About Douglas Addison

Douglas Addison has an 18 year career path that includes a broad base of experience in creative development, directing and designing the visual aesthetics of web, print, and multimedia applications. He offers an outstanding record of accomplishments for designing and managing the life cycle of multiple large-scale enterprise projects.

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1992-1994 - Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Advertising Design: Associate of Art & Science Degree

1990-1992 - Marchman Vocational Center, New Port Richey, Florida
Commercial Art: GPA Member - Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA)




Awarded a gold MarCom Award that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communications professionals.


Awarded a seat on the 2007 Advisory Committee at Marchman Vocational Center.


Runner up for Harbor Walk Poster competition sponsored by the city of Ft. Lauderdale.


Runner up regional Commercial Art VICA competition.

Work Experience

2011-2016: Tampa Bay Water

Title: Visual Communications Specialist
Responsibilities: This includes graphic illustrations, website design and development, email campaign design and web server maintenance. Additional work includes creating graphic presentations of complex technical and engineering concepts; designing graphics for social media campaigns, facility event and water source photography, implementing and enforcing the agency's graphic standards; and, preparing the agency’s collateral materials for print production. Other responsibilities included operating the AV system for bimonthly board meeting recordings, workshops, internal meetings and streaming video for internal/external audiences.

Technology/Software: Dreamweaver CC to develop/manage company’s public and intranet websites along with designing micro sites for campaigns. Technology includes HTML5, DHTML, CSS, Javascript, Graphic design software: Adobe Creative Cloud.

Major Achievements: Received 2011 Gold MarCom Award: An international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communications professionals. The award was for a Newspaper in Education piece, developed by Tampa Bay Water.

Established external streaming video by working with CDN for bimonthly board meetings.

2007-2011: Hoyu America (formerly Samy Salon)

Title: Webmaster / Art Director
Responsibilities: Manage all 5 company websites, create decorative product labels for the brands, overall brand management, product photography, 3D design for point of purchase retail displays and marketing material including advertising design, collateral materials, email campaign design, website development for new product lines. Other responsibilities include working with HSN, creating sales presentations, developing online marketing campaigns for sweepstakes entries, and managing company’s online store.

Technology/Software: Dreamweaver CS to develop/manage company’s website along with designing new websites for product launches. Technology includes HTML, DHTML, CSS, phpMyAdmin, UI, Javascript, Flash CS, Device Central, cPanel, Yahoo Merchants Admin and Constant Contact. Graphic design software: Adobe CS Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and Dreamweaver.

Major Achievements: Developed company’s ecommerce website and online marketing campaigns. Company made over 100K in internet sales first year.

2004-2007: Creative Business Solutions

Title: Art Director / Project Manager
Responsibilities: Creating client websites, managing all company production including new business development, converging with clients and programmers to map project scope, search engine optimization, project timelines, and resources from point of planning through production and testing phases. Gather project requirements and documentation from internal and external sources.

Technology/Software: Dreamweaver 8.0 to develop/manage client websites. Technology used includes HTML, DHTML, CSS, UI Javascript, Flash, Graphic design software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.

Major Achievements: Helped company attain a higher level client base through technical writing skills (proposals) and development of a stronger brand.

1999-2004: LightPort Advisors

Title: Creative Specialist / Web Designer
Responsibilities: Worked closely with clients from point of consultation to project completion. Created web and print graphics, designed website interfaces, layouts, and structured website navigation/content for financial firms.

Technology/Software: Allaire Homesite to develop/design user interfaces for client websites and proprietary web builder back office tool. Technology used includes HTML, DHTML, CSS, UI Javascript, Flash, Graphic design software: Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator and Flash.

Major Achievements: Assisted in signing on several large financial institutions by producing static screenshots that would adapt their existing brand with company technology.

1995-1999: Teasdale Enterprises of Arts & Media

Title: Graphic Designer
Responsibilities: Oversaw all agency production, managed pre-press, and helped design client websites; in charge of designing, printing, and creating presentations, brand development, ad design, and developing innovative marketing strategies.

Technology/Software: Graphic/web design software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark Express, Corel Draw, Freehand, Flash and Net Objects Fusion.

Major Achievements: Helped company grow from medium size printing shop to national ad agency.

Featured Projects

Software Skills

Graphic Design

Adobe Creative Cloud
Corel Draw

Office Communications


Code Languages





Adobe Premier
Sony Acid

Web Development

Adobe Dreamweaver CC
Adobe Flash CC

Marketing Advertising

Direct Mail
Campaign Development

Specialized Skills

Hand Illustration
Airbrush Creation
Wedding Photography
Search Engine Optimization







Client Testimonials

Creative services

   Web Design
   Print Design

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