Cristina calvi

Freelance Album Designer & Graphic Designer

1933
Location:East Meadow, New York, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/cristinacalvi
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I am a photographer who specializes in events and products. I am a skilled graphic artist who can do anything from designing a beautiful album from your event to tell a story of your day to retouching and color correction. I excel in facial retouching and removing backgrounds. Mac and pc proficient with full knowledge of adobe photoshop cs2,3,4 and 5 as well as camera raw. I built and ran a photo lab and am highly trained in color correction.
Below is my resume:
Work Experience
Jovon Photography, East Norwich, ny USA
Production Manager
10/2000 - 05/2005
•Managed a group of 10-15 employees
•Built and managed a photo lab in the studio
•Produced complex and creative image manipulation and enhancement, background removal, color correction, blemish removal, as well as any type of skin softening
•Designed and composed album layouts
•Restored old and damaged photographs
•Photographed events as a primary shooter as well as a photojournalist such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs,anniversary parties,engagement parties,birthday parties etc.
•Sales for events
•Worked closely with clientele from the time of booking a contract,designing their album,reviewing their album, through to the delivery of their product 
•Ensured client satisfaction •Performed office tasks such as answering phones,making appointments,and minor paperwork

E.C. Copy Inc., Farmingdale , NY USA
Graphic Artist
05/1996 - 10/2000
•Executing graphic design such as logos, letterheads, business cards, memorandum, etc. 
•Client relations

Visions Fine Photography, Rockville Centre, NY USA
Director of Operations
05/2005-present
•Built a studio from the ground up
•Sales for events
•Handle all client relations
•Responsible for managing and controlling all finances
•Execute payroll, all bookkeeping,spreadsheets for taxes,expenses
•Responsible for all day to day operations including managing all employees, opening and closing of studio •Work closely with all vendors involved with a clients event
•Download,render,and create actions in Photoshop to obtain excellence in image quality after a job is photographed
•Produced complex and creative image manipulation and enhancement, background removal, color correction, blemish removal, as well as any type of skin softening
•Design and compose album layouts
•Restore old and damaged photographs
•Logo, business card, and letterhead design
•Photograph events as a primary shooter as well as a photojournalist such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, briss's, anniversary parties,engagement parties,birthday parties etc. as well as portrait shoots, product shoots, and interiors
•Event Planning
•Work closely with clientele from the time of booking a contract,designing their album,reviewing their album, through to the delivery of their product 
•Ensure client satisfaction
•Perform office tasks such as answering phones,making appointments, and all paperwork for the studio

Freelance
Photographer
2009
Big D Pet Products-Photographer/Graphic Artist-photographed products and prepared them for website SKD Party-Photographer/Graphic Artist-photographed products and prepared them for website

Education
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY Usa
Bachelors in Fine Arts in Photography, GPA: 3.8
1996 - 2000

Skills
Strong knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CS3,4 and 5, Camera Raw, Quark Express, Microsoft Office,Quickbooks, and Aatrix Top Pay. Comfortable with Mac and PC platforms as well as CMYK and RGB profiles.
Skills (2) Rating
Album Design
Graphic Design