Dillon Lara

Freelance Poster Designer & Website Designer

Location:Columbia, Missouri, United States
2 Skills
Dillon Lara
Freelance Graphic and Web Designer with plenty of Retail experience

Columbia, MO

I'm currently finishing up my B.A. in Web Design and pursuing a full time career in Graphic and Web Design or working with Music in some form or another as these are my passions. I do have extensive experience in retail and am excellent at working with customers as well as inventory control and loss prevention.
Work Experience

Director of Youth Ministries

Community UMC - Columbia, MO

June 2009 to May 2011

I am in charge of all youth related activities and events. I currently plan for weekly youth nights and two small group bible studies as well as oversee and often teach youth Sunday School. I handle all health forms and paperwork concerning youth events and financial waivers and fees. We recently went on a float trip in which I organized and planned with another adult from the congregation. We had to plan for transportation since our church does not have a church van anymore as well as plan meals a worship service for Sunday morning and activities for the weekend. I also had to make sure the youth had current health forms and all had filled out waivers for the canoeing company.

Front Counter Team Leader

Hastings Entertainment - Kirksville, MO

2006 to March 2010

Hastings is an entertainment store that sells books, music, and video. As a front counter team leader, my role is manage the frond end of the store and take of customer related issues. I also manage the store as a whole when the store manager is not present. I'm in charge of managing safe money and paying bills for the company. This position has increased my communication skills and made me more responsible.


Camp Jo-Ota Summer Camp - Clarence, MO

July 2007 to August 2008

As a counselor this week long summer camp, I work with high school and middle school youth. We had the largest group at our camp with over 50 youth. I was in charge of a small group with another leader. We had a curriculum that we followed 4 times a day throughout the week as well as worked with youth on activities and sports. I also played in the praise band that lead music for each worship service during the week.

Web Administrator

Kirksville Medical Equipment - Kirksville, MO

2002 to 2003

During my time for this local business, I maintained their web store by updating product descriptions and graphics to ensure all information was accurate and that the client would be purchasing the correct
product at the correct price.


Kirksville High School - Kirksville, MO

Associates in Liberal Arts

Moberly Area Community College - Kirksville, MO

Masters in Music Production and Technology

Berklee University - Boston, MA

I have over 7 years of experience working with web and graphic design using Adobe products including: Master Collection CS3, CS4, and CS5. I also have experience with Microsoft Front Page, Sandvox, and online blogging tools such as WordPress, LiveJournal and Blogger. Much of my experience has come from personal uses such as websites and promotional items(posters, flyers, stickers, buttons) for bands I have played in growing up but I also have done work for churches I have been apart of and other businesses I worked for which included maintaining a webstore and updating pictures for products. Also through my experience as a Team Leader and Inventory Associate at Hastings Entertainment, I learned much about managing employees and receiving and prepping product for the sales floor. Both my jobs at Hastings and the Church have greatly increased my communication skills which are a vital part of any business.

Skills (2) Rating
Poster Design
Website Design