1. John L. Hargrove
5333 LEHIGH STREET. VENTURA. CA 93003
To align with a company that is challenging, both creatively and intellectually, allowing my personal
experience to empower the company's success and growth as well as my own.
Articulate, business-minded, goal-oriented, design focused, creative individual with a keen eye for
detail. Experienced and trained in management, both leadership and team roles come naturally; self-
motivated. Proficient under set deadlines and managing elements from multiple departments.
Comfortable providing direction to others, drawing out their individual talents and seeing projects
through to completion. Good communication and follow through.
EVOLVED DESIGNS – VENTURA, CA NOV 2011 - PRESENT
Independent Graphic Designer, Custom WordPress Programming
Manage all design elements for client websites and marketing material. Build and maintain WordPress
websites as well as communicate with other web programmers and clients to mediate and facilitate
website workability for a multiplicity of platforms.
DMZ PUBLISHING CO. - OJAI, CA NOV 2002 - DEC 2010
Art Director, YWD magazine
Managed and art directed all design elements of a twice annual nationally distributed wedding
magazine. Storyboarded editorial layouts, designed client advertising, logos, and branding materials.
Communicated with print representatives and advertising clients to ensure the best quality print
Business Consultant, Edu-Kinesthetics, Inc. - Ventura, CA [2001 - 2002]
International Letter of Credit Advisor, GBMI, Inc. - Santa Barbara, CA (2000 - 2001]
Business Consultant, Independent Contractor – San Antonio, TX [1999 - 2000]
Retail Supervisor, SONY, Inc. – Birch Run, MI [1991 - 1998]
College - Studied architectural design at ITT Technical Institute [1988-1989]
High School -Received Diploma from Venice High School, Los Angeles, CA (1987)
Skilled in the operation of Adobe’s Creative Design Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) and
Microsoft’s Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Proficient with using web programs WordPress,
Joomla, Business Catalyst and able to complete light programming in PHP and CSS. Knowledgeable and
confident working with both PC and Mac formats. Trained and experienced in sales and product
marketing. IT/Windows savvy, able to run diagnostics, repair software or hardware issues. Versed in the
language of online social media and using the different outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,
Google+, Pinterest, etc. Additional skills include knowledge of accounting software such as QuickBooks
and contact management systems like ACT and ZOHO.