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After working freelance for 8 years in Los Angeles, CA in the creative industry, I took time off from my career to raise my daughter. Upon her turning 2yrs., old I moved back to St. Louis, Mo. When she started school full time, I returned to school around her schedule to update my visual skills. There is something inviting to me about creating something new. Though I've been out of the actual workforce, I have stayed current with industry trends and found many opportunities to engage as I am always working creatively, while attending school. For one person who has coexisted in different genre areas of the visual creative industry for years, I have done extensive design work but mostly freelance and in any field I was asked to work in. Professional I design, designer experienced in using both digital and traditional media, organized, self starter, able to work as a team or independently, have worked in many different creative teams, generating big ideas and producing breakthrough results. I have an extensive background in the visual design field, and work well under pressure without being stressed or causing stress- regardless of category enterprising and conceptualizing for campaign in addition to the business strategy.
My goal is to work full time for a company that will let me utilize all my skills and ideas. I hope to work long term and grow with the company and its success. One can't always follow the rules in the visual creative field, and get noticed. If you
As a Designer I create my work from a design starting point, as a rule in form of mixed medium. I create from the inside out, taking in the world around me as I see it happening. Creating quite intentionally by design defiantly questioning all
Design- artist/ digital and traditional
YES I am a pro… A Professional
Fontbonne University – BFA -Fine Arts / recent Grad., Spring 2013
STLCC Meramec community college 2005-2009 Updated Visual Technology Skills
: Adobe Creative Suite / Apple Computer Working Knowledge
John Amico School of Beauty - Licensed Manicurist
STLCC Meramec Community College 1983-1987 All classical /commercial art training
Mehlville Senior High School G.E.D. 1983
Grammar School Affton School District
Intern/TA Fontbonne University Metals and Sculpture 2010 - 2013
St. Louis County Election Board - Assistant Supervisor - local, state, national
Elections 2008 /current
Areas of Strength - Design
(Promotional, Logo, Idea, Concept, Theory) (Printmaking, Print / Sculpture)
Multimedia/ Studio / Design Production / Interactive
Experience in both traditional and digital
Adobe Photoshop CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5. CS6
Adobe Illustrator (drawing for Illustrator I and II) I II III Advanced /Flash
Corel Painter (I, II, III) Advanced - update to Corel painter X
Video / Video Editing 9 (Final Cut Pro i-Movie, Keynote, i-Work)
Strong knowledge of Mac OS X, Word processing software, Power Point
Basic knowledge QuarkXpress In Design, Maya
Trova Show - January 2011
Member ART Dimensions 2010 - current
Leadership Transfer Scholarship 2009
St. Louis – Lyon France International Art Show Sister Cities, Inc., 2005 – current
Mackies Media and Creativity Competition Award / Promotional Design Award 2009
Catch a Falling Star - Director of and participator in Art Fundraiser Event for in 2005
Lindbergh School District – Volunteer at daughter’s school providing support and assistance during art activities and events 2003-2006
Incarnate Word Hospital Auxiliary – Volunteer & Donated Creative Talents – during the 1980’s / Raised money for hospital equipment / Cookbook Cover Design for Hospital Auxiliary
I have been creating Art at a professional level since I started college at 16. I have updated my visual technology skills at the center for Technology at STLCC Meramec Community College. These skills have proven valuable in augmenting my classical and commercial training. Subsequently, during my 8 years in Los Angeles, California I met my domestic partner and gave birth to our daughter. While in Los Angeles, California I created a foundation in career - freelance –design works in the creative industry.
(Promotional / All Design-areas / Graphic /Print / Movie/ Production / Video )
The below links are to some of my work and video work.
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