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Bio

  • 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

This Week Sucks and the WHY of My Photographic Existence

So I have had a shitty last couple of weeks. I mean a REAL shitty couple of...
2nd Aug 17

Re-visiting the Past and I Think I Am On To Something

When I first got started with reviewing images from a couple of years ago, I thought I...
11th Jul 17

Interview With Benjamin Von Wong

Adobe posted an interview a couple of days ago with acclaimed photographer Benjamin Von Wong. This dude’s...
6th Jun 17

Starting To Feel Like A Rockstar, But I Must Say Goodbye

I wish to thank ALL of the models I have worked with. It’s been an amazing ride!...
5th Jun 17

Standing At A Crossroad; And Growing Up By Letting Go

So, what do you do when the thing that you love to do is considered to be...
26th May 17

Recharging the Creative Battery

Wow! It’s been a while. I feel like a stranger on my own site right now. Work...
23rd May 17

The Beauty And The Mamiya

Another successful shootout down! I had the pleasure of heading back up to Lebanon, PA last weekend...
16th Feb 17

Just An Update

As a friend recently posted to me, “Nature gives NNNOOOOOOOOOOOO FUCKS!” I simply nodded and replied back,...
9th Feb 17

The Breaking Point And Why I Am Done With Twerkers

So—full disclosure—I love the female figure. I love the curves and dimples, the boobs and the ass....
24th Jan 17

Reading List 2017

I figured I’d use this post to show what I want to read, keep track of what’s...
20th Jan 17

The Day I Decided to Become An Idea Machine

Idea sex. Yup. That’s right. I want to live by James Altucher’s concept of idea sex. My...
19th Jan 17

Art Re-Appreciation and What I Took For Granted In Art School

Yup. I am in transition—yet again. No surprise to anyone there, but this time it’s more of...
12th Jan 17