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Objective

To obtain a position in the field of Visual Communications utilizing my creative problem solving abilities with emphasis in Web Design & Multimedia, Graphic Design, Photographic Retouching, and Illustration.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division
11/2011 - present
Degree in progress.

Diploma, Web Design & Interactive Media
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division
6/2009 - 3/2011
Achieved honors.

Associate in Specialized Technology, Visual Communications Major
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10/1995 - 12/1997
Received a merit scholarship and achieved honors. Work chosen for annual student art exhibit.

Skills

• XHTML, CSS & PHP • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Flash • Adobe Illustrator
• MySQL, Action & JavaScript • Adobe Dreamweaver • Adobe InDesign • Quark XPress
• Photo-creations & Retouching • Drawing & Painting • Microsoft Suite • Mac & PC Proficient

Employment


PERMANENT


Web & Graphic Designer
Various Clients | 1/2008 - Present
Freelance web design and graphic design for a broad range of clients. Brand development, logo and package design, promotional materials, and photography.

Graphic Artist & Photo Editor
Thermal Industries | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 1/2006 - 3/2014
Freelance execution of extensive photo work including product photography, retouching and complex photo-creations. Previously completed design and lay-out of product brochures, instruction guides, sales presentations, and advertisements for a custom window manufacturer. Designed all in-house media. Completed scanning and pre-press work, and served as printer liaison. thermalindustries.com

Registration Assistant
EDMC-ohe | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 11/2007 – 8/2012
Responsible for the completion of all forms processing including Student ID Cards, Registration, Official Transcript request fulfillment, Enrollment Verifications and Student Financial Services, for all Argosy & South University, and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division students.

Art Director
CBS Radio (Infinity Broadcasting) | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 10/2004 – 1/2006
Art Director and Managing Editor of 32 page bi-weekly free publication "eResource," with distribution of 32,000. Responsible for Layout, Design, and Final Edit of publication. Provided all graphic design services for sales collateral, including media kits and sales sheets. Composed ads for clients. Supervisor of writers and editors for all Infinity publications. Supervisor of graphic design and editorial intern staff. cbsradio.com

Art Director
FanBuzz | Hermitage, Pennsylvania | 10/2002 – 3/2004
Created product development and customization campaigns for the online retail division of NBC. Clients included the National Hockey League, USA Olympic Teams, USA Gymnastics, US Ski and Snowboarding, all NCAA schools, ESPN, and The Weather Channel. Designed and maintained web graphics. Developed a comprehensive art database. Created all promotional material and in-house media. Served as project manager and printer liaison. teamstore.com

Graphic Artist
emedco | Buffalo, New York | 10/1999 - 10/2001
Completed design and lay-out of large full product line catalogs and several small specialty catalogs. Logo and promotional design. Extensive photo work including retouching and photo-creations. Designed all in-house media. Copy writing and proof-reading. Web site design. Service bureau contact. Developed and maintained an extensive photo database. Organized photo shoots and attended print trips. emedco.com

Graphic Artist
Outdoor Systems Advertising (Viacom) | Atlanta, Georgia | 7/1998 - 1/1999
Designed billboards, posters, and bus shelter advertisements. Created visual aids for proposals and media kits.

CONTRACT

Adjunct Instructor
Douglas Education Center | Monessen, Pennsylvania | 11/2013 - 1/2015
Interim Instructor at the School of Graphic Design. Developed teaching strategies on term basis. Organized, prepared and revised (as needed) course materials. Ensured content level of course materials in exams had been covered in class. Designed, administered and graded exams. Assessed student learning through various methods. Incorporated a variety of teaching methodologies within a class. Courses taught: Typography & Layout, Computer Art, Advanced Desktop Publishing and Advanced Web Design.

Foundation & Government Support Assistant
WQED Multimedia | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 3/2007 - 7/2011
Pittsburgh Entertainment Works proposal development, including logo design and page layout. Grant proposal preparation for foundation and government support. wqed.org

Contract Graphic Artist
Idearc (Verizon) | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 5/2006 - 3/2007
Developed ad campaigns for a diverse array of clients for printed publication in Super Pages books throughout the eastern United States.

Freelance Graphic Artist
Direct Axis | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 1/2002 - 3/2002
Graphic design for an advertising agency specializing in visual solutions for marketing, communications, and fund raising. Services include brochures, catalogs, logo design, and test marketing. Freelance. direct-axis.net

Graphic Artist
ImagePro | Atlanta, Georgia | 2/1999 - 6/1999
Pre-press, graphic design, match printing, digital output, scanning and web site design.