John Gerst

Freelance Page Designer & Logo Designer

Location:Richardson, Texas, United States
2 Skills
John Gerst
700 Custer Rd. Apt. 266
Richardson, TX 75080

OBJECTIVE: To Assist In Print Design And The Building Of Websites.

SOFTWARE: Dreamweaver, Quark, Adobe Illustrator, Fireworks, InDesign.

SUMMARY: Experienced in entrepreneurial environment as co-owner of an Internet retailer.
Skilled with multimedia software, drawing, design, logo design, and I have worked in various phases of print production.

EXPERIENCE: Customer Service Representative for TeaDog.Com September 2006 - Present Dallas, TX
Start-up Internet retailer of tea, teapots and tea accessories.
* Started as independent contractor and became co-owner.
* Helped improve graphics and website design of TeaDog.Com, which
helped to achieve a 50% increase in sales in over 1 year.
* Gained experience in growing and running an Internet start-up business.
* Launched a new website targeted at a specific segment of tea market.
* Manage shipping of orders.
* Quality Control and Customer Service.

Full-time student at Cittone Institute Mt. Laurel, NJ August 2005 -September 2006
Returned to school to gain web design skills. Held part-time jobs for income.

Graphic Designer at Catholic Star Herald May 2002 - August 2005 Camden, NJ
Weekly Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese Of Camden, NJ.
* Responsible for Newspaper layout.
* Created and designed ads for Newspaper.
* Managed printing and production of paper.
* Maintained digital production of paper.

Graphic Designer at Courier Post Newspaper August 2000 - December 2002 Cherry Hill, NJ
Daily Newspaper serving Southern New Jersey.
* Designed Newspaper ads and corrected proofs by other designers.
* Gained experience in the high-stress Newspaper environment of deadlines.
* Handled color negatives and proofread ads.

Print Production at Electro Polymeric September 1997 - September 2000 Sewell, NJ
* Gained experience in print & production.
* Performed quality control as well as handling prints and proofreading.

EDUCATION: Web Design Diploma: Graphic Web Design, Cittone Institute, Mt. Laurel NJ - Aug 2005 - Sept. 2006
B.A. Graphic Design: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ - 1996-1999
Electronic PublishingCert ., Berkeley School Of Design, Bala Cynwyd, PA -1994
A.A Liberal Arts: Gloucester County College, Sewell, N J- 1992

My Portfolio Of Websites can be viewed at:•
Skills (2) Rating
Page Design
Logo Design