Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop, photography of Festivals And Events, Fine Art, Keepsake/Memory Books, People Skills, Poetry Books, Poetry Set To Fine Art, Scanning And Editing Of Images, Digital photography/Digital Darkroom, Sports Photography, basic production work.
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
LA Photography/Graphic Design Commack, New York March 2000 - Present
Work consisted of design work/photography for promotional purposes, using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign to create art work plus photography skills. Knowledge of single and double sided printing, mailer cards, business cards, basic portraits, posters, flyer/sell sheets. Graphic design skills were used in all projects. Adobe CS6 Suite is used.
Staples Commack, NY 2018 - Present
Office Supply Associate, Copy & Print Associate
Guided clients with office supply needs and as a temporary CPC Associate, clients were assisted with projects, placing orders, print and packaging, assisted clients in Self Serve copy area.
Office Max - Riverhead, New York April 2015 - November 2016
Copy and Print Associate
Duties include: single and double sided printing, creation of booklets, pamphlets, flyers, business cards and basic copies. Familiar with comb and spiral binding, glue binding, printing 2 part and 3 part NCR forms. Familiar with various types of paper and able to make suggestions and recommendations to clients to meet their needs. Excellent listening and deadline orientation skills. Project folders properly and utilizing Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
The Long Island Music Hall of Fame - Melville, New York September 2004 - November 2014
Photographed a variety of events including 3 induction ceremonies, awards ceremonies,
music conferences and concerts. Adobe Photoshop skills were also used.
EVENT FREELANCE ACTIVITIES
Mike Manne and The Tiger Blues Band - Various projects graphic design skills used (2007-2016)
Joanne Phillips andJ-Bird Music for The Arts, Inc. Charity Event for Cancer Fundraising - Photography skills were used for event game, graphic design skills used for poster (2015-2016)
The Long Island Music Hall of Fame - photography skills were used (Mellville NY, 2004-2014) James Faith Entertainment - Photography skills were used (national promoter 2005-2009)
The Great South Bay Festival - Photography skills were used (Patchogue NY, summer 2007 and summer 2009)
The Long Island Music Festival by Good Times Magazine Photography Skills Used(2000-2007) The Slainte Irish Festival - Photography skills were used(Patchogue NY 2006)
Promotional work for Twisted 6 Productions CD Art, Business Cards, mailer Cards (2006-2007) The band Misbhavin! Promotional work, Posters, Business Cards - used Graphic Design skills(2007) The All American Festival - Photography Skills were used (Port Jefferson Station 2004 and 2007) The Brookhaven Amphitheater - Photography skills used (Brookhaven NY 2005-2007)
Event work for Vinny DiMarco Presents - Photography Skills used (2004-2005) Lumiere Ballet Grand opening Babylon NY - Photography Skills were used (2003)
Dan Wagner Photography (2005-2006), Duval Photo and Video Inc. (2004-2008) Light Assistant
Duties included setting up a variety of lighting situations, preparation of equipment, occasional photojournalism.
OTHER FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY ACTIVITIES
Staples, Commack, NY 2018
Copy and Print Associate, Office Supplies Associate
As a temporary CPC Associate, clients were assisted with their projects, placing orders, print and packaging, assisted clients in Self Serve copy area.
SilverFox Productions, Mineola, NY 2003
Worked closely with clients while multitasking to order prints, have proofs and negatives processed for clients wedding albums. Arranged meetings with clients, so they can view selections for their albums. Worked in Adobe Photoshop to design thank you cards for Clients. Photojournalist at weddings.
Suffolk Life, Riverhead, NY 2003 Graphic Designer
Responsibilities included typography and imprint specialization; client’s documents were set for Pre-press in size and information. Created some logo design, skilled in file management.
MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES-Graphic Design and Photography skills were used
Emma Beane - Poet - created a book cover and insert page and fine art to two of her poems (2017-2018) Audrey Michelle - Poet - created fine art to her poetry and posters for her presentation (2018-present) Katie L. - Poet - created fine art and books to her poetry (2007-2018)
Smart Recovery - note cards, letterhead (2013-2014)
Promotional work for the band Misbhavin! posters, business cards, mailer cards (2007-2009) Tony Pruden, Musician - CD art work designed (2006)
Twisted 6 Productions (2006)
Claudia Bustamente - model photogrpahy(2006)
Corporate Identity for Marie DeRancy, DMA Consulting, JA Veterinary Technician (2003)
Bridgeport Bluefish, Bridgeport Connecticut - Digital Billboard Contest Grand Prize Winner 2015
Gurwin Geriatric Center Photography Contest - Grand Prize Winner - Computer Enhancement Category April 2002
Volunteered photography and graphic design skills for The Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Charity Softball Game to help fight cancer. Two posters were original creations, the third consisted of my adding text to an artists design for a 50/50 Raffle - 8/2016
Photographed a series of concerts, in various venues (Nassau and Suffolk Counties) 2000-2014
Photography Freelance work with a variety of local Long Island musicians for their promotional work 2001-2008
Photographer for Good Times Magazine Music Festival 2000 - 2007
The Slainte Irish Festival - Summer 2006
Volunteered photography and graphic design skills for Habitat for Humanity 12/06
2 blues concerts at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center 2/03, 5/03
Volunteered photography and graphic design skills for Suffolk Homeless Shelter Benefit Concert 12/03
Volunteered photography and graphic design skills for the Little Animal Rescue and Shelter 1/01, 4/02, 7/02
Volunteered photography and graphic design skills for All American Festival Breast cancer fundraiser 9/02
Volunteered photography and graphic design skills for Christmas Magic Inc. Holiday Benefit Concert 12/02
Photography Exhibits at Long Island University, Brookville NY 2002
Pell Hall Exhibit 2000, Audio/Visual Show Senior Thesis 2002, three images on display in the permanent collection at LIU- CW Post Campus
Long Island University September 1995 - May 1999 - Brookville, New York
Bachelors Degree in Fine Art Photography
Suffolk County Community College September 1995 - May - 1999 Riverhead, New York
Associates Degree in Graphic Design