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Graphic Designer Civil Engineering

Location:
San Jose, California, United States
Posted:
February 16, 2018

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Susanne Sammel, Graphic Artist / Technical Illustrator

**** ******** *****, *** ****, CA 95124

cell: 408-***-****; email: ac4h7h@r.postjobfree.com

Summary of Experience

Ms. Sammel brings a solid background in visual design for web and print in technology, education, and health/fitness industries. She has worked in B2B and B2C marketing, and has extensive experience with technical literature: white papers, sales guides, product briefs, instruction guides, overviews, how-to manuals and other. She has created interactive documents including pdf’s and ebooks with imagery/illustrations, infographics, etc.

She often draws upon her fine arts roots, finding that most design principles are universal.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Concentration: Studio Arts /Drawing

Studies: Fine Arts, Art History, Graphic Design, Architectural Drawing, Drafting.

Introduction to CAD - Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

Software

Adobe Suite: Macromedia: Corel:

PhotoShop FreeHand CorelDraw

Illustrator Autodesk: Painter

InDesign AutoCAD

Acrobat Pro Microsoft:

Dreamweaver Word

Fireworks Excel

Flash PowerPoint

FrameMaker Macromedia:

Background

10/2015-Present contract/projects: JUMPSPORT FITNESS, San Jose, CA

Company specializes in trampoline fitness products and education programs.

Job Description: GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Assignment: (03/17-Present) Redesigning education modules for the JumpSport Fitness Trampoline, including: fitness for kids, fitness for active aging, small group training, and specificity training.

Responsibilities include:

• Layout design/formatting/production.

• Imagery creation and/or utilization.

• Editing as per request.

• Optimization and setup for end use digital and/or print.

• Utilizing InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, and Acrobat.

Assignment: (10/15-03/17) Producing activity guide package, consisting of the following: activity guide, station cards, lesson plans, wall charts, and exercise library (in interactive formats: pdf + epub).

Responsibilities include:

• Layout design/formatting/production.

• Imagery creation and/or utilization.

• Editing as per request.

• Optimization and setup for end use digital or print.

• Utilizing InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, and Acrobat.

2016 contract/project: LAUNCHM, San Jose, CA

Company specializes in marketing services for technology industry.

Job Description: Graphic Designer (as-need basis worked on several projects together.)

Assignment: Creating three technology-based illustrations for landing pages.

Responsibilities include:

• Imagery creation.

• Editing as per request.

• Optimization and setup for end use digital.

• Utilizing Illustrator and PhotoShop.

2016 contract/project: DETATI COMMUNICATIONS, Sunnyvale, CA

Company specializes in direct marketing services.

Job Description: ILLUSTRATOR (as-need basis worked on two projects together.)

Assignments: Creating series of illustrations for medical device packaging; formatting of technical literature.

Responsibilities include:

• Layout design/formatting/production.

• Imagery creation and/or utilization.

• Editing as per request.

• Optimization and setup for end use digital or print.

• Utilizing InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, and Acrobat.

08/2014-08/2015: COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ARTS, Mountain View, CA

School specializes in fine arts education programs.

Job Description: ART TEACHER (part-time)

Assignments: Instructing full-curriculum visual art classes to grades K-8 in Santa Clara County public school systems.

2013: I cared for a terminally ill family member.

09/2009-09/2012: INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, San Jose, CA

Company specializes in mixed signal semiconductor chips.

Job Description: GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR

Assignments: Designing and producing graphics for B2B marketing/corporate collateral (online and print) including presentations and technical documentation; creating new style guidelines for diagrams.

Responsibilities include:

• Layout design/formatting/production.

• Imagery creation and/or utilization.

• Editing as per request.

• Optimization and setup for end use digital or print.

• Utilizing InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, and Acrobat.

09/2006-09/2009: PACIFIC GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, Morgan Hill, CA

Company specializes in geologic and geotechnical engineering services.

Job Description: TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATOR

Assignments: Providing graphics/illustrations: cross-sections, profiles, boring logs, trench logs, and site maps; position included occasional designing of marketing collateral.

Responsibilities include:

• Technical Illustration creation.

• Editing as per request.

• Optimization and setup for end use digital or print, including presentations.

• Utilizing Illustrator and FreeHand, occasionally using other programs, such as AutoCAD.

2005-2006: CONTRACTS - Technical Drawing Clients/projects include:

Lee, Inc., San Jose, CA; CTL Engineering, Inc., Pleasanton, CA; WEC & Associates, Palo Alto, CA; JLK & Associates, San Jose, CA; KCR Development, Inc., Cupertino, CA; Flanders Bay Company, Los Gatos, CA.

01/2002-06/2005: LEE ENGINEERS, San Jose, CA

Company specializes in civil engineering.

Job Description: DRAFTER/TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATOR

Assignments: Creating technical drawings, including diagrams, cross-sections, tables, charts, and maps.

Responsibilities include:

• Technical Illustration creation.

• Editing as per request.

• Optimization and setup for end use including use of plotters.

• Utilizing AutoCAD.

01/2001-01/2002: METRO DESIGN CENTER, Saratoga, CA

Company specializes in graphic design/technical documentation.

Job Description: GRAPHIC ARTIST

Assignments: Formatting technical documentation; creating icons and diagram illustrations; designing and producing graphics for marketing collateral. Personal Clients/ projects for METRO DESIGN CENTER included: Cisco Systems Inc.; IC Sensors; IPInfusion; Stanford GBS; CADopia; and others.

Responsibilities include:

• Layout design/formatting/production.

• Imagery creation and/or utilization.

• Editing as per request.

• Optimization and setup for end use digital and print.

• Utilizing FrameMaker, Illustrator, PhotoShop, and Acrobat.

08/1997-12/2000: INTERNET PICTURES CORPORATION (iPIX), San Jose, CA

Company specializes in immersive 360-degree photography.

Job Description: IMMERSIVE PHOTOGRAPHER/MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER

Assignments: Shooting photography; building/editing images; creating virtual tours; project management.

Responsibilities include:

• Shooting photography on location.

• Imagery creation.

• Virtual tour creation.

• Editing as per request.

• Optimization and setup for end use digital.

• Utilizing proprietary iPix software and PhotoShop.

06/1995-08/1997: ARTSIGNS, INC., Santa Clara, CA

Company specializes in architectural signage and graphics for corporate events/ tradeshows.

Job Description: LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Assignments: Designing and producing commercial signage/graphics; running large-format plotters; visiting customer sites for color and material analysis.

Responsibilities include:

• Layout design/formatting/production.

• Imagery creation and/or utilization.

• Editing as per request.

• Optimization and setup for end use digital and print.

• Utilizing FrameMaker, Illustrator, PhotoShop, and Acrobat.

06/1994-06/1995: NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES, Sunnyvale, CA

Company specializes in satellite navigation systems for automobiles.

Job Description: MAPPING AERIAL DIGITIZER/EDITOR

Assignment: digitizing and editing map geometry for GPS navigation system.

Responsibilities include:

• Creating and editing map geometry.

• Editing as per request.

• Continually assessing and updating database content.

• Applying routing code systems.

• Utilizing proprietary software.

• Utilizing aerial photography and other current source materials.

Portfolio

http://ssammelportfolio.webs.com/

References

Available upon request.

Personal

Dedicated to beautiful design and quality workmanship; meticulous with detail;

results-driven; hardworking and responsible.



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