WHO I AM
  • Victor Z. Vang
  • Central Wisconsin
  • MS, BS, AAS, HSD, ISO, Lean Manufacturing

    Current: Doctoral Canidate


To All,

My father passed away on May 8, 2015 of a massive heart attack. As per tradition, I was given my elder name of Victor Zongthao Vang so as to assume my late father’s role and responsibilities. My birth name was buried alongside my father on May 25th, 2015. You may address me as Victor beginning now. Thanks for your ongoing support.

Victor Z. Vang

About Me

  I am a professional educator in the field of Adult Education as well as Leadership and Management. I graduated from Capella University in December of 2015 with my MS in Adult Higher Education. I am also a professional web and graphics designer. I received my Bachelor of Science in the field of Entertainment & Media Business as well as my Associate of Applied Science in the field of Digital Art & Designs from Madison Media Institute in Madison, WI. Currently, I am enrolled at Capella University working towards a Doctorate of Education in the field of Educational Leadership & Management Specialization.  

Career Objective

To obtain a position in a productive setting that will effectively use my artistic creativity and design talent to contribute to the success of an organization.

Personal Quote

 “We never stop teaching. Even when we stop teaching, we leave a trail of breadcrumbs so that others may learn. –Victor Z. Vang

MY SERVICES I
Web Design

The skill of creating presentations of content that are delivered to an end-user through the internet or world wide web.

Graphic Design

The art or skill of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books to create a final product.

Logo Design

A graphic mark commonly used by organizations and even individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition.

MY SERVICES II
Pre-College Tutor

Student entering college for the first time will find it overwhelming. This is especially true when it comes to researching and writing papers. Unlike high school papers, collegiate level papers require proper formats such as APA (American Physiological Association) or MLA (Modern Language Association). A student may be required to use one or both formats depending on the teacher’s preference.

Along with the writing of a paper, all research and sources must be recorded or “cited” properly so as to add validity to the paper. This will authenticate the papers research and give the referenced author acknowledgement and credit for said research. This also deters plagiarism which could end a student’s academic aspiration.

ESL Tutor

Learning English is a must in this twenty first century and sometime ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers at a public school are overwhelmed with the amount of students in their classrooms and thus cannot spend quality one on one time with a student. As a result, students often fall behind due to no fault of their own. Private ESL tutor offer a wide range of skillsets and skill levels depending on the age and current progress of the student.

Manuscript Proof Reading and Editing

Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written and visual materials used to convey information. The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and many other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete work.

The editing process often begins with the author's idea for the work itself, continuing as a collaboration between the author and the editor as the work is created. As such, editing can involve creative skills, human relations and a precise set of methods.

Resume

Please feel free to contact me for my resume and references using the "Contact" link on the left.

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Web & Graphic Designer 2011 - Current

KEO Web & Graphics: Web, Graphic & Digital Designs

• Multi-cultural design and marketing talent with five years of experience leading marketing and visual communications for individuals as well as companies across diverse industries.

• Respected leader of creative teams and multimedia divisions. Conceptualize and orchestrate visual and marketing campaigns that effectively reinforce and build brand images.

• Expert knowledge in digital and visual marketing of sales-driving collateral. Proven ability to drive record-high marketing campaign response rates and execute successful product launches.

Customer Care Associate 07/16 - Current

Sam's Club: Wausau, WI - Wholesale club

At Sam’s Club, we’re committed to being the most valued membership organization in the world by saving members money on the items they buy most and surprising members with the unexpected find. The core responsibility of a Customer Care Associate is to ensure customer satisfaction through direct customer interactions.

Associate Production Artist 4/15 - 05/16

Footlocker/Eastbay: Wausau, WI - Supplier of athletic footwear, apparel and sports equipment

Eastbay is an American supplier of athletic footwear, apparel and sports equipment, which sells by direct mail. Since 1997, it has been the direct-to-mail division of Foot Locker, Inc. The core responsibility of an Associate Production Artist is to create production files for screen printing applications. An Associate Production Artist maintains a high rate of speed and accuracy while working in a fast-paced team environment.

Media Production/Graphic Designer 12-14 - 4-15

Forever Interactive: Oshkosh, WI - MMO Online Game Development Company

My duty and responsibilities are to design various graphics for the Forever Interactive (FI) brand as well as the Visions of Zosimos (VOZ) brand. These include the social media sights such as YouTube, Twitch and Facebook. Other responsibilities include simple 2D animation in After Effect.

Digital Designer 8/13 - 8/14

Right On Target Media: Sun Prairie, WI – Digital Mobile App Development

Manage digital designs and communications functions, overseeing mobile app creation, design new product launches, advertising, sales collateral and tradeshow marketing.

Selected Accomplishments.

• Developed and launched integrated, multi-channel print, catalog, web and direct marketing.

• Created web portal to transform previously archaic intranet into a dynamic website improving communication flow and adding an effective sales tool for field reps.

• Produced media kit that demonstrated key marketing analytics SEO and demographics for use in sales presentations. Efforts were credited as instrumental in closing numerous high-level deals.

Graphic Designer 02/14 - 8/14

Cardinal Graphics: Sun Prairie, WI – Full-service advertising, marketing and print company

Developed marketing and design programs for a variety of business-to-business clients. Used integrated approach to create balanced programs for clients to build their respective brands and businesses.

• Consistently delivering goal-surpassing digital marketing results and ensuring complete client satisfaction.

• Earned commendations from client executives for communication deliverables that targeted desired audiences and articulated the value of products and services.

