About

A creative thinker who uses artists tools to communicate a message. An artist since childhood, I have over 15 years of experience with digital art. 

Dwight at Bacunaygua Bridge, Cuba
Bacunaygua Bridge, Cuba

Creative
Designer
Researcher
Photographer
Illustrator
Audio Visual Tech
Musicologist
Film Critic
Code Student
Taco Finisher
Coffee Lover

 

Short Bio

Hello! My name is Dwight, but most of my colleagues and associates know me as Witty. From Jamaica, Queens. I studied Cinema & Cultural Studies (Humanities) while minoring in Media Arts at Stony Brook University. I have over 13 years of graphic design experience, and I’ve been sketching and illustrating before I could read. School band, church choir, and creative writing would draw my interest (no pun intended) into many elements of music: composition, technology, and cultural significance.

Since, I have journeyed through several hands-on projects and experiences in media, from event planning & marketing, pro audio setup for live events, to sound design & production, behind the scenes in tv/radio stations, and entrepreneurial moments. Along the way, I have had the gracious opportunity to work with amazing folks as well as collaborate and network. But perhaps more importantly, I developed a “can do” artist mentality over the years.

A creative thinker who uses artists tools to communicate a message. An artist since childhood, I have over 15 years of experience with digital art. 

Ethos

When it comes to my creative approach, I try to cross-examine your roots, agenda, and circumstances as I dive deep into your imagination to discover the best possible way to communicate your message. As a multi-disciplinary creative, I often take a holistic problem solving approach to challenges: blending vision, tradition, innovation, and amusement with adequate research to build something valuable for the receiver.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Capabilities

  • Graphic Design: Brand Identity, Logos, Illustrations, Marketing Content, Events, Image Editing
  • Photography: Portraits, Events, Photo Retouching, Photo Manipulation, Photo Color Correction
  • Videography: Storyboards, Scripting, Filming, Post Editing, Graphic Overlays, Sound Editing
  • Web Design: Wordpress, HTML5, CSS3*, Adobe Dreamweaver, Landing Pages, Content
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition
  • Data Entry: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point), Google Drive, Quickbooks, Freshbooks

Skills

  • 15 Years of Adobe CC Photoshop*
  • 5 Years of Lightroom & Photography*
  • WordPress, HTML5, and CSS3*
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Dreamweaver*
  • Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Power Point
  • Able to work independently under little supervision and under pressure,
  • Self-starter, fast learner, and can perform well within a group or alone

Freelance Experience

Logo & Brand Design

  • Contracted A2 tech to setup and monitor sound & lighting for live events in the New York City and Long Island area
  • Setup, test, monitor, and strike AV equipment for programs and events,

Marketing Design

  • Contracted A2 tech to setup and monitor sound & lighting for live events in the New York City and Long Island area
  • Setup, test, monitor, and strike AV equipment for programs and events,

Photo Editing

  • nominated and approved by student body government  ■  Managed contracts, inventory, department budget and staffing  ■  Collaborated with faculty, building staff, and event organizers  ■  Ensure equipment delivery and associated responsibilities for designated assignments  ■  worked as crew tech (9/06– 5/08): setup, monitor & strike lighting, staging, and sound for all scheduled concerts and campus events

Video Editing

Intern  The Britto Agency  |  New York, NY Apr ‘13 – June ‘13

  • support boutique image consultant agency with clerical duties and creative tasks

Design/Photo Studio Management

  • Contracted A2 tech to setup and monitor sound & lighting for live events in the New York City and Long Island area
  • Setup, test, monitor, and strike AV equipment for programs and events,

Gear

  • Sony Alpha A7II
  • Canon 5D MArk II
  • Canon 5D Classic
  • Canon Rebel T6
  • Canon Rebel T2i
  • Primes: Canon 28mm, 50mm, 85mm
  • Zoom: Canon 24-105 f/4. L
  • Wacom Bamboo Tablet
 

Resume

Design

A/V & Events

Photography