Susanne Sammel

Freelance Digital Artist & Graphic Designer

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Location:San Jose, California, United States
Phone: 408 515-6054
Website: http://ssammelportfolio.webs.com/
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/susannesammel
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$40
Rate/Hr
Summary of Experience:
Ms. Sammel brings a solid background in computer-related design, including 15+
years of professional experience in graphic arts and technical illustration.

Education:
B.A. Fine Arts; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Introduction to CAD, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA.

Areas of Concentration:
Studio Arts, concentration in drawing. Studies included:
Graphic Design, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Architectural Drawing, and Drafting.

Software:
Adobe Suite:
PhotoShop
Illustrator
InDesign
Acrobat
Dreamweaver
Fireworks
Flash
FrameMaker
Macromedia:
FreeHand
Autodesk:
AutoCAD
Microsoft:
Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Corel:
CorelDRAW
Painter

Background:
09-present (contract basis): Integrated Design Technology, San Jose, CA
*Company specializes in mixed signal semiconductor chips.
Job Description: GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR
Responsibilities: creating illustrations and block diagrams; designing and producing graphics
for marketing collateral (online and print) and PowerPoint presentations, formatting literature; creating new style guidelines for diagrams.

06-09 (part-time): PACIFIC GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERS,
Morgan Hill, CA
*Company specializes in geologic and engineering services.
Job Description: TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATOR and MARKETING/GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Responsibilities: drawing cross-sections, profiles, boring logs, trench logs, and site maps
+ design of marketing collateral.

05-06 Contracts:
Lee, Inc., San Jose, CA; CTL Engineering, Inc., Pleasanton, CA;
WEC & Associates, Palo Alto, CA; JLK & Associates, San Jose, CA;
KCR Development, Inc., Cupertino, CA; and Flanders Bay Company, Los Gatos, CA

02-05: LEE ENGINEERS, San Jose, CA
*Company specializes in civil engineering.
Job Description: DRAFTER; ILLUSTRATOR
Responsibilities: drawing illustrations, diagrams, cross-sections, tables, charts, and maps.

03-04 (part-time contract): PHCAD, Fremont, CA
*Company specializes in architectural rendering and other CAD services.
Job Description: GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Responsibilities: designing and producing marketing collateral.

01-02: METRO DESIGN CENTER, Saratoga, CA
*Company specializes in graphic design/technical documentation.
Job Description: GRAPHIC ARTIST
Responsibilities: formatting technical documentation; creating icons and diagram
illustrations; designing and producing graphics for marketing collateral; and matting
(hand-cut) and framing of original print collections.
Personal Clients/Projects for METRO DESIGN CENTER include: Cisco Systems Inc.;
IC Sensors; IPInfusion; Stanford GBS; CADopia; and others.

97-00: iPIX; INTERNET PICTURES CORPORATION, San Jose, CA
*Company specializes in immersive, 360-degree photography for web and commercial
CD-ROM applications.
Job Description: IMMERSIVE PHOTOGRAPHER/MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER
Responsibilities: shooting photography; digitizing/editing virtual images; and creating virtual tours, including graphic design/multimedia.
**Note: Acted as project manager on many jobs, being client contact and taking responsibility
for completion and delivery of projects.

95-97: ARTSIGNS, INC., Santa Clara, CA
*Company specializes in architectural signage. Also produces graphics for commercial events/tradeshows.
Job Description: LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Responsibilities: designing/producing graphics; creating floor plans/maps for fire evacuation
and navigation; creating vinyl and hand lettering; running plotters; and visiting customer
sites for color/ material analysis.

94-95: NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES, Sunnyvale, CA
*Company specializes in computerized satellite navigation systems for automobiles.
Job Description: AERIAL EDITOR/DIGITIZER
Responsibilities: digitizing and editing map geometry (including continual update of database utilizing aerial photography and other current source materials); applying multiple routing code systems; and naming/addressing streets.

90-93: PULSE OF THE COUNTY, Capitola, CA
*Company specializes in marketing.
Job Description: GRAPHIC ARTIST/PRODUCTION MANAGER
Responsibilities: designing brochures, flyers, postcards, and catalog sheets; assisting with
photo shoots; proofreading (editing when necessary) all text and data; supervising four employees in production and distribution of weekly publications, reports, and
spreadsheets ('90-'91).

Personal:
Dedicated to quality workmanship, meticulous with detail, hardworking and responsible, with never-ending desire to learn and grow.

References:
Available upon request.
Skills (2) Rating
Digital Art
Graphic Design