over 600 customers.
And counting.

In 2013, I was encouraged to advertise computer services in my parents' community newsletter, The Cascadian. At the time, I was an assistant manager of a Stevi B's, and believed the opportunity might get me into something a little more meaningful. Turns out, it did.

What can I help you with?

Software and
Hardware Installation
Printers, Fax
and Scanners
Networks, Internet
and Clouds
Television, AV
and Smart Devices

Virus and
Malware Removal
Cellphone
and Tablet Repair
Data Recovery,
Transfer and Backup
Purchasing
and General Help

About

Being self-employed allows me to compete substantially with other firms. Without overhead, I charge competitively less than most retailers and shops, acquire components — some I have on-hand — more economically, and am better flexible to devote time to projects, sometimes afterhours, for faster turnaround. I gladly make house calls, resolve most issues within an hour, offer pickup and return, and remain transparent and informative throughout my work. As someone who does not believe in over or unnecessary spending, I work to develop pragmatic solutions that meet need while remaining within or under budget.

Guarantee

All labor performed and components sourced from personal inventory warrantied against defect for 30 days. Issues that rearise within one week will be reworked at no additional cost; all oversights addressed at my own personal expense. Problems I am thoroughly unable to resolve incurs no charge. Components acquired from third-parties warrantied by seller's policies at time of purchase. Note that while I do attempt to source new and unused parts from known retailers, the age of a system — especially one that is no longer manufactured — may require purchases elsewhere.


CONTACT
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+1 772. 418. 3937 valce@mail.com

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