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CHRIS BRACKMAN

MCP, FINRA Registered Representative, FINRA Registered Principal

Mobile: (817)  821 – 1533

E-Mail: Chris@HyperOptic.net

Address: 1002 Blanco Drive
Euless, Texas 76039

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CHRIS BRACKMAN

IntegrityIntelligenceEnergyInnovation
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Career Summary

Having brought real value through efficiency improvements, eliminating bottle-necks, non-linear thinking, innovative cost reduction methods, and having the ability to see the “big picture”, I am seeking the next challenge to help me grow as a professional.

It also helps that I have unshakable integrity, a positive attitude, and a great sense of humor.

Objective

I am seeking a director-level position in the creative field with authority and flexibility to oversee projects from conception to completion.

I will apply my first-hand experience from having performed the same work in the same disciplines that are required to complete successful projects which meet deadlines, budgets, and company goals.

Experience

April 2008 — Present

DBA, HyperOptic Productions

Sole Proprietor

DUTIES:

Provide cost-efficient audio, video, graphic design, email, print, and website production services for a variety of clients

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Measurably improved the reputation of several clients

Conducted online, interactive client training for post-rollout self-sufficiency

Provided emergency database administration, development, maintenance, and backup services which returned a client to operable status

Delivered all content without typographical or grammar errors

Created planning and tracking tools for a critical area of one client’s business which reduced labor requirements by over 80%

Accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2016

TOOLS USED:

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  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
  • Blackmagic Fusion
  • Propellerheads Reason
  • Autodesk 3D Studio Max
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • FileZilla FTP

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January 2003 — Present

PRIMERICA FINANCIAL SERVICES

13111 N. Central Expressway, Suite 500
Dallas, Texas 75243

DISTRICT LEADER

DUTIES:

Sell insurance and investment products to families and businesses by taking an education-based approach via a comprehensive Financial Needs Analysis

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Received recognition on several occasions for achieving personal and sales goals

June 2002 — May 2003

KFWD TV 52

3000 Story Road
Irving, Texas 75038

CREATIVE SERVICES ASSISTANT

DUTIES:

Scripted and oversaw production of in-house editing projects and on-air promotions

Produced promotional graphics for billboards and outdoor advertisements

Coordinated with external vendors to affect business goals on a tight schedule

Tagged existing promo videos with station branding and voice-overs

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Applied technical expertise to implement a disaster recovery protocol, including the optimization of computer equipment which increased productivity

Researched, qualified, and implemented a digital video archiving system which saved the company thousands of dollars per month in media costs and labor expenditures

January 2002 — August 2002

GUITAR CENTER

14080 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75240

SALES ASSOCIATE

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Achieved certification within the first month – a rare occurrence – exhibiting advanced product knowledge and production concepts

Received a gift award from a vendor for showing proficiency in product knowledge

February 2001 — August 2001

DECISION CONSULTANTS, INC.

5000 Quorum, Suite 410
Dallas, Texas 75240

ONSITE CONSULTANT

DUTIES:

Provided comprehensive business consulting services for a variety of clients, including:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design and Development
  • Process Improvement
  • User Experience and Usability Improvement

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Evaluated hardware and software tools to ensure efficient, quality production of deliverable content

Suggested and implemented several process improvements which reduced costs and shortened deadlines of development projects

Promoted to team lead with emphasis on resource management and workflow control to meet tight deadlines

Researched and evaluated the usability of intranet and internet designs, and provided a client with recommendations that, among other things, allowed their website to win a usability award

Suggested enhancements and best practices to information architecture schema for an improved user experience

Created a Macromedia Flash-based rapid prototyping tool for the initial phase of project scoping which reduced employee labor requirements

Utilized advanced technical knowledge of graphic file formats to optimize and reduce file sizes to increase page loading and file download speeds

TOOLS USED:

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  • Adobe Photoshop v6.0
  • Macromedia (Now Adobe) Flash v5.0
  • Macromedia (Now Adobe) DreamWeaver v3.0

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April 2000 — November 2000

MOBILESTAR NETWORK

1601 Glenville Drive, Suite 100
Richardson, Texas 75081

MULTIMEDIA ADEPT

DUTIES:

Provided comprehensive media production, quality assurance, optimization, maintenance, project management, vendor relations, disaster recovery, and status reporting services

