About Me

Hello.

My name is Ronald Dowdy and Brandmoor is my personal space to showcase my creativity. I’m a designer that is passionate about color, type & imagery and how they all come together to create a compelling layout. My favorite designer said it best about my perspective on design.

“Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.”
– Paul Rand


Education

East Carolina University Greenville, NC / 2006-2010

BFA Graphic Design


Experience

S&A Communications Cary, NC / 2013-Present

As a designer I work daily on branding collateral spanning from logo design & print collateral to animations & webpage layouts. I’m also responsible for the 24 page bi-monthly automotive industry publication, BHPH Report.

Vast Design Clayton, NC / 2009-2013

As a designer I worked daily on branding collateral spanning from logo design & print collateral to animations & webpage layouts. My primary responsibility was creating all aspects of a brand while maintaining consistency throughout the brand.

The East Carolinian Greenville, NC / 2008-2009

As a designer I worked daily on the layout of the sports section of The East Carolinian. With the content from the editor and the images from the photographers, I was responsible for creating layouts that had readability and were visually impactful.


Skills

Print 9 Years / Advanced

  • Logo Design
  • Business Card Design
  • Letterhead Design
  • Envelope Design
  • Brochure Design
  • Ad Design
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Publication Design
  • Environmental Graphics

Web 5 Years / Intermediate

  • Website Design / Development
  • Email Design / Development
  • HTML
  • CSS

Video 1 Year / Novice

  • Animation

Programs

Adobe 9 Years / Advanced

  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop

Adobe 5 Years / Intermediate

  • Dreamweaver

Adobe 1 Year / Novice

  • After Effects
  • Premiere Pro

WordPress 5 Years / Intermediate

Microsoft 9 Years / Advanced

  • Word

Microsoft 5 Years / Intermediate

  • PowerPoint

Microsoft 1 Year / Novice

  • Excel