| skills |
Proficient in Macintosh and PC environments in the following applications: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks), Apple Garageband, Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint), Extensis Portfolio, FTP software (Cute FTP, WS FTP, Fetch).
Strong sense of typography, composition, color and layout, attention to detail, ability to multi task and take design direction, experienced in producing and designing hand–bound books.
Print production knowledge; flight check, pre-press file preparation, four-color process, pantone systems.
Understanding of digital and traditional photography, digital printing, color correction, photo retouching and manipulation, darkroom processes, matting and framing.
| experience |
July 2008 - Present
Freelance Graphic Designer / Web Developer
Working directly with individual clients, as well as serving as a consultant to advertising agencies and design firms on various web, print and production projects.
May 2010 – September 2010
Web Designer, NBTY
Worked in the web department of the world's leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements. Designed and coded web sites, flash banners and user interface features for multiple brands.
March 2007 - July 2008
Graphic & Web Designer, Clarke/Thompson Advertising & Design
Worked in an award-winning advertising and design firm on print collateral, web, advertising and signage projects for New York City clients in the real estate and law industries.
June 2006 - March 2007
Graphic Designer, J. Zachary Creative Group
Worked in a small design/marketing studio on various packaging, web, identity, and print collateral projects for regional clients in various industries.
February 2006 - August 2006
Freelance Graphic Designer, Pirtle Design
Design assistant to master graphic designer Woody Pirtle. Helped streamline design and production on various packaging, signage, and web projects.
June 2004 - March 2006
Web Designer, Office of Public Affairs, SUNY New Paltz
Worked on projects assigned by the Director of Web Communication, updated existing web sites, converted old sites to new templates, and brainstormed about new web features. Created redesign of newpaltz.edu and many other layouts for the college's web site.
May 2004 - August 2004
Graphic Designer, School of Fine & Performing Arts, SUNY New Paltz
Created event posters, advertisements for local magazines and newspapers, and signage for Summer Repertory Theatre productions and PianoSummer concerts and events.
| education |
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Cum Laude, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY