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Bee Happy Design

Freelance Graphic Designer & Website Designer

Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills
Think. Create. Differentiate.
Insightful Designer whose qualifications include degrees in Art and Web/Multimedia Design; and 5 years working as a Graphic Designer for a print shop. Experience in the creation and pre-production of printed products both internally and for clientele, and deployment of internal websites and email campaigns. Also experienced in morning coffee preparation and consumption.
Technology Summary
Design Software:
Adobe CS 3 and 5.5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign); Quark Xpress 6.5 and 8, SmartStream Designer, Suitcase Fusion
Mac OS 10.6 (Lion); Windows XP, Vista
Web Dev:
Dreamweaver, RapidWeaver, XHTML, CSS2, Flash
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Satori Bulk-Mailer
Design Experience
Portrait Design & Print Studio Apple Valley, MN
Graphic Designer, Feb. 2006- Oct. 2010
Became a seasoned designer working with multiple clients as well as internal marketing projects. I strove to keep up with new techniques and trends in design, and was the Illustrator “go-to gal”. I created and maintained multiple company websites and the PDPS product catalog. My clients were truly “mine” as I was expected to handle projects from concept to completion in this position. This meant I wore many hats from Customer Service Rep to Art Director, Pre-Press Technician to even Packaging and Shipping Handler in some instances.
Other Recent Experience
Maund Entertainment Twin Cities, MN
Face Painter, 2003-2006/2011 - present
Delighted children and adults with face painting services at festivals, parties, Twins games, and Nickelodeon Universe (also known as Knotts Camp Snoopy) in the Mall of America. I continuously worked to improve my painting technique and customer service skills in this position all while having fun and entertainment. Learning how to deal with a large crowd and many distractions has been quite valuable as well as working in adverse weather conditions and extreme temperatures – always while keeping and creating smiles.
Questar Assesment, Inc. Apple Valley, MN
Reader/Test Scorer, 2009
Assessed and Scored standardized essay tests according to provided rubric. I completed training sessions for each project worked and was required to meet and exceed baseline expectations to be accepted as a scorer. This was a temporary job but I did take away an improved ability to make a quick and accurate decision and then move on to the next task.
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Website Design