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Ben Pingel: Professor, Graphic & Web Designer, Photographer, Videographer, and everything else
Ben Pingel

Ben Pingel

Hello. I am a Visual Communication instructor, a graphic & web designer, photographer & videographer, and anything else you need me to be.

 

There are several things I’m passionate about- like teaching. Good design. Communication. Photography. The gospel. My family. Music. Racquetball. And lasagna.

I have found my calling in the classroom- the sense of purpose I find there is overwhelming. I love working with my students. I have had some awesome work experiences, and know I have much to share with my future students.

I also love to work with small businesses and help meet their marketing needs. Websites, photos, videos, or whatever else needs to be designed up- I love doing it all. I understand that small business owners have a lot going on already; my goal is to take care of things from start to finish so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

EDUCATION

Masters of Arts in Communication and Leadership

Emphasis in College Teaching

Gonzaga University Dec 2014 | 3.76 GPA

Thesis: Website Development in Higher Education: Application of Social Presence Theory

Relevant Courses:

-Teaching & Pedagogy -Interpersonal Communication -Servant Leadership -Intercultural Communication -Research Methods -Organizational Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Clusters in Web Design & Business

Brigham Young University-Idaho April 2008 | 3.51 GPA

Relevant Courses:

-Web Design -HTML & CSS Coding -PR Writing -Interpersonal Comm -Group Dynamics -Public Speaking -Advanced Visual Media

WORK EXPERIENCE

Visiting Faculty

Brigham Young University-Idaho, Sept ‘14-Present

Courses Taught: -Comm130 Visual Media -Comm300 Digital Imaging -Taught full teaching load of 36-39 credits per year -Managed lab, TAs, and tutors for Visual Emphasis in Fall 2014 -Assisted in redevelopment of Comm300 course and Department Website

Owner/Creative Director

DesignWire, Oct‘12-Present

– Successfully built web & graphic design business from the ground up – Worked with small business clients to determine their needs and develop strategic marketing plans – Responsible for design and development of multiple concurrent projects – Projects in Web design & development, photography, video production

Online Learning Coordinator

Brigham Young University-Idaho, Dec ‘13-Aug ’14

-Coordinated communication across a large organization, including reports for the Academic Vice President -Designed new websites for Online Learning and Curriculum Development, and developed a style guide for future marketing materials -Coordinated multiple flows of projects, assisted managing dept personnel

Project Coordinator/Assistant Project Manager

BassoConstruction, Mar ‘11-Present

-Successfully coordinated schedules and budgets for over 15 highly visible projects ranging from budgets of $50K to $1.2M -Designed and managed new company branding, including logo, website, business cards, and other marketing materials.

Marketing Director/Location Manager

Thrifty Car Rental of Spokane, Jul ‘08- Dec ‘10

-Increased team productivity by 25% over 9 month period -Coordinated and created marketing materials and programs -Created and implemented sales associate training program, and instructed all new employees

KEY CLIENTS

GLF.LOCKER- London, UK

Website & software design, App design

PLANE TRUTH GOLF- Chicago, IL

Website & software design

FAMILY: GOOD THINGS TO COME- Rexburg, ID

Blog & website development, Social Media Marketing

PARAGON WEALTH- Provo, UT

Website design, Marketing material design & printing

EDWARDS LALONE TRAVEL- Spokane, WA

Complete rebranding, marketing material design

MANUAL SOLUTIONS PHYSICALTHERAPY- Idaho Falls, ID

Website development, Photography, Video Production

LITTLE SMILES PEDIATRIC DENTAL- Post Falls, ID

Website development, Photography, Video Production, Marketing material design & printing

PROGRAM SKILLS

-Adobe Photoshop -Adobe InDesign -Adobe Illustrator -Adobe AfterEffects -Adobe Premiere Pro -Adobe Acrobat -Microsoft PowerPoint -Microsoft Word -Microsoft Excel -Microsoft Publisher -Wordpress -Elegant Themes

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

– Currently enrolled in Google Analytics certification – Earned Eagle Scout award, age 16 – Served mission for LDS Church, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2002- 2004 – Maintained fluency in written and spoken Portuguese – Enjoy racquetball, photography, spending time with family, and playing piano/organ

Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.

If you are interested in working together, send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

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