<style>.lazy{display:none}</style>Resume | Phil Gear


Phil Gear

Portland, Oregon 97201


971 – 303 – 8233


Technical Skills

Generative AI: Proficiency in Generative AI Prompt Engineering and applications.

Web Development: Expertise in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Python, XML, PHP.

Design Software: Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.), CorelDraw, FlexiSign.

Office Suites: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace.

Embroidery: Experienced in Pulse Embroidery software.

Building Information Modeling (BIM): Experience in Autodesk Revit and Trimble.

Operating Systems: Proficient in Windows Desktop/Server, macOS (OSX), Linux, and Virtual Machines.

Cloud Computing Platforms: Experienced in Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and self-hosted cloud environments.

Hardware Repair and Diagnostic: Proficiency in diagnosing and repairing server systems, desktop systems, laptop systems, IoT systems, printers, cameras, and mobile devices.

Professional Experience

Phil Gear Graphic Design + Web Development – Portland, Oregon

Freelance Graphic Designer and Full Stack Developer | March 2000 – Present

  • Established local businesses using advanced technology in consultation with Venture Capitalists.
  • Developed over 30 industry-first websites for diverse clients, organizations, and businesses.
  • Revamped websites and improved content for 30+ international B2B, B2C, and Non-Profit clients.
  • Detected and corrected grammatical, design, and code errors for enhanced search engine ranking and visual aesthetics.
  • Conceptualized and designed engaging logos and brands for 30+ global clients after thorough SWOT analysis.
  • Produced industry-standard artwork proofs and documentation for changes.

GearArts LLC – Portland, Oregon

Digital Media Consultant | March 2016 – Present

  • Collaborated with 600+ photographers on social media to refine image editing and digital photography techniques.
  • Partnered with 50+ digital artists both locally and remotely to create designs reaching thousands to millions of viewers.
  • Consulted with 10+ corporate entities to boost technology awareness and establish influential brands in emerging markets.
  • Investigated Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Content Creation Solutions.

Mile Point Event Productions LLC – Portland, Oregon

Public Event Supply Chain Operations Associate | March 2022 – Present

  • Handled event setup and tear-down for sporting events, public events, and street fairs.
  • Managed rest stop responsibilities including water distribution, lunch provision, and on-call first aid.
  • Transported and retrieved event-related rental equipment and vehicles.
  • Assembled supply kits for volunteers and event staff.

Block Party Barricades LLC – Portland, Oregon

Public Event Operations and Quality Control Specialist | March 2022 – Present

  • Managed inventory and delivered event rentals, no parking signage, and barricades.
  • Ensured maintenance and quality control of barricades and signage.

Axiom Event Productions LLC – Portland, Oregon

Traffic and Inventory Support Staff for Community Events | March 2022 – Present

  • Delivered Portland Bureau of Transportation Greenway signage for safer travel.
  • Distributed door flyers to homeowners and businesses, alerting them to street closures and community events.

Prime Now LLC – Seattle, Washington

Amazon.com Fresh Flex Associate | June 2020 – October 2021

  • Prepared E-Commerce orders for delivery from online purchases in multiple warehouses
  • Stocked and received goods from vendors
  • Updated Warehouse Inventory and conduct Quality Assurance
  • Suggested Innovative Intellectual Ideas to increase recruiting and product strategies

Prime Now LLC – Seattle, Washington

Warehouse Fulfillment Associate | August 2016 – January 2017

  • Prepared custom orders for delivery from online purchases to be delivered in 1-2 hours
  • Stocked and received goods from vendors
  • Interacted with management to resolve any issues
  • Gained supply chain knowledge and gave feedback in team building sessions
  • Warehoused in a fast-paced team environment

Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services – Bowling Green, Ohio

Web Designer | April 2013 – November 2013

  • Hand-coded HTML, CSS, and JavaScript languages at a large university food service entity focused on required food nutritional value
  • Furnished team based, service-added-value marketing material to deliver to students by email, in a mobile application, or in the browser from proactive researched personal interest
  • Devised a public nutrition kiosk to retrieve nutritional information with assistance from dietitians and chefs to encompass timely and effective information display
  • Communicated in meetings with marketing team on campaigns weekly to encompass web ready versions
  • Updated hours of operation of multiple dining halls, added event calendars, as well as updated time-based digital signage menus with designs and data using databases

Be Scene Advertising – Van Wert, Ohio

Graphic & Web Designer                                                                    March 2008 – June 2010

  • Met directly with clients to design websites, marketing materials, sales brochures, and video production elements
  • Architected web hosting and domains for 5 clients
  • Delegated projects and tasks to other specialized media creators and contractors

