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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Graphic Desighner with ability to work on variety of digital and print communication. Experience in Marketing Department at non-profit organization and social expressions industry. Proven technical skills as official Adobe Certified Expert and strong interpersonal skills gained through customer service and current teaching practice.

EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE | Overland Park, Kansas | 2013 – Present
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Graphic Design
• Lead and encourage students to strengthen capabilities in the learning/exploring process of 3-D Design
• High rating from students' survey and positive comments of how much the class helped study and in reaching career goals
AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION | Kansas City, Missouri | 2013 – 2016
Graphic Designer
• Redesigned monthly national magazine (50-130 pages) as result gaining many compliments and increased number of advertisers.
• Prioritized while multitasking on various projects such as flyers, brochures, presentations, and website.
GRAPHIC/PACKAGE DESIGNER | Contract/Freelance positions | Kansas City, Missouri | 2010 – Present
Clients: REACTOR Design Studio, Applebee's, Gift Card Impressions, EnKlein, Sutherland Engineering
• Create various marketing collateral materials that include logos, advertisements, brochures, and gift card holders
• Consult with clients to determine business needs and deliver the final work exceeding clients' expectations
• Precisely prepare templates and final production files for print and digital media in a fast paced environment
DOWNTOWN OLATHE ARTS FESTIVAL | Olathe, Kansas | 2013
Intern Graphic Designer | Marketing, Web & Social Media
• Developed communication graphics to the successful festival by providing clean cohesive visual solutions.
• Collaborated with internal members and external vendors to produce the best graphics
Hallmark Cards | Kansas City, Missouri | 2001 – 2009
Designer
• Regular member in selective innovation teams in development of crucial new products for company, high score at consumer tests for prototypes that were collaborations with engineers resulted in manufacturing
• Key contributor of multimillion dollar major collections, generating numerous top/long selling products
• Special compliment by David Hall (current President) recognizing outstanding original creations
Pentagram Design Studio---Los Angeles, California 2001
Pentagram Design Studio---San Francisco, California 1999
Intern Graphic Designer
Multi–disciplinary design firm specializing in graphic, environmental, and industrial design • Collaborate with multiple designers to produce accurate prototypes and presentation materials
• Originate effective logo for new hair product directed by renowned designer, April Greiman
• High recommendations from partner, Kit Hinrichs, and manager from San Francisco office resulting additional internship opportunity in Los Angeles office

AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS

AIGA Kansas City A8 Design Award 2012 | Packaging
HOW Magazine | Packaging Merit Award
Print Magazine | Regional Design Annual-Certificate of Design Excellence

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

AIGA | American Institute for the Graphic Arts

 

EXPERTS AND CERTIFICATES

Official Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator

Official Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop
Desktop Publishing Applications Specialist Certificate

Adobe Graphic Designer Certificate | Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat

Web Designer Certificate

Internet Marketing Certificate

 

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite 5 | Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat
Web Design software and skills | HTML, CSS, Flash, DreamWeaver, WordPress

Microsoft Office | Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Well-versed in PC and Mac computer hardware and software and platforms


ACADEMIC EDUCATION

Bachelor of Art with Honors, Graphic and Packaging Design

• Art Center College of Design

• Minor in Digital and Motion Graphics

• Three-year academic base scholarship plus competitive Ninth Term Honors Scholarship

 

Desktop Publishing Applications Specialist Certificate

• Johnson County Community College | Overland Park, Kansas

 

Continuing Interactive Media and Web Design coursework at Johnson County Community College and Kansas City Art Institute