Andre'a Alston

Freelance Graphic Designer & Document Designer

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Location:West End, North Carolina, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/andreaalston
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A.B.A. GRAPHICS
Andre'a B. Alston -- Owner:Operator

EDUCATION

FEBRUARY 2010 -- FEBRUARY 2010

UNITED STATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
ONLINE COURSES -- CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION

How to Win Federal Contracts
Marketing 101: A Guide to Winning Customers
Introduction to Accounting

SEPTEMBER 2008 -- DECEMBER 2009

KING’S COLLEGE
Charlotte, North Carolina
A. A . S. Degree in Graphic Design

AREAS OF STUDY: Drawing, Typography 1 & 2, Design and Color Theory, Comprehensive Illustration, Electronic Drawing 1 & 2, History of Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, Electronic Layout and Design, Web Development with HTML, Web Design and Presentation Development, Advertising and Art Portfolio, Multimedia and Animation 1 & 2, Business Communications 1 & 2

SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Image Ready, Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver

ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE: Microsoft Works, Microsoft Word 2007 & 2010, Microsoft Publisher 2010, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Outlook, Cute PDF Professional, Photo Impact, E-mail fi le attachments, Text Edit

SUPPLEMENTAL COURSEWORK: Physical Geography, Interpreting Literature, Research and
Report Writing, Introduction to Supervisory Management, Introduction to Psychology, Principles of Economics, Electronic Offi ce Systems, Business Law

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: Academic Competitiveness Grant {ACG}

AUGUST 2004 -- JUNE 2008

PINECREST HIGH SCHOOL
Southern Pines, North Carolina
High School Diploma

EXPERIENCE

OCTOBER 2011 -- PRESENT {NOV. 2011}

J SIGNS AND GRAPHICS, LLC
Graphic Designer

As a graphic designer at J signs and Graphics, I produced and formulated designs for an array of different items. I used and worked productively in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop. I worked and maintained production, and help to fi nish products that were due, to the customer. I have listed below items in which I used my creative aspects to design, and services which are offered through this company.

· Small Car Magnets (12 X 18)
· Outdoor Wide format signage
· Large Car Magnets (12 X 24)
· Vinyl banners
· Window Decals (6 X 6 or larger)
· Routered signs
· Wide format printing
· Full vehicle wraps
· Poster Designs
· Half vehicle wraps
· Business card design & formulation
· Banner lamination
· Logo creation & design
· Installation

SEPTEMBER 2008 -- PRESENT {DEC.2011}

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
As a Graphic Designer, I create and design conceptual designs, that show my artistic abilities, as well as my passion for creativity. Producing superior quality every time is an achievement, which I live up to. A client’s ultimate satisfaction is my goal. I have listed below the design forums in which I specialize in.

· Corporate Identity Packages
· Business cards
· Adobe Indesign Layouts
· Invitational letters
· Company logo designs
· Event invitations
· Formal letters
· Event fliers
· Contract design
· Time Sheet design
· Bulletin design
· Address label design

AUGUST 2010 -- OCTOBER 2011

STAPLES -- COPY & PRINT CENTER
Sales Consultant/ Production Consultant
In the professional environment at Staples, I work with customer’s ensuring that they get exactly what they want. I provide answers to questions and solutions to problems that they may have. As well as, producing the customers order by details and qualifications that were specified, during the order taking process. Below I have listed some of the services provided at Staples Copy & Print Center.

· Customer Service
· Business card cutting
· Order taking
· Hand folding / Machine folding
· Order processing
· Wide format printing
· Board mounting
· Photograph reproduction
· Brother Stamp Design & production
· Coping {color, black/ white}
· Business card templates {In-Store}
· Lamination {wide format/ standard}
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Document Design