Sharon A. G. George
Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, & Illustrator; Jacquad, Morph 2.0, SAP, FileMaker Pro; Mac & PC proficient.
* decisive, self-starting, multi-tasker with an enthusiastic, positive attitude
* a sharp eye for creative conceptualization with the ability to produce freehand sketches as well as computerized proofs & final print-ready files
* effective project management & problem solving abilities
* great communication & interpersonal skills
* full understanding of budgets, deadlines, & satisfying client’s needs
3/09-present Christina James, Nebo, NC.
Freelance Manager/Designer: manager & scheduler of freelance artists & their projects & creating gifts & home décor items assuring designs are both visually compelling & functional, fulfilling business, brand, market, & user requirements.
8/03-10/08 Manual Woodworkers and Weavers, Hendersonville, NC.
[01/08-10/08] New Products Line Manager of National Accounts: developed textiles & ceramics for home décor & apparel from first concept through delivery of a final approved quality product, meeting budget limitations & deadlines for companies including HSN, QVC, Bed Bath & Beyond, Disney & Target, working with the front & back of house departments to develop quality products within varying budgets and tight deadlines. Regular use of Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator.
[10/04-11/06] Illustrator: followed direction of up to 5 line managers to create artwork for textile & ceramic products to be manufactured in-house and over seas, choosing pantones for import color matching. Created hand-drawn/painted images, as well as computer generated artwork using Photoshop, & Illustrator to create CMYK, RGB, indexed, & vectored images. Daily photo editing for product development & catalog images.
[08/03-10/04] Computer Textile Artist: duties included layout of various textile products using Adobe Photoshop & Jacquad for photo editing, indexing & condensing images in PNG & PICT format for production, choosing the warp, fills, & weaves to be woven.
1999- 2007 Bad Seed Productions, Bay St. Louis, MS (’99-’03), Asheville, NC (’03-‘07).
Owner/ Artist: responsible for all aspects of running the company which include marketing & sales, establishing a client base, research of subject matter, proposals for clients, design & development of sculptures, murals, and set designs, supply purchasing, delivery & pickup of props, hired & managed employees.
1997-1999 Massett & Co., New Orleans, LA.
Painter/ Sculptor: Began as a painter of 14’ 3-D props, responsible for maintaining an inventory of supplies and meeting extreme deadlines. Promoted to sculptor where I scaled out images, constructed armatures of wood, & shaped the forms with cardboard, styrofoam, and paper mache.
1995-1997 Freelance Artist, New Iberia, LA, New Orleans, LA, Oahu, HI.
After graduation, I worked a few jobs bartending which included working on different cruise ships; 2 on the Mississippi River, and 1 in Hawaii. During this time, I worked at various sign companies and did other freelance work.
1995 Graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Major = Media, Minor = Art History
1993 Graduate of the Art Instruction Schools of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1989 Graduate of New Iberia Senior High School in Louisiana with Honors.