Charles Cook


Nossi College of Art
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
January 2004 – December 2005
Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Commercial Art

Proficient with Photoshop and InDesign to alter, create well designed art, and well designed page layouts.
Strong, creative design skills for advertising.
Knowledgeable in Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office Suite, Final Cut Studio Pro, and other audio/video software.
Internet knowledge ranging from social media, media sharing sites, and web tools.
Good at utilizing different programs together to create desired effects.
Understanding of color, design, illustrating, and shadows.
Comfortable on PC and MAC.
A loyal, hardworking, and dedicated employee of any company. An organized individual who is focused on his goals. Professional, Good people skills, detail-oriented, trustful, and willing to learn.

Graphic Designer
Tennessee State University
Nashville, Tennessee
July 2008 – Present
Currently working in TSU’s Office of Media Relations and Communications as the Director of Multimedia Services. I am the primary graphic designer for all projects from the Office of the President at TSU. I assist many departments in the creation of advertising and promotional materials, large publications, and providing designs for events held by TSU.
Formerly worked in TSU’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. During my time there I designed and printed event advertisements, met with individuals for design assistance with posters, flyers, brochures, postcards, and teaching materials. Installed and setup of a media streaming server. Assisted in creating an online new employee orientation system for TSU’s Human Resources.

Freelance Graphic Designer
The Gallatin Newspaper
Gallatin, Tennessee
April 2008 – July 2008
Designed and proofed ads for clients, page layout design, color correcting and setting up pictures for newsprint. Primarily I assisted the full time Graphic Designer and Publisher with ads and page layout.

Graphic Designer
Rural Newspapers Inc
Portland, Tennessee
March 2006 – December 2007
Designed and proofed ads for clients, page layout design, color correcting and setting up pictures for newsprint, and set up the newspaper each week to go to press. I was in charge of maintaining the company’s server by keeping it organized, clean, and backed up old files onto disk. Daily activities involved answering the phone, occasional ad selling, and designing of spec ads. Worked well over 40 hours each week due to unusual work schedule.

Kirby Building Systems
Portland, Tennessee
May 2001 – November 2003
Prepared drawings for Building Permits, Drawings for Foundation Plans, Finalized the final erection drawings for production. Hours worked varied from 40-50 hours a week.