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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, etc). I've also had opportunities to write copy for several publications (web copy and print copy). I have been instrumental in developing 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 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 I have to seek out constructive criticism to help me resist the design rut.
LA Suburban Press, PRN Production Manager/Reporter/Photographer, (April 09 - September 09).
I was responsible for various graphic design duties (ad design, proof printing, page layout, photo correction, color correction, etc) and editorial duties (writing, reporting, interviewing, photographing, researching, proof reading, copy writing, etc).
Crown Craft, Product Development Associate (Sept 08- Jan 09).
I did designs for infant bedding sets, the new blanket line and more. The designs were highly illustrative (meaning that a plethora of pencil drawings proceeded the computer work). Conceptual product design, illustration, color & fabric coordination, pattern design, etc.
JM Digital Corp.; Graphic Designer/Account Manager (Nov 05- Aug 08).
I managed 20+ Casino client accounts, provided design solutions, did various product finishing tasks (trimming, laminating, etc), ran the shop’s Xerox 5252 and handled maintenance for it. I often ordered supplies, billed clients, made packing slips, shipped packages (UPS, FedEx), counseled clients about what media would be best for their needs (and most cost effective), worked with suppliers, sewed banners, and did whatever else my hands could find to do at the large format digital printing shop.
Color-1 Signs & Graphics; Graphic Designer/Production Assistant (Feb 05- Oct 05). Created designs for clients, ran the shop’s Arizona large format solvent printing machine, ran the Seal large format lamination machine and the shop’s photo quality solvent machine (Display Maker), heavy CSR, ordered supplies, billed for services, etc. Tough working environment and lack of advancement opportunity led me to accept a job with JM Digital.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Lab Access Rep (Aug 01- June 04).
(Samples and more employers available upon request.)
Banners & Signs by Design of Zachary, LA: Various Designs (August 09)
First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, LA: Various Designs (May 09 - Present)
Collegiate Ministry designs, desktop publishing, some copy writing, new branding
Wood B Creations of Zachary, LA: Business designs (Aug 04 – Present). Logo,
flyers, copy writing, brochures, business cards, etc.
ERA Wild Realty of McComb, MS: Ads, flyers, t shirt designs, and event logos (2005-Present)
The Bond Eye Clinic of Hammond, LA: Logo design (Dec 04)
SELU Senior Exhibit: Poster and Postcard design (Nov 04)
Southeastern Louisiana University; Hammond, LA. Graduated in December
2004 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (emphasis in Graphic Design,
Minor in Creative Writing).
Baton Rouge Community College; BR, LA. Studied, worked, and saved while
getting all the basic courses completed before moving to a four year
Adobe Creative Suites (up to CS6) (most proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator & In Design); Proficient in Midrodoft 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); basic web coding (HTML & XHTML, CSS); currently using a content management system to keep my employer's website (ACS Extend); 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; art direction; ACS People Suite, the industry standard church database program; WorshiPlanner, a database program for music; Flash Slideshow Maker; MAC and Windows 7 OS.
Xerox 7775 and Xerox 5252 small format digital 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? A list of Interests, Scholastic Achievements, Academic Exhibitions, & Organizations are all available upon request, along with a whole slew of samples for you to take a look at.
Southeastern Lousiana University (Hammond, LA)