Creative +
Technology
Leader

312.285.9008
randal@birkey.com

OBJECTIVE

I am a visual artist, entrepreneur and leader that has steadily aligned my core creative interests and talents with digital technology as it has transformed the global marketplace.

I welcome new challenges and opportunities that leverage my unique combination of creative skills + technology experience in a measurable, value-added manner.

I’ve been fortunate to participate in a wide range of experiences including the nuclear power industry, industrial sheet metal fabrication, design/build energy efficient housing, building wooden musical instruments, educating and informing audiences through visual communications and transforming businesses through applied digital strategies.

In this process I have benefited from working with many talented and gifted associates from: nuclear physicists, architects and engineers to artists, musicians, web strategists, technologists and business leaders.

I’m involved in a lifelong educational process that is best achieved by developing my mind and skills through work experiences, and hands-on, self-directed projects.

I read mostly fiction and research non-fiction topics that interest me online. I’ve had training in music, photography, watercolor painting and perspective drawing and attended many other kinds of creative and technical workshops.

EXPERIENCE

2007 – Present

STA DIGITAL

Managing Director

  • Business transformation through digital strategy and execution
1999 - 2007

BIRKEY.COM, Div. of MIS, Inc.

Managing Partner

  • Web Strategy, E-commerce, Design & Development
1996 – Present

BIRKEY ASSOCIATES, INC.

Founder / Owner

  • Visual Illustration & Design
  • Web Strategy & Design

PERSONAL SKILLS

An honest and open leadership style focused on serving clients.

Most comfortable and productive in a team setting where I work to earn respect and trust.

Creative, organized, innovative, entrepreneurial, self-motivated and a problem-solver.

Strong verbal and written communication skills which I use to present, teach and train others.

Personality Type: Combination of INTJ “Architect” and/or ISFJ “Defender”

TOOL SKILLS

Produces professional quality and compelling communications including written proposals and visual presentations using main tool set:

  • Photoshop & Illustrator – Expert web/print user since 1987
  • Dreamweaver – Expert user since 1997
  • Acrobat & InDesign – Intermediate/advanced web/print user
  • Corel Painter – Advanced/expert web/print user since 1990
  • Apple & Microsoft Mac Office Suites – Expert
  • G Suite for Business – Expert
  • CMS – WordPress, Sitecore, Adobe CQ, ExpressionEngine, Drupal
  • Apple MacOS – Expert user since 1987. Certified Apple Technician 1990.

Regularly uses: Prezi, Evernote, Coda, FileZilla, Balsamiq, OmniGraffle, GoPro Studio and other software utilities and business management tools.

INTERESTS

SUMMARY

I’m a craftsman who enjoys pursuits of the mind as well as practical hands-on projects. I am often building and repairing musical instruments, wrenching on a custom 2008 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, or out riding it or driving my pickup truck.

MOTORCYCLES

I own or manage/maintain the following web properties:

AUTOS & TRUCKS

I’ve owned, driven, modified, maintained or restored a number of classic, muscle or sport vehicles:

  • 1963 and 1965 VW Bug
  • 1972 Datsun 240Z
  • 1955 Ford F-100 Pickup Resto Rod
  • 1969 Chevy Impala, 396 V8
  • 1987 BMW 535is sport sedan
  • 1993 Custom Chevy Indy Pace Truck, one of only 1500

CONNECT

Direct

randal@birkey.com
+1 312 285 9008