HISTORY

CV Highlights.

Executive Summary
  • Graphic designer and web developer with over 20 years of professional experience
  • Very familiar with Adobe Creative Suite, including PhotoShop, Illustrator, Premiere, In-Design, and others
  • Responsible for setting up yearly global social media event with an online reach of over 10 million
  • Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills, strong desire to succeed
  • Martial artist with over 9 years of training and teaching kids
WORK EXPERIENCE

Serum X-Y Chromosome (global brand)

Responsible for website design and development, SEO, video animations, logo design, ecommerce shopping cart.

National Bible Association

Overseeing daily internet and print operations including web design, non-profit Google Ad Grant management, additional SEO, and social media administration.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival

Overseeing all daily internet operations and design needs, including SEO, email blasts, online marketing, and website content updates. HTML web pages for various marketing and email campaigns.

EDUCATION

The New York Film Academy / New York, NY 

  • Film Studies and Digital Editing

Classes included video editing, multiple digital editing workshops, while learning how to write, shoot, and edit a complete film using Final Cut Pro software.

The Pennsylvania State University / State College, PA 

  • Journalism and Graphic Design

Classes included graphic design, desktop publishing, media studies, and print ad design using Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXpress.

The Pennsylvania College of Technology / Williamsport, PA 

  • Mass Communications and English

Classes included desktop publishing, media studies, and print ad design using Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXpress.

SOFTWARE and PROGRAMMING

Extensive Knowledge of most Adobe programs:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Muse
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Media Encoder

Extensive knowledge and experience in:

  • WordPress
  • Divi WordPress
  • HTML5
  • PHP
  • CSS
  • Familiar with setting up SSL Certificates
EXECUTIVE SKILLS
  • Skilled in graphic design, creating blog graphics, and all other related web and marketing materials
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Able to multitask and handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Experience with Social Media Designs and SEM
  • Experience with SEO and brand development
  • Organized and on top of all daily activities
  • Interpersonal skills and problem solving
  • Prioritizing tasks
  • Problem Solving
  • Technical skills
Road to success

Nothing comes easy, Ringo Starr said “Got to pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues, And you know it don’t come easy.” Working as a freelancer has been both rewarding, and a struggle. I am determined, focused, and single-minded when it comes to my chosen profession.

Would I change anything? Not. One. Thing. Every struggle has made me even more focused, every mistake is a lesson. Luckily I have made a career of learning and growing, keeping up with current trends and technology. Onward!

My Tech Skills.

  • Divi WordPress 95% 95%
  • HTML + CSS 86% 86%
  • Graphic Design 95% 95%
  • SEO 86% 86%
  • Social Media Marketing 80% 80%
  • Logo Design 90% 90%

A Little Story About Me.

Chris Cayden is a graphic designer, web designer, and developer with over 20 years of professional experience. An authority on multimedia design, he has designed numerous websites for filmmakers, directors, productions companies, and feature films. In 2000 he started Cayden Media, LLC, a web design and development business based in New York, with a diverse portfolio and clients located all over the world.

Chris studied filmmaking and digital editing in New York at the New York Film Academy and improvisation acting at HB Studios. He spent seven years working with The Manhattan Short Film Festival as the Director of Internet Operations and a contributing writer. The Manhattan Short is the world’s largest short film festival.

Chris has worked for several newspapers, publishing houses, design companies, and marketing firms in New York and Pennsylvania.

He is also a martial artist and has trained in multiple disciplines including Tang Soo Do Karate, Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do Adaptive Combatives, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Chris is also a part-time youth martial arts instructor.

My Mission Since 2000.

I will work in accordance with the clients’ requirement and exceed their expectations in terms of quality, cost control and time management. My goal is to provide a single source for all web development needs: Design, Programming, and Customer Support.

My philosophy is simple: Good websites are professional, functional and profitable.

Clients

Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work with some wonderful people from around the world and from many different industries. I’ve collaborated with Filmmakers, Actors, Feature Films, New York Times Best Selling Authors, Musicians, Global Brands, Film Festivals, Doctors, Lawyers, Jewelers, and more.

Lions Gate Films
Boyer Candies
Ben and Jerry's
Sports Evolution
Manhattan Short
Gorilla House Gym

20 Years of Affordable Professional Web Design Experience