Francis J. Chandler

207 Murray Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
francis-chandler.com, info@francis-chandler.com, 919-593-6884


Owner: Francis J. Chandler Design, Hillsborough, North Carolina
9/2009 to present, Owner
Developed websites for clients utilizing Drupal. Gained proficiency of Drupal modules, CSS, and HTML. Set up LAMP development environment. Administer sites - update modules, maintain backups, and edit data as needed. Continue to learn about Drupal and all aspects of web design.
Continue to create graphics, illustrations, photography, fine arts, furniture, and environments for various clients.

Owner: Francis J. Chandler Environmental Consulting, Hillsborough, North Carolina
11/2004 to present, Owner
Assisted in bringing over one hundred and fifty lots to market, permit and/or development, while protecting local environments. Through field practice, expanded knowledge in plant identification, soils, wireless networking, and computers.

Chandler Soil Consultants, Inc., Hillsborough, North Carolina
4/2000 - 11/2003, Soil Consultant
Generated forty percent sales growth each year for the first three years. Utilized knowledge gained in soils, plant identification, wetlands, septic systems, site analysis and land planning to assist in acquiring permits for over three hundred lots and aid in the protection of streams and wetlands. Created methodologies, instruments, instructional material, web and corporate identities.

URG Corporation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
10/1997 - 4/2000, Graphic Artist
Streamlined operation manuals and other marketing materials reducing virtual storage needs and editing time to one third. Created or improved documentation of parts, wiring and parts schematics, illustrations and graphics. Made recommendations for and maintained company computers and network.

Austram, Inc., Durham, North Carolina
7/1995 - 10/1997, Art Director
Assisted in launching new national marketing, merchandising and packaging campaign that increased sales from ten percent to thirty-five percent in one year. Created new graphics, illustrations, photographs, products, merchandising displays, trade show booths and corporate identity. Broadened expertise in marketing and design of product and displays.

Owner: Francis J. Chandler, Graphic Design, Hillsborough, North Carolina
10/1992 - 6/1995, Owner
Created photographs, illustrations, schematics and graphics for clients to promote their businesses and/or products. Gained experience and knowledge to better utilize illustration, photo editing, page layout, CAD and accounting software.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
5/1991 to 11/1992, Medical Illustrations Department, Photographer II
Aided in scientific discovery, medical practice and education, by fulfilling UNC Doctors, researchers and professors photographic needs. Expanded photographic knowledge through utilization of equipment and techniques. Gained proficiency in AutoCAD, at the Computer Science Department.

Village Companies, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
5/1984 - 10/1990, Sunday Edition Manager, Graphic Artist, Photographer, Art Director
Village Advocate: Produced national award winning graphic design and photography. Assisted sales teams in consistently meeting or exceeding sales goals and deadlines.
1996 Newcomers Guide: Assisted sales team in increasing display advertising by forty pages over previous year. Standardized layout to decrease production costs.
Honed graphic design skills, photographic techniques, and learned to use computers and software.


May 2002, NCSU, Department of Soil Science, Greensboro, NC. Workshop; Expansive vs. Non-Expansive Soils.

November 2001, NCSU, Forestry Educational Outreach Program, Smithfield, NC. Workshop; Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Permitting.

February 2001, NCSU, Department of Soil Science, Raleigh, NC. Workshop; Septic System Design.

1993 - 1994, Adobe Technology Exchange, Raleigh, NC. Seminars; Service Bureaus, Power PC, Adobe Photoshop.

Fall 1990 - Fall 1992, Durham Technical College, Durham, NC. Coursework; Microcomputers (PC and Macintosh). Spreadsheet, word processing, database, PageMaker, programming logic, advanced AutoCAD.

Fall 1990, Carolina Learning Center, Raleigh, NC. Microcomputer Shortcourse; Macintosh and PageMaker.

1976 - 1977, University of Tennessee, Fine Arts major, advanced placement, Knoxville, TN.

1972 - 1976, Knoxville Catholic High School, College prep, Knoxville, TN.


3rd Place, Best New Product Design, 1997 Ohio Florist Association Distributor Show.

1st Place, Cover Design, 1989 Auto Advocate, 1989 National Association of Advertising Publishers.

1st Place, Photography Accompanying an Ad, 1989 National Association of Advertising Publishers

3rd Place, Photography Accompanying an Ad, 1989 National Association of Advertising Publishers

Technical Capabilities:

Web design, Illustration, Photography, Graphic Design, CAD, Fine Arts.

Software Proficiency:

AutoCAD, ArcView, Word, Excel, CorelDraw, Illustrator, QuickBooks, Drupal.


Family, nature study, fine arts, photography, music, woodworking, and gardening.