Robert C. "Chris" Duncan

4729 NW 4th Terrace | Pompano Beach, Florida 33064
954-366-5259 | Cell: 404-421-9259  |  Contact  |  Downloads in Alternate Formats
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History

Water blue vacations  |  Coral Springs, FL
Web Designer and Graphic Designer  |  Nov. 2009 – March 2010

  • Coded PHP web pages with multiple MySQL insert and update statements.
  • Wrote, designed and distributed content for weekly travel-special email updates.
  • Automated feed of travel specials to multiple pages and users.
  • Coded forms with various capability restrictions for back-end database access by in-house users.
  • Implemented conversion of website to secure format (http to https).
  • Converted website to change identity based on incoming url mask.

Dixie Divers  |  Deerfield Beach, FL
Webmaster and Retail Sales  |  June 2009 – Nov. 2009

  • Maintained e-Commerce website featuring more than 2,000 items.
  • Wrote and strategized content to increase organic SEO efforts.
  • Implemented Google Analytics SEO/SEM monitoring methodology.
  • Instituted corporate presence on social networking websites Facebook and Twitter.
  • Wrote and designed bi-weekly electronic newsletter.

CDA Graphic Design, LLC  |  Pompano Beach, FL
Graphic Designer/Web Designer  |  Jan. 2008 – Present

GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Create, develop, design and produce collateral materials including direct-mail advertising, flyers, brochures, stationery, specialty advertising items, and paper as well as electronic newsletters.
  • Conceptualize and execute dynamic advertising campaigns.
  • Portfolio includes winning designs for logos, annual reports, print advertising, and trade-show graphics.

WEB DESIGN and DEVELOPMENT

  • Front end web designer comfortable with hand-coding in (X)HTML and CSS.
  • Create compelling designs for websites that are stylistically appropriate and supportive of executive-level marketing strategies.
  • Write clean, semantic code consistent with industry best practices for search-engine optimization, multi-platform accessibility, and short load times.

Shadow Grafix/ Quick Signs & Printing  |  Atlanta, GA
Creative Director and Corporate President  |  April 1993 – Dec. 2007

  • Creative director for 14 years with experience in corporate communications, internet marketing, advertising design and product packaging design.
  • Managed a staff of up to 7 people, including creative, sales and administrative professionals.
  • Controlled hire-fire decisions and maintained disciplinary and legal personnel documentation.
  • Brought company from $0 in 1993 to almost $1 million in revenue in 5 years time.

LazerAge Publishing  |  Atlanta, GA
Manager  |  1990 – 1993

Southern Voice Newspaper  |  Atlanta, GA
Assistant Managing Editor  | 1988 – 1990

Software

Fluent in latest versions

  • Adobe Creative Suite: including
    • Photoshop
    • InDesign
    • Illustrator
    • Dreamweaver
  • Quark Xpress
  • Microsoft Office Suite: including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • PHP, HTML CSS and MySQL

Key
Attributes

Fine Fellow to Have On Board

  • Collaborative team player, able to work on own initiative.
  • Flexible, innovative and proactive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Positive attitude with good presentation skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of single, multi- and four-color printing processes.
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Emergency First Responder Trainer.
  • Accomplished Underwater / Wildlife Photographer.
  • Confident Public Speaker.

Awards

2004 Vision Award | Atlanta, GA
Greater Atlanta Business Coalition

Community
Service

Greater Atlanta Business Coalition  | Atlanta, GA
Board Member Emeritus | 2004

Wilderness Network of Georgia | Atlanta, GA
President of the Board | 2005 – 2006

Education

University of South Carolina  |  Columbia, SC
Bachelor of Science  |  Business Management & Finance