Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Chapman University in Graphic Design, minoring in Business Administration. Achieved 3.2 institutional GPA in classes pertaining to print and web.
Advanced knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite CS3 and later through to Creative Cloud, including Indesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom and Muse.
Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office, including Works, Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Beginners knowledge in motion design programs including Adobe AfterEffects and Flash.
10 years of restaurant experience, 12 years of customer service experience – developed the ability to multi-task and effectively communicate with people of all backgrounds.
Member AIGA for 5 years
Basic Knowledge of Quickbooks and accounting systems.
Freelance Artist - Self Employed
May 2012 - present
Freelance graphic design for various business acquantences and friends, ranging from logos to flyers to website ideation.
Graphic Design & Production Manager - Boss Printing
January 2014 - present
Provide graphic design to clients who approached the print shop without graphics, edit and correct graphics for print as well as help with general office duties, including billing, filing, production and printing assistance.
Graphic Designer - One Step Services
June 2012 - December 2013
Youngest graphic designer to be hired for a full-time creative position. Met with clients to get a feel for their tastes, created comprehensive brand designs for them including all print elements necessary. Including but not limited to: postcards, flyers, signs, and stationary.
Waitress - Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
May 2010 - May 2014
Worked as a server for an extremely busy restaurant, teaching me valuable skills for any job, including patience, the ability to multi-task, communicate effectively and perform under tight deadlines and much pressure.
Graphic Design and Marketing Intern - Intrinsic
January 2012 - May 2012
Intern for a start-up non profit. Helped to design promotional materials, work and organize events to spread the brand image and message.
Student - Chapman University
August 2008 - May 2012
Graphic Design and Business Administration student. Took classes in Typography, Web Design, Print Advertising, Packaging, and Layout as well as General Business Marketing and Management.
• BASIC SPANISH
• BASIC HTML 5/CSS AS APPLIED TO EMAIL DESIGN
Chapman University - Orange, CA
Studied Graphic Design and Business Administration. Graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with a Business Administration Minor. Finished with a 3.2 Institutional GPA.
Manchester Community College - Manchester, CT
General Education classes.
Lyman Memorial High School - Lebanon, CT
Graduated in top 10% of class, 4.2 weighted GPA, member of National Honor Society.
Was one of four who designed, executed, set up for and displayed art in a gallery opening and showing.
Have personally raised over $2000 for scholarships for Chapman University undergraduates, in doing so learning effective sales tactics and communication.
Knowledgeable about marketing and money management – extensive education in these as well as personal experience in money handling.
Member of Chapman University’s graphic design club, allowing for networking and extra opportunities
Tutor for students ages 5-18, coaching in math, English and other subjects.
Extensive experience in customer service related industries, both design and non-design related.