Graphic & Digital Designer 02/14 - 8/14

Arrival Labs: Sun Prairie, WI – Augmented Reality and Virtual Design

Development of pre and post digital designs which will serve as keys or portals to the augmented reality world. Used integration of both 2D and 3D imaging to accomplish the look, feel and depth perception of the virtual reality world.

• Provided artistic design elements to serve as digital attachments to customers products or produce placements. My designs are currently on display at the Roush Fenway Racing Museum, Concord, NC.

• Earned networking opportunity which includes NASCAR and the NASCAR racing teams.

Teaching Assistant 10/13 - 6/14

Madison Media Institute: Madison, WI – College of Media Art

I assisted in the training and developmental learning of students in need of tutoring or falling behind in their homework. This happens either on a daily or weekly occurrence.

• Provided help and assistant to stutents struggling in web design.

• Provided help and assistant to stutents struggling in graphic design.

AWARDS

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY DOCTORATE OF EDUCATION ACCEPTENCE LETTER

December 2015 - I was accepted to continue my education towards a Doctorate of Education in the field of Educational Leadership & Management.


SCHOLARSHIP

I was awarded a $5000 dollar scholarship towards my doctoral studies from the Capella University Alumni.


• MASTER OF SCIENCE

December 2015 - Graduated with a GPA of 3.5 from Capella University in the field of Adult Higher Education.


• BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

May 2014 - Graduated with great honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Madison Media Institute in the field of Entertainment and Media Business.


DEAN'S LIST

Maintained a GPA of 4.0 and have been named to the Spring 2014 Dean's List at Madison Media Institute.


APIASF SCHOLARSHIP (Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund)

May 2014 - I received a scholarship from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund. This scholarship paid for the books of my graduate studies.


CAPELLA UNIVERSITY MASTER OF SCIENCE ACCEPTENCE LETTER

April 2014 - I was accepted to continue my education towards a Masters of Education in the field of Adult Higher Education.


WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF VOCATIONAL RETRAINING GRANT

January 2014 - I received a second grant from the state of Wisconsin to help further my education.


The G.R.E.A.T AWARD NOMINATION

I was nominated for the Graduate Recognition for Excellence, Achievement & Talent award by the Program Chair of the Digital Art and Design program, Tim Mickleburgh of Madison Media Institute. This award is given by the A.P.S.C.U. or The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities. I am both honored and humbled by his nomination.

These are the criteria's.

• Excelled academically or has extraordinary talent in his or her field of study and/or
• Served our nation's military and deserves recognition for their accomplishments as a veteran and/or
• Overcome great odds to achieve their educational goals.


CERTIFIED LASER TECHNICIAN

November 2013 - I attended a week long training seminar in Fitchburg, MA at Vytek Laser Systems and learned the ins and outs of operating and maintaining a laser cutting machine. I am now certified to use and operate a laser cutting device.


DEAN'S LIST

Maintained a GPA of 4.0 and have been named to the Summer 2013 Dean's List at Madison Media Institute.


FILM BOOT CAMP

September 2013 - Certified Film Wisconsin Production Assistant


WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF VOCATIONAL RETRAINING GRANT

August 2013 - I received a grant from the state of Wisconsin to help further my education.


DEAN'S LIST

Maintained a GPA of 4.0 and have been named to the Spring 2013 Dean's List at Madison Media Institute.


PERFECT ATTENDENCE

Received accomendation for having perfect attendance during the Spring 2013 semester at Madison Media Institute.


WORLD'S GREATEST DAD AWARD

Fathers' Day: June 16, 2013 - I was awarded "World's Greatest Dad" coffee mug, hat, and t-shirt by my four year old son Vincent Vang-oh. Yes, that is is real name.


MADISON ADVERTISING FEDERATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

June 2013 - I was awarded the M.A.F.F scholarship for my commitment to education plus knowledge of advertising and marketing.


RELENTLESS SCHOLARSHIP

April 2013 - I received this third relentless scholarship again for my ongoing academic strive for education.


• ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Feburary 2013 - Graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from Madison Media Institute in the field of Digital Art and Design.


DEAN'S LIST

Maintained a GPA of 4.0 and have been named to the Fall 2012 Dean's List at Madison Media Institute.


PERFECT ATTENDENCE

Received accomendation for having perfect attendance during the Fall 2012 semester at Madison Media Institute.


RELENTLESS SCHOLARSHIP

November 2012 - I received this second relentless scholarship again for my ongoing academic strive for education.


RELENTLESS SCHOLARSHIP

August 2012 - I received the relentless scholarship for my ongoing academic strive for education.


DEAN'S LIST

Maintained a GPA of 4.0 and have been named to the Summer 2012 Dean's List at Madison Media Institute.


DEAN'S LIST

Maintained a GPA of 4.0 and have been named to the Spring 2012 Dean's List at Madison Media Institute.


DEAN'S LIST

Maintained a GPA of 4.0 and have been named to the Fall 2011 Dean's List at Madison Media Institute.


ISO 9000-01

May 2003 - Certified internal auditor of the ISO 9000-01


PRINCIPLES OF LEAN MANUFACTURING

June 2003 - Certified by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Consortium


• HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

June 1993: Oak Ridge High School - Oak Ridge, TN.


SKILLS

DESIGNS SKILLS

Photoshop
95%
Illustrateur
90%
Indesign
85%
After Effect
75%

PROGRAMMING SKILLS

Html5
50%
Css3
90%
WoodPress
50%
JQuery
50%

HOBBIES SKILLS

Music
5%
Sport
1%
Reading
95%
Travelling
30%

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English
95%
Hmong
95%
Korean
10%
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