Years of professional experience in web development, advertising, marketing, publishing, graphic design, photography, illustration, distance learning, as well as team and department management.
Expert in Mac and PC platforms with experience since 1985.
Expert proficiencies in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Xpress. Professional proficiencies in Adobe Flash, HTML5, CSS3, Articulate Storyline and MS Office Suite.
Basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Captivate.
Taught classes in Photoshop, Illustrator, XPress and Flash, as well as in other Internet techniques.
CBT distance learning professional since 2000. CMS since 2004.
Professional/practical photography, including darkroom experience, since 1971. Digital since 2000.
Lifetime Fine Artist with focus on sculpture and painting.
Experience Details Olson Design Group (Oct 2013 - present) Creative Director/Sr. Graphics Specialist
As Art Lead for distance learning corporations, developed interactive on-line instructional materials, 508 and SCORM compliant, for the Professional Education Center of the Army National Guard. Managed, trained and mentored other artists and developed original graphics.
Shurley Instructional Materials (Nov 2012 - Oct 2013 -March 2014 Freelance) Graphic Designer
Created graphics in Photoshop and page layouts in Quark XPress for elementary level English student textbooks and teachers manuals.
Computer Sciences Corp. (May 2006-Jan 2012) Creative Director/Sr. Graphics Specialist
As Art Lead for distance learning corporations, developed interactive on-line instructional materials, 508 and SCORM compliant, using iKe and Utopia CMS, for the Professional Education Center of the Army National Guard. Managed, trained and mentored other artists, developed original graphics, shot original photography, wrote and developed courseware, interacted with Subject Matter Experts and recorded voice-overs. Began developing CBT for mobile devices.
Alion Science & Technology, Inc. (May 2004-May 2006) Art Director/Sr. Graphics Specialist
Perform duties as Art Lead for Distance Learning development corporation, developing 508 and SCORM compliant interactive on-line instructional materials for the Professional Education Center of the Army National Guard.
Universal Systems & Technology, Inc. (Jan 2000-May 2004) Art Director/Sr. Graphics Specialist
Perform duties as Art Lead for Distance Learning development corporation, developing 508 and SCORM compliant interactive on-line instructional materials for the Professional Education Center of the Army National Guard. Managed other artists.
Stone & Ward (Jun 1997-Oct 1998) Production Artist, Interactive Specialist
Managed Art Production Department and developed Website Design and Multimedia Department in major regional advertising agency.
Denver Institute of Technology (Oct. 1991-Dec 1992) Instructor, Advanced Computer Graphics
Taught advanced classes, in classroom, in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress
Miles Advertising (Jun. 1990-Oct. 1991) Production Director
Managed Art Production Department in early Mac-based advertising environment in high-tech oriented advertising agency.
Silver Fox Studio (Jan. 1988-July 1988) Art Director
Managed six-person Art Department in advertising/design firm.
The Pixel Works/Byron Taylor Studio (June 1982-present) Graphic artist, photographer, designer and illustrator - self-employed
Clients have included: Corporations: ESI Group, Acxiom, Alltel, Gerry Baby Products, Frontier Airlines, Intelligent Electronics, National Conference of State Legislatures Publishers: Playboy, Shurley Instructional Materials, August House Publishers, WildStorm Productions, Viking Penguin Publishers, The Providence Journal, Pruett Publishing, Atlantic Monthly Press, MBI/Easton Press, The American Enterprise, Aboriginal SF Magazine Agencies: Stone & Ward, Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, Frank J. Wills, Karsh and Hagen, Rinehart Advertising, Printegrity Trading Card Companies: Steve Jackson Games, Topps, Fleer Corporation, Pinnacle Brands, Action Packed, Collector's Edge, The Private Collection Professional Achievements
1998 Arkansas Addy Awards
1994 CTU Newsletter Award
1993 Gold Circle Award (American Society of Association Executives)
1990 Compuserve Computer Design Award
1987 Print Regional Design Annual
1987 10th District Addy Awards
1986 Arkansas Addy Awards
1985 Los Angeles Ad Club Award
1984 WorldCon Showcase Award
1980 NW Arkansas Addy Awards