Friends (10)

Cara Stoerger

Freelance Illustrator & Nature Animal Illustrator

Location:Champaign, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
M.F.A. 2013 - Illustration, Academy of Art University
M.S. 2007 - Technology, Training and Development, Eastern Illinois University
B.S. 1998 - Microbiology, Chemistry Minor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

8/2013 – Present
Youth & Programming Services Coordinator
Allerton Public Library District | Monticello, IL

Duties include selection of library materials for juvenile and young adult collections in accordance with the library materials selection policy. Maintenance of the juvenile and young adult departments. Planning, development, and implementation of events and programs for all ages of youth to be presented on a monthly basis throughout the year. Planning, developing, and implementing of the annual Summer Reading Program for all ages of youth. Planning, development, and implementation of multi-session, after-school STEAM-based clubs for school aged children. Establishing professional relationships with local community groups for sponsorships and partnerships. Developing marketing materials and brochures for both online and print media outlets. Design and maintenance of the library website, Facebook page, and other Social Media sites. Implementation of Digitization Project for newspapers, yearbooks, oral histories and other archive materials. Implementation of new technologies to be incorporated into youth programs and other library areas.
10/2010 – Present
Adjunct Instructor
Monticello Area Arts Council | Monticello, IL

Duties include studio workshop proposal, design, set-up and instruction for Fine Arts adult learning courses. Courses to date include Light and Shadow with Charcoal, Pastel Flowers, Fruit Bowl in Pastels, Pastel Portraits, Watercolor Holiday Cards, Peony Painting at Allerton House Gardens, Fu Dog Acrylic Painting
5/2010 – Present
C Stoerger Designs | Monticello, IL

Freelance projects include website design, logo design, digital tutorial design and development, brochure and business card design, illustrations and other commissioned artwork.
5/2010 – 8/2012
Multi-Media Designer and Administrator
Posh Prints & Design (PPD) | Monticello, IL

Duties included online technical support and customer service for all customer digital files, software, and product issues in relation to PPD products; ecommerce site administrator; graphic design; digital template layout design to meet multiple photo laboratory specifications; Photoshop template design for use in portrait photography print materials; digital element illustration in Adobe Illustrator; blog administrator; materials coordinator for event sponsorship; online tutorial design and editing; in-house IT support
5/2008 – 4/2010
Online Education Coordinator
PREPA.R.E., Inc. | Champaign, IL

Duties included managing the installation, implementation, and administration of the Elluminate Live! online learning system; enrollment support and Technical Support for online and live seminar learners; editing and conversion of online learning sessions into secure, portable, computer-based media for learners without online capabilities using Adobe Suite, Camtasia, and Mirage file protection software; in-house Microsoft Office networking and Hardware/Software support; website initial update and continuing management, including online payment system and Search Engine Optimization techniques; desktop publishing (brochures, online newsletter, online advertising)
4/2007 – 5/2008
Employee and Organizational Development Specialist
Sara-Bush Lincoln Health System (SBLHS) | Mattoon, IL

Duties included project management of HealthStream Learning Management System implementation; new course development; needs assessments; course materials analysis; instructional design to reflect different learning styles as identified by organization; use of blended and e-learning techniques; implementation of training and instructional programs using appropriate instructional methods; maintenance of departmental internal website and online newsletter; interdepartmental services for hospital groups/departments with specific training needs; facilitation for group meetings and Performance Improvement Teams
10/1998 – 2/2006
Quality Control Manager/Assistant Lab Manager
American Analytical Chemistry Laboratories (AACL) | Champaign, IL
(Now a part of Intertek -

Duties included maintaining records and maintenance schedules; performing trend analysis and tracking quality control data to meet FDA guidelines as directed by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP); reviewing all finished analysis for accuracy and completeness before reporting, as well as, determining adherence to USP guidelines in relation to proper protocol and documentation; training of new hires on general laboratory/safety practices; Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) usage; wet chemistry techniques; responsibility as the first reviewer in a two-step review process for all outgoing reports; writing and editing standard operating procedures and validation reports; customer and technical assistance; incorporating protocols for antibiotic potency assay; cytotoxicity analysis and human plasma selenium analysis in-house using USP and other researched references; wet chemistry analysis of nutritional supplements, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals and food items and training of employees to perform these analyses; calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Skills (2) Rating
Nature Illustration