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Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
Have skills, need work - Freelance design jobs wanted - Inquire within.
EMPLOYMENT: FBC Zachary, Administrative Assistant (Ministries - Music and Youth) / Graphic Design / Webmaster / Publications, (September 09 - Present). Besides the administrative duties actually listed on my job description, I am responsible for the majority of the church's graphic design and for all of the new website layout / maintenance / upkeep in addition to fielding IT questions that come up about various computer programs. When I arrived it quickly became obvious that the church's design image and branding needed overhauling. I was given a nice office and some quality tools to affect the changes. It's been fun to shape this job into something that fits my strengths. Now I spend the lion share of my time doing graphic design. I work closely with web and local vendors to develop and complete jobs that I cannot complete here on site (i.e. tshirts, printed cups, banners, etc). I've also had opportunities to write copy for several publications (web copy and print copy). I have had opportunities to develop musical program theatrical sets (designing, creating, painting) and have taken advantage of several opportunities to paint murals on site - the most notable of which are currently displayed in the preschool hallways. I handle the monthly newsletter, the weekly worship service bulletin, the weekly e-newsletter, updating the webpage and the weekly announcement slides, and managing the digital street sign. I've done multi-page booklets and have provided art direction for worship services, new facilities, and ministries. It's liberating to be a one-person show - though it makes keeping my skills sharp more of a struggle because there's little time left for that and it's hard to find someone to provide the constructive criticism I need that helps me resist the design rut. (Previous job details available on request) EDUCATION: Southeastern LA University - Graduated Summa Cum Laude December 2004 - Bachelors of Visual Arts, focus in Graphic Design; Creative Writing minor TECHNICAL SKILLS: Adobe Creative Suites (currently using CS6) (most proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator & In Design); Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (mainly Publisher, Word, Excel and Power Point); "familiar with" and have used several other design standard programs in past job situations (Corel Draw, Flash, Dreamweaver, Sound Edit, QuarkXpress, Final Cut Pro, Live Type, After Effects); very basic coding (HTML & XHTML, CSS); currently using a content management system to maintain my employer's website (Church Plant Media CMS - used Faith Highway, ACS Extend previously); VIVID, a digital road sign program; Typing (65-75 wpm); Illustration/painting (on paper/canvas/walls or on computer screen through the use of a Wacom Intuos tablet and a graphics program); copy writing; article writing; slogan creation; general art direction; ACS People Suite, the industry standard church database program; WorshiPlanner, a database program for music; experience with both MAC and Windows OS. MACHINES: Xerox 7775/7776 and Xerox 5252 small format digital printers; In previous jobs I used large format printers: Oce Arizona 2000 wide format solvent printer; Display Maker wide format printer; Vutek 150 wide format solvent printer; Color Burst RIP; Vinyl Express 2.0; die cutting (by hand); weeding vinyl; various trouble shooting for the above mentioned machines, calling for maintenance, doing various upkeep and color correcting, and ordered the machine's supplies (ink, parts, paper, etc), folding and laminating machines, etc. Still reading? Want more? Contact me via email for additional information.
Southeastern Lousiana University (Hammond, LA)