Robert B. West

Computer Arts, Design, and Photography

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Skill Set

Design Skills: identity, graphics, motion graphics, print and web lay out, Ad layout, Package Design, inDesign, illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks


Photography Skills: concept and design, production, Location Lighting, studio Lighting, commercial, studio, portrait, fine art, Black and White, film, and digital photography


Digital Imaging: Composite, color correction, web optimization, illustration, motion graphics, Photoshop, Painter, Paintshop Pro, Fireworks


Web Production: Design and Layout, U.I. Design, Graphics, Image optimization, Motion Graphics, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScripts


Web Development: Hand coding in actionScript 3.0, HTML, CSS, PHP, DHTML, Bootstrap, Joomla and Wordpress.


Digital Illustration: Graphics, Motion Graphics, Digital Printing, On-line Presentation, Illustrator, Photoshop, Painter, Paintshop Pro


Video Production: Linear and Non-linear Editing, After Effects, Premier, Poser


Animation Production: Storyboarding, Timing Sheets, Character Studies, Motion Graphics, After Effects, Flash, Poser


Management Training and Experience


Project Management Training and Experience


Sales Training and Experience


Additional Portfolios


Professional Experience


I established my freelance business, fx2dream after graduation in 2003. Clients include the Boy Scouts of America, McKInley Elementary School, Hals Carpet & Vinyl, Bancroft Middle School and several bands and musicians including Metrovox, The Passion Pirates, Rustee Allen, the Sugadady Band, The Zen Road Pilots, Kurt Crasper, Ira Walker, Shotgunn Haze, and Whispering Lion.


Design Projects include HTML sites, Flash sites, advertising, identity, photographic productions, content productions, posters, patches, and cd package design.




Continuing Coursework on

1997-2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Computer Arts

Academy of Art University, San Francisco

1994-1997 Chabot Community College

1992 Dale Carnegie Sales Course

1989 Dale Carnegie Human Relations Course

1982 USAFCC NCO Academy Graduate


Other Experience


United States Veteran. Served as a member of both the U.S. Air Force and the California Air National Guard.


Previous Employment includes: computer repair tech, communications tech, pizza cook, and a manager of a Radio Shack


Married with two sons and two cats.


I am currently a Boy Scout Leader and I have been an active volunteer in our local schools and community.