Sharon A.G. George

Freelance Photo Editor & Digital Artist

Location:Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Phone: 828-505-0263
2 Skills
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.
Skills (2) Rating
Photo Editing
Digital Art