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Graphic Design, Creative Advertising/Marketing

West Newton, PA, 15089
August 29, 2012

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**** *********** **** • West Newton, Pennsylvania 15089 • 412-***-****


I am very interested in obtaining a position that stresses creativity. I have experience with both MAC/PC, the MS-Office Suite, and the Adobe Creative Suite CS5. My love for the Adobe creative software has enabled me to transform what would normally be a simple part-time desk job into a very enjoyable graphic design position. I am in charge of the advertising and graphic design at a local fitness facility. I have aided in their website design (, set up and designed apparel for their online store ( as well as setting up both their Facebook and Twitter pages. This work can be found under "Alpha Fitness" section of my portfolio.

I am also a graphic designer and contributing writer for the digital magazine Front Row Monthly ( This work can be found under the "Front Row Monthly" section of my portfolio. I own and operate a disc jockey service (, and have done all the advertising and graphic/web design work for that as well.

I have over 5 years of experience in graphic design, comprised of college, freelance, personal and professional work. I am an energetic and enthusiastic hard worker with the desire to learn new concepts and skills. I would be proud to have you utilize this energy. I am very interested in an interview to learn more about the job, while you to learn more about me. I am eager to learn and excited for this opportunity. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Christopher Balogh


Seeking a position that permits me to utilize my education and abilities to be productive and creative within team and individual work settings.


Proficient in Ms Word, Ms PowerPoint, Ms Excel, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere Elements

Excellent time-management skills

Exceptional ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and productive working relationships

Excellent ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions

Knowledge to handle inquiries and problems efficiently


Penn State University, State College, PA

Bachelor of Arts Advertising, May 2011

Cumulative GPA: 3.84/4.0 (Top 10% in the College of Communications and university-wide.)

Course Highlights: Concentrations in Advertising/Marketing & Graphic/Web Design


- Creative Strategies/Research/Media Planning in Advertising studies

- Created strategic action plans

- Designed Print/TV spot/Radio spot/Outdoor ads for campaigns

- Created and distributed surveys, wrote literature reviews

- Analyzed situation analysis for client and competitors

- Calculated advertising budgets for media plans


Broadcaster – BVSN – Belle Vernon High School Football 2006-2007 Season

- Play-by-play/Color commentary

Lowe’s Home Improvement, Belle Vernon, PA February 2007 – August 2008

- Sales Associate

Disc Jockey, Belle Vernon, PA May 2010 – Present

- Restaurants/bars, graduation parties, and house parties

Freelance Graphic Design

- Designed personal logo, flyers, promotional materials and business websites

Alpha Fitness Club, Elizabeth, PA May 2011–Present

- Marketing/Advertising/Graphic Design

Front Row Monthly, Pittsburgh, PA Feb 2012-Present

- Graphic Designer/Contributing Writer


Mr. James R. Steiner

Part-time Lecturer in Communications (Graphic Design)

Division/Office: Arts and Humanities

Office Location: Box 108 Misciagna/Office Hawthorn

Phone: 814-***-****

Voice Mail: 6706

Ms. Susan Strohm

Senior Lecturer

104 Carnegie Building

University Park, PA 16802


Work: 814-***-****

Mr. Frank Romano

Owner, Alpha Fitness Club

95 Enterprise Drive

Elizabeth, PA 15037

Work: 412-***-****

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