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Mary Robertson

Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Location:Ventura, California, United States
2 Skills
• Creative, imaginative professional with 10 plus years of experience in the publishing industry and ad agency
• Ability to conceptualize and intuitively create effective solutions for graphic communications
• Detail oriented
• Strong project management skills
• Prioritize, organize and multi-task with reliability in meeting deadlines
• Team player collaborating and communicating well with others
• Adaptable and enthusiastic in learning new skills and methods
• Knowledge of all stages of production from conceptualizing layouts to file preparation, pre-press and press checks
• Equipped with Mac system, high quality scanner and printer, software—Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word and QuarkXpress

• Expert use of Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Acrobat, Microsoft Word on a Mac system
• Design for print, multipage layout and web
• Strong typography skills
• Good eye for color
• Experience in creating magazine covers, multi-page layouts, email newsletters, logos, ads, brochures, event posters, business cards, catalogues, etc.
• Illustrative skills—vector or raster based illustrations also traditional media such as acrylic paints, pastels, colored pencils and pens
• Creating templates and style sheets
• Scan, color correct, touch up
• Knowledge of XHTML and CSS language

Place Of Employment:Trimbach Media Inc. (publishing company)
3585 Maple St. Suite 232 • Ventura, CA 93003 • Tel. (805) 644-3824
Dates Of Employment: May 1995 (full time)—presently freelance
Title: Art Director / Graphic Designer
• Lead the design for magazine layouts and covers on two magazines:
Coinage and Rock & Gem
• Maintain consistency in the look and identity of the magazine
• Create templates and style sheets
• Create logos to identify featured series and columns, which are run on a monthly basis
• Effective project management skills prioritizing, planning and organizing
• Expert use of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXpress and Acrobat on a Mac system
• Scan, color correct and touch up 4/color photos, slides, positive film and art for high-resolution output
• Involved in all stages of production from layouts to file preparation for print and web use
• Illustrations using traditional media also vector and raster base illustrations for several
editorial pieces
• Knowledge of XHTML and CSS language
General Manager: Tom Trimbach
Place of Employment: Gold's Gym (currently Maverick's Gym)
5171 Telegraph Rd. Ventura, CA 93003 Tel. 805 642-9600
Dates of Employment: Free Lanced —August 2000-September 2004
Title: Free Lance—Graphic Designer
Designed posters, ads, brochures, invitations and announcements
Supervisor: David Tostada

“Career Note” Animation Industry
Filmation Associates, Hanna-Barbera Productions, Ruby and Spears Production
Animation Feature Credits: (credits found online under:)
Mary Robertson—Jetsons, The Movie
Mary Robertson—Happily Ever After
Mary Robertson—Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night
Mary Robertson—Heathcliff
Mary Robertson—The Plastic Man Comedy/Afreele Show
Title: Assistant Animator-freelance
Traditional Animation-Assisted animator in maintaining the integrity of the characters by keeping them drawn to key with the correct anatomical proportions and carrying through by drawing the drawings between the animator’s extremes.

BA in Graphic Design—University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Professional Certificate, Visual Communications—University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Training & Development
XHTML and CSS, Technology Development Center—Ventura, CA
Animation program, Screen Cartoonist Union—North Hollywood, CA.
Art courses, Pierce College—Woodland Hills, CA
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Graphic Design