"Without aesthetic, design is either the humdrum repetition of familiar clich?s or a wild scramble for novelty. Without the aesthetic, the computer is but a mindless speed machine, producing effects without substance. Form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form." Paul Rand "The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep." Paul Strand
Biography: Cynthia F. Sprague Objective To be a member of a creative team and to share ideas that will produce outstanding products. Career Development Senior Graphic Designer Feb 06—Present Advanced Tracking Technologies, Inc. Houston, TX Develop images used in a variety of creative projects, including presentations, brochures, advertisements, catalogs, direct mail, corporate identity, tradeshow booths, software icons and packaging. Also responsible for the design, layout and formatting of company materials. Designs incorporate typographic, photographic, illustrative and graphic elements. Strong design abilities and proficiency in software applications such as InDesign, Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop. Briefing Support Team Leader / Senior Graphic Artist Jan 04—Sep 05 Cubic Defense Applications Group, Inc. Fort Polk, LA Prepared and presented presentations for a highly visible audience using PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop. Design projects for print, including posters, certificates, collages, and brochures. Collaborated daily with Senior Ranking Military officers and Cubic staff in meetings, scheduling, presentations, and award ceremonies. Produced quality products with a strong military presence. Conceptualized and drafted the JRTC Command Brief with overall marketing identity. Supervised one graphic illustrator (hiring, scheduling, discipline, mentoring and performance review) Participated in account management, project budget, art direction and client consultation. Graphic Illustrator II July 03—Jan 04 Cubic Defense Applications Group, Inc. Fort Polk, LA Created projects for print, with the assistance of the Briefing Support Team Leader/Senior Graphic Artist. Collaborated with several units’ teams involving video technicians, graphic illustrators and military personnel for numerous presentations and posters. Produced certificates, rotational posters and various other graphics upon request. Operations / Park Greeter Apr 00—Aug 00 Walt Disney World College Program Orlando, FL Greeted all guests who enter the park. Tolled Plaza areas, operated the turnstile areas, obtained knowledge of the Walt Disney World Parks and Resort ticket media, light cleaning and assisted with audience control. Education May 03 Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Bachelor’s of Science in Graphic Communications Technical Expertise Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker, Corel Paint, Corel Draw, Adobe Image Ready, Quark Express, Painter Security Clearance Secret July 03-Present, the second highest classification Professional Recognitions Awarded Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker coin. Awarded Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston coin. Awarded 10 Support Operations Certificates from numerous Senior Ranking Officer while at JRTC Fort Polk.
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