About Charles Chvala III

A soul looking for a place to show itself.

My name is Chuck Chvala. Actually, my name is Charles Chvala the third. Being the third is a dubious honor at best, but it usually makes for an interesting conversation. I live in Madison, Wi. This is where I have spent the last 28 years of my life.

I am a father of 2. My daughter is 10 going on awesome and my son is 7 going on amazing. My wife and I live on the west side of Madison and we love this city. In my spare time, I am a reader, computer fan and a photographer. I’ve been involved in them for as long as I can remember.

I am a hard working mid-wester boy with:

  • extensive planning and management experience.
  • dedication to my Customer.
  • the ability to adapt to many situations.

Life Experience

I have worked for a local company for 25 years. In my time there I was a trainer, laborer, lab technician, machine operator, manager, technical writer as well as donning many other hats. Those 24 years have seen upturns and downturns in the economy and thus, the construction industry as well. In the last 4 years we have had to work harder than ever with fewer employees and that practice has definitely taken its toll physically and mentally in my life. That pretty much leads to where I am today. I am returning to school to pursue a college career that I turned away from 24 years ago.

I am pursuing a career that embraces the graphic arts degree that I initiated in 1988 with my photography and my computer skills. Visual Communications is the program that I have chosen to bridge those skills.

I look forward to embarking on this journey.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

-Dr. Seuss

I am available for freelance design as I finish my course load for my Visual Communcications degree at Madison College. I have the equipment and expertise to complete a wide range of projects for my clients. As I complete my degree, I wish to find myself in a postition to work for a marketing department or advertising firm.

Wingra Stone Company. Madison, WI (1991 to 2015)

  • Crushing Foreman
    Supervised 9 men on two shifts working at a portable aggregate processing plant.
  • Crushing Superintendent/Purchaser.
    Managed as many as sixty employees in the day to day operations of ten portable aggregate processing plants operating within sixteen active, open pit mines.
    Reduced costs and downtime, and increased overall production as well as safety.
  • Quality Control Manager/Technical Writer. Monitored the aggregate production process from the quarry to the delivery of finished material from stockpiles.
    Developed the Wingra Stone Quality Control Laboratory Manual, Safety Manual as well as many other company documents.

Chvala Design Services

Web Design

I can help you get your website up and running. We can get you from concept to published all in one place. With the ability to complete all facets of the project, the experience will be simple and painless.

Photography

Whether you need portraits, product shots or location pictures, I can help you. I can help you get your vision up and running! Complete packages are available.

Graphic Design

If you have a new logo in mind... or even want to simply refresh a logo that you already use, I have the Adobe Illlustrator experience to get it from you thoughts to the page. I can supply you with vector graphics that look as good on the page as well as on a billboard.

Photoshop Retouching and Compositing

If you need to put together a composited image or you are wishing to try to restore or retouch a photograph, we can help.

Video

With the experience of creating documentary, instructional and public service videos, I can help you get your message out to your customers. I can provide a complete package from planning all the way to editing.

Audio

I have a background in event audio reinforcement as well as on-location audio recording, foley creation and soundtrack editing. I can also edit existing audio if you simply wish to refresh a project or create a new voiceover.

Layout and Design

With a strong background in Adobe InDesign, I can help you with your print messages with the creation of advertisements, posters, brochures and menus. If it is in print, I can help.

Presentation Design

If you are looking to do a PowerPoint presentation and want to look like a pro, I can help. I can work with you to get your presentation on the screen and make it look great!

Let's Work Together!

Portfolio

Just a small example of my works
Feel free to contact for more.


Credits

Brava Magazine

Supporting photographs for a local excercise instructor bio.

to be publish in January, 2016

Infinity Karate Studio

Photographed 96 students for Non-Profit fundraising effort.

Class of2015

Madison College

30 second video spot promoting the Court Reporting Progam
To be aired February, 2016

Willy Street Coop

Produced segments of "Local" focus video for their bakery division.

Completed December, 2015

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Let's work together!

Sometime in the very near future!

Your Project!

Let's make something great!

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A Happy Client Is My #1 Goal!