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Signature logo: Maury Kaplan, Jr.

Maury Kaplan, Jr.
121 Old Mill Road
Beckley, WV 25801
Telephone 304-673-7959


To deliver an unique creative presence through my experience in the visual arts, marketing, newspaper journalism and publishing, television promotion and design and development of business and education web sites.


Attended public schools in Huntington, WV; graduated from Huntington High School in 1970.
Attended Marshall University through Junior year, majoring in art, graphic design and Concord College, majoring in communications.

Employment History

Interactive Marketing Specialist

Mountain State University Beckley, WV
2/2009 – Present. I designed and now help maintain the current primary website for MSU, plus several microsites and landing pages used for specialized information and marketing campaigns. I also produce videos for various purposes, as well as television and radio advertising spots. Other work includes principal photography for the university used in marketing and advertising, including sports action photos. Create PowerPoint presentations for use by marketing and recruiting specialists - some included macro-run interactive features. Create banner advertising for placement on websites in support of campaigns. I have created many print pieces, including posters, fliers, print advertising layouts and more.

Freelance Web Designer/Developer

Kaplan Design & Development, Beckley, WV
October, 2005 - Present. Designed and programmed interactive, database-driven web sites for many business sectors, including medical, industrial, newspaper and broadcasting. This included online newspaper, online education/testing, catalog, shopping carts, industrial extranet and other web-based applications.

Partner / Director of Product Development

Kaplan & Sinko, LLC, Beaver, WV
May, 1999 - October, 2005. Founded web site development company with partner Jon Sinko. Designed and programmed interactive, database-driven web sites for many business sectors, including medical, industrial, newspaper and broadcasting. Included online education/testing, catalog, shopping carts, extranet and other web-based applications. Managed work performed by contract programmers. Designed and executed print advertising. Performed various tasks including photography, graphic design, copywriting. Sold business in October, 2005.

Promotion Manager

WVVA TV, Bluefield, WV
January, 1995 - April, 1999. Developed and executed on-air promotion, radio and print advertising. Produced and edited video pieces for broadcast, public service and in-house use. Produced annual local MDA telethon. Duties included script writing, direction of voice-over sessions, production and editing of video and audio. Developed first web site for WVVA in 1996 and managed online news reporting.

Marketing Director

Crossroads Mall Merchants Association, Inc., Mt. Hope, WV
September, 1993 - January, 1995. Planned, budgeted and implemented promotions and advertising for the merchants association. Included design, copy writing, layout and illustration of print advertising, writing radio and television spots. Responsible for billing and collection of dues and accounts receivable, accounts payable for the association.

Skills and Applications

Website design and application programming (in ASP.Net, Coldfusion, Javascript, Flash), video and audio production, advertising layout and design, copy writing, illustration, journalism (newspaper reporting/editing), Microsoft office, photography, Adobe Photoshop, Coreldraw, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign.


Available upon request.


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