Biography: OBJECTIVE • Seeking position with stability and growth potential • Self-motivated, dedicated and consistent performer. Possesses strong work ethic; thoroughly professional in both outlook and demeanor. Committed to quality performance. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Quickly and easily establishes a rapport with individuals of various backgrounds, cultures and professional levels. • Works well in a fast-paced, high pressure environment. Able and willing to assume additional responsibilities as needed to accomplish organizational goals. ___________________________________________________________________ WORK EXPERIENCE Ideal Composure Owner/Graphic Designer (Freelance) May 2001 – Present • Real 2 Reel Entertainment (Jennifer Hawley; Owner) o Created logo, letterhead, business cards, postcards, coupons, t-shirts, etc and took head shots and candid photos of clients/customers. • Casa BBB Realty (Rod Kelley, David Young; Owners) 281-492-9800 o Created Logo • Home Corporation International (Rod Kelley, David Young; Owners) 281-492-9800 o Created Logo • Keystone Automotive Training (Jeff Johnson; Vice President) 713-515-9221 o Design and layout for Landmark Chevrolet, Joe Meyers Auto Group and Lawrence Marshall automotive display ads that were placed in Houston Chronicle • Fischer Designs – Custom Home Design & Remodeling Design o Created Logo Absolutely! Magazines Art Director/Graphic Designer October 2005 – Present • I am in charge of the layout and design of three different magazines, absolutely! Katy, absolutely! Memorial, and absolutely! Sports. I also designed the majority of the ads that went into the magazines and I designed many promotional items. In addition to the magazines, I designed the Katy Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, “Destination Katy.” I did the designing and layout for the Katy Copperheads’ game books and some promotional items. • Reason for Leaving: Job Misinterpretation Katy Courier Graphic Designer August 2005 – October 2005 • Ad design, promotional designing • Reason for Leaving: They were a new company and over-hired Houston Community Newspapers Lead Graphic Artist April 2004 – October 2004 • I was in charge of the design and layout of seven local daily newspapers and an insert, “Greater Houston Weekly”, that went into local newspapers all over the Houston area. I managed two websites, created ads, designed maps and edited photos. I also designed their yearly magazine, which received 2nd place in “Best Advertising Promotion – Separate Publication” by the Texas Community Newspaper Association. • Reason for leaving: Maternity Leave/Relocated Abercrombie & Fitch Brand Representative November 2003 – April 2004 • Greeting and serving customers, helping them check out and making sure they leave having a positive experience. • Reason for leaving: Needed more stability Central City Air Customer Service March 2002 – August 2003 • Designed pictures that explained how an air conditioner works. It was published on their website. Input invoices, answer phones, schedule appointments, write and edit proposals, file, clerical work, dispatching and “on-call” – answered phones 7 days a week until 9pm, talking with technicians until they were finished with their job. • Reason for leaving: Wanted more stable hours Paint to Pillows, Inc. Personal Assistant/Office Manager February 2005 – August 2002 • Process invoices, billing (A/P, A/R), sort mail, order supplies, answer phones, file, clerical work, and doing many interior design related tasks. • Reason for leaving: Did away with position due to economy ___________________________________________________________________ EDUCATION Mayde Creek High School Houston, TX Graduated May 2001 GPA: 2.5 (B) University of Houston Houston, TX Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Arts GPA: 2.67 (B) ___________________________________________________________________ SKILLS Strong knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark on either MAC or PC. I also have very strong knowledge of Microsoft Power Point and slide show presentations. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Print Shop Deluxe, Internet Explorer, WinTac. Strong ability with graphic arts, photography and composition. WPM: 56
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