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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

My Mission To Be More Productive… And The Procrastination Chronicles

So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to become more productive and how to generate...
14th Sep 16

An Idle Mind Is The Devil’s Playground

And the devil is hanging upside down from the monkey bars… Those who know me know that...
13th Sep 16

Shoot Postponement And The Ensuing Letdown

I have a cool shoot scheduled for later today. I am going to join a number of...
12th Sep 16

Keeping It Going

What do you do when you are trying to build the habit of writing but you haven’t...
7th Sep 16

The Non-Traveler’s Guide To Nowhere

I must admit something a bit shameful — I have not traveled from the east coast. That’s...
2nd Sep 16

The Importance of Practice… And How I Need More Of It

“Practice makes perfect.” How many times have we heard that in our lives. How about, “perfect practice...
30th Aug 16

A Whole New World

WOW! That’s all I can say about the last month or so. I have met so many...
29th Aug 16

“I Have The Best Friends” And Other Related Thoughts

If we have just embraced after coffee or I have not spoken to you in forever —...
24th Aug 16

I’m Never Gonna Grow Up

Get over it. I’m never gonna grow up. But my art and my eye will. I admit,...
10th Aug 16

Gearing Up For The Con

Sounds like an Ocean’s Seven intro, but I am actually talking about the upcoming Otakon convention in...
9th Aug 16

The Countdown Begins

Seven days! Seven days and counting to the east coast’s largest otaku gathering of the year! I...
4th Aug 16

Just Having So Much Fun

Did I tell you how much I fuckin’ love photography!? Being a photographer is amazing. But the...
3rd Aug 16