Benjamin J. Bahleda

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Directive


  • Benjamin is a proven designer and project manager, a fast learner, and a devoted employee. He brings creativity, direction, and leadership through a positive attitude to create a productive atmosphere where designers and programmers can feel confident in the organization and execution of a quality final product

Work Experience


Dick's Sporting Goods
(Quad Graphics)

Email Designer
Coraopolis, PA • October 2017—Present
  • Design and develop email marketing campaigns within brand standards for the various outlets of Dick's Sporting Goods, including Field & Stream, Golf Galaxy, and Team Sports Headquarters.
  • Work in conjunction with the creative teams from each outlet to ensure branding is consistent and programmable according to their needs.

Calvary Assembly of God

Graphic Design Coordinator
Irwin, PA • March 2016—Present
  • Create unique designs in print and web mediums while maintaining the church's brand and style.
  • Work alongside the Marketing Coordinator and Pastoral Staff to reach innovative solutions for needed creative.

Wharton Curtis

Web Services Manager / Design Services Manager / Graphic Designer
Pittsburgh, PA • September 2007—June 2017
  • Through hard work and dedication, worked from Graphic Designer to Design Services Manager to Web Services Manager over the course of my career there.
  • Maintained projects from the point of signed contracts to completion by establishing a system of project milestones, tasks, and sub-tasks. Acted as the point of contact between the design and programming teams and the client, and cultivated a positive relationship and open lines of communication between the client and company.
  • Managed a team of designers and programmers to stay on task and produce quality work while preserving an upbeat work environment, even during periods of high stress and tight deadlines.
  • Conducted quality assurance testing of all web and mobile application interfaces to ensure the final user experience would reflect user-friendliness and easeof-use.
  • Partnered with web developers to design and program websites and mobile applications centered on the enduser experience to create an exemplary final product.

Self-Employed

Freelance Designer
Pittsburgh, PA • January 2003—Present
  • Work with local organizations and businesses to establish brand identity and online presences to increase public awareness to their establishments.
  • Provide professional solutions and feedback for existing marketing materials to help clients determine what the best solutions are for their business trajectory.

Infinity Broadcasting

Graphic Design Intern
Pittsburgh, PA • September 2002—January 2003
  • Designed print and web advertisements for radio station contests and events.
  • Created various sized print ads for use in Pittsburgh's City Paper.
  • Developed logos for radio contests.

Education


Pittsburgh Technical Institute
Oakdale, PA

Associate Degree in Specialized Technology in Graphic Design • High Honors, 3.7 GPA

Software & Skills


Operating Systems
Windows
99%
Mac OS
99%

Graphic Design
Photoshop
99%
Illustrator
99%
InDesign
99%
Acrobat
80%

Web Design
HTML
99%
CSS
99%
Joomla
99%
WordPress
80%
WHM/cPanel
70%
MySQL/phpMyadmin
70%

Administrative
Project Management
99%
Proofreading
90%
Word
80%
PowerPoint
80%
Excel
80%

Other
Social Networking
99%
Computer Hardware
90%
Audio Production
80%
Digital Publishing
80%

Volunteer Experience


Calvary Assembly of God

Assistant Sound Engineer
Irwin, PA • March 2016—Present
  • Assist with sound checks and live mixing during worship rehearsals.
  • Dynamically mix and equalize live audio sources, including vocals, instruments, and media and keep overall audio at a safe and listenable level.
  • Work together with other members of technology team to execute each service with excellence.

Pitcairn Assembly of God

Director of Youth Ministry
Pitcairn, PA • January 2009—January 2015
  • Organized and directed a team of volunteers to lead and execute a well-organized youth ministry.
  • Coordinated events and meetings including setup, tear-down, and clean-up of facilities used.
  • Maintained social networking presence of church and youth ministry.
  • Inspired and mentored students from 6th–12th grade to follow a positive lifestyle.