James A. Rhodes State College – Lima, Ohio

Information Technology Specialist                                         March 2006 – November 2009

  • Aided college IT faculty with field technical support on podiums, projectors, presentation automation systems, classroom clickers, distance learning, and students requiring accessibility features
  • Laid the groundwork for events by setting up audio-visual equipment
  • Upgraded portable laptops and laptop carts with latest Microsoft software
  • Implemented equipment inventory tracking system campus wide

Creative Designs & Signs LLC – Van Wert, Ohio

Senior Graphic Designer and Print Production Specialist | March 2004 – August 2011

  • Communicated with customers to develop over 1,000 custom designs were applied to a wide variety of items such as: apparel, signs, banners, business cards, brochures, vehicle graphics, and promotional materials
  • Added the ability for custom graphic design vs. stock art to increase the company’s profits and market share
  • Designed graphics on Windows based machines to output to large format printers to enable press operators to print 4 color processes and simulated processes with ease
  • Digitized 30+ artwork files for embroidery on Tajima embroidery machines
  • Trained 7 staff members on computer applications and printers
  • Built an informational website and additional sales materials for prospective customers

Key Projects

Professional Freelance Portfolio Website – Portland, Oregon

Webmaster                                                                                              October 2009 – Present

  • Five major code and content revisions and rebuilds over 13 years spanning shared hosting, to cloud hosting, to self-hosting
  • Devised 5 different branding overhauls all along same logotype but better every time
  • Combined new client projects to portfolios to expand upon previous work with new clients, year-after-year

Women Who Code IoT Hackathon – San Francisco, California

Graphic Designer, Photographer, Researcher                                            September 2019

  • Present collaborative initial ideas on projects regarding sustainable solutions utilizing IoT with 6 group members
  • Bring, purchase, and architect personal equipment to enable computer programmers to work on latest equipment to build together a project idea for sustainability in homes
  • Enlighten teammate health by contributing emotional support and 3+ coffee and snack pickups
  • Devise documentation, enact field research, actualize branding choices, photograph product, and design a collective presentation to be reviewed by judges

BeMyApp Agency – Paris, France

Project Owner – Wacom Inkathon                                                                               May 2019

  • Stand up and present application idea to a crowd of 100+ and look for team members
  • Connected others in the crowd to form super teams based upon individualized communications
  • Led with Wacom project managers to field newcomers, and interns in computer programming to join teams to complete app ideas
  • Interacted on Slack and in person to complete tasks based on idea
  • Met a round table and presented idea, and then assigned tasks to others to complete before the final presentation
  • Captured professional photos in an album for teams, speakers, and of the local environment to share with social media connections, friends, and family

LightTable Android Application – Portland, Oregon

App Developer                                                                                                         January 2018

  • Built an Android app to replicate a light table in JavaScript
  • Documented with tutorials on a website on how to utilize the app
  • Promoted the app on social media, and on the Google Play Store through marketing channels

Phil Gear – Who? – Portland, Oregon

Electronic Music Artist                                                                                          January 2018

  • Compose a musical track based off block letters on letters in name corresponding with different instruments and arrangements and artificial intelligence to create the visual work
  • Edited a music video from photographs to overlay on the track and synced to the bassline
  • Wrote an article about process, and promoted it on social media and music channels


Portland Community College – Portland, Oregon

Associate Degree in General Studies                                                             December 2021

Marketing with a Focus in Graphic Design / Web Development

  • Phi Theta Kappa – Beta Epsilon Gamma/Beta Pi Rho, +STEAM Club

Volunteer Work

PDXWLF – Portland, OR

Super Volunteer                                                                                   February 2017 – Present

  • Strike event for a public benefit to showcase art installations on a citywide scale for at least 250000+ attendees
  • Filled shift positions such as Operations Crew, Art Crew, Hospitality Crew, and Crowd-counting

Google Maps – Mountain View, CA

Photographer, Local Guide                                                                 October 2012 – Present

  • Add 400+ Photos to help people discover places, reaching over 7.7+ million views

The Nature Conservancy – Portland, OR

Trail Builder, Networker, Tree Remover                                          February 2019 – Present

  • Carve out a hiking path and remove boulders, remove evasive species of trees, photographed the process and work group

Meetup.com – Portland, OR

Event Attendee and Group Owner                                                        December 2014 – Present

  • Captured Photographs of Events and posted photos on the event pages
  • Hosted a group for 6 months on Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Attend over 300+ events on Art, Science and Technology