Erik Dunton: PORTFOLIO

My name is Erik Dunton, I am a therapeutic musician and interactive digital media creator. As a musician, I believe that music should be, not only valued as a form of entertainment but also as a vehicle for positive change in the lives of individuals through the power of music, rhythm, song, sounds and frequencies to produce non-musical outcomes. As a visual media creator, I also believe that quality visual design can enrich, enhance and educate individuals lives. Combining the power of visual design mixed with the power of music can invoke desired emotions and responses from individuals as well as, groups.

 

My creative career has spanned several decades in Nashville TN, where I have been in the studio and on the road in many musical and creative capacities for many acts and artists; Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Moody Blues, Charlie Daniels Band, Steve Winwood, Kim Carnes, Joe Jackson, Bebe and Cece Winans, Toby McKeehan (TobyMac), Whitney Houston, Merle Haggard, Anne Murray and many others. 

I also spent these decades working as a freelance and contract visual designer and for over a dozen years I worked as a digital visual media creator in the Special Education Department of Vanderbilt University.

 

Working in the music industry and in special education, specializing in creative digital media production, I have developed a strong creative background in the following areas:

 

  • Graphic design (print, web & interactive)

  • Pre-Press and digital print production 

  • Digital audio and MIDI recording editing

  • Digital video editing

  • Motion graphics and animation

I have worked closely with many top musicians, singers and voice talent, producers, studios, labels, graphic designers, print shops, service bureaus and businesses building strong relationships while providing quality creative solutions for recording, print, web and video.

 

Working both freelance and as part of creative teams, I am comfortable working independently and directing a creative team. I possess the ability to see a project through from conception to final product while maintaining deadlines and budgets.

 

My creative digital multi-media background and experience would be a valuable asset to your company or project.

 

Thank you for your interest in my creative talents,

Clients

Aladdin Industries • America's Dumbest Criminals • Tomkat Catering • Amy Grant – Word Recording Artist • Anne Murray – EMI Recording Artist • B A Pargh, a Service Merchandise Company • BeBe & CeCe Winnans - Word Recording Artists • Bell South Yellow Pages • Billy Falcon – Jambco Recording Artist • Billy Grahm Crusades • Budweiser Championship Watercross Series • Champions For Christ • Charlie Daniels – Capitol & Epic Recording Artist • Dolly Parton – Warner Brothers & RCA Recording Artist • Mike Lawler, Alman Brothers – Arista & Epic Recording Artists • Eddie Baers – Studio Session Drummer • Emagic • EMI Records; Ensoniq • Fan Fair • Highway 101 – Warner Brithers Recording Artists • Garth Hudson, The Band – Capitol Recording Artist • Greg Armbruster - Windom Hill Recording Artist • Israel Houghton – Integirity & RCA Recording Artist • Joe Jackson – A&M & Virgin Recording Artist • Josh Mcdowell Ministries • Keith Thomas – Multi-Grammy Award Winning Record Producer • KMG Records • Larrie Londin - Studio Session Drummer Great • Louise Mandrell – RCA & Epic Recording Artist • Marie Osmond - MGM & Curb Recording Artist • MCA Publishing • Michael Ormartian - Multi-Grammy Award Winning Record Producer • Whitney Houston – Arista, RCA & Sony Recording Artist • Michael W. Smith – RCA/Reunion Recording Artist • Michael Rhodes – Studio Session Musician • Moody Blues – DECCA & Polydor Recording Artists • Paul Overstreet – Multi-Grammy Award Winning Songwriter; Petra – Word & Epic Recording Artists • Ronnie Milsap – RCA Recording Artist; Steve Winwood – Island & Virgin Records Recording Artist • The Gideons International • Trade Show Management • Word Records – Yamaha Music, USA • REMO, Inc.