VISION: Sharif's vision is making a positive impact on the world utilizing visual designs. He hopes to help others overcome obstacles, spark new ideas, and achieve goals together.
Commercial ran for +1700 Spots on WADL TV 38 Detroit starting in December 2013. Animated, rendered, and exported a hybrid whiteboard commercial with a 1 week deadline.
Won 1st place in two animation competitions held at ITT Technical Institute in 2009 & 2010. The 3-D motion pictures were created in "VC210 Modeling in 3D" and "IT309 Animation I" under the supervision of Visual Communications co-chair, Ms. Stephanie Voltolin.
Created an interactive website and photo gallery using HTML, and served as Freelance Graphic Designer for ANIZ and the Step-up-for Hunger organizations.
As sole Graphic Designer responsible for the entire ad layout of the newspaper, played a key role in helping CrossRoadsNews earn the 2008 Suburban Newspapers of America "Best Public Service Award" for Community Event Promotion, the 2007 SNA "Great Ideas Award" & the 2007 National Newspaper Publishers Association "Community Service Award" for the CRN Expos, the 2005 DeKalb NAACP "President's Award" for Community Service, as well as two 2004 Atlanta Association of Black Journalists awards.
According to The Sulton Pediatric Group's Practice Manager, "As far as marketing, CrossRoadsNews has been the diamond in our advertising strategy. It has generated more business for us than any other marketing tool that we use. Period."
According to the President and CEO of Come Cruise With Us & Tours, "CrossRoadsNews is our preferred means of advertising. Without a doubt, it has been instrumental in our growth, and even though it's a local publication, we have done bookings from out of state because of it. We just booked a group out of South Carolina because of CrossRoadsNews. It's a key part of our marketing."
Proven professional, adept at prioritizing and completing multiple assignments within strict budgetary/time restrictions and customer/corporate specifications.
Designated troubleshooter, who provides individualized service to build a loyal client base in a highly competitive marketplace.
Persuasive communicator and project coordinator, who easily interacts with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds, and serves as liaison to multiple departments to maximize organizational efficiency, productivity and profitability.
Team player, who earns ongoing corporate recognition and customer Letters of Commendation for exceeding all performance expectations and maintaining high internal/external customer service standards.
Specialised in video production and social media distribution.Read more
Laid out The Atlanta Association of Black Journalists’ Byline Newsletter and was responsible for photo color correction, and creating interactive PDFs.Read more
Provided Technical & Floor Support while achieving goals for AHT, resolving complaints, and using multiple programs while speaking with the customer.Read more
Designed landing page mock-ups, created vector graphics for social media posts, made PNG images for PPT presentations, managed Email Marketing templates, campaigns & lists in MailChimp, Pardot, & TrustPilot.Read more
Created website ads, designed marketing collateral for email blasts, photographed products, managed catalogs & price lists, produced PowerPoint sales presentations, rendered 3D graphics and 2D illustrations for commercials, designed product packaging and point of sale displays, managed email marketing on B2B lead databases, designed product sell sheets, brochures, and price lists.Read more
Designed logos, created ads for community expos & graduation special sections, created websites and managed content, conducted & filmed interviews, edited footage, animated 3d logos, and posted to social media.Read more
From advertising creation, to web design, to newspaper layout. Here I reaffirmed my love of print and digital visual arts.Read more
Sharif Williams is proficient in the following software, skills, & platforms:
My background includes +6 years of graphic design in a high demand newspaper environment. I have a passion for detail and produce high quality work, of which I am very proud.
Exceeding expectations and satisfying deadlines are second nature for me. I am confident that my experience would be an asset to your organization.
Reference letters are available upon request.
Please feel free to contact Sharif at any time if further information is needed.
He would like to discuss his qualifications and see how they fit with your needs.
Thank you again for your time and consideration.