Sean Hills

I am Sean Hills Graphic/Web Designer born and raised in Brooklyn, NY in the West Indian/Carribean culture filled Flatbush!!!. As a kid I always remember being around Art and thanks to my mom I was fortunate enough to have full access to NYC's famous museums and art classes. At 13 I decided I wanted to either become a Graphic Designer or play in the NBA (Because I'm 6 foot 7 and can actually play). Eventually I decided in College to continue with my art and I haven't turned back since.

My Senior year in College is when the web and design became a true passion for me with the design of my final project (which was my clothing line website.) I recieved great reviews from fellow students and professors, which triggered my thirst for more knowledge of the web. I also did some other great things in 2006 like becoming a gold medalist at the BOLI awards, I met my college sweetheart soon to be wife Carmen, and finally headed to the real world after graduation.

Two years later, my girlfriend and I have left our hometown in NYC in June to reside in Austin, TX. Leaving behind our jobs, family and friends for big dreams of ours and the adventure of life.

I can be contacted here. Also, You can check out my credentials below.

Sean Hills


Art Direction & Design – great experience directing a team of designers towards the goal
of an award winning advertising campaign. Family oriented team philosophy helped create
great company brand for years. Design and developed web sites, ad campaigns, brands and
collateral for corporate as well as entertainment companies.


  • Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Adobe Flash CS3
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe InDesign CS3
  • QuarkXpress
  • Adobe Premiere CS3
  • Microsoft Office
  • Subversion
  • SEO Optimization
  • Javascript


Won first place in the LIAC 2006 Student BOLI Competition.


Web Producer, Charles Schwab; Austin, TX — Sept 2008 - Present
Recruited to bring my enthusiasm, ideas and new cocepts for the web to one of the top financial firms. My knowledge of current web trends has sparked great ideas in other departments like mobile web and Schwabs new website projects.

  • Responsible for the creating and editing promotional web pages, email campaigns and web content as well as migrating other corporate sites onto the CMS platform

  • I work closely with several groups including Web Standards and the Guidlines team to make sure each project follows web standards as well as each Business partners guidelines.

Web Designer, Situation Marketing; New York , NY — May 2007 - June 2008
Hired to inspire and work hard on new design and strategic concepts for the web (including web sites, micro-sites, fan clubs, flash banners ads, email blasts and newsletters)

  • Researched new design principles and strategies with broadway producers, account managers and design team members to improve web site traffic through optimization.

  • Designed award winning marketing campaigns with team members for several broadway plays and musicals by implementing web 2.0 concepts, usability and design. (Includes landing pages, Myspace/Facebook pages, Facebook apps, widgets and etc.)

  • Played key role in bringing Situation Marketing to the fore front of interactive marketing for Broadway by designing and maintaining several projects such as Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line, Stomp Out Loud Vegas, Mamma Mia, The Color Purple. Avenue Q and Phantom of The Opera.

Graphic Design Assistant, Capital IQ; New York, NY — Nov 2006 - April 2007
Recruited as a graphic design assistant to help the creative director with design work load for
Capital IQ A Division of Standard & Poor’s and part of the McGraw-Hill Companies. Also brought in fresh ideas and concepts to corporate design.

  • Took on full role as Graphic designer, while Art director was out. My duties included calling vendors, making print orders, redesigning collateral and handling everyday design tasks as sole designer for the marketing department.

  • Teamed up with Creative Director on my passion for new corporate branding design Ideas for Capital IQ such as, teaching designing for word-press blogging software and implementing within current interactive designs.

Graphic Design Intern, Spier-NY, New York, NY — Sept 2004 – August 2005
Recruited to train under great advertising minds of Spier-NY. Promoted into studio operator/ designer role due to initiative and leadership. Supervised 7 other interns during process.

  • Trained in print production studio during day and late nights during huge campaigns. Designed and cut poster board comps for corporate client meetings.

  • Took on lead role on street research team for new Anime for penguin books. Also, due to vast experience with online research led online team as well with great factual resources on Anime in america.

  • Led team to victory with custom designed ipod shuffle, online flash banner campaign for Penguin Books. Produced huge account for Spier NY with presentation for Penguin Books on Anime with research focused on age, gender, marketing dollars and custom interactive as well as print design.


Long Island University/C.W Post Campus, Brookville, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Design May 2006.