Art is something ingrained in my very existence. And I am qualified in two very important aspects of it. The creation of graphic pieces for 2 dimensional use, and the freedom that illustrating with paint, pencils, pen and ink! I am proficient in many more aspects of art, but these two I am showcasing here.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Studio in Graphic Design
Graduated May 12, 2004 from Indiana State University
QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent communication skills and outgoing personality makes me great to work with. I am proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, Microsoft Word,and Publisher , and am familiar with Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Reader and PowerPoint and Quark.
Six years of professional experience in the graphic arts and printing, with customer service, prepress and digital press experience with general office skills, and three years of retail and teaching experience.
10.14.09 – Current Jewelry Instructor, Custom Framing and Retail Associate – Jo-Ann Fabrics
373 E. Palatine Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 ~ 847.394.9742
Teaching the jewelry classes provided by corporate, I ensure that my students learn new jewelry techniques, their questions are answered, and that they are inspired. I also help guests customize framing orders by helping them choose appropriate mats, moulding, glass and other specific needs, use Specialty Soft to enter and update orders, prep, fit and finish the orders. My retail duties are cutting counter, cashiering, putting out stock, and assisting guests in finding the materials they need for their projects, giving them inspiration and ideas.
7.5.09 – 9.19.09 Graphic Designer – Infinity Signs
5350 East Ave, Countryside, IL 60525 ~ 708-459-8181
Using the Adobe Suite, and additional programs to generate large format signage with a plodder and a cutting machine, I successfully designed, created and finished large signs for common known companies like Binnys and Beverage Depot. I created and printed menus, flyers and business cards with a digital press, designed and printed banners, posters, labels, decals and car wraps.
Graphic Designer – Minuteman Press
6.5.08 – 9.19.09 7205 S. Kingery Hwy., Willowbrook, IL 60527 ~ 630.655.2540
7.27.07- 5.13.08 1517 East Oakton, Des Plaines, IL 60018 ~ 847.298.1842
My skills acquired so far are challenged and added upon as my knowledge of a multiple color press shares my company. I answer the phone, create quotes, greet customers, take their orders and create custom designs for them using the Adobe Suite. I print the press plates, use bindery machines, and price the work according to quantity, colors and graphics time.
9.8.04- 5.18.07 Graphic Designer – The Paper Chase
667 Wabash, Terre Haute, IN 47807 ~ 812.234.8433
Using the Adobe suite and similar programs to create new designs for customers, I have created thousands of different paper products, and gifts (like t-shirts, mugs and mouse pads) preparing them for printing, and personally seeing that they are completed to the perfection and satisfaction of the customer.
7.7.05 – 9.14.05 Graphic Designer – Dynamic Print Solutions
Martinsville, IL ~ Bought by Presstime Graphics in Terre Haute, IN ~ 812.234.3815
Preparing designwork and images for press by film development, negative stripping and plate burning was my main position at this company. Design work of letterheads, mailers, business cards and catalogs was also a duty.