Currently looking for any position regarding web or graphic design, logo design, web coding, and overall art direction in web media. Three years of true experience, from designing web pages to meeting clients demands. Detail oriented with a love for design, and a fast learner. Classes taken specifically for design and web making programs.
EDUCATION HOOD COLLEGE, Frederick MD: B.A in Art & Archaeology with a concentration in Studio Art focused in Digital Medias MONTGOMERY COLLEGE, Rockville MD: 4 semesters with a total of 21 credits focusing on coding languages and graphic programs TECHNICAL SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS •Helped prepare flyers, business cards, corporate logo designs, pamphlets, web design, and graphic arts for sales representatives. •Accurate and rapid keyboarder. •Experienced in editing and proofreading documents. •Hardware and Software skills in repairing and upgrading computers. • Portfolio available upon request • Expert knowledge of computer-based skills from certified college courses and daily usage in: Microsoft 1.- Expression Web 2.- Office 3.- Word 4.- PowerPoint 5.- Excel Adobe Creative Suite 5 1.- Photoshop Extended 2.- Illustrator 3.- InDesign 4.- Acrobat Professional 5.- Dreamweaver SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS •Native English Speaker, with intermediate knowledge of Spanish. •Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to connect with peers. •Organized, enthusiastic, and very detail oriented. •Strong skills in time management and meeting deadlines. •Problem solver who quickly grasps complex situations and turns them into manageable tasks. •Produce quality work even when under extreme time pressure and deadlines. •Proven ability to understand and follow detailed instructions to successful conclusions. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Hood College 12/2010 - 5/2011 Graphic Designer, Tutor Intern for Hood College under the advisory of the Publications Manager and Art Director. Duties included creating posters, postcards, and webpage materials for the Ceramic Arts Program, as well as assisting graduate students with their exhibition postcards and posters using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. •Taught graduate students an introductory class to Photoshop and information regarding digital media •Organized and managed the proofing, updating, and printing of materials for students portfolios •Analyzed and finalized final proof prints that were satisfactory to the department and the students Coralina Corporation for Sustainable Development, San Andres Island, Colombia S.A. 6/2008 - 9/2008 Web Developer & Designer, Writer Intern at a Large Corporation responsible for the protection and sustainable development of the fragile ecosystem and its inhabitants. I drafted a proposal regarding the need for improvement to their web site which included translating their web page and news feed into English, articles to add content, cleaned the unneeded programs and clutter for faster loading, and drafted plans to add a donations feature. •Updated Joomla! templates and extensions for a more accessible web site •Translated all of the web site into English •Updated design of the entire web site Life in Italy LLC, Maryland 10/2005 - 6/2008 Web Developer & Designer, Writer Small Web site Company that runs a large portal of Italian-based product web sites, along with maintaining, managing and creating web sites for clientele, those of which I worked on can be found on the left. My web site maintenance responsibilities included writing articles for the company web site and placing all submitted articles onto the web site, maintained and updated HTML and CSS to refresh the look of the web site, and helping launch and manage the Life in Italy forum. I also wrote and sent a monthly email newsletter to subscribers after sourcing a reputable program that helped send out the newsletters in a timely and spam-safe manner. •Created logos, flyers, business cards, ads, etc... •Created new CSS design to implement quick global replacements and updates •Wrote articles to further improve the content of the web site •Assessed and improved all pages for search engine optimization The Gap - FSK Mall, Georgetown 12/2008 - Present, 3/2006 - 1/2007 Visual Specialist, Customer Service Specialist Well known brand name store with a high traffic rate. Duties include multitasking between assisting customers and rearranging and updating window and store displays, as well as focusing on mannequins and other key points of focus such as wall displays and overall appearance of clothing. Detail oriented job with an eye for perfection. Recent leading of a denim workshop to teach coworkers niceties of jean line. BUILT & MANAGED Deruta Italy - http://www.derutaitaly.com Silberstein Inc - http://www.silbersteininc.com Dario Castagno – http://www.dariocastagno.com Rasna Olive Oil – http://www.rasna.com Ithaca Artisan - http://www.ithacaartisan.com Avanza Education - http://www.avanzaedu.org WEBSITES Coralina Corporation - http://www.coralina.gov.co Life In Italy - http://www.lifeinitaly.com My Life In Italy Forum - http://my.lifeinitaly.com LANGUAGES •XHTML •CSS •XML •JOOMLA! FREELANCE •Hood College Ceramics Program •Amnesty International •Third Eye Artworks •Platinum Shears •Knowledge Productions Photography RECOGNITION Published in Photographer Forum Magazine’s Best of College Photography 2011 VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES 2000 Internship at National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) Brain Imaging