Charles Cook



A professional with great people skills; detail-oriented, trustful, and willing to learn.
Strong, creative design skills for advertising; proficient with Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
Comfortable working in Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Premiere and other audio/video software. Focuses on deadlines and customer satisfaction. Loyal, organized, dedicated and hard-working individual.


Tennessee State UniversityDirector of Multimedia Services, 8/2013 – 10/2020

  • Graphic design for all projects from the Office of the President of TSU
  • Created advertising, promotional materials, large publications and designs for TSU events
  • Design assistance with posters, flyers, postcards, brochures, and teaching materials
  • Offered design services to all media outlets at TSU (Sports, News, Web, Social Media, Faculty, Police)
  • Provided photography services for special events as needed

Tennessee State UniversityMultimedia Design/Training Technician, 7/2008 – 8/2013

  • Designed and printed on campus event ads and posters
  • Provided faculty and staff with design assistance for posters, flyers, brochures, postcards, and teaching materials
  • Implemented training workshops for faculty and staff on various computer programs and internet applications

The Gallatin NewspaperFreelance Graphic Designer, 4/2008 – 7/2008

  • Designed/proofed ads for clients and designed page layouts
  • Prepared images for newsprint, assisted the full time Graphic Designer and Publisher

Rural Newspaper Inc.Graphic Designer, 3/2006 – 12/2007

  • Designed and proofed ads for clients, prepared weekly newspaper for print
  • Designed page layouts, responsible for server file maintenance and weekly issue file backups
  • Ensuring deadlines were met and performed color correcting and file prep for newsprint


2018 Printing Press Association Awards – Best 4 Color Process Program
2008 Tennessee Press Association Ideas Contest

  • 1st Place for Best Furniture/Appliance Ad
  • 2nd and 3rd Place for Best Black and White Ad


Nossi College of ArtAssociate of Occupational Studies degree in Commercial Art, 2005