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Amanda Kirdzik

Freelance Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Location:Akron, Ohio, United States
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My name is Amanda, a have a BFA degree in Visual Communication and Design (Graphic Design) and a minor in Web Design & Programming. My concentration is in Illustration which I absolutely love! I have always love to draw and paint, but my favorite thing to do is collage. Each project gives me a new opportunity to explore different ways to create something exciting. There are so many color, shapes, materials that I can use in my work that the possibilities are endless. My work is usually based around magazine publishing, book illustrations, or other editorials, but I also create large scale artwork and small objects like coasters, journals, and jewelry. I also do design work, working with logos, advertisements and web design.

Position Requested:
Graphic Design or Illustration

Kent State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Design and Communication
Concentration in Illustration
Minor in Web Design and Programming
Graduation: May 2011

427 Design, Akron, Ohio (Internship)
December 2010 – May 2011
Created and designed logos, brochures, websites, tickets, flyers,
advertisements, business cards, screen prints, and more.

Client: Studio Hudson
Created/designed the logo
Designed and built the company web site (included CSS style sheets, HTML
coding, flash photo galleries, flash movie player, and php/java contact form)

Client: Wash N Go Laundromat
Created the company identity (logo, business cards, letterhead, envelopes,
signs, posters, and invoice sheets)

A multitude of class work including a number of illustration peices, editorial
illustrations, brochures, magazine layouts, menu design, self mailers, book
covers, logo design, as well as interactive projects such as web design (Portage
Animal Protection League and Kent State Fashion Department web site).

Special Skills:
Highly experienced with design software including Adobe Creative Suite
5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash and Acrobat).
Experienced with other programs including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and
Pinnacle. Also experienced with programming in HTML, CSS, and limited
knowledge with action script 2.0 and 3.0, C++, java, and php.

Kent State University $1,000 VCD scholarship
Art Institute of Pittsburgh $10,000 creative scholarship
First place in Canton HeART's for Hope Art Show
Graduated Hudson High School as member of National Art Honors Society

Work History:
427 Design, intern. Akron, Ohio. 2010-2011.
Life Center Plus, fitness center associate. Hudson, Ohio. 2006 - present.
Boston Mills Ski Resort, lift operator. Boston Heights, Ohio. 2002-2006.
Rivers Club, waitress. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2005 - 2006.
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Graphic Design