I am a USA citizen currently living in SE Asia. Recently I was working in Dallas doing graphic design and Photoshop on several huge auto parts catalog projects. Before that, I ran a Property Agency in Bangkok for 2 years and currently I am looking into starting a new business or would consider a new employment opportunity.
I ran a graphic design shop, ad agency/print brokerage for 13 years in Dallas with years of production management, Photoshop and InDesign work experience. I worked as the Senior Sales Manager for Paladin Staffing 3 years from 1999-2001 and opened the Dallas/Las Colinas office in July 1999. I sold full time on eBay for 3 years and part time for 2 years, I have a 99.7% positive rating with a 1906 feedback score. Currently I am looking to relocate back to the USA or would consider something here in Asia on a contract basis.
Feel free to email or call with any questions, see my complete CV and contact information below. Also, click on my "Contact Me" link for my Skype status and to easily call me just click there on the Skype indicator/link,
Best Regards, Paul...
Paul Rainwater, USA Citizen
811.570.575 (LINE) Skype ID: paulrainwater, email: [email protected]
Multi-talented professional with over twenty years of combined experience in graphic design/production art, sales and property marketing.
Excellent presentation, negotiation, leadership, written and verbal communication skills. Software proficiency in CS5 InDesign, PhotoShop, MS Office and web design software.
Key words: Graphic Design, Production Artist, InDesign, Photo Shop, Real Estate, Property, Sales, Advertising, Business Development, Marketing,
Account Service, Staffing, Recruiter, Printing Project Manager, e-Commerce, Dotcom, Financial.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of North Texas
Major-Fine Art Photography, Minor-Photojournalism
2010 - present: Freelance Graphic Design and Production Artist, Sales and Marketing Consultant
2008-2010: Property Agent, Bangkok Thailand, specializing in the mid range Bangkok residential rental and condo market. Responsible for generating new condo and apartment inventory, advertising, marketing and sales to property owners, apartment tenant and condo sales prospects.
2003 to 2007: e-Commerce Consultant, Self Employed
I operated a full time eBay business for 3 years, responsible for auction ad production, photography, graphic design, copy writing and research. I have over 1900 positive feedback posts, a 99.7 positive rating, and quickly achieved Power Seller status (eBay ID: rainmon55).
1999 to 2002: PALADIN STAFFING, Irving, TX, Senior Business Development Manager
(Paladin is a staffing agency specializing in Marketing/Advertising/Creative professionals)
Played a key role in the Dallas office start up as a major contributor to the opening year revenues exceeding 7 figures, I also recruited candidates and worked on the initial new business development launch.
Developed major accounts including: JC Penney, Verizon, Radio Shack, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Insurance, Blockbuster Entertainment, Ernst & Young, Annuity Board of the Southern Baptists Convention, LTV Vought, Italia Advertising, Jenkins & Gilchrist law firm, Pro-Line International (division of Alberto Culver) and The
Associates (now merged with CitiBank).
Titles recruited/placed included: Creative Directors, Art Directors, Web/Production Artists, Writers, Editors, Proofreaders, Account Supervisors/Executives, Marketing Directors, Public Relations Specialists, Media Buyers/Planners.
• Responsible for generating 70% of the Dallas office revenues
• Exceeded revenue goals every quarter
• Developed and built PowerPoint client presentations of available talent
• Developed new business strategy utilizing direct mail, event concepts and networking
• Researched, identified and analyzed potential new clients/revenue
• Negotiated client contracts, bill rates and candidate salaries
1987-1999: RAINWATER & ASSOCIATES, Irving, TX. Manager and Owner
Started and managed a printing brokerage and design shop specializing in high tech and general business to business accounts. Developed a loyal customer base by producing quality work on time and within budget. Handled all sales, account service, traffic, and vendor relations. Developed broker dealer relationships with
printers and other related creative vendors. Stayed competitive and highly profitable by vendor selection, analyzing each vendor's capabilities and limitations, purchasing paper stock and pre/post press services individually. Handled budgeting, financial analysis, scheduling/projections and estimates on all projects up to six figures (that I personally financed).
• Sold and serviced major accounts: AC Nielsen, IBM, Arthur Anderson and Synectics Medical/Medtronics
• Handled all creative direction, producing collateral projects from concept to completion
(started/ran this business in conjunction with my print design operation from 93 to 95):
• Started a spiral bookbinding business to expedite Rainwater & Associates’ projects
• Purchased equipment, hired, trained and managed several full and part time employees
• Developed a direct mail and marketing campaign selling to the trade
• Sold this business after two years, doubling my investment
1982-1987: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, Dallas, TX., Print Buyer/Coordinator/Production Artist
• Developed print buying skills purchasing over six figures of printing per year
• Managed/Designed a variety of collateral and trade show display graphics projects
Specialties: eBay, Power Seller, Property/Real Estate Marketing Sales, Photoshop, InDesign, CS5, Catalog Production, Graphic Design, Photography, Thailand, Worldwide.