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Graphic Designer, Instructor, Marketing Communications, Art director Resume


Desired Industry: Education/Teaching/Training SpiderID: 46228
Desired Job Location: Rochester, New York Date Posted: 11/28/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 01/03/2011
Desired Wage: 40,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
I enjoy connecting and working with people; moreover, I find enlightening and creative environments fulfilling. I specialize in a few areas rather different; however, I feel the blend fits well. Today employed as a substitute teacher and previously employed as a graphic designer however still creating by way of barter circumstances, freelance, or personal enjoyment. Therefore, a position that may utilize my graphic design proficiency, professional career experience, and educational experience would be desirable. I believe I have the qualifications you are looking for, to demonstrate: commitment, flexibility, creativity, and teamwork. I believe a position would give me a feeling of accomplishment given that the subject matters are of interest; moreover, obtain knowledge of domain’s principles. Overall, I believe a position within would not only utilize my present skills but will also allow me to grow.


Experience:
Substitute Teacher* & Continuing Education Instructor+

Gates Chili Central School District, Rochester, N.Y.

October 2004 – Present* and October 2007+
– *Help students achieve goals by regular teacher’s plans plus prepare and deliver a summary of day’s accomplishments and concerns for the teacher. +Instruct student on-line, how to create a PowerPoint® presentation.


Graphic Designer – Digital

Freelance or Charitable Graphic Designer – Traditional & Digital Methods
June 1994 – Present

Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) / Center for Optics Manufacturing (COM),
University of Rochester (U of R), Rochester, N.Y.
September 2000 – May 26, 2004

Corporate Communications, Inc. [or Corporate Media (Vendor at KODAK)], Rochester, N.Y.
January 1996 – September 2000

[Designer Tasks: Design concepts (brainstorm) plus output: posters, displays, announcements, brochures, illustrations, charts, presentations (on-screen, print, & film), animations, website design & development, scanning & retouching. In addition: redesign & maintain image library, equipment research, coordinate, photography, estimate & archive projects, invoice, solve problems, and multitasking. Focus in corporate, educational, and technical assignments. Manage COM’s Graphics Lab. Mentor RIT intern design students (COM). Provide U of R students & staff computer & software support.]


Systems (for Design Verification Tests) * & Macintosh+ Operator

XEROX Corporation* (TAD Contractor), Webster, N.Y.
February 1995 – January 1996
– Test the Productivity of Color Laser Printers: Create graphic documents and command to print through a variety of print options. Record applications’ and printers’ faults. Troubleshoot and aid with printers’ software hot line.

Gannett Rochester Newspaper+ (Independent Contractor), Rochester, N.Y.
August 1994 – December 1994
– Best Buys Picture Page (Homes): Scan, photo adjustments, typeset & merge, page layout, paste-up, and proof.


Computer Skills
[PC (Microsoft Office XP) and Macintosh (Microsoft Office X & Creative Suite 3) Platforms: September 1993 – *Present
– Software: *Dreamweaver, *Photoshop, *ImageReady, *Illustrator, *InDesign, *PowerPoint (charts too), *Word, *FreeHand, Quark X Press, Front Page, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Effects, Flash, Director, *Acrobat, and *HTML.]


Education:
I currently hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in illustration and design plus a concentration in psychology (05/1994). In recent times, I completed graduate courses (12/2006): Systematic Design of Instruction & Learning and Learning in the Academic Disciplines.

University at Albany, State University of New York
Graduate Studies in Education, 6-credits on-line (2006) – GPA 3.5

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.
Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts & Associate in Applied Science (1994) – GPA 3.1
– Major: Illustration & Design and Concentration: Psychology

Monroe Community College, Rochester, N.Y.
Degree: Associate in liberal Arts and Science (1991) – GPA 3.3


Affiliations:
Neil Armstrong School: Classroom and special events volunteer (Sept. 2007 – Present) plus animated web banner design (2000). Gates Youth Soccer: Coach five and six year old children plus parent interaction (May 2008 – Aug. 2008). RIT Arts Alumni Career Network, Assist Students: career advice and portfolio review (1998 – 2004). Ad Council of Rochester: Huntington's Disease Society of America – brochure design, National Kidney Foundation – character design, and Martin Luther King Jr. Commission – calendar design (1995 – 1999). Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services Inc., Math Tutor: Prepare students to pass the GED (March – May 1994).


Skills:
I have been producing digital work for the past 14-1/2-years and 9-1/2-years I was employed as a digital graphic designer at well-found Rochester corporations and university. Where, I specialized in creative concepts, innovative designs, and final output [print material, presentation, animation, illustration (several for manuscript submissions to journals), web design, and web development]. Focus in corporate, educational, and technical assignments. To show, a website that exhibits my graphic design experiences can be seen electronically at – http://creativeschemes.net. Beyond my creative skills, I have enjoyed sharing my expertise as much as designing. In my past position with the Center for Optics Manufacturing at University of Rochester, I mentored Rochester Institute of Technology student interns and provided U of R students and staff software and computer support. Today, I am employed as a substitute teacher however still digitally creating plus exploring other creative ideas, for instance: writing and illustrating children’s picture books (Sample stories at – http://springcritters.creativeschemes.net) and an online software lesson (Material at – http://scap.creativeschemes.net).

* Also see Experience.


Additional Information:
In addition, On May 28, 2004, I voluntarily resigned from University of Rochester so I could spend more time with my 2-1/2-year-old son. Today, I feel it is time to return to a more extensive work schedule, since my son is less needy of me.

Furthermore, I enjoy learning new material and new computer software; I have years of experience with some and limited with others. Moreover, new software (upgrades) or media does not intimidate me; therefore, I am enthusiastic and prepared to execute.

Thank you and I look forward to meeting with you soon to further discuss a position. I can be reached at 585.247.4960 or via christineaa@frontiernet.net.

Sincerely,

Christine M. Andrews-Angelo


Reference:
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