Produced PowerPoint templates, poster-resolution graphics, retail packaging, email campaigns, and brochures for sales and marketing

Produced broadcast-quality videos for training, including sound effects and composing original music

Created product labels, 3D product visualizations, design briefs, and print proofs

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Applied technical expertise and digital media production experience to achieve company goals

Researched and recommended hardware and software purchases which efficiently expanded production capabilities

Saved the company thousands of dollars by re-using recyclable materials in a novel fashion

Utilized advanced technical knowledge of graphic file formats to optimize and reduce file sizes to increase page loading and file download speeds

Applied a disaster recovery plan which saved the company after the marketing director inadvertently erased all digital media assets from the entire company network

Saved the company’s reputation by intercepting, redesigning, and replacing marketing materials bound for a trade show which were full of typographical, grammatical, and printing errors – before the trade show and at less than a third of the cost of the original botched materials

TOOLS USED:

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  • Adobe Acrobat v4.0
  • Adobe After Effects v4.1
  • Macromedia (Now Adobe) DreamWeaver v2.0, v3.0
  • Macromedia (Now Adobe) Flash v4.0, v5.0
  • Adobe Illustrator v8.01, v9.0
  • Adobe ImageReady v2.0, v3.0
  • Adobe Photoshop v5.5, v6.0
  • Adobe Premiere v5.1
  • Discreet (Now Autodesk) 3D Studio Max v3.1
  • Vecta3D Flash/Illustrator Output for 3DS Max
  • Syntrillium CoolEdit Pro (Now Adobe Audition) v1.2
  • Sonic Foundry ACID v2.0
  • Propellerheads Rebirth v2.0

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November 1999 — April 2000

OXFORD & ASSOCIATES, INC.

1401 N. Central Expressway, Suite 340
Richardson, Texas 75080

OFFSITE CONSULTANT

DUTIES:

Performed installation, configuration, and administration of the following products:

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  • Windows NT (Server & Workstation)
  • Windows 98
  • Microsoft Office
  • Internet Information Server (IIS)
  • Proxy Server
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • DNS Server
  • WINS Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • DHCP Server

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Configured file servers and hardware RAID storage servers for individual user storage, including setting up a multiple-domain information architecture model for administration of permissions on a hierarchical grouping basis

ADDED VALUE:

Established information security standards and best practices

Implemented user-specific logon scripts for provisioning and tracking of network resources

Established disaster recovery measures for mission-critical data, including production of concise, coherent documentation for employee training

Designed and implemented physical network layout, including server room setup and cable routing

Researched, qualified, and recommended equipment purchases

ADDITIONAL TOOLS:

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  • Visual Studio 6
  • Adobe Photoshop 5.5
  • Macromedia (Now Adobe) Flash 4
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000

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June 1997 — April 2000

ART SQUAD

5550 LBJ Freeway, Suite 215
Dallas, Texas 75240

ONSITE GRAPHIC SPECIALIST

DUTIES:

This assignment involved many skills from the following areas:

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  • Graphic Design
  • Layout
  • Rapid Visualization
  • Color Theory
  • Sketching
  • Inking
  • Prepress Artwork
  • Typesetting
  • Proofreading
  • Photographic Manipulation
  • Image Enhancement
  • Color Correction
  • Image Capture
  • Video Capture
  • Video Processing
  • Audio Processing
  • 3D Rendering
  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Model Creation
  • 3D Texture Mapping
  • Cinematography
  • Architectural Visualization
  • Image Compositing

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ACHIEVEMENTS:

A 3 week assignment in July 1997 at the Dallas County Community Colleges Distance Learning Center was completed for the production of inter-show broadcast content

By the time the content was replaced in 2004, it had aired for tens of thousands of hours, having been seen by countless students, faculty, and local area residents

TOOLS USED:

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  • Adobe Photoshop 5.0
  • Adobe Illustrator

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Software Knowledge

Legend:

Novice

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Expert

Adobe

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Acrobat

Audition

After Effects

Dreamweaver

Illustrator

InDesign

Media Encoder

Photoshop

Premiere Pro

SoundBooth

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Microsoft

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Access

Excel

IIS

Outlook

PowerPoint

Publisher

SQL Server

Windows (All Versions)

Word

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Propellerheads

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Rebirth

Reason

Recycle

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Blackmagic Design

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DaVinci Resolve

Fusion

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Grass Valley

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Edius Pro

ProCoder

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CAD / Engineering

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AutoCad

Autodesk Fusion 360

Dassault Solidworks

3D Studio Max

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Scripting

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HTML

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)

