RESUME

THE POINT:

Used to be "To obtain a position with a stable company which will allow me to utilize and hone my design skills and work on a variety of projects. I have excellent troubleshooting skills as well as technical ability. I am able to “humanize” technology and use plain English to teach or train without exessive use of technical terminology.  I am also completely comfortable with both Mac and Windows platforms and have cross-platform compatibility knowledge and flexibility."

Now I'm just looking for fun stuff to do or make better that is challenging and makes me a little extra money on the side.

THE PROOF:

8/2005 - Present
Marquand Books, Inc | Seattle, WA | Production Coordinator
Oversee and manage production aspects of high quality museum books. Placing and sizing of FPO images, working closely with the color separator, place high res finals, output PDFs, send the books to the printers, work closely with the printers through the printing process. Heavy on quality control, a lot of technical “grunt work” in InDesign. Also minor technical troubleshooting, miscellaneous design tasks. Streamlined many processes, cutting about 2 days off of the time required to do my job. Created and authored a production manual laying out all of the processes.

6/2005 - 8/2005
REI | Kent, WA | Freelance Production Assistant
Freelancing at REI as a production artist working on REI’s catalogs, mailers and training manuals. Duties mainly consist of creating layouts and making edits as directed by the design team.

1/2004 - 5/2005
Port Madison Enterprises | Suquamish WA | Graphic Designer
Produce printed material, identity and other visual communication assets for the Clearwater Casino & other Port Madison Enterprises companies. Created logos and design guides for various departments within the casino. Designed ads and other marketing materials.

2/1999 - 12/2003
Kinko’s | Silverdale WA | Assistant Manager of Operations
Insure that the store is running within compliance to an extensive Operations Manual, as well as facilitate the production of jobs. Heavy emphasis on digital output and troubleshooting. Always received high marks for customer service and job knowledge. Helped the store reach #1 in the company in 2003.

3/1998 - 9/1999
Kinko’s | Anchorage, AK; Shoreline WA; Silverdale, WA | Document Creation Specialist
Create a variety of documents for customers using Adobe Pagemaker, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as Macromedia Freehand, Microsoft Powerpoint, excel and Word, and a little bit of Quark Express.

THE PREPARATION:

University of Alaska, Anchorage | Anchorage, AK | 1993-1995
Took some of the General Education requirement courses and many Art and Photography courses.

East Anchorage High School | Graduated 1993
High School with emphasis on Arts and English. Three semesters of Photography and two years of Yearbook.
GPA 4.395 | SAT score 1250

Martin Luther King Jr. Career Center | Anchorage, AK | 1992
A one semester course of Communications design.

THE PROFICIENCIES:

SKILL NAME SKILL LEVEL LAST USED EXPERIENCE
Adobe Photoshop Expert Currently used 13 years
HTML and CSS Intermediate Currently used 9 years
Adobe InDesign Expert Currently 5 years
Adobe Illustrator Expert Currently used 6 years
Macromedia Flash Intermediate 2005 4 years
Adobe AfterEffects Intermediate 2005 1 years

 
THE PADDING: