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Starla Huchton

Freelance Book Designer & Photo Editor

Location:Monterey, California, United States
2 Skills
Summary of Qualifications:

• AA in Graphic Design
• Proficient in industry standard design software (Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator)
• Social media savvy (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
• Good working knowledge of print shop equipment and procedures
• Experience supervising personnel
• Well-developed communication skills
• Experience working overseas with foreign cultures to achieve project goals


University of Maryland University Colleges
2002- 2003

- General education courses
- Basic HTML

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online division
2004, 2006

- Courses in Graphic Design, general education, art

Monterey Peninsula College

- Associate of Arts in Graphic Design
- Maintained GPA of 3.8
- General education
- Courses in design, including physical, mixed media and thorough training in digital design and software

Employment History:

Lithographer – United States Navy
Naval Air Station, Keflavik, Iceland
June 2000- June 2004

- Filled all positions from beginning print production to shop supervisor
- Managed all shop supplies and workflow
- Operated and performed maintenance on all shop equipment including Xerox 5100, horizontal camera, offset printing press, platemaker, and bindery equipment, laser engraver
- Completed digital layout and design for brochures, booklets, invitations, standardized forms, programs, information cards, and souvenir plaques
- Supervised all shop personnel and interacted with all clients to provide the service to a Naval base of over 5,000 military personnel in a foreign country

Marketing Assistant – Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Sasebo, Japan
March 2005 – July 2006

- Responsible for designing materials for multiple accounts ranging from childcare to entertainment events to travel destinations
- Worked with Japanese employees across multiple departments
- Supplied photography for advertising and informational use
- Reworked event calendars and advertising campaigns for several accounts
- Assisted in redesigning the bimonthly MWR magazine
- Aided in designing menus and signage for food establishments
- Designed games and backdrops for festivals and community events

Freelance Work
2010 - Present

- Designed covers for multiple eBook and print versions of works of fiction across multiple genres
- Designed multiple websites, including basic coding and all image elements
Skills (2) Rating
Book Design
Photo Editing