Extremely talented, self-motivated, imaginative professional who is always seeking new challenges. Ability to make quick and excellent decisions and organize thoughts in the face of time constraints and full workload. Highly trained in a wide array of artistic mediums. Ability to maintain a well-disciplined and highly motivated team. Collaborative, with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate and sustain strong relationships within the working community.
-University of Tampa, FL — Bachelors of Fine Art, double major in Graphic Design and Painting, 2008
-The Art Institute, Tampa, FL— 56 credits for Graphic Design completed, 2004-2006
-University of South Florida, Tampa, FL— 76 credits completed for Fine Art degree, 1997-2002
-Graphic Design: Basic and advanced techniques in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator,and InDesign. Experienced on Mac OSX and PC operating systems. Adept in photo editing and page layout with the ability to prioritize projects and responsibilities.
photography: Basic and advanced techniques, controlled shooting with regard to aperture and shutter speed. Film developing, darkroom procedures, enlarging and printing. Digital photography and enhancements.
-Drawing: Basic and advanced drawing skills and concepts such as perspective drawing, illustration, 2D and 3D drawing, figure and contour drawing. Knowledgeable in all mediums: charcoal, pen and ink, pencil etc.
-Painting: Basic and advanced painting: watercolors, tempera, gouache, acrylic, oil and mixed media. Painting techniques, mixing colors, color selection, use of tone and color wheels. Types of brushes, palette knives, brush strokes, using paints for visual effects, etc.
-Printmaking: Basic and advanced printmaking starting with monotype or linocuts moving on to screen printing. Tools, paints and photosensitive emulsion.
-Communications: Sound knowledge of communication tools, excellent oral and written skills with strengths in editing for all forms of media and internal communications. Ability to prepare comprehensive media materials.
-Customer Service: Ability to build productive relationships, accurate account management, timely follow-ups. Pleasant personality, hard-working and dedicated.
***Experience and recognition***
-Freelance Graphic designer, tampa, fl — 2008-present
Company logos, flyers, book covers, page layouts, business cards, etc.
-Trainer, The Cheesecake factory, tampa, fl — 2006-present
Corporate certified server trainer. Includes follow shifts, on job training, written material completion and final server certification.
-Sales associate, Bond jewelers,tampa,fl — 2004-2006
Jewelry Sales. Merchandise transfers, requests and deliveries. Special orders and custom design with in house jeweler.
_Lead trainer, california pizza kitchen,tampa,fl — 2002-2004 Corporate certified instructor for server classes. Included consecutive day, classroom training with written material completion, hands-on workshop-like setting for role playing and skill building, and lectures.
-ISAP-Florida Acrylic painters art Juried show, Tampa, fl— November 2009
Participant with one painting accepted.
-University of tampa annual juried art shoW, TAMPA, FL—APRIL 2008
Three pieces accepted. award of Honorable Mention.
-The Art Institute of Tampa Juried Student show, Tampa, Fl—May 2006
Participant with two pieces accepted.
-University of South Florida Teaching gallery exhibit, Tampa, fl—May 1998
Painting series exhibited.
-Academy of the holy names, Tampa, fl— 1996
Yearbook Photography editor
-Human rights essay contest, Tampa, fl— 1995