Bradley Academy For The Visual Arts. York, Pennsylvania.
Fall 1988-Spring 1990
Associate Degree in Specialized Technology. Spring 1990
Major: Visual Communications/Graphic Design
Coursework Included a program of comprehensive study of fine art drawing, basic production, mechanical work and layout with a strong emphasis on utilization of computers and related programs.
• Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society
• Who's Who Among Students In American Junior Colleges
• 2nd Prize in the Bradley Academy Freshmen Show
Campbell, Harrington, and Brear Advertising Agency. York, Pennsylvania.
Spring 1990, Internship
Graphic Designer responsible for design and production of campaign for York County Special Olympics. Designed brochure and newspaper advertisements. Assisted in coordination of television commercial.
Coursework through the Penn State York Personal Computer Seminar Series, including "Overview of Internet Technology " and "Introduction to HTML."
Silver Penny Studio. Hanover, Pennsylvania.
September 2004 - Present
Owner and Graphic Designer of home studio marketing and design company. Responsibilities
include: design of print publications, web design, marketing and maintenance, keyword marketing for
clients, trade show booth design, corporate identity, and maintaining professional relationships with
clients from diverse industries and locations.
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers. Hampstead, Maryland.
February 2002-September 2004
Sole on-site Graphic Designer for Jos. A. Bank's very lucrative web presence. Responsibilities included:
creating weekly email promotions, site design, banner advertising, online catalog, and photo retouching, and creation of graphics for partner stores at Amazon.com and QVC.com. Also responsible for the creation of some retail print pieces and all weekly retail email promotions. This position afforded the opportunity to work with a retail industry leader (Named one of Forbes 200 Best Small Companies.) and a team of professionals who consistently exceeded sales and profit goals.
Lois Knott Advertising. Hanover, Pennsylvania.
January 1997-February 2002
Initially hired part-time, offered full time employment in September 1997 as company's sole Designer. Responsibilities grew to encompass: web site design and production, art direction, layout, logo design, corporate identity, client interaction, vocal talent in radio advertising, trade show booth design, and direction of photo shoots. Key participant in company re-facing and relocation. Promotion to Art Director with company's growth.
Tower Advertising. Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.
January 1997-August 1997
Part-time Graphic Designer for well-established advertising agency. Position entailed: logo design, layout of sales materials, photo-retouching.
The Evening Sun. Hanover, Pennsylvania.
February 1991-December 1996
Position responsibilities included but not limited to: compositor, production of editorial graphics, retail advertisements, layout of special publications, logo design, management of staff to meet deadlines, design of various advertising specialties and direct mail pieces.
ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
Little Olde Schoolhouse. Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.
August 1994-March 2000
Freelance work for a local gift shop and garden center included design and production of multi-color newsletter/booklet and related newspaper, outdoor, and direct mail advertising materials for client.
PROFESSIONAL HONORS & AWARDS:
Pennsylvania Newspapers in Education Association.
Won first place in a competition to create a poster used with a statewide distributed curriculum created by Newspapers In Education. Graphics created appeared on many collateral materials including T-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags and post-it notes for distribution in public and private schools.
Award for Excellence For Outstanding Editorial Achievement for a cover layout composed for The Evening Sun's Football Preview Edition.
Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association.
Several awards won including Best Of Show 1994, Best Use Of Clip Art First Prize 1994, Best Color Ad First Prize 1995, Best Black and White Full Page Ad First Prize 1995.
In-depth knowledge of both Windows and Mac OS and the following programs: Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Streamline, Adobe Acrobat and Distiller.
References available upon request.
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