Douglas E. Branstetter

Graphic Designer

I joined the US Navy in February of 1983 and served 4 years as an aircraft mechanic. After being honorably discharged I attended John A. Logan College in the spring of 1987 to study Computer-Aided Design and Drafting including course studies in tool design, mechanical design, architectural design, and industrial design.

After graduation in May of 1989, I was hired at Boeing Aerospace Co. as a Design Support Technician and later advanced to Sr. Logistics Engineer where I created technical illustrations and documentation for service manuals. While in St. Louis I married the love of my life Susan and had 2 wonderful boys Jason and Andrew.

I later moved to Davenport IA in December 2008 and worked as a mechanical designer and later move to a technical illustration position creating illustrations for technical manuals.

In 2015 I received a certificate of completion in Web Application Development and later went on to obtain my Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Upper Iowa University in 2020. I recently moved to Colorado Springs, CO in 2020 where I now work for a government contracting company as a 3D graphics programmer.

Work experience

3D Graphics Programmer

Leidos, June 2020 - Present

Product Design Support

Amsted Rail, October 2001 - December 2008 

Mechanical Designer 

E91, November 2017 - June 2019.

Mechanical Designer 

Planet Tool and Engineering, November 1996 - October 2001.

3D modeler / Tool Designer 

Geometric Americas, December 2008 – November 2017

Technical Illustrator

Boeing Aerospace Co., May 1989 - November 1996

Education

Jone A. Logan College

Associates of Applied Science, Computer Aided Drafting

Easter Iowa Community College

Cerificate of Completion, Web Application Development

Upper Iowa University

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Deisgn

Boeing Aerospace

3D Technical Illustration