Marilyn J. Ellis

Freelance Travel Writer & Graphic Designer

Location:Missoula, Montana, United States
2 Skills

Seeking employment in a challenging professional setting where my experience and education can be utilized to the fullest extent
• Computer Graphics & Web Design (over 10 Years)
Adobe CS 5.5 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, Flash)
Java Script
• Television producer Public Access, Channel 11, Jackson, MS
• Montana Certified Public School Teacher – Graphics & CIS (2011-2016) • Adjunct Professor (9 Years) of
Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel. Access, PPT)
College Keyboarding
PC Hardware
Networking Essentials (MS)
Computer Logic
Adjunct Newsletter for NHC (2000)
Adjunct Representative for Faculty Senate, NHC (2000)
9/11 – Present Missoula County Public Schools Missoula, MT
? Substitute for grades K-12
? Apply classroom management skills – all levels
? Follow instructions left by teacher and initiate own plans if necessary

9/09 – 8/11–Teton County School District 401 Driggs, ID
? Substitute for grades K-12
? Apply classroom management skills – all levels
? Follow teacher instructions

10/08 – 03/09 – Eastern Idaho Technical College Driggs, ID
GED Instructor for Teton County
? Prepared lessons for GED instructed and helped students.
? Administered determining exams for level placement.

2/05 – 12/2005 Spring Independent School District Spring, TX
? Substitute for grades K-12
Apply classroom management skills – all levels
? Follow instructions left by teacher and initiate own plans if necessary
? Following Utah State University Handbook for Substitutes for classroom management
8/97 – 12/2005 University of Houston Downtown Houston, TX
Adjunct Faculty
? Teach Computer Information Systems (Introduction to Computers) & College Keyboarding, and Computer Logic
? Software Instruction (MS Word, Access, Excel, Keyboarding Pro)
Prepare overall schedule, lectures, exams for classroom, grade student work, administrative functions

8/97 - 1/04 North Harris Montgomery CCD Houston, TX
Adjunct Faculty
? Teach Computer Information Systems (Introduction, Networking, PC Hardware both classroom and on Internet)
? Software Instruction (MS Word, Access, Excel, PageMaker, Internet, PowerPoint)
? Prepare overall schedule, lectures, exams for WebCT and classroom

8/00 – 10/00 TechRepublic, Inc. Louisville, KY
Published Author Internet
? Published articles at, IT Trainer
Two articles on computer network training, published September and October, 2000
? Three Photoshop training articles to publish late October, 2000
? Created articles and artwork based on my training experience that have been published on the web
11/84 - 12/95 Mississippi Dept. of Environmental Quality Jackson, MS
Graphic Artist Specialist II
? Graphic design, layout paste-up of government publications: brochures, booklets, forms, newsletters, museum displays, photography, computer generated slides, multimedia presentations, computer animation
? Software Used (PageMaker, CorelDraw, Photoshop, AutoCAD, WordPerfect, Super Print for computer generated slides)
? Illustration, darkroom work, copywriter of news articles, brochure copy
? Interagency coordination: Earth Day, 1990; State Fair Exhibit, 1991; Take Pride in Mississippi, 1991, 1992; Clean Water Act Celebration of 1992; Adopt-A-Stream Workshop, 1993; Water Quality Manual, U. S. Soil Conservation Service, 1993.
? Bid specs for all print jobs, and other graphics projects; press checks of finished printing jobs; assembly of large displays
? Equipment and supplies purchase for graphics, including specs for bids ?
Microsoft Corporation Seattle, WA
MCSE # 1262570, Windows NT 4.0
? Workstation, Server, Enterprise, TCP/IP, Basic and Advanced Visual Basic, Java Programming Language
University of Houston Houston, TX
Master of Science, Occupational Education
? Training and Development Major
University of South Carolina Columbia, SC
Bachelor of Arts
? Advertising Design
University of Georgia Athens, GA
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
? Advertising and Public Relations
Georgia Southwestern College Americus, GA
General Education, transferred
? General Academic Education
North Harris Montgomery Community College District Board of Trustees Award Recipient for professional paper (April 1999)
Interface with Indonesia: Space Age Meets Stone Age, presented at Web 98 Conference, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ (May 1998) (Published on web at
? Won design award Jackson Hole Art Association for Marquis Design of the play “Women Who Steal” (2011)
? Television Producer of Jackson Neighborhoods series on Public Access Station Channel 11; also produced “You can make a pot” about pottery, and “Street Rods.”
? President (1993) – South Jackson Home Owners Association -Chaired block captains and neighborhood meetings; produced monthly flyers; produced petition for odor of sewage treatment plant; attended Citizens Southwest meetings, city of Jackson leadership workshop, and Citizens Police Academy
? Appointed to Public Safety Task Force – City of Jackson (1993) – Purpose of Task Force is to present to the City Council of Jackson, MS, both short and long term solutions to curtail crime within the city
? Citizens Police Academy, Jackson, MS (1994)
? Board of Directors, Jackson Association of Neighborhoods
? Television appearance on ‘Mississippi Windows’ – WLBT – Channel 3 – presented publication Neighborhood Festivals – How To Do It; a comprehensive guideline for presenting a neighborhood festival in a community, available at Jackson Police Department (1994)
? References on request.
Skills (2) Rating
Travel Writing
Graphic Design