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CHRISTOPHER STOPA CREATIVE ART DIRECTOR/DESIGNER/DEVELOPER   PORTFOLIO   ABOUT   RESUME   CONTACT
 
   
 

Chris has many years devoted to his crareer with experience and technical design expertise that spans several area's of the creative field where he's preformed duties as a Creative Director, Art Director, Management, Creative Services, Multimedia Developer and Senior Graphic Designer. He's provided leadership and lead design efforts on projects for web & SharePoint 2010, multimedia & interactive, senior level graphic design expertise for print and digital. In addition to the technical design work, he's also an accomplished artist, Illustrator, painter, and even uses some of his own photography in his creations. In his corporate experience he has designed complex multilingual quarterly publications and marketing collateral for print, digital, web, developed compelling websites for startup companies, multimedia/video presentations, designed and coded (HTML/JavaScript/CSS/ActionScript) web and interactive training modules, and lead collaborative branding initiatives for small/medium size companies, and large corporate environments. A few highlights of his career; provide leadership as the creative director, using his prior military and consulting experience working with the Federal Government, that allowed him to successfully navigate the challenging efforts in the production of a video for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Expeditionary Energy Office, Head Quarters Marine Corps, Pentagon; USMC Future Energy. This video was seen by members of Congress as well as senior leadership throughout Marine Corps. In addition, he also worked closely with senior leadership at the Veteran Affairs Office to provide creative direction in the execution of their strategic markting communication plan. This required concept ideation, presentation design and addtional marketing material development to support this large organizational effort.

Over the years, his passion for design has become the driving force behind his entrepreneurial spirit, his continued business development skill-set and has made it possible for him to gain the deep understanding needed to embrace the latest technologies to overcome the complex challenges in today business environments. More importantly, how to apply these advances in technology to innovate for maximum desired results, regardless of the operating system.

He brings to the table exceptional design leadership, far reaching artistic talents, a real passion for design, enthusiasm to his surroundings and technical knowhow. He is at his best when sharing this knowledge, and expertise with members of his creative team and junior co-workers.

His dedication and contributions to his small business in the web design, development and technology areas, along with stellar connections to his community lead to the following awards and award nominations for CRINET, LLC:

Award: 2013 Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Small Business: Technology Business of the Year
• Nomination: 2013 Virginia Small Business Veteran of the Year
• Nomination: 2014 Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Small Business: Technology Small Business of the Year

 

 

Software Application Experience:

 
 
Adobe Creative Cloud / Master Collection CS6 Experience Level  
 
  • PhotoShop Expert  
  • Illustrator Expert  
  • InDesign Expert  
  • Dreamweaver Expert  
  • Acrobat Expert  
  • After Effects Advanced  
  • Premiere Advanced  
  • Flash Advanced  
  • Fireworks Advanced  
 
Microsoft Office Products Word, Excel, PowerPoint Experience Level  
 
  • Word Expert  
  • PowerPoint Expert  
  • Excel Advanced  
 
Additional Software Applications Experience Level  
 
  • Final Cut Pro/Express Intermediate  
  • XCode (app development) Intermediate  
  • QuarXpress Expert  
 
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