17829 Lake Carlton Drive, Lutz, FL 33558
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Over 14 years of experience with office support
13 years of Basic HTML experience
11 years combined editorial and graphic design experience
8 years web design experience
Bachelors Degree in Visual Communication from American Intercontinental University
Familiarity with most office equipment and computers both Macintosh and PC
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work well on my own
Ability to coordinate work efforts remotely via email and web conferencing
Passionate about design and writing
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Oct 1998-May 2001 Freelance Editor- Word, FrontPage & Basic HTML
Edited a full length book for Elizabeth Aaron â€œMy Human, My Slaveâ€.
Edited â€œIn the Shadow of the Sunâ€ for Gail Martin.
Edited â€œHurricane Sharonâ€ for Gail Martin
Nov 1999-June 2002 Freelance Writer– Word & Adobe Professional
Wrote 5 mini e-books for Toolady.com.
Wrote copy for Echoâ€™s Haven newsletter
Wrote preliminary training manual for cyber-roboticsâ€™ Zeus robot
May 2000- Present Freelance Graphic Designer– Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, Paint Shop Pro & Animation Shop
Web banners, and
April 2008- Present Freelance Book Designer-Word, InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Professional & Lulu.com proprietary tools
Reformatted â€œMy Human, My Slaveâ€ to be reprinted via Lulu.com. Created three different layouts, hard cover, paperback, and eBook.
Relevant Work Experience
Mar 2007-Feb 2009 Zeagle Systems, Inc., Zephyrhills, FL-Graphic Designer
Drive out requirements from owner and sales department.
Using Adobe CS2 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) create all graphical advertising materials for Zeagle Systems, Inc. to be distributed to all dealers and sales reps weekly.
Using Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Professional and CutePDF, create and update black and white Domestic and Export Pricelists. Also create and update full color Product Guide. Items are recreated annually and updated whenever new products are released, or new information becomes available.
Liaison with local printers to get Product Guides, banners and posters printed.
Using Dreamweaver and basic HTML, create test bed for new Zeagle website at http://zeaglecom.web.siteprotect.net.
Maintain website using Basic HTML and proprietary control panel.
Test functionality of new website and troubleshoot. Communicate verbally as well as via email and Chat, with developer and programmer to repair broken links and to correct programming errors.
Using Photoshop, Flash, & Animation Shop, design web graphics and banners for use on www.zeagle.com, and as advertising on other sites.
Photograph all new merchandise and maintain a library of these graphics in jpg, tif, or psd format.
Aug 2006- Feb 2007 Forum Publishing Group, Wellington FL â€“ Production Liaison
Drive out requirements from sales department and advertisers.
Using Photoshop, InDesign, Paint Shop Pro, AdBuilder and MultiAd Creator, design full color and black and white Display Ads for placement in 5 weekly newsprint publications and 5 monthly glossy publications.
Using Photo Shop, InDesign and Paint Shop Pro, design 300 dpi Spec Ads for placement in monthly glossy pubs and annual special publications.
Utilizing Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro, edit and customize licensed graphics to be used for other advertisers.
Design graphics and write copy for promotional flyers and filler pieces.
Jan 2003-Sept 2004 Talcott Mountain Science Center, Avon CT- Publishing Editor, Assistant Outreach Coordinator, Substitute Teacher
Drive out requirements from the Director, Department Heads, and Academy staff.
Using Photoshop, PageMaker and web resources, create quarterly newsletters, including designing the layout, drawing or finding the graphics, and researching and writing the copy.
Liaison with Department Heads and the Director, and then using PageMaker, create monthly calendars that include scheduled events at the Academy, weekly Science Center activities, and any upcoming memberâ€™s only events.
Liaison with the Outreach Coordinator and then, following the Science Curriculum guidelines for the state of Connecticut and using PageMaker, design and edit the Science Program Brochure.
Liaison with Director, Assistant Director, and Academy Staff, then using Photoshop and PageMaker, design and print flyers for Academy and Science Center events
Using Photoshop and PageMaker, design and print programs and diplomas for annual graduation ceremonies
Using Claris Homepage and basic HTML skills, assist in teaching HTML to grades 6-8.
May 2001- June 2002 Toolady.com, West Palm Beach, FL- Personal Assistant/Web Editor
Drive out requirements from owner/CEO
Using Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro, design background and graphics for www.toolady.com.
Using Paint Shop Pro and Animation Shop, design graphics for online mall. (On site mall has since been replaced)
Using FrontPage and basic HTML, maintain mall and website
Using proprietary software, program the shopping cart for the online mall.
Design PowerPoint presentations used by the owner at bird club meetings and conventions
Train Zeus program to find valid links
Using Outlook and Word, compose and send reciprocal link requests to email addresses generated by Zeus program
Aug 2005-Sep 2006 American Intercontinental University, Hoffman, IL- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication, Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Jan 2005-Aug 2005 American Intercontinental University, Hoffman, IL- Associate of Arts in Business Administration, Graduated with Honors
May 1992–Aug 1992 Chanute AFB, IL- Aerographerâ€™s Mate A School,