Resume - Joseph Hunter Harrison
Joseph Hunter Harrison                                                            

5519 Pebble Garden Court

Greensboro, NC 27407

Phone: (336) 292-6684

Cell: (336) 202-8952


AAS Degree in Drafting & Design                                   

4 years of college education

34 Years of Experience in Technical Illustration, Technical Publications & Engineering

Extensive PC and Macintosh experience



•    Technical Illustration

•    Mechanical Engineering and CAD           

•    Personnel Management           

•    Desktop Publishing

•    Document Control

•    Technical Writing           

•    Database Development

•    Database Publishing

•    Marketing & Presentation Art

•    Project Management and Training

•    Photo-Realistic Rendering

•     Web Site Development

•     Macintosh System Administration

•     Vendor Management



•     Adobe Illustrator

•     CATIA

•     TeamCenter / TeamCenter Visualization

•     Cortona RapidAuthor

•     PTC IsoDraw

•     Right Hemisphere Deep Exploration

•     AutoCAD (2D / 3D), AutoDesk Mechanical Desktop

•     Adobe PhotoShop

•     Adobe InDesign

•     Corel Designer

•     Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

•     FileMaker Pro

•     Strata Studio Pro

•     Adobe GoLive





03/11 - Present

Honda Aircraft Company, Greensboro, NC

Senior Technical Illustrator - started up Technical Illustration component of Honda Aircraft Company's Technical Publications Department. Established Technical Illustration Standards Manual (ATA iSpec2200 compliant). Developed Illustration Request Database with IT Department. Established various methods of developing isometric line art illustrations using CATIA, RapidAuthor, TeamCenter Visualization, Adobe Illustrator and IsoDraw. Developed hundreds of technical illustrations single-handedly before additional illustration staff was acquired. Participate in hiring process for other illustrators. Serve as illustrator supervisor and checker for all submitted technical illustrations. Track progress in eliminating illustration backlog via tracking spreadsheet. Develop 3D animations of assemblies using RapidAuthor suite.


07/09 - 02/10

L3 Communications, Lexington, KY

Temporary (on contract) Technical Illustrator - worked on Blackhawk Special Mission Helicopters.  Using Right Hemisphere Deep Exploration software to manipulate 3D model data exported from CATIA 3D CAD models.  Exploded 3D model data is exported to Corel Designer for completion of exploded view isometric illustrations for technical manuals.



03/02  - present

TechArt Media, Greensboro, NC

Home based self-employment - developing technical manual supplements for Corporate Aircraft, developing technical illustrations, technical publications, databases, database publications, renderings and other technical data.  Also developed mechanical engineering solutions for large specialty vehicles.



08/01  - 03/02

Matthews Specialty Vehicles, Greensboro, NC

Manufacturer of special purpose vehicles (bookmobiles, bloodmobiles, mobile command posts, racing trailers, custom coaches, hazmat vehicles, spay and neuter vehicles, mobile classrooms, etc.)

Engineering Manager

•      Direct supervisor of one CAD Operator. Assign and prioritize work, give reviews, provide discipline

•      Provide production and engineering data to entire production team (approximately 30 people), including woodworkers, CNC milling personnel, metal workers, electricians, painters, graphics, upholsterers, parts and customer service personnel

•      Develop Production Order Database, used to produce all production orders issued to shop floor

•      Develop all production orders in above system, extracting data from customer specs, color choice sheets, pricing sheets, etc.

•      Consult with production team members to find solutions for various production problems

•      Work with Sales Staff to develop conceptual drawings for potential customers

•      Engineer various metal structures for inclusion in vehicles

•      Development of vehicle plans with customers

•      Development of 3-D vehicle space planning drawings in AutoCAD

•      Meet with customers to discuss production of their vehicle, review vehicles in progress

•      Quality assurance work

•      Work with Graphics Department to develop vehicle wraps

•      Document Control

•      3-D Facility Rendering

•      Customer familiarization training


12/97  - 8/01

Endura Products, Inc., Greensboro, NC

Door Components Manufacturer

Program Manager / Graphics Specialist

•      Manage & oversee projects for the Marketing & Product Development Department

•      Manage and develop work of outside creative agencies & printers

•      Manage work of internal employees

•      Customized Door System Specifications (AutoCAD)

•      Company Product Catalog (Adobe Illustrator and Quark Express)

•      Company Price List (FileMaker Pro, Adobe Illustrator & Adobe InDesign)

•      Technical Specifications Manual (Adobe Illustrator & Adobe InDesign)

•      Developed custom graphically oriented Order Entry Database System (FileMaker Pro)

•      Web Site (Adobe GoLive)

•      Transfer CAD data from PC to Macintosh environment & prepare art for publication

•      Customized Color Printed Marketing Presentations (Adobe Illustrator)

•      Customized Marketing PowerPoint Presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint)

•      Document Control

•      Facility Planning (AutoCAD)

•      Color 3-D photo-realistic Product Renderings (Strata Studio Pro)

•      Product Development (AutoDesk Mechanical Desktop)

•      Macintosh System Administration, including backups

•      Use both Macintosh and PC-Compatible Computers

•      Computer and presentation equipment purchasing



7/90 to 11/97

Triad International Maintenance Corporation (TIMCO), Greensboro, NC

Aircraft Repair Station

Senior Technical Illustrator

•      Engineering Drawings of avionics installations and schematics (AutoCAD)

•      3-D design and 2-D documentation of interior components (AutoCAD)

•      Technical Illustrations (Adobe Illustrator)

•      Aircraft interior seating arrangement drawings

•      Exterior color paint scheme renderings, drawings and pounce patterns (AutoCAD & Illustrator)

•      Network arrangement and maintenance, backups, archival and general troubleshooting 

•      Research, evaluation and purchasing of computer hardware and software

•      Trained other employees on operation of computer hardware and software

•      Excel spreadsheets and graphs used by upper management

•      Transfer CAD data from PC to Macintosh environment and prepare art for publication

•      Internal procedures manuals (Adobe PageMaker)

•      Document Control System design

•      Used both Macintosh and PC-Compatible Computers

•      Member of TIMCO Founders Group


1/90 to 7/90

Eagle Bus Manufacturing, Brownsville, TX (contract)

Technical Illustrator

•      Isometric illustrated parts breakdowns - Bus Parts (hand drawn & inked)


1/85 to 1/90

Fairchild Aircraft Corporation, San Antonio, TX

Technical Illustrator

•      Maintenance Manual Supplements for six Saab-Fairchild 340 Corporate Aircraft covering description, removal and installation of interior components (Adobe Illustrator & PageMaker, hand drawn & inked)


5/84 to 1/85

Lockheed Missles and Space Company, Austin TX (contract)

Technical Illustrator

•       Isometric illustrated parts breakdowns - Military Aircraft (drone plane) & support apparatus (hand drawn & inked)


6/83 to 12/84

Datapoint, San Antonio, TX - Technical Illustrator - Computer Systems


4/81 to 5/83

Texas Instruments, Dallas TX - Technical Illustrator - Military Equipment


5/84 to 1/85

Epperson Publications - Garland, TX - Technical Illustrator - Heavy Industrial Vehicles & Oil Rig Equipment







Texas State Technical Institute - Waco, TX - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Drafting & Design

Technical Illustration Option

President's Honor Roll




Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, TX

Mechanical Engineering curriculum




San Antonio College - San Antonio, TX

Liberal Arts curriculum

References available upon request