About Paul Tate
My experience centers in the creative arts, with a bent toward video production and digital design. My technical abilities support my passion for creativity and visual communication. Over the years, I have worked in the areas of film & video production, graphic design, web development, and creative leadership. Currently, my time is divided between freelance video editing and supporting a handful of corporate and nonprofit clients with design, writing, and other creative services. I also teach as an adjunct professor in communications at Johnson University Florida.
I cut my teeth as a cartoonist and graphic designer, and after earning a Master’s degree in Film & Video, my focus shifted to screenwriting and directing (video, film, interactive) for a client base that included several Fortune 500 firms and high-profile nonprofits. During that time, I directed three documentaries, numerous industrial and corporate pieces, and produced a series of regional marketing videos for the Atlanta Olympic Games. As the Internet age dawned, my focus shifted to web development, and I designed websites in the manufacturing, healthcare, education, and entertainment sectors. I transferred that experience to operations leadership and creative direction at Stairwell Studios, a digital media design firm; I also taught at the Art Institute of Atlanta as an adjunct instructor in multimedia.
I have also spent time in the nonprofit world, serving as Creative Director for two high-impact contemporary churches. My primary duties included creative conceptualization & event planning, production management, and digital content creation (print, video, infographics, etc.) In addition, my strategic leadership skills were employed in the supervision of performing arts and production teams.
I graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Art: Visual Communications from LaGrange College. I also hold a Master of Arts in Film & Video from The American University. My wife and I have two grown children and a dog named Zorro. My spare time goes toward travel, retrofuturism, and following the Atlanta Braves.