Bachelor’s Degree, Business Information Systems; Indiana Wesleyan University 2019
Associates Degree, Graphic Design, at Parkland College 1996
Associates Degree, Desktop Publishing, at Parkland College 1998
Adobe InDesign at Heartland College 2006
Eduonix: Adobe Illustrator
Currently employed as a Software Developer-Web
Phone: 1-800-747-7323 • 301 W. Washington St. Bloomington, IL
Title(s): Imaging Technician/Graphic Designer
Creating Ads and templates for publications. Pre-laying out daily, weekly, monthly and yearly publications. Designing and laying out specialty publications, such as Community Guides. Scanning in and processing photographs for news and advertising.
Software Used: Adobe CS5.5: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Acrobat Distiller; Microsoft Office 2010; Specialty software: Layout 8000, for dummying in the newspapers; Pongrass, laying out classified section; APT (ad booking software) Affinity (ad trafficking software).
Apr. 2011-Jan. 2012
Phone: 217-355-0500 • 805 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL
Designing files for customers to be printed either in house or setting up the files for one of our specialty print locations, including but not limited to business cards, brochures, forms, booklets, and fixing submitted files to be ready for print. I was in charge of running the large format color laser press (Konica Minolta 8000, which used a Fiery driver).
Software used: Adobe CS5: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro; Microsoft Word and Excel 2010; Coral Draw, Publisher.
Freelance: Website Design & Development, Graphic Designer, computer network install and repair, book illustrator, marketing
DeWitt County Constitution
May. 2010 – Apr. 2011
(Paper closed in about 2014)
Farmer City Journal
Aug. 1996 – Apr. 2010 (Office closed)
Steve Hoffman, managing editor
Title: Production Coordinator/Graphic Designer
Responsibilities included for three newspapers the Farmer City Journal, LeRoy Journal, and Heyworth Star: ad design using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, page layout, creation and layout of special sections, magazines, photography, scanning, writing occasional articles and editing of stories, tech help for other offices. Creating yearly PDFs of all issues to CD for searchable archives.
Aug. 1997 – Dec. 1997
Phone: 217-351-2407 • 1307 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign, IL 61821
Title: Computer Lab Monitor
Responsibilities Include: Watching over the computer lab, helping students with Windows, DOS, and Macintosh programs and computers. Fixing some minor computer problems.
Prairie Gardens/PGI Warehouse
Oct. 1993 – Sept. 1997
3000 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL 61822
Title: Sign Maker/Display Craftsman
Responsibilities Include: Designing displays, materials purchasing, sign and template creation and fabrication (laser printer & plotter), vinyl application, creating, printing and using Coral Draw to make signs, data archiving digital sign and template files.
2009 Advertising Excellence – Honorable Mention
2009 Best Community Wide Special Section – First, Third and Honorable Mention
2007 Best Community Wide Special Section – Honorable Mention
2006 Advertising Excellence – Honorable Mention
2006 Best Shared Page/Signature Page – 2nd Place
2004 Advertising Excellence – 2nd Place
2003 Advertising Excellence – Honorable Mention
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