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My name’s Andrew Kirksey. I’m a designer and illustrator available for freelance work in Web, Print, 3D or technical media production.
For the last twelve years, my clients and I have collaborated to on projects to clarify, inform or educate a broad array of audiences.
See below to learn more about what I do.
I currently work as a Military Training Program Development Specialist for AM General’s Field Service and Training Department in South Bend, Indiana. I work with technicians and instructors to develop most aspects of training operations.
Our work supports the U.S. Armed Forces and ensuring they are able to maintain and operate the military HMMWV.
Compelling Design for Compelling People.
Web and WordPress Development
For ten years I’ve designed and developed WordPress websites for clients around the world in a lot of different industries. I’ve also supported brand and identity development, managed servers, email and marketing campaigns.
For the past 8 years I’ve worked alongside technicians and instructors developing training materials for the United States armed forces. Besides being knowledgeable in TRADOC 350-70 guidelines and The Army School System (TASS), I’ve edited, illustrated and in some instances written training programs that have “exceeding government standards”.Occasionally I’ve been approached to draw concept artwork for AM General’s engineering team.
Data Analysis and Visualization
Provided with enough information, I can transform data tables and rows into meaningful experiences that support clearer communication between governments and citizens or businesses, and customers.
For South Bend Schools, providing demographic citation data over a visualized timeline created insightful nuance to a complicated and controversial issue facing administrators several years ago.
From my Blog
A post in consideration of the change of one season to the next. During the first summer I formally started gardening, and began marking seasons.
I’m not sure what kind of week you’ve had, but mine’s been chaotic to say the least. On the plus side, I should have a new portfolio entry here in the next week or two. On the downside, a glut of incoming projects both in-house and freelance have definitely impeded my schedule. This friday update…
Over the last several weeks I’ve been pulling photos out of my backlog in order to perhaps develop some sort of routine habit of social media engagement. Well, this week, I’ve finally posted some photography that’s contextually appropriate for this time of year.
Today Vision 1 Music gave me final approval on some new, and dare I say stunning, album artwork from their latest album, Sonic Box.
Transitions are almost always signs of growth, but they can bring feelings of loss. To get somewhere new, we may have to leave somewhere else behind.
Rogers, Fred. Life’s Journeys According to Mister Rogers (p. 108). Hachette Books. Kindle Edition.