Ross Homer-Bouthiette

Freelance Ad Designer & Document Designer

Location:Hartford, Connecticut, United States
2 Skills

Clemson University, Honors Graduate
Undergraduate – Psychology BA Focused in Communication Studies
August 2009 – May 2013
Rhode Island School of Design
Continuing Education – Digital Tools for Print Design
September – Present
East Granby High School, Honors Graduate
High School Diploma
August 2005 – June 2009

Technological Skills

• Wealth of experience in Mac and PC environments
• Exceptional knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite from extensive use over three years
• Built expertise with the tools and elements in the Adobe Creative Suite
• Extensive mastery of InDesign with seamless integration of Illustrator and Photoshop pertaining to marketing and promotions
• Used base layers and layering techniques to create intricate, atheistically pleasing materials
• Learned color separation styles to prepare documents for differing printing methods
• Utilized Adobe Creative Suite to design flyers, magazine layouts, business cards, brands, logos, and other advertising materials
• Research experience with Radian 6
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint

Communication Skills

• Strong interpersonal and written communications
• Leadership and problem-solving based knowledge
• Rich background in creative and technical writing
• Ample experience in proofreading documents

Employment History and Experience

Capital Community College, Education/Marketing Assistant
School of Workforce & Continuing Education
July 2013 – Present
• Exclusively responsible for managing the marketing and graphic design efforts of the School of Workforce & Continuing Education for Capital Community College
• Charged with designing flyers and promotional materials along with decisions on printing (paper, color, gloss, thickness, size, etc.)
• Managed distribution of flyers in the community to increase interest in the courses offered
• Created an original advertising campaign for the new Capital Academy of the Arts program including posters, flyers, and a mailer
Sole Sushi Bar and Grill, Sushi Chef and Intern
Kitchen Staff
May 2012 – May2013
• Preparation of visually appealing and creative sushi dishes
• Aided the restaurant and the other two collaborative restaurants with advertising opportunities including a local television spot, a sponsored 5K road race, and wine tasting
• Learned to effectively explain promotions, expectations, and policies to clients
• Responsible for training potential sushi chefs
Clemson University Housing, Resident Assistant
Housing and Residential Life
August 2011 – May 2012
• Maintained an environment of respect and safety throughout a community of 70 male freshmen students of Clemson University
• Designed informative bulletin boards on topics pertaining to the target audience of the freshmen
• Created interesting and exciting programs from residents of Clemson University to attend including two University recognized programs called Graffiti Festival and Puppy-Palooza
• Developed strong time management skills while adhering to multiple strict deadlines
• Persuasively advertised for different campus events through various forms of communication

Volunteer Experience

Ad Club of Connecticut
June 2013 - Present
• Responsible for the design of the new member catalog and print organization
• Design of the new logo and name of the Thursday networking event
• Creation of a new sub website compiling the contact information of the collaborating advertising agencies in Connecticut
Charter Oak Academy Family Resource Center
May 2013 – June 2013
• Supervision of the 4th and 5th grade after school group ensuring that students completed assigned homework and participated in activities
• Handled the troubleshooting issues of the office faculty
• Designed the 5th grade yearbook with Microsoft Publisher as an end of the school year gift
Connecticut Commission on Children Anti-Bullying Event
May 2013
• Recording of event for electronic upload and distribution
• Distribution of event information

Honors Organizations

Sigma Alpha Lambda National Honors and Leadership Organization
January 2011 - Present
National Society of High School Scholars
November 2008 – Present
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Document Design