Sara Lazaroff

Freelance Graphic Designer & Website Designer

Location:Ontario, California, United States
2 Skills

A graphic designer position where my creative abilities are utilized to help a growth oriented design or advertising firm become a leader in its field.


Software (Adobe Creative Suite)
- Illustrator - Photoshop - InDesign - QuarkXPress 7 - Flash - Dreamweaver

Software (Microsoft Office)
- PowerPoint - Word - Excel

Creative Problem Solving Skills and Other Skills
- Design Principles - Layout - Typographic Skills - Color Theory
- Photography - HTML - CSS - ActionScript 2.0 & 3.0 - Drawing
- Painting - Organized - Detail Orientated - MAC Platform
- Multi-tasker - Work Independently - Team Leader / Player
- Great Written & Verbal Communication skills


American Fleet and Retail Graphics
(September 2009-December 2009)

Production Designer / Intern: Helped design and create large format advertising, and media displays with an emphasis on full-color vehicle graphics, temporary construction graphics and retail window overlays.

Skills acquired:
Familiarity with the FlexiSign Suite of signmaking software. Organized electronic layout and production files for flexi printer and large format printers. Understand the intricacies of the size-to-resolution relationship for accurate photo enlargements. Color matching from the Pantone Solid Coated Library. Present layouts in Adobe Acrobat that were designed in Adobe Illustrator to my manager and our salepersons.

Free-Lance Design
(June 2005-August 2006)

Created a 24x30 in. canvas mural painting as background for fish tank for private party.

Skills acquired:
Analyzed items in tank and discussed Egyptian images that relate. Researched references provided by the client. Manipulated two different 8.5x11 in. references together using grid scaling techniques. Held meeting to discuss material list, layout, drawing style, and color theory. Met each deadline on time.

The Molokan
(September 2004-December 2004)

Worked independently to meet the monthly deadline for a subscription and advertising based community news and educational publication.

Skills acquired:
Effectively collaborate with multiple content providers to acquire images and article text to meet tight monthly production deadline. Quickly scan and edit images for accurate color, tone and quality. Illustrate clip art as needed.

Baker’s Drive Thru Restaurant
(March 25, 2002-August 2008)

Provided superior point-of-sale customer service and ensuring the quality, punctuality and accuracy of customer requests in a high-volume production environment. Consistently selected to assist in arranging quarterly theme and holiday promotional materials and displays.

Skills acquired:
Learned to act decisively under evolving deadlines to ensure that strict corporate compliance requirements were satisfied while working with minimal supervision to complete multiple tasks simultaneously in a high pressure client centered environment.


California State University Fullerton
- BFA in Graphic Design (January 2010)
- Golden Key International Honour Society awarded academic honor recognition for being in the top 15% of my class.

Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California
- AA in Graphic Design (August 2004)
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Website Design