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Able to produce innovative, imaginative, and creative, high-caliber work. Very organized and goal-oriented individual, who works well in a team oriented atmosphere or independently. Possess leadership qualities and can successfully meet the demands of tight time constraints. Extensive knowledge of In-Design CSS, Photoshop CSS, Illustrator CSS, Quark Xpress 8, and HTML. Well rounded with a vast background and expert training with fine art media and digital photography. Five years teaching experience at the college level. Strong communication skills on a group and individual basis. Supportive of faculty and administration.

 

Experience

9/07-present

Freelance Design
Graphic Artist/Artist

  • Design collateral pieces for various long island businesses.
  • Design and execute hand painted window art and murals.

 

1/05-present

Farmingdale State College
Adjunct Professor

Farmingdale, NY

  • Conduct college-level courses in Visual Communications Department to university students
    and serve as academic advisor for students.
  • Prepare and present lectures to students, stimulate class discussions and work one-on-one with students with both traditional media and computer graphics.

 

10/01-2/06

Hofstra University
Graphic Artist

Hempstead, NY

  • Designed for Hofstra's in-house graphic department, composing brochures,
    posters, catalogs, newsletters and various other publications.
  • Worked with clients from conception of design through production.
  • Assisted in photo shoots and post production of all professional photography for major publications.
  • Provided direction to other graphic artists concerning design issues to develop solutions that met
    the client's requirements and specifications.
  • Met tight deadlines.
  • Created advertisements for newsprint and magazine publications.
  • Assisted the Director of Publications in maintaining a productive office and helped search for new
    ideas to improve the department.

 

3/98-9/02

Illustrative Concepts, Inc.
Illustrator/Graphic Designer

Massapequa, NY

  • Assisted senior illustrator with creating stimulating concepts for Manhattan advertising clientele.
  • Assembled and mounted layouts and scanned the finished product into computer format.
  • Photo-retouched work in Photoshop.
  • Collected and compiled reference materials for senior illustrator.

 

Education

Bachelor of Technology Degree in Visual Communications
State University of New York at Farmingdale, Farmingdale, New York
Valedictorian of the May 2001 graduating class
GPA 4.0

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Advertising Art and Design
State University of New York at Farmingdale, Farmingdale, New York
May 1999
GPA 4.0

 

Awards

  • Gold Certificate for BOLI 31 (Best On Long Island) 2004 presented by the
    Long Island Advertising Club, Inc. for Trade Brochure, 4 colors.
  • Hilda Ward Valedictorian Award, 2001.
  • Gold Certificate for the student BOLI (Best On Long Island) 2000 presented by
    the Long Island Advertising Club, Inc. for the original campaign featuring
    the Long Island Interactive CD.
  • 1999 Best On Long Island Award (BOLI) student category presented by the
    Long Island Advertising Club, Inc. for the original campaign featuring
    the fragrance Sensai.