Aaron Kekoa Stanton - Web & Graphic Designer
Company Co-Owner, Entrepreneur, Designer, Programmer and more!
Honu Hawaii Activities -- Laie, HI 9/2005-Present
Started an e-commerce business, Honu Hawaiii Activities, with an associate. Honu Hawaii Activities is a booking agent for vacation activities and luaus throughout Hawaii. I created the branding, logo, business cards, etc.. and designed the website for Honu Hawaii Activities. The website is based on the osCommerce shopping cart. I learned PHP in order to modify the website to fit our needs both in functionality and visual design. As all aspects of running the business were shared between us. I also developed and honed skills relating to customer service, Search Engine Optimization, vendor relations, organizing and procuring contracts, bookkeeping, business development and strategy, negotiating... you name it.
In addition I continued to do freelance web and graphic design projects for my personal business, Shark Proof Designs.
Web and Graphic Designer
The Hawaii Travel Network -- Honolulu, HI 4/2005-9/2005
Layout and design of magazines, brochures, business cards, pamphlets, mailers and other printed material. Layout and design web pages, web graphics, and web animation. Ensure that all media ties into central company branding. Ensure all media conveys to the public the image Hawaii Travel Network has established. HTN promotes and makes reservations for vacation activities throughout Hawaii.
Northrop Grumman -- Ft. Knox, KY 3/2002-2/2005
Provide design for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command web applications. Work in a team environment to create web-based or CD based media to support Army Recruiters. Responsibilities were to conceptualize, design the look and layout of said projects as well as to execute the design. This includes creating graphics, designing and creating the user interface, organizing site layout and workflow, and scripting HTML markups for advanced “back-end” coding. Communicate with clients to provide desired results. Consolidate efforts with programmers to facilitate a smooth integration from design to code. (Note: Until 9/2003 I was a sub-contractor through Tek-Systems.)
BYU-Provo Center for Instructional Design -- Provo, Utah 8/1999-4/2001
Graphic design / animation for multi-media educational products. Work with professors and subject matter experts to create online courses for independent study. Graphic design skills were used as well as conceptualization and animation.
BA in Visual Arts (Graphic Design Emphasis)
Brigham Young University-Provo, April 2001
Associates Degree in Commercial Art
Brigham Young University-Hawaii, April 1999