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Graphic Designer, Illustrator
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 / Video Editing, (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 in some ways to be a one-person show - though it would be even more fun if I was a part of a design team instead of a lone-wolf. (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 (Was using CS6 on a PC OS, now using CC on a Mac OS) (most proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator & In Design); Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (mainly Publisher on PC OS, Word, Excel and Power Point); "familiar with" and have used several other design standard programs in past job situations and I use Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro to edit sermon videos (nothing fancy because time does not allow - would love to immerse myself into that); very basic coding (HTML & XHTML, CSS); currently using a content management system to maintain my employer's website (Church Plant Media CMS - previously used Faith Highway, 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/collaboration; basic art direction; ACS People Suite, the industry standard church database program; extensive experience with both MAC and Windows OS. MACHINES: Ricoh/Savin, 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/matching, 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)