Dhyana Mackenzie

Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Location:California, Maryland, United States
2 Skills
Dhyana Mackenzie
21853 Ronald Drive Lexington Park, MD
HM-301-866-4032 Wk-301-342-3569 Cell: 301-481-2485

To obtain a position as a Graphic Artist/ Illustrator

Work History
Customized Creations /1992-Present
Shop Supervisor/Manager I manage a small team of graphic artists, who design graphics in support of the Navy. We deliver good customer service, sales support and conduct a monthly inventory. I deliver employee safety and software training, and prepare a yearly budget. Additional responsibilities include managing the production and creation of artwork and product designs; logo design and editing and improving photographs in Photo Shop. Designs are then applied on various surfaces-plaques, mugs t-shirts etc. My team provides design images using most graphic software programs, including PS and Illustrator. I am also proficient in screen printing, darkroom work, color separations-hand and computer, vinyl cutting and laser engraving. I’m also responsible for and maintain all equipment and software.

Audio Visual Labs
Graphic Artist/Software Technician 1985-1986
Tested computer software and designed ads for magazines promoting computer graphic systems, hardware and software. Tested and evaluated software for production. I provided on site service including the set-up computers and software training.

R/Greenberg Associates 1982-1985
Cameraman/Optical Technician/Animation
I operated an optical printer, which edited timing changes on scenes from movies and commercials. I also worked in the animation department, preparing layout, storyboard ideas, and rotoscoping. I worked on many motion pictures and hundreds of television commercials.

EFX Unlimited 1980-1982
Optical Printer/Darkroom technician/Ultra sonic Film Cleaner
I did timing changes on optical printer, and processed film in darkroom.
I’m working on completing my Associate in Graphic Art from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 2008 to Present.

Ocean County College 1971- 1974
Fine Arts Major
I have Navy Education Units,1992 -2010 Master-Management, Inventory, Procurement, among 150 other classes available upon request.

Software Skills
Microsoft Office 7
Corel X5
Adobe CS5
Sign mate
Awards and Recognition
I received letters of appreciation from the Pentagon and National Archives, Human Recourses, AIR 4.51, Research and Engineering for artwork designed in my shop.
Personal Accomplishments
My work was published in Computer Pictures magazine. I helped create the Tri-Star Picture Logo that is used world-wide.
As an artist, I have displayed my art in five solo exhibits. I’ve showed and displayed my work in art in Gallery shows in New Jersey, Maryland, and in Washington DC.
I run an Arts and Crafts Festival every year for the past 18 years with over 200 vendors, responsible for public relations for the event for the past 18 years.
As an art teacher, I teach private art lessons, including Japanese Anime, drawing and painting.

1971 The Power of the Rays Solo show OCC College Toms River, New Jersey
2004 Solo September Myths Legends and the Outposts of Shambhala
Wylde Women Gallery Leonardtown, MD
2004-2006 Juried Children’s National Art Show Rassieur Youth Center
2004-2006 Juried Children’s National Art Show for Women’s Club-St. Mary’s County
2005 April Wylde Women Gallery Three Notch Theater
2005 Featured Artist for Japanese American Month - Anime
2005-2006 May Ann Marie Gardens Mind Body Spirit Show
2005 Arts Alive Class at St. Mary’s Library
2005 July Show at Visions Gallery Georgetown
2006 Exhibited at Heron’s Way Gallery
2006 July-August St. Mary’s Library One-Woman Exhibit
2009 March Annmarie Gardens Spring Show Calvert Artist Guild
2010 March Annmarie Gardens Spring Show Calvert Artist Guild
2011 March Annmarie Gardens Spring Show Calvert Artist Guild
2011 Mystical Dream Art St. Mary's Gallery July 1st through August 15th
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design