Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Fine Arts 2004
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Burren College of Art
Study Abroad 2003
Ballyvaughan, Ireland

Mac & PC Platforms
Adobe Creative Suite CS5
Bridge CS5
Dreamweaver CS5
Illustrator CS5
InDesign CS5.5
Photoshop CS5
EZPrints.com software
Microsoft Office
Access, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Sharepoint,
Visio, Word
Miva Merchant
Word Press

Image Ready
iView Media Pro

Available upon request

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Summary of Skills
Experience in deadline driven environments. Incredible attention to detail, strong work ethic and exceptional organizational skills. A true problem solver. Instrumental in reorganizing cataloging systems to improve work flow and safely backup files. Team player willing to go the extra mile and think outside the box.

Work Experience
Production Artist
Reischling Press Inc.
Seattle, WA

08/2011 to 03/2012

Product Development Production Artist contracted to produce artwork for new catalog of stationary, photo books, & home decor
• Coordinated large scale print production and distribution of
  samples under tight deadlines to help sales team increase sales.
• Designed two new lines of the catalog geared towards teenagers.
• Created and produced yearly RPI Holiday book
  Responsible for illustrating interior 50 page notebook.
• Organized and maintained design department & assets.
  Creating shortcuts and easier access to files
• Worked on projects for notable clients including:
  Crane Co., Costco, Evite, Home Depot, PetSmart, Reebok, Walmart
Freelance Designer
Creative Circle, LLC.
Seattle, WA

11/2010 to 07/2011

Central District Forum | Seattle, WA | 02/2011 to 07/2011
Designed print collateral for 2011 Food As Art at Bell Harbor
• Save the Date postcard, HTML email, invite, rsvp cards,
  signage, program, power point slide show & auction list
• Created promotional postcards & signage for upcoming events

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute | Seattle, WA | 12/2010
Instructed Photoshop Elements basics
• Clipping paths, clone backgrounds, file type & size
• Designed promotional postcard mailer & banner ads

Graphic Designer
Kick Prints, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
03/2007 to 05/2010
In charge of the graphics & printing department of a
wholesale personalized party favor company.
• Coordinated with retailers to develop 11 new products &
  100+ new designs available now.
• Designed promotional advertisements and emailers.
• Implemented a new method of cataloging designs expediting the
  typesetting process and minimizing mistakes.
• Managed 6 freelance designers producing hundreds of new
  designs to update our catalog and edge out our competitors.
• Refreshed the company’s two main web sites,
  KickPrints.com and PlumDrama.com.
• Increased company revenue during recession by expanding
  product catalog and updating product descriptions for SEO
• Saved company from a significant loss of revenue by managing
  orders and repairs while main printer was out of service.
• Create fun & unique designs for personalized party favors.
• Typeset & printed all daily orders under a tight deadline.
• Worked with customers to create custom, private label artwork
Freelance Design
Wedding Paper Divas
Mountain View, CA
11/2007 to 02/2008
• Created new invitation designs for Wedding Paper Divas’
   Bridal Shower lines
Freelance Design
Stop AIDS Project
San Francisco, CA
2006 to 2007
• Updated and submitted advertisements for the
   2007 Dining Out for Life campaign.
Photo Technician
M.P.G. Newspapers
Plymouth, MA
2004 to 2006
  Responsible for the pre-press production of 14 newspapers
• In charge of color correcting, restoring and sizing photos for
• Photographed newsworthy events and column mug shots.
• Designed logos for special events and ongoing series.
• Produced artwork for weekly columns.
• Created a photo archive for each newspaper.