Winston-Salem, NC 27107
EDUCATION: Randolph Community College Asheboro, NC
DEGREE: Associate in Applied Arts and Science, August 2001
MAJOR: Advertising and Graphic Design
Experience with the G3 and G4 Macintosh platform, flatbed scanner, digital camera, laser and inkjet printers.
Major software: QuarkXPress 4.11, Adobe Photoshop 5.5, Adobe Illustrator 8.0, Flash 5.0, Go Live 4.0, Adobe Streamline 2.0 Image Ready 3.0, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Power Rip 2000, Adaptec Toast, Stuffit Expander, Real Producer, Agfa Photo Look, Graphics Advantage 6.2, Adobe Type Manager and Microsoft Power point.
Experience with a network environment, typesetting, layout design, photo manipulation, color management, scanning, color separation, Power Point presentations, file management and importing graphics between software programs. 3D Printing Laser Die-Cutting
An assortment of projects, which included newspaper and magazine advertising, poster design, outdoor advertising, folded pieces, direct mail advertising, multi-unit design, and advertising campaigns.
Live job developing a safety poster. We created digital mechanicals, processed negatives, stripping and platemaking.
Joint project with Commercial Photography students to develop a magazine for a product. I pursued the role of an Art Director and created the layout design. Assisted in the photo shoot and executed the computer comp.
Participated in an agency simulation, in which two groups competed against each other for a client. Each member of the group was assigned a different role as employees of the Mystic Design Agency.
Project included managing a budget, which we used to purchase ad space for newspapers, radio spots, print flyers, posters, direct mail and bill boards.
Each member of the group was assigned a different role as employees of the Mystic Design Agency.
Hand and computer execution of roughs and comps.
Prepress production: digital mechanicals, color separation, processing negatives, stripping and platemaking.
Exposure to introductory small offset press operation to develop an understanding of press operations and prepress responsibilities.
WORK EXPERIENCE: September 2001-January 2003: Triad Graphics & Signs, High Point, NC
I worked with vinyl graphics, weeding graphic design, pre-masking, sign making and vehicle lettering. Experience dealing with customers and register operations.
May 1999 -September 2001 Affordable Signs & Custom Awnings, High Point, NC
I worked with vinyl graphics, weeding, pre-masking, graphic design work, sign making, vehicle lettering, dealing with customers and working on a plotter.
US ARMY National Guard, High Point, NC 1998-2006
Track Vehicle Mechanic, Generator Mechanic, Security details
I have been on military disability from 2007-Present…due to an injury that I got in the US ARMY.
Achievement Award, 1996; Wendy’s Employee of the Month Award, 1998; RCC Industrial Scholarship Award, 2000, Appalachian State Technology Scholarship,2005
AFJROTC Officer Commendation Award, 1998; Mike Fox Attitude and Adjustment award, Highest Adult Attendance Martial Arts award, I earned my Black Belt in JuJutsu, National Service Medal from the US ARMY,
Defenders of Freedom medal from the US ARMY, Deans List twice at Appalachian State University…3.8 GPA
REFERENCES: Available upon request.