Illustration, Cartoons and Graphic Design

Formal Education:

 

Bachelor of Art in Visual Art

Concentration in Graphic Fine Art

Graduated: Magna Cum Laude, GPA: 3.8

 

 

Strong use of visual communication through design elements.

 

Strong prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, project management, & planning skills.

 

Strong ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

 

Self-motivated with critical attention to detail.

 

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, etc.), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.), Constant Contact, and social media.

 

Other mediums: Pencil, Ink, Watercolor, Paint Media

 

Excellence in project management from concept to finished piece, customer care skills, communication with clients

Current Work Experience:

 

Lead Graphic Designer and Production Manager for local in-house print company.

5+ years - current

 

Experience includes:

 

Digital Graphic Design creation for multiple projects. Expertise including advertising/ad creation, labels, posters, banners, directories, sports programs, newsletters, postcards, booklets, letterhead, envelopes, invitations, book design, catalog design, packaging design, and other print media, company logo creation and corporate identity.

 

Prepress for digital and offset printing: including creation of poly-plates, separations and trapping for the press; file prep for outsourced vendors; print management for all digital printing; variable data processing; digital design & prepress on various large format substrates; operate, trouble shoot and supervise jobs being run on digital production equipment; print and copy blueprints; website management and social media updates; one-on-one customer service.

 

Fine Art Reproduction including complicated color correction for fine art giclée and photographic printing; photo retouching; photo restoration.

 

Traditional Art Media used as requested: pen & ink, watercolor, and multi-media/digital painting.

 

“Artist of the Month” coordinator in partnership with the Vero Beach Art Club, allowing for the growth of partnership between our business and the local arts community.

Past Work Experience:

Freelance Graphic Artist

Illustrator

Comic Book Artist

5+ years - current

Volunteer Work: non-profit information brochures & print ad work; Indian River Birding Festival Logo creation contest winner, 2012; Holiday Cards for Our Troops-50 drawn holiday cards for deployed soldiers, 2012.

 

Freelance Work: brochures, advertising posters, trail guides, informational posters, business cards & company branding for individual clients and non-profit clients.

 

Freelance Illustrator for individual clients for commission. Self published comic book “The Mad Mouse”, 2011. Including storyboard, pencils, ink, text, editing, and print format.

Photo Restoration Specialist

Professional Photographer’s Assistant Graphic Artist

5 months

Duties included restoring damaged photographs, retouching portraits, rebuilding and creating pieces of photographs from multiple photos. Photo montages, memory books, photo printing, graphic design duties included flyers and brochures on demand. Customer service as needed. Passport photos and photography assistant for the owner, including individual, family, & pet portraits, as well as product photography.

Custom Framer

Customer Service

7 months

Duties included custom framing and preservation of customer’s art. Worked one-on-one with customers and created orders based on individual wants and needs. Other duties included scheduling and prioritizing orders with imminent deadlines, use of computer programs and tools. Job required immense attention to details and strong math skills. This job also involved customer payments and good organization.

Administrative Assistant

Advertising Specialty Coordinator

Mail Piece Specialist

19 months

Duties included professional administration duties as well as working on designs for customer specific needs, processing orders. This job also required strong computer skills for data-entry, multi-tasking, scheduling and prioritizing, processing website orders, performing miscellaneous errands and deliveries. Other jobs included: Advertising Specialty Department research and orders, performed bulk mailings of +10,000 pieces with imminent deadline, secretarial duties such as organizing bills, checks and past-due collections for the bookkeeping department. Prevalent use of black/white and color copies for complicated copy jobs.

Screen Printer

Graphic Artist

22 months

Duties included screen arts, print-making on multiple textile surfaces, color theory, up-keep and cleaning of screens and heavy machinery, assist in creating designs per customer specific needs, embroidery machine operation, use of computer art programs, displays, trophy and plaque manufacture, one-on-one customer service, retail and basic copy and fax machine use. Also involved open and close procedure.

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