Yale University, B.A. in Fine Art, Class of 1991.
Freelance Graphic Designer/Graphic Artist
1991 - Present
Help small businesses achieve their vision using my software expertise, including:
- Flyer, pamphlet, poster, and logo design using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.
- Illustration, storyboarding, color-correction, and photo-retouching using Adobe Photoshop.
- Special effects, animation, and video editing using Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere.
- Responsive website design using HTML, CSS and Adobe Dreamweaver, including the creation and maintenance of my own portfolio website: www.rodgerroundy.com.
- UI/UX prototyping using Adobe XD.
- Slide presentation construction using Keynote and PowerPoint.
- Familiarity with Agile Scrum development process.
Freelance Graphic Designer/Artist/Actor
Hieronimus & Co
August 2018 - February 2019
Owings Mills, MD
Painstakingly planned, plotted, and painted replica of 1963 Volkswagon Kombi bus made famous at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Designed promotional postcard & souvenir t-shirt for the bus' upcoming appearance at the 50th Anniversary Woodstock events. Explained symbology of the bus' painted design to visitors, press. Provided pithy sound bytes and performance for documentary film crew recording the project. See the work here.
1993 - Present
Create complex multi-figural paintings on canvas and panel for exhibition and sale at
various galleries, including Paul Mahder Gallery (Northern California), Grey McGear Modern (Los Angeles) and Jack the Pelican Presents (Brooklyn). View portfolio here.
2012 - 2015
Wrote, illustrated and designed full-color 64-page graphic novel, Dover: A Forgiveness Fable, about the recent mortgage foreclosure crisis as experienced by the imaginative and daring daughter of a grievously wounded soldier. Created promotional animated video to market the book. Website for book: www.doverfable.com
Beacon Self-Directed Learning
2013 - 2015
New Haven, CT
Taught art classes at small educational startup catering to teens who left traditional schooling. Frequently on-call for one-on-one mathematics and creative writing tutoring. Attended regular conferences with students, parents and directors. Helped cultivate atmosphere of support and acceptance for a diverse group of teens. Created and taught semester-long classes for: Storyboarding, Painting, Drawing, Stop-Motion Animation, Tabletop Game Invention, Aquaponics. Wrote, designed and organized highly entertaining team-based scavenger hunts in the Yale University Art Gallery.
Electronic Production Artist
Publicis & Hal Riney
1997 - 2004
San Francisco, CA
Electronic layout and design for print production studio of major west coast advertising agency. Routinely converted rough illustrations from art directors into sharp, finished billboard, magazine and newspaper advertisements. Carried out daily minor and major changes requested by clients and art directors for 100’s of newspaper ads per week. Careful, meticulous layout of myriad versions of ads with differing sizes, featured products, and market-specific information. Adhered to branding, style and typographic rules for numerous newspaper and billboard campaigns for Sprint, Saturn. Worked directly with traffic department and creative directors, often under tight deadlines. Occasional storyboarding, concept art, and online animation for new business pitches. Typographical consistency and accuracy a standard.
RECENT VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Sunday School Teacher
Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
2017 - 2018
Taught 4th-5th Grade Bibleolodeon course, on major events and figures from the Old and New Testaments. Lead discussions on how these stories shaped our culture. Frequently supervised student-acted plays and improvisational games.
Lutherville Lab Elementary School
2015 - 2018
Volunteer Visiting Art Teacher for the school’s "Famous Artist" Program. Taught K-5th Grade classes on the works of a specific artist, starting with a short slide lecture and then a hands-on art project in the style of that artist.
Ridge Hill Elementary School
2013 - 2014
Helped initiate the Chain Reaction Mentorship Program at this Title I public school.
Supervised weekly after-school games and creative projects for a principal-selected group of 4-6th grade boys lacking in-home fathers.
References Available Upon Request