PHP

ASP / .NET (C#)

JavaScript

JQuery

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Basic Skills

Technical Skills

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  • PC Hardware Support
  • PC Software Support
  • Usage of Encryption Tools
  • Backup, Restoration, and Archiving
  • Information Architecture
  • Information Security
  • Full Understanding of TCP/IP

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Business Skills

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  • Understanding of Tax Issues
  • Budget Tracking and Reporting
  • Creation of Contracts
  • Creation of Estimates
  • Creation of Invoices
  • Client Presentations
  • Client Follow-Up

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People Skills

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  • Ability to Find Common Ground
  • Ability to Maintain a Positive Attitude
  • Have a Great Sense of Humor
  • Focused on Helping People Get Better
  • Skillful Negotiator
  • Great at Asking Questions and Listening

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Data Science

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  • Trend Analysis
  • Presentation
  • Infographics
  • Motion Graphics Video

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Microsoft Office

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  • Word Template Production
  • Complex Word Formatting
  • Excel Template Production
  • Chart & Graph Production
  • Complex Excel Programming

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Web Development

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  • Content Management Systems
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Responsive Design
  • UI / UX
  • Analytics Tracking

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Media Production Skills

Video Production

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  • Recording
  • Cinematography
  • Color Grading
  • Editing
  • Visual Effects
  • Conversion
  • Stabilization
  • Advanced Knowledge of Video Codecs

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Audio Production

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  • Recording
  • Mixing
  • Music Composition
  • Mastering
  • Restoration
  • Voiceovers
  • Narration

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Print Design

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  • Color Theory
  • Pre-Press Preparation
  • Pantone
  • Color Space Conversion
  • Vector File Creation

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3D Design

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  • Modeling
  • Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Animation
  • Conversion

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Graphic Design

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  • Color Theory
  • Typography
  • Readability
  • White Space
  • Vector File Formats

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Media Production Skills

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  • 3D Design

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Animation, Conversion

  • Graphic Design

Color Theory, Typography, Readability, Whitespace, Vector File Formats

  • Data Science

Trend Analysis, Presentation via Infographics or Motion Graphics Video

  • Audio Production

Recording, Mixing, Music Composition, Mastering, Restoration, Voiceovers, Narration

  • Microsoft Office

Template Production, Chart Production, Complex Excel Programming

  • Print Design

Color Theory, Pre-Press Preparation, Pantone, Color Space Conversion

  • Video Production

Recording, Cinematography, Color Grading, Editing, Visual Effects, Conversion, Stabilization, Advanced Knowledge of Video Codecs

  • Website Design & Development

WordPress, HTML, CSS, .NET, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, Microsoft SQL

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Certifications & Licenses

Professional

  • Group One Life and Health Insurance License
  • For Profit Legal Services License
  • Long-Term Care Insurance License
  • FINRA Series 6 License
  • FINRA Series 63 License
  • FINRA Series 26 License
  • 401(k) License
  • Variable Annuities Appointment
  • Fixed Annuities Appointment

Technical

Microsoft Certified Professional

Unique Skills

Security (Information and Physical)

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Vulnerability identification and testing of systems, personnel, and processes

Ability to create robust contingency plans for novel threat models

Familiarity with processes to circumvent or defeat existing security methods

Ability to secure physical locations with minimal residual footprint

Proficiency in multiple forms of armed combat, including firearms and melee weapons

Ability to obtain security clearance. (No criminal convictions, never traveled outside the U.S., father had a security clearance. Have already passed a multitude of FBI background checks – including fingerprinting – to obtain current professional financial licenses.)

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Process

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Vertical task integration for assured completion of critical tasks

Disparate information synthesis with a focus on simplicity and usability

Innovative reuse and re-purposing of existing ‘off-the-shelf’ technologies

Identify and eliminate bottlenecks to create efficient, streamlined workflows

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Task Efficiency

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Efficient, high-quality research results through online and offline sources

Self-paced, rapid, ‘just-in-time’ learning of skills, information, and methodologies

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Quality and Professionalism

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Impeccable spelling, grammar, speaking, and presentation skills

Ability to maintain a positive attitude, and help others do the same

Proficiency in client contact, planning, and follow-up

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Samples of Capabilities

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