SOFTWARE & EQUIPMENT SKILLS
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office (Macintosh & Windows)
Equipment skills: Various Copiers/Printers/Typing: 60 wpm
National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) • 2008/2012
9/07—PRESENT • BAK PHOTOGRAPHY & ENTERTAINMENT • SALINE, MI
GRAPHIC DESIGNER/PHOTO IMAGING: Create b/w and color documents for marketing purposes including brochures, flyers, newspaper/yearbook ads, postcards, promotional and reorder booklets. Employ various Photoshop techniques such as collage, edge effects, spot color, photo enhancing/repair, retouching and special effect backgrounds. Design and creation of client wedding albums, signature and/or guest books.
1/05—2/07 • HIGHLITE PRINTERS, INC • TRENTON, MI
TYPESETTER – PREPRESS DEPARTMENT: Responsibilities included preparing b/w and color documents for offset printing. File conversion from analog to digital systems. Original document and form creation. Emailed PDF’s and/or faxed proofs to clients followed by weekly approval requests. Ripped approved documents to the Xenith work station.
Types of documents included business cards, letterhead, envelopes, desk pads, note cards, flyers, postcards, reports, newsletters, brochures, magazines, small books and catalogs, all types of continuous and non-continuous forms, promotional packages, calendars, magnets, adhesive backed and product labels. Utilized graphic design and illustration skills.
1/04—1/05 • STERLING JEWELERS, INC • JARED THE GALLERIA OF JEWELRY • MADISON HEIGHTS/NOVI, MI
CLERICAL/POLISHER: Clerical duties included data entry (utilizing industry specific software), filing, gem inventory, telephone service, ordering and shipping. Gold and silver jewelry polishing and plating.
4/02—10/03 • INTERNATIONAL MINUTE PRESS • REDFORD, MI
OFFICE MANAGER: Multi-line phone service, filing, creating job orders, accounting, desktop publishing (document creation including various forms), illustration and design services.
8/99—1/02 • VISUAL SERVICES, INC • BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI
DIGITAL PRESS OPERATOR – CORPORATE PUBLISHING DEPARTMENT: High-end output of color and b/w digital prints (Xerox DocuColor 40) plus finishing services for 40+ Art Directors.
1/98—10/99 • KINKO’S COPY CENTER • GROSSE POINTE, MI
COMPUTER SERVICES CONSULTANT – COMPUTER SERVICES DEPARTMENT: Page layout, design and print production for flyers, resumes, posters, banners, invitations, brochures, obituaries and business cards. Also utilized illustration skills for logo creation, employed cash register services and individual customer computer assistance.
9/97—2/98 • MACTEMPS • SOUTHFIELD, MI
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TEMP: Secretarial duties for various businesses included multi-line phone, word processing, flight scheduling, filing and print reproduction.
4/97—9/97 • ENTECH PERSONNEL SERVICES • DETROIT, MI
SECRETARY TEMP: Secretarial duties as listed above with occasional page design responsibilities.
NEW HORIZONS COMPUTER LEARNING CENTERS • Troy/Livonia, MI • 2—8/97
Six-month concentration in which I studied various page layout, drawing and editing applications from beginning to
advanced levels. Also attended scanning and basic technical classes.
WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE • Taylor, MI • FALL/92 • Class: Introduction to Data Processing
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY • East Lansing, MI • Graduate FALL/74 • Major: Art
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts (with honors)
MOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE • Flint, MI • 68—70 • Major: Art • Transferred to Michigan State University