Joey Bentley

Designer | Developer

Career Summary

I am an experienced graphic designer with a background in print design and a more recent passion for web development. I love to learn and expand my skill set in this constantly evolving creative industry. I look forward to working with others to help instill solid design and development principles.

Work Experience

Interim General Manager

MB Tobacco

Columbia, SC

2021 - 2022

MB Tobacco is the parent company of a 10 location smoke shop franchise headquartered in Myrtle Beach, SC. They are a sister company of Identity Media Group, a previous employer.

After moving back to Arkansas, my old boss reached out, asking if I’d be interested in coming out to live temporarily in Columbia, SC in order to manage two locations in the area while I find and train a new manager for them.

Roles + Duties

  • Maintain a work schedule for 8 employee for two locations
  • Ensured the doors were open, on-time, every day (even through a covid outbreak)
  • Hire and train new employees and a regional manager
  • Conduct product inventory counts
  • Implemented accountability systems in our region

Print Designer

Moxy Ox

Tontitown, AR

2021 - 2021

Moxy Ox is a nationwide commercial print shop located in Tontitown, AR. I was hired for a part-time position as a Graphic Designer in their prepress department.

Roles + Duties

  • Preflight customer supplied files for printing
  • Make changes to previous job files for reprinting
  • Assist in the Bindery Department

Art Director + Lead Developer

Identity Media Group

Myrtle Beach, SC

2015 - 2020

Identity Media Group (IMG) is an in-house creative and information technologies company focusing on the businesses under the Moticorp, Inc. umbrella. I am part of a four person team, in charge of all creative and IT related things for eleven different businesses. As a company, we are responsible for all websites, IT/networking, cameras, pos systems, alarm systems and print/web creative collateral for all them.

Roles + Duties

Over the past 6 years, my duties have varied at IMG (see below). More recently, my duties tend to fall mostly in programming and management of our team and our projects.

Art Director + Project Manager
  • Provide artistic guidance to team members
  • Manage + delegate projects and task
  • Work with outside vendors on larger projects
Web/App Design + Development
  • Design + develop new internal web apps + sites
  • Maintain + update current web apps + sites
  • Analyze traffic + maintain search engine optimization (SEO)

Designer + Developer

Identity Media Group

Myrtle Beach, SC

2013 - 2015

Roles + Duties

Originally, hired for product management and customer support for the website, At the time, I was the only employee, working closely with the owner of Identity Media Group. As IMG grew, my responsibilities grew to include print and sign design, as well as, other ‘technology’ related tasks.

Web Design + E-Commerce
  • E-Commerce product management on BigCommerce and Shopify
  • Design online marketing assets
  • Photograph new products, site assets + lifestyle images
Print/Sign Design + Layout
  • Operate + maintain a 54" Roland TrueVIS VG-540 Eco-solvent printer
  • Design + prepare in-house print projects for outsourced printing
  • Creation + fabrication of in-store signage + window lettering
IT and Other Duties
  • Office computer + point of sale (POS) setup + maintenance
  • Brick and mortar network setup + maintenance
  • Alarm and camera system installation + maintenance

Print + Sign Designer

Coastal Printing

Myrtle Beach, SC

2007 - 2013

Coastal Printing is a locally owned print shop, established in 1986. They offer offset and digital printing services, as well as, wide format printing and temporary signage. I was the lead designer on staff, working closely with the two owners daily.

Roles + Duties

Being hired as a Graphic Designer, I provided graphical solutions for local business needs. There was no shortage of business cards to design, but I was also challenged with larger projects, like multi-page books for local tourism company's. I also played a vital role in starting and maintaining the company's sign division.

Print Design + Prepress
  • Designed print collateral, from logos to multi-page books
  • Prepared all jobs for printing on commercial offset, web and digital presses
Sign Design, Installation + Business
  • Designed, produced + installed all sign jobs
  • Assisted with pricing, equipment acquisitions + maintenance

Print Designer + Manager

2003 - 2006

Consolidated Printing is a small town print shop with BIG name clients. One of a few event ticket printing companys in the country. With clients including NBA, NFL, + MLB teams to MTV, VH1, ESPN and many others they are the definition of a professional print shop.

Roles + Duties

Originally hired as a Mac Operator on the company's second shift, my main responsibility was preparing and outputting furnished files for printing on one of the company's many presses. Shortly after being hired, I was transfered to day shift where I was more valuable. Before leaving the company, I was the Artroom Manager, responsible for 10 employees and maintaining the flow of jobs through our department.

Management (Artroom Supervisor)
  • Managed four quality control employees, two exposure frame operators and four mac operators across two shifts
  • Scheduled the flow of jobs through the department
  • Provided 1 of 3 sign-offs during press checks
  • Generated daily status reports for the department
Print Design + Prepress (Mac Operator)
  • Prepared and output furnished files for printing on commercial printing presses
  • Prepared and output files for creating dies for cutting, perforations, scoring, foil stamping and embossing/debossing
  • Designed and output files for printing

Sign Installer / Fabricator

Don Moore Signs (Closed)

Fort Smith, AR

2002 - 2003

I remembered going into Don Moore Signs as a young kid when my father raced ATVs. I remember it mostly, I believe, because it was a store full of stickers and they were capable of making any sticker you wanted. Little did I know that would have an impact on my career more then a decade later. Fresh out of college with a Graphic Design degree, I jumped at the opportunity to 'get my foot in the door' at Don Moore Signs. Unfortunate for me, they already had two amazing designers that had been with them for years.

Roles + Duties

Not being hired for computer work was a bummer, but I learned so much from those guys. My main responsibility was to install vinyl decals on a variety of substrates. Which included everything from metal real estate signs to the local police departments police cruisers. The job did involve other tasks like on-site installations and occasionally getting to help with the fabrication of some of the signs being produced.

Sign Installation + Fabrication
  • Weeded, app taped and applied cut sign vinyl to various substrates
  • Installed on-site signage at local organizations and businesses
  • Assisted with larger sign fabrication

Skills & Tools


  • Bootstrap
  • cPanel / WHM
  • HTML
  • Laravel
  • MacOS / Linux
  • MySQL
  • TailwindCSS
  • Composer / NPM
  • Digital Ocean
  • ExpressionEngine
  • Git / GitHub
  • Homestead / Valet
  • PHP
  • CraftCMS
  • Gridsome
  • Javascript
  • Jigsaw
  • Vue.js


  • Chrome
  • Hyper / iTerm
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Sublime Text / VS Code
  • InDesign
  • Transmit
  • VersaWorks
  • Figma / Sketch
  • MySQL Workbench
  • Sequel Pro
  • Blender


  • AAS in Graphic Design
    University of Arkansas Fort Smith
    2000 - 2002
  • Collegiate Honors

    Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

    Most Outstanding Art Student of the Year (2001)


  • Mountain Biking
  • Photography
  • Woodworking