Daniel S. Kelton

16038 Springdale Street
Huntington Beach, CA 90649
dankelton@dankelton.com
(949) 842-8110
Summary
Technical illustrator, 3D modeler and graphic designer with strong traditional art skills. This team player thrives on challenges, requires minimal supervision and excels under pressure and time constraints. Efficient and organized with a meticulous attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and a willingness to do whatever it takes to deliver. Extremely proficient in many graphical, multimedia and desktop publishing applications including (but not limited to):*
 
Adobe Creative Suite Microsoft Office Autodesk 3DS Max
Adobe Captivate Articulate Storyline Autodesk Maya
Unity Windows & Mac OS
*If it exists and has documentation, I can use it.
Professional Experience
AVATAR PARTNERS, INC., Huntington Beach, CA 2014 – present
Senior Multimedia Developer
Developed and authored rich, interactive multimedia presentations for civilian, industrial, and military customers.
  • Created interactive videos for Flash and HTML 5 output using Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline.
  • Modeled, animated, and rendered 3D animations to support multimedia projects.
  • Oversaw location and green screen video shoots and edited video content in Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
  • Served as Jack-of-all-trades for all of company's graphical needs.
WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION, Lake Forest, CA 2005 – 2013
Graphics Designer IV
Provided graphical, design and multimedia support to Public Relations, Investor Relations, Marcom and Technical Publications departments.
  • Produced highly-detailed 3D models of all products for presentations, demonstrations and interactive Flash applications.
  • As resident PowerPoint guru, conceived, designed, wrote and authored a wide range of marketing, sales and investor presentations.
  • Collected and compiled marketing and industry data before transforming it into coherent, graphical imagery.
  • Illustrated virtually all technical documentation and user guides utilizing a clean, contemporary style.
  • Performed regular updates and modifications to the company intranet.
 
TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYS., INC., Irvine, CA 1996 – 2004
Senior Engineer
Designed and created user interfaces and web graphics for the software engineering department and marketing division.
  • Provided all graphical and multimedia needs including PowerPoint presentations, Flash animations, digital video editing and DVD authoring.
  • Developed procedures to streamline graphic’s production, reducing the turn-around time required whenever implementing changes, updates and revisions.
  • Assisted marketing department in cutting expenses by producing conceptual artwork samples in-house prior to consulting outside agencies.
 
ADVANCED LOGIC RESEARCH, INC., Irvine, CA 1990 – 1996
Senior Technical Writer
Wrote and illustrated technical documentation for PC desktops, notebooks and servers.
  • Assisted Technical Publications Manager in deciding the direction of the department; evaluated the latest technology to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Reduced printing costs by developing and implementing on-line help system.
  • Provided in-house authoring of multimedia demos and presentations for marketing department and tradeshows, eliminating the need to utilize costly, outside agencies.
 
FORD AEROSPACE CORP., Newport Beach, CA 1987 – 1990
Integrator/Troubleshooter
Integrated, tested and troubleshot Sidewinder missile guidance sections.
 
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, Castle AFB, CA 1983 – 1987
Bomb Nav Systems Technician
Maintained, troubleshot and repaired B-52 bombing and navigation systems, inertial navigation and electro-optical viewing systems.
 
Freelance Work
Body Glove (CWIC), Foothill Ranch, CA 2006 – present
Senior Designer and Illustrator
Produced a series of custom illustrations to highlight the proprietary features of Body Glove's snorkeling products.
 
iSTOR NETWORKS, INC., Irvine, CA 2006 – present
Senior Interface Designer
Designed and created assorted icons and interface elements for an iSCSI management application.
 
CAPELLA TECHNOLOGIES, Irvine, CA 2004 – present
Senior Technical Writer
Wrote, illustrated, formatted and revised virtually all company documentation including software user guides for third-party HP printer applications, associated marketing literature and various internal pamphlets. Final documentation was either printed, exported as Acrobat (*.PDF) or compiled HTML (*.CHM).
 
FIRST INTELLIGENT ARRAY, INC., San Clemente, CA 2001 – 2005
Senior Technical Writer
Sole writer and illustrator for a wide variety of Network Attached Storage (NAS) products and the On3 Digital Media Player and Library. Also produced custom graphics and Flash animations for marketing department.
 
INTERPLAY PRODUCTIONS, Irvine, CA 1992
Game Artist
Created background scenes and assorted animations for Star Trek 25th Anniversary Enhanced game with Deluxe Paint II Enhanced and Deluxe Animate.
 
Education/Training
Analog and Digital Computer training, US Air Force
Advanced Web Development, Saddleback College
Basic Electronics, Merced College
1983
2004
1984