ABOUT
Christopher Holtwick is a jack-of-all trades, when it comes to digital media. With a strong background in art and design, he has worked on projects ranging from motion graphics and web development to painting and caricatures. Christopher has spent a large part of his career hand-building webpages and emails, while creating dynamic graphics, page layouts, and digital ads. His knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite has allowed him to create layouts for books and posters, record original music, and create 2D character animations.
 
SHORT BIO
Christopher was born and raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, with a do or die work ethic and the grit of a steelworker. His drive and creativity lead him to relocate to San Diego, with nothing but a computer, a guitar, and a laundry basket full of clothes. Over fifteen years, he has drawn thousands of caricatures, played in local bands, and worked for small, family-owned businesses, all the way up to Fortune 500 companies. When he isn't working, his hobbies include world travel and running half marathons.

PORTFOLIO

VIDEO / ANIMATION

This is a sampling of promotional videos and social media ads that I've created.

DIGITAL DESIGN

These are examples of UX design for webpages, marketing emails, and ads.


These are pages designed and/or built for IDEA Health & Fitness.

IDEA Personal Trainer Institute Single Page Site

DPP Pre-Diabetes Coach Training

Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist

SGT Ken's Boot Camp™ Instructor Certification

IDEA Fit Pro Deals

Yoga Anatomy 101

IDEA World Convention

Social Poster

Advertising & Exhibiting


These are websites which were built using HTML, CSS, PHP, Wordpress, and Bootstrap

Khryztof (Personal Artist Site) | http://www.khryztof.com

Genesys Industries | http://www.genesysind.com

Kwan Yin Holistic Center | http://www.kwanyinholistic.com

Amusement Artists | http://www.amusementartists.com

Art of Elizabeth Zaikowski | http://www.artofelizabethzaikowski.com

NEOTOLEDO | http://www.neotoledo.com

CM Caricatures | http://www.cmcaricatures.com


These are screenshots from past design projects including banner ads, email layouts, and past website mockups

SKILLS / CERTIFICATIONS

Software Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Wordpress, Drupal, Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, IBM Silverpop, Hubspot Marketing (Certified), Sketch, Google Analytics, Facebook Ad Manager

Other Skills

Webinar Host, Voice-Over Artist, Scriptwriter, Audio Engineering, Video Editing, Songwriter, Guitarist, Poetry Writer, Blogger, Photographer, Email Campaign Marketer, SEO

Experience

Participated in marketing strategies as a member of the Marketing department
Designed and built materials for email campaigns, landing pages, and banner ads
Created engaging motion graphics for social media ads, emails, promo and educational videos
Wrote scripts, provided voice-over, and wrote music for product videos
Used IBM & Hubspot software to build and A-B test emails for optimum conversion rate
Designed and built monthly email newsletters for IDEA’s flagship magazine publications
Shot video footage and photography at events for use in future marketing materials
Designed and built 200+ websites using Adobe Photoshop, Wordpress, HTML, CSS3
Work directly with clients on new website designs and existing sites
Convert older PHP/HTML sites over to an object-oriented Wordpress/PHP workspace
Format desktop sites to be mobile-friendly & optimized using J-Query Mobile and Bootstrap
Designed graphics for email newsletter headers, social media cover and profile pictures
Update HTML changes and client requests to existing sites
Proof and markup government tax form changes from last year to this year
Build and update government tax forms using proprietary design software
Strictly adhere to specific guidelines and details provided individually by each state and federal tax agency

Education

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio,
BFA May 2002 | Major: Digital Art and Animation, Minor: Painting

Watts Atelier of the Arts, Encinitas, CA , 2005 | Major: Caricature Illustration

Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA, 2011 | Major: Web Development

www.udemy.com, 2017-Present | Adobe After Effects, Front End Development, Digital Marketing

CONTACT

Christopher Holtwick
Holtwick Art + Design
2875 Worden Street
San Diego, CA 92110
440.773.6905
[email protected]