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Graphic Designer/ Office

Texas, United States
May 31, 2017

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Temple, TX *****

254-***-**** –

OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position as a Secretary/Receptionist, Typist, Data Entry, Graphic Designer or any other office position that might be available


● Over thirty three years of progressive experience in various newspaper positions to include twenty four years of dedicated and successful service as a graphic designer, eleven years serving proudly as a receptionist, one year as a secretary in the admissions office at a junior college.

● Can type 60 words per minute with minimal errors on various input devices

● Excellent oral and written communication skills; can effectively communicate with clients, teammates and management to ensure that all required work is completed correctly and on time.

● Excellent organizational skills; can effectively analyze, organize and prioritize all work assignments to ensure that all work is completed on time and according to company policies.


● Used a multiline telephone system to listen to our customers concerns, analyze the situation and direct the customer to the team member or manager that would best provide effective solutions in a timely manner.

● Can effectively communicate to various levels of personnel within an organization to ensure that each task is clearly understood, properly managed and completed according to established company policies.

● Opened sorted & distributed incoming and outgoing mail, reports, packages and other documents to staff employees.

● Designed and laid out advertisements for newspapers as well as for Real Estate, designing and creating ads for The Homefinder Magazine and The Sunday Real Estate Guide.

● Created and designed The Parade of Homes Magazine, Killeen, Texas for 2008.

● Processed National ads coming into the newspaper as well as the ads going out of our newspaper to other newspapers across the United States.

● Created advertisements using Photoshop CS5, In-Design, Quark Express, Multi-Ad Design and Metro on a Macintosh and also on a PC.

● Put display ads that ran in paper online.

● Laid out and pasted up newspaper flowing in classified ads and rearranging them to make everything fit.

● Worked in camera room making PMT’s, veloxes, shot pages to negatives, striped negatives, burnt and bent plates.

● Drove 3 hours to take deaf child safely to and from school on a daily basis so that he could be oral and live a normal life.

● Managed child’s education to teach him to talk and be self sufficient. Worked on speech therapy and auditory training, and managed family household


● Received recognition and salary increase from the Killeen Daily Herald, Killeen, Texas for doing an excellent job on The Homefinder magazine and the 2008 Parade of Homes publications.

● Employee of the Month Award and bonus at the Dyersburg State Gazette newspaper in Dyersburg, Tennessee.


● Earned a High School Diploma from Winfield High School (Home of the Vikings) Winfield, Kansas – May 1976.


American Classifieds – Temple, Texas

Graphic Designer

August 2009 – January 2017

Frank Mayborn Enterprise – Killeen Daily Herald, Killeen, Texas

Graphic Designer

May 2004 – June 2009

Parent – Temple, Texas

Educator, Provider

June 2001 – May 2004

Suburban Journal Newspapers, St. Louis, Missouri

Receptionist – Composing Room – Computer Operator (Part Time)

September 1994 – June 2001

Clarksdale Press Register Newspaper, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Graphic Designer (Part Time)

July 1992 – July 1993

Parent, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Educator, Provider

September 1989 – July 1992

State Gazette Newspaper, Dyersburg, Tennessee

Graphic Designer – Composing Room Technician

October 1980 – September 1989

Carroll County Newspapers, Berryville, Arkansas

Receptionist - Advertising

October 1977 – August 1980

Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas

Secretary in Admissions Office

July 1976 – August 1977

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