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  • 10 years of experience in the graphic design sector
  • 8 years of experience working with several graphic design applications including Adobe Illustrator,
  • Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash
  • 7 years with a solid foundation in both technical knowledge and artistic principles with writing and project managing skills
  • BA graduate

Red Sky Design & Communications – Dundas, ON

Graphic Designer

2010 – Present

  • Design logos, graphic identities, and marketing packages
  • Web design and animation with Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash
  • Layout and create brochures and other printed pieces utilizing Adobe InDesign
  • Assemble files to meet prepress and print production specifications and timelines
Impact Grafx Corporation – Oldsmar, FL  
Senior Graphic Designer / Photographer / Website Designer / Sales Rep / Customer Relations
1999 – 2010

  • Illustrate and draw customized maps, site plans, and floor plans using Adobe Illustrator
  • Perform web design and animation with Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash
  • Design logos and graphic identities inclusive of advertisements, E-blasts, signage, banners, and trade show booths
  • Layout and create brochures, catalogs, greeting cards, property packages, retail marketing, and other printed pieces utilizing QuarkXpress and Adobe InDesign
  • Carry out onsite photography, per customer requests (i.e. buildings / group photos, scenery), for use in print and web base applications
  • Utilize scan hardware to retouch, add, and or manipulate, per customer requests, of images in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Complete detailed information of customer properties by means of aerials using Adobe Photoshop
  • Create cost estimates and proposals for customer requests utilizing QuickBooks
  • Assemble files to meet prepress and print production specifications and timelines
  • Participate and receive information from design briefs as it relates to marketing creative objectives, strategies and goals
  • Prepare and submit customer invoices
  • Provide project coordination for product development activities from inception through to contract completion including proposal, product definition, design, development, customer reviews, testing and initial deliveries
  • Operate as the primary customer focal responsible for ensuring that cost, schedule and contractual obligations are satisfied while preserving the interests of the company
  • Manage baseline product configuration and design including planning, scheduling, and tracking of tasks required for project completion
  • Responsible for directing the design team, as the design lead, to manage the technical aspects of the project
  • Act as a customer liaison during the development phase of new projects
  • Support legacy projects and implementation of new projects by providing design and technical support


Advanced – Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, QuarkXpress, Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash; Intermediate – MS Office suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat; Beginner – MS Project, and Visio.


Multiple Projects – Objectives and Deadlines and Time Management.





  • Kenmore East Senior High School Alumni Member, 2000 – present
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Member, 2005 – present
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) – ArtLoud! Sculpture, Co-Chair / Coordinator of Artists / Photographer / Graphic Designer, 2008 – 2009
  • Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, 2005 – 2009
  • The Alliance for the Arts, Volunteer and Member, 2004 – 2008
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Arts Club, Co-Chair, 2004 – 2005
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Intermediate Coed Volleyball Team, Caption, 2003
  • The von Leinbig Art Center of Naples, Volunteer and Member, 2002 – 2008
  • The Naples Museum of Art, Volunteer and Member, 2002 – 2005
  • The Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Volunteer and Member, 2002 – 2005
  • The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Member, 2002 – 2005
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Art Club; Club 236, Vise-President, 2001 – 2003
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Photography Club, Member, 2001 – 2005
  • Florida Gulf Coast Water Ski Team, Secretary / Photographer / Coordinator, 2000 – 2005



  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Kenmore East 50th Fine Arts Festival, May 2010
    Presented by Richard Scaduto - KE, Tonawanda, New York
  • Dean’s List, Spring 2004, Spring & Fall 2003, Spring & Fall 2002, Spring 2001
  • Outstanding Customer Satisfaction, 2003
    Presented by Jim Dwyer and the Dwyer Family
    Dwyer’s Irish Pub, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Outstanding Volunteer Service to the Community Award, 2001 – 2002
    Presented by Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Most Improved Water Skier Award, 2000 – 2001
    Presented by Tom White, Coach - Lee County, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Dedicated Photographer Award, 1999 – 2000
    Presented by R. Breehey & B. Welkley, Year book advisors
    Kenmore East Senior High School, Tonawanda, New York
  • Most Adventurous Award, 1999 – 2000
    Presented by Mr. Allen & Mr. Smith, Wilderness Club advisors
    Kenmore East Senior High School, Tonawanda, New York
  • Great Sense of Humor and Outstanding Smile Award, 1999 – 2000
    Presented by Mr. Brunger, Girls Track and Field Coach
    Kenmore East Senior High School, Tonawanda, New York
  • Excelled Advancement in Illustration and Advertising Design Award, 1998 – 2000
    Presented by Richard Scaduto, Chair of Art and Music
    Kenmore East Senior High School, Tonawanda, New York



Excellent personal and social skills 

  • Easily able to interact on a personal, friendly, and optimistic level with everyone I meet.  I am experienced with understanding individual’s desires, feelings, and characteristics to enable a better understanding of their personal requirements.

Public and human services

  • Speaking clearly and comfortably with customers as well as other employees has always been extremely easy for me.  I have extensive experience when dealing with the community and individual services for more than ten years.  Working in the graphic design and service industry had enabled me to appreciate the needs of others as well as performing desired tasks.

Excellent ability to perform numerous tasks at once

  • Holding an upper level position as a senior graphic artist, server, bartender, or cocktailer in a fast paced industry requires flexibility, creativity, sharp intelligence, motivation, and knowledge in several areas.  I am able to multi-task, while producing the best service available.

Asset to any business

  • Quick learner, goal oriented, and possess tremendous potential and ambition.  In most of my previous positions I’ve increased sales and customer satisfaction with my superior service.  I can effectively handle public relations and meet the client’s needs.

Excellent communication skills

  • In the graphic design and service industry, communication skills are very important.  You need to listen to the customer’s concerns, understand their needs and objectives, and effectively translate your creativity and skills to produce their desired marketing needs ending with a great experience.  I have been recognized as a creative professional who is enthusiastic, devoted, and hard working, and strong willed when it comes to the communication skills I possess. Thus, this will make it easier to achieve my goals as a professional artist and designer.
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