About Johnny B - Operating Manager | Lead Digital Designer
Johnny B Allen is an award-winning digital media designer and is the operating manager of Evolving Creativity LLC. He is a self-starter, self-taught, life learning digital artist who graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design. Johnny started his professional career while still attending high school, creating marketing videos with custom motion graphics for local companies in his hometown. In his leisure, he is an avid freshwater SCUBA diver, 3 season camper and hiker enthusiast, kayaker, and wildlife nature lover.
His love for learning & scuba diving gave him the inspiration to create a netcast video series called “Talking Scuba”. The show, initially distributed through Blip.TV, was syndicated to other video networks such as iTunes. Various episodes of Talking Scuba were broadcasted on WKTV Public Access Television in Wyoming, Michigan through Comcast and AT&T U-verse public access channels.
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Panoramic Photography Portfolio: http://sky.easypano.com/panorama-photographer/johnny-allen.html
Online Certifications & Badges
Alternative Basic Library Education
Building a Collection from Idaho Commission for Libraries
Date Received: March 8, 2017
Collection Development (Collection Development Basics) from the Idaho Commission for Libraries.
Date Received: March 3, 2017
Collection Development Policy from the Idaho Commission for Libraries.
Date Received: March 3, 2017
Education Course Development
Flipping the Classroom Certification: License 674BD1 from Lynda.com.
Date Received: October 2013
BlendKit 2017: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer
2013 - SpartanNash Marketing Department RockStar
2009 - Alumni Committee Technology Chairperson for Kendall College of Art & Design
2009 - Committee member for the Mid-Michigan MCA-I Chapter
2008 - Served on the Kendall College of Art & Design Broadcast Media Panel
2008 - Voted to sit on the Kendall College of Art & Design Alumni Board for a 3-year term
2008 - Nominated for Kendall College of Art & Design’s Recent Graduate Achievement Award
2007 - Graduated with Honors from Kendall College of Art & Design - Alumni Member
2007 - Kendall College of Art & Design - President Honours List Award
2006 - 5th Annual "Creative SmackDown" Finalist - sponsored by The Polishing Center
2003 - Granted Internship at WOOD TV8/Media General
2002 - Bronze Web Designer Award, sponsored by Gateway Inc.
2000 - Telly Award, Motion Graphics Designer on training video for "Show & Tell"
1999 - Best Buy Most Valuable Player - Commitment to Quality
1998 - Telly Award, production assistant for DW Video & Multimedia.
1996 - Broadcast Design Association (BDA) International Silver Award
1995 - First Division Winner in the Michigan Student Film & Video Festival
1995 - Channel One News (All-Expenses Paid) Internship in Los Angeles, CA. Performed duties as an assistant Art Director during the two week intensive training program.
1995 - Certificate of Recognition from the Governor of Michigan
1995 - "Zip, Zero, Zilch for Under 21" PSA Video Challenge Winner
1995 - Certificate of Merit from the Beer Institute Community Assistance Fund
IT and Digital Technology Experience
Amazon Web Services (AWS) & Application Development: Currently in training
Incident Management, Mainframe & Enterprise Monitoring: BMC Remedy, Emerson Network Power Alarm Monitoring Software, Unisys LIBRA Mainframe, B&L Associates’ BL SCHED, CA Technologies Spectrum Oneclick, Solarwinds Orion Platform.
Network Environments: Microsoft Active Directory(AD), Microsoft Office 365 Admin
Learning Management System(LMS): Instructure Canvas
Operating Systems: OSX, Windows 95, 98, NT, Win2000, XP, Windows7, Windows 10, Linux Ubuntu, iOS, Android
Creative Software: Creative Suite CC, Modo, Lightwave, Painter, Zbrush, Camtasia Studio,
Coding: HTML4/5, CSS2/3, FlashAS2/AS3, jQuery
AIGA West Michigan - https://westmichigan.aiga.org
IDSA: Industrail Designers Society of America - http://www.idsa.org/
iXDA: Interaction Design Association - http://www.ixda.org/
ACM SIGGRAPH - http://www.siggraph.org/
CGW: Computer Graphics World - http://www.cgw.com/
ZbrushCentral - http://www.zbrushcentral.com/forum.php
Adobe Education Exchange - https://edex.adobe.com/
Google for Education Training Center - https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/certification
The Foundry Community - http://community.thefoundry.co.uk/discussion/
Painter Community - http://painterfactory.com/
Adobe Forums - https://forums.adobe.com/welcome
Deviant Art - http://www.deviantart.com/
CG Society - http://forums.cgsociety.org/
VFX Community - Vancouver's Visual Effects Forum - http://www.vfxcommunity.com/
Pluralsight Forums - http://www.digitaltutors.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?785-VFX-Software-Specific-Forums
Creative Planet Network - https://forums.creativeplanetnetwork.com/forum/everything-else/jobs
Flipped Normals - https://flippednormals.com/
Unity Forums - http://forum.unity3d.com/
Unreal Engine Forums - https://forums.unrealengine.com/
Animation Mentor - http://www.animationmentor.com/