Tori Farris

Freelance Graphic Designer & Photographer

Location:Adamsville, Alabama, United States
2 Skills
OBJECTIVE: To obtain responsible work in graphic design and photography

SKILLS: Proficient in PC/Mac platforms with word processing and desktop publishing software
packages (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Quark XPress, Adobe InDesign, Adobe
Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator); prepress file prep, Windows, computer file management,
storage and maintenance; CD burning capabilities, Internet navigation; communication
(fax machine, document e-mail scanners and e-mail); type 55+ WPM; photo scanning,
retouching, and manipulation, digital SLR photography; and slideshow production


Ad Designer – Piggly Wiggly Distribution of Alabama
05/06 to Present Bessemer, AL
• Prepares weekly ad circulars for various stores on deadline
• Faxes ads to store for proofing and makes corrections
• Assists with graphic design/web design and support on desktop issues
• Maintains positive customer service
• Maintains a clean and orderly work environment

03/06 to 05/06 Graphic Designer/Typesetter – Pete’s Print & Copy Center
Birmingham, AL
• Prepared designs for specific customer requests
• Spoke and met with customers regarding proofing
• Assisted with various copy, press, and finishing jobs
• Assisted with support on desktop issues
• Maintained positive customer service
• Maintained a clean and orderly work environment

10/05 to 02/06 Color Specialist – Group 360 Visual Communications
Birmingham, AL
• Prepared raw film positive scans for OPI color work and conversions
• Made color corrections of images in different proofing stages
• Created silos and shadows for images in Photoshop
• Dropped prepared page files/stories into workflow for proofing
• Prepared 4 color 4UP proofing board for lamination and review
• Checked quality control for pages ready to ship to client
• Scanned 3x5, 2-1/4, 35mm, and reflectives for magazine stories

August 2005 – Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communications
American InterContinental University Online, Buckhead, GA
Major: Digital Design
GPA: 3.89/4.0 – Magna *** Laude
May 2002 – Associate Degree in Occupational Technology
2001 – Certificate of 3 credit hours in Basic/Advanced B&W, and Digital Photography
Bessemer State Technical College, Bessemer, AL
Major: Graphics and Prepress Communications
Minor: Commercial Art and Photography
GPA: 3.67/4.0 – Graduated with Honors
HONORS/ 2012 – Photography – 1st Place (Buckeye Butterfly on Pink Flower), Natural Slice of Life

Photography’s "PINK FLOWER CONTEST.” facebook.
2012 – Photography – (Carrie Brown McWhorter). "Destruction. Devastation.” The Alabama
Baptist ‘We Are the Body’ 04.27.11, A Year Later: pages 5-11. Newspaper.
2012 – Photography – (Betsy Childs). "The Church and Disaster: Alabama Churches and
Tornado Relief” Beeson 2012: A Vision for the Aging Church: pages 10-13. Magazine.
2012 – Photography – (Katrina Coker). "THROUGH THE STORM: TURNING TRAGEDY
INTO TRIUMPH.” Pleasant Grove, AL – April 27, 2011: pages; cover & several pages. Book.
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Graphic Design