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  • My Friends Call Me "Brockstar"

Welcome to My World

Online home of the works of visual designer, photographer and cinematographer Brock G. McClung

I am a versatile, energetic and passionate visual designer with over 15 years of print, web and interactive design experience.

I know InDesign like the back of my hand and can wield a mean brush and pen in Photoshop and Illustrator.

I am also tri-lingual — speaking English, HTML and CSS.

With my trusty phone, tablet, laptop and DSLR as my constant companions, I work to shape, mold, excite and organize. With empathy as my secret weapon, I work to shape better, more engaging, more memorable user experiences.

My interests in branding and marketing make me consider the numbers, while my technical prowess and love of bringing order to chaos makes me a good fit in nearly every creative situation.

So... How can I help you?

Education, Experience & Skills

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Education:

The Center for Digital Imaging Arts @ Boston University
Washington, D.C.
August 2009–June 2010
Graphic Design/Web Design Certificate

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
July 1995–Decmber 1996
Visual Communications Major

Lincoln University
Lincoln University, PA
August 2003-December 2004
Computer Science Major

Affiliations/Memberships:

  • AIGA
  • IXDA
  • Refresh DC

Career Development:

InvestorPlace Media
Rockville, MD
February 2012 – Present
Web Designer/Print Graphic Deisgner

Daily support of marketing and subscriber retention teams with website asset and HTML email designs. Responsible for the layout of two monthly newsletter products and established myself as the go-to print designer for direct mail packages due to overwhelming success of direct mail campaigns I produced. Worked with web team on design and layout of Hilary Kramer’s Inner Circle and 24/7 Trader websites.

Thompson Publishing Group
Washington, DC
July 2006 – November 2011
Graphic Designer

Responsible for the layout of several monthly and quarterly newsletter and binder products. Designer of larger one-shot soft-bound products and manager of entire publication database updates. Also called upon to design logos, direct mail, website landing pages and web banners.

Aquent
Washington, DC
February 2005 – July 2006
Graphic Designer

While at Aquent, I was a go-to guy, with the ability to wear many different hats in many different environments. I worked at some of the Washington, DC area’s large ad agencies and non-profits, with some of their largest clients. I filled in when designers were on vacation and offered my design skills to companies that needed a designer to come in and hit the ground running.

Notable Contracts:

Rosenthal Partners (Aquent Talent)
Bethesda, MD
December 2005 – June 2006
Graphic Designer

LM&O Advertising (Aquent Talent)
Arlington, VA
July 2005 – January 2006
Graphic Designer

Corporate Executive Board (Aquent Talent)
Arlington, VA
April 2005 – September 2005
Graphic Designer

The Joystick Lounge
Baltimore, MD
February 2002 – May 2004
Owner

Owned and managed small video game retailer in Baltimore, MD. In addition to managing daily operations, I also organized local tournaments for various game systems, repaired consoles, created and managed online store and designed marketing pieces and newspaper ads.

Software/Scripting Skills:

I am proficient in both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Software Packages

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Microsoft Office

Web Development: Coding/Scripting

  • CSS 3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • HTML 5

CMS Knowledge and Development

  • Wordpress

Newest Portfolio Works

Here's what I have been working on lately

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Latest Journal Entries

Learning experiences, equipment reviews and mindless rambles

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ARCHIVES

I Didn’t Wanna Leave Ya Hangin’

Been a little bit since my last post. I have been crushed at work with creating marketing...
29th Jul 16

What’s Old Is New Again

Geez. The things I wish I could tell 12-year old me… “Don’t let people tell you video...
20th Jul 16

And THIS Is Why I Don’t Plan… The Best Laid Plans

So I just posted about the lessons learned and how I needed to do a better job...
13th Jul 16

The Countdown Begins

My favorite event of the year is 4 weeks away and I am counting it down. Yes,...
13th Jul 16

Planning Is NOT My Strength… But I AM Trying

So I have a few days before my next shoot. I am planning a Pokemon-themed shoot and...
13th Jul 16

I Think I May Have Dropped The Ball

One of my favorite models stopped by the DMV on her East Coast Tour and hung out...
11th Jul 16

I Need a Portrait of This Pirate

I was browsing the interwebs a week ago, killing time while I was waiting for my family...
11th Jul 16

Otakon 2016 Photography Pre-Thoughts

Otakon 2016 is only a month away and I am getting super anxious and super excited! Otakon...
8th Jul 16

The Thunder is Rumbling and I am Face Up In Bed

It’s a stormy night here in northern Virginia. One of the only reasons I like this time...
28th Jun 16

Sketches & Doodles: 2016.0624

Happy Friday! It’s been a terribly long week and things are not looking any better. looks like...
24th Jun 16

The Pursuit of Published Work

I have been shooting photography for a little over 8 years now—off and on. More off than...
24th Jun 16

Getting Geared Up

I have recently decided that I want to take my photography and cinematography seriously. I am not...
24th Jun 16