Employment
2011- Ad Designer
          Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
             • Designing ads for Southeast Missourian Newspaper and other publications and SEMissourian.com on-line advertisement.

2011 Assistant to Realtor and Freelance Artist
Complete reorganization: two years of files into file folders and cabinet; handling all advertising: flyers, website, maintaining QR codes; creating word documents, scanning and sending attachment via e-mail.

2009- Owner and Operator
2010 A Creative Cake, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
            • Creating custom sculpted and painted cakes for the Tri-State Area, which includes Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee.
            • Website developer and maintenance of www.imblessed.net/a_creative_cake-galleries.html
            • Designer of a marketing package containing flyers, business forms, decal for company vehicle and business cards.
            • Account executive- Using QuickBooks Pro I maintain all customer and business accounts in compliance to the Missouri tax code.
            • Established a business marketing strategy and operational schedule.
            • Upheld a high standard of customer service.

2009 Marketing Manager
Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
            • Serving as publicist and marketing manager for University-produced performances and touring shows as well as visual arts events
                  presented at the River Campus and other venues in the Southeast Missouri region
            • Developed and implement a short- and long-term strategy and plan for the River Campus, including objectives, tactics, timelines,
                  and estimated expenses in coordination with the University’s integrated marketing initiative
            • Prepare copy for upcoming events for use by University Advancement and appropriate media outlets
            • Produce professional quality artwork, designs and layouts for publicity purposes
            • Promote the sale of tickets for season series, program and season sponsorships and performances and program advertising
            • Prepare printed programs for all performances
            • Purchase advertising (newspaper, television, radio, etc) within established campaign parameters
            • Maintain records of all sales and expenditures
            • Oversee training, scheduling and work assignments for student workers and volunteers

2007 Ad Designer
Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
           • Designing ads for Southeast Missourian Newspaper, Dollar Stretcher.


2007- Graphic Arts Technician
Crain Enterprises, Mound City, Illinois
           • Designing ads, banners, brochures, catalog, product photography, company newsletters, monthly and mid-month mailings, winfax
                ads and animated presentations.

2005 Ad Composition
Delta News-Citizen, Malden, MO
          • Designing ads for many companies, overseeing distribution of papers.

Self-Employed Professional Art Experience
2005- Freelance Artist Self-Employed
Present • Designing business cards, brochures, flyers and mailings for local business.

2004 Freelance Artist Thomas Melvin Painting Studio, Chicago, IL
          • Painted Mural on Cape Girardeau, MO Floodwall

2004 Internship Bruton/Stroube Studio, St. Louis, MO
          • Performed digital editing and in studio and on location photography work

2003 Freelance Artist McDonald's Corporation
          • Artwork purchased for McDonald's Corporate Collection

1999- Designer Hartwick Photography, Campbell, MO
Present •Performed digital editing and retouching black and white/color overlay
           •Designed layout for senior pictures

Education
2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Emphasis
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
G.P.A. 3.39

Graphic Design Portfolio Projects
2000-    • Brochure, playbill, logo design                          • Poster design
Present • Computer art to digital editing                           • CD cover design
             • Magazine, newsprint and web advertisement   • Personal logos
             • Thumbnail designs                                            • scientific illustration
             • Flyers                                                                 • Mailings

Skills
• Drawing           • Graphic Design            • 35mm Camera
• Illustration        • Animation                     • Photocopies
• Painting           • Digital Camera              • Digital Scanner

Computer Skills and Equipment
• Macintosh and PC                                   • MS Word and Power Point
• Adobe CS4 Suite                                     • LightWave 3D/Flash CS3
• Stamp Editor                                            • Publisher and Excel
• Multi Ad Pro                                             • QuarkXpress
• QuickBooks Pro                                       • Entourage





 
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