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Biography: Skye Hilton Key Email: firstname.lastname@example.org I have been drawing, creating, scribbling, sketching, writing, sculpting, blah blah for the past 20 years. Try as I may to find REAL WORK, I continue to ply my skills as a designer. I bought the degree, and I still owe the school money. Experience Freelance 2D Illustrator/ Graphic Designer 2007 - Present San Francisco, CA § 2D Illustration: Vector/ Digital, Watercolor, Marker, Color Pencil, Charcoal § Create custom graphics (including logo, flyer, brochure design, bitmap to vector, photo manipulation, etc.) for clients Ad Designer/ Web Graphics 05/07 to 10/07 The News Star, Monroe, La. § Design and Build News Paper ads, primarily car and real estate § Create banners and graphics for TheNewsStar.com § Worked with a team of graphic designers in a very high pace environment. Basically, I designed and built ads for the news paper and special publications (tabloids, inserts, magazines). The deadlines were always tight and we would get last minute ads alot. I recall several times I was handed an ad to build that had to go to print in a few hours. Full page AND double trucks! Lots of late hours and frustration, but I always felt it was worth it. It is always rewarding when a client says how much they liked their ad. Secretly, even after years of it, I still enjoy seeing an ad I made in print. As far as tools, we usd Macs, OS10 and Freehand, Quark 6 and InDesign. Freelance Graphic Artist/ Illustrator/ Web Design 01/07 to 05/07 Dynametry Graphix, West Monroe, La. § Create custom graphics (including logo, flyer, brochure design, bitmap to vector, photo manipulation, etc.) for clients § Create illustrations digitally or by hand. § Design and create web sites for clients § Handle printing of work for clients by finding the best printing price, double checking proofs and delivery. I was actually able to make a living for a few months doing freelance and cooperated with a couple of local marketing firms on mutual customer's web sites and publications. I used my personal PC and Adobe CS2, Flash and Dreamweaver. I eventually had to seek full time employment though, due to non-payment issues. Graphic Designer / Marketing 01/06 to 12/06 Bayou Internet, Monroe, La. § Design and create marketing material and ads for Bayou Internet § Design custom graphics for Bayou Internet clients § Assist in web design graphics and some limited site production and updating. § Create email newsletters and announcements I was an in-house graphic designer and marketing researcher for a local ISP trying to expand into a more business customer base. I provided marketing plans and various advertisments for this. I was provided with a PC with Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver. This was a company with less than 25 employees so I wore many hats including executive assistant, web design, tech support, sales & receptionist (we went 2 months without one and the responcibility was divided between the female employees.) Art Director 03/05 to 01/06 Group One Reality, West Monroe, La. § Design and create marketing materials for Realtors § Design, create and manage all corporate advertising with News Star Paper (Double Truck), Your Home Magazine (40 Pages), Brent Green Magazine (20 pages), radio and cable. § Design and print onsite: business cards, postcards, flyers and brochures. I loved working here because I was always busy designing new materials for the 50-some-odd realtors, escrow, mortgage and home improvment divisions of Group One. By the last couple of months, I operated with almost complete autonomy and answered directly to the company owner. I used a PC with Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash and Adobe Premiere. Freelance Graphic Artist 09/03 to 03/05 BBGpro, Jacksonville, NC § Create custom graphics for clients I was a full time student during this time but supplimented my income with freelance work and some web design. I used Illustrator 10, Photoshop 7, Photodraw 2000 and Flash 5. Previous Job Experience One word... RETAIL. Education Westwood Technical College, Denver, CO. 09/2003 to 03/2005 § Associate Degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia § Dean's List 3rd and 4th quarter 2004 University of La. in Monroe, Monroe, La. Spring 1995, Summer I 1998 & 01/2003 to 08/2003 § Biology Major, Computer Science Minor § Dean's List Spring, Summer I & II 2003 Skills Experienced in the following software: § Adobe CS2 Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, & Premiere § Micromedia 8 Flash, Dreamweaver & Fireworks § Quark 6 Express, 3DS Max, Freehand § Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Powerpoint, Publisher & Microsoft Photodraw § OS: All Windows OS including Vista. Mac OS10 experience. § Excellent phone and communication skills § Works well with a team or individual projects § Manages time well and completes projects in a timely manner § Doesn't freakout over overwhelming deadlines § Very easy going with a fun sense of humor. § Mad ninja skillz References References are available on request.
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