Joseph Ernest Martin

Complete Resume is available upon request


Resume Information

August '97 to Present

Owned and operated J.Martin Graphics creating marketing design solutions for small business and corporations. Clients included Sun Microsystems, 3-Com, Wells Fargo, JustCare and DuckBack.

Professional Experience:

Destiny Telecomm International, Inc.
Director of Creative Services

Analyzed, budgeted and created the in-house Creative Services Studio for DTI, a 100 million dollar-a-year telecommunications company. Traveled across the United States creating DTI Expositions with audiences of 3,000 or more. Designed, Art Directed and implemented advertising programs to create profit and income for DTI through retail and wholesale phone cards, services and misc. products. Worked with the Vice President of Business Development, Gary Tyler, to keep Destiny as the #1 leader in the MLM business catagory. Oversaw a staff of 14 which included designers, videographers, editors, multi-media conference specialists, broadcast video specialists, photographers, and project managers. Worked with DTI’s Magazine The Destiny, creating cover designs and overseeing production. Appeared on two different DTI videos speaking about the company. Created an Award Winning Box Design for “The Destiny Collection”. Oversaw a $500,000 budget for advertising and staffing.

Destiny Telecomm International, Inc.
100 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621
Gary Tyler, Vice President of Business Development
510-521-8092, (Mr. Tyler is now with Chrysos)

(letter of recommendation upon request)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Multimedia Director

Analyzed, budgeted and created multimedia studio. Originated scripts, sketches and concepts for multimedia training programs and interactive sales CDs. Conceived, researched and implemented a new BBS for the RMCF franchise system. Budgeted and purchased over 100,000 dollars worth of computer systems and software. Spoke at national conferences. Coordinated projects using electronic pre-press methods between free-lance designers and printers. Facilitated the research and acquisition of equipment and software from multiple vendors. Furnished supervisor with creative support to meet growing deadlines. Updated and upgraded computer equipment and software on multiple computer systems in California and Colorado. Interviewed prospective employees and staffed new positions. Standardized a “look and feel” human interface environment. Provided customer service to the 200 stores in the RMCF system. Problem-solved computer and store problems for franchisees.
Marketing Office

Jay Haws - Marketing Director
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
3584 Dry Creek Road
Oroville, CA 95965

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
265 Turner Drive
Durango, CO 81301

(letter of recommendation upon request)

Quadco Printing
Electronic Pre-Press Specialist

Created new pre-press area for large commercial printer. Researched, analyzed, budgeted, proposed and purchased equipment and software for pre-press. Solved output problems, in-person and on the phone, for customers. Conceived, designed and implemented multilevel solutions for customer and their printing needs. Trained new staff. Managed client relationships. Art Directed solutions for large accounts including Duckback Stain, OptionCare Health Services, Lares Medical Research, Norfield Power Equipment, Knudsen Fruit Juices, Heinke and Rocket Technologies.

Laura Sederberg – supervisor (no longer with company)
916-342-2205 home number
Dick Brock – Owner
Quadco Printing
2535 Zanella Way
Chico, CA 95928

(letter of recommendation upon request)

Other Professional Experience:

Art Director/Owner
mc2 Design Group

Started own business with two other partners. Performed and shared all phases of customer relations, selling, cold calling, presentations, prepress, design, multimedia, art direction, bookkeeping, job tracking, photo manipulation, and other misc. job duties.

Creative Director - Business Marketing Department
California State University, Chico

Oversaw the creation, implementation, and operation of the Marketing/Graphics Studio for the campuses 18 million dollar-a-year student services corporation; The Associated Students. Won the most awards of any CSU for 5 years in a row.

(letter of recommendation upon request)

Related Experience:

Editorial Designer: Chico News & Review, Art Director: Chico Now Magazine, The Chico Classified, The Chico Times - (Dufloth Publications Inc.) Associate Art Director Napa Valley Magazine

Education:California State University, Chico
Bachelor of Arts Communication Graphic Design ‘86
Emphasis: Visual Communications, Minor: Art

(letter of recommendation upon request)