Welcome and thanks for visiting my online portfolio! I am Maxton Zalaquett, a Graphic Designer/ Web Developer/ Illustrator living in Charlotte N.C.
Interactive Flash Animation
Race in Charlotte
Charlotte Air Traffic
Hello again! I’m Maxton Zalaquett (zah-lah-ket) and I am a creative person. I have been focused on creating things ever since I could remember, or at least I think I have been. I jumped on the creative career bandwagon when I was a but a fresh(man) in college at Western Carolina University. When my expert sketches weren’t getting me the grades I wanted in business classes, I made the switch to art school where my doodles would be kindly pinned on a felt board and then reflected upon by me and my fellow students. So, like an angry bird crashes into a neatly designed pig house, I crashed into the Graphic Design Department, knowing that I had just gotten the high score.
I fell in love with the room filled with computers and proceeded to wrestle with these electronic beasts in my fight to overcome a rainbow of Adobe programs that I had never heard of. Needless to say, I overcame the programs and then made them my friends. I was especially drawn to Adobe Illustrator and it quickly became my favorite toy in the chest. Through much more course work, I became comfortable with others in the bunch: Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, AfterEffects and InDesign.
After receiving my diploma in 2011, I set off to find somewhere that would hire me to be creative [with my only experience being a Cafeteria Worker at a retirement home, Papa John's Delivery Driver and a Landscaper].
- Summer of 2011: Internship at Little Red Bird in Charlotte, NC.
- 2011-present: Freelance Graphic Designer
- March 2012- present: Interactive Website Coordinator at Novant Health
Wikipedia: “Web design is the process of designing websites — a collection of online content including documents and applications that reside on a web server/servers.”
- Web Design/ Web Development work example: ijlfinancial.com
Wikipedia: “Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network). This can include web design, web content development, client liaison, client-side/server-side scripting, web server and network security configuration, and e-commerce development.”
Wikipedia: “Marketing is the process used to determine what products or services may be of interest to customers, and the strategy to use in sales, communications and business development.”