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Freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer
Most designers would tell you that they grew up with a passion for design, but the truth is that my passion during my childhood was for music. I didn’t even know what a graphic designer was until my Junior year in high school, which is when God used one art class to show me that He wanted me to go into the graphic design field. Before that class I had already applied and been accepted to Pensacola Christian College as a music student. The summer before I arrived in Pensacola I changed my field of study to graphic design and haven’t regretted it once. When I first arrived at Pensacola Christian College my art skills consisted of being able to use crayons and a coloring book. I learned so much about art and design during my time in college. God used PCC to teach me almost everything that I know about art, but He's also used the teachers, preachers, chapel services, and prayer groups to draw me closer to Him. It wasn’t always easy, but God helped me through. I am now beginning my career as a freelance designer/photographer. I graduated from Pensacola Christian College in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in visual arts with a concentration in graphic design. After I graduated I returned to my hometown of Mauston, Wisconsin where I have been working as an on-call designer the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort. I feel confident with the experience that I have gained through college, two internships, and my part time marketing work that I will be able to take on any design project given to me.
Alissa J. Hermanson EXPERIENCE Graphic Design Intern Sports Impressions, Wisconsin Dells, WI SUMMER 2012 Created t-shirt designs for a variety of different sports teams. Graphic Design Intern Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI SUMMER 2011 Created digital billboards and online advertisements. Special Skills Knowledgeable in use of Macintosh computers Proficient use of Adobe programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver. Trained in use of DSLR cameras OBJECTIVE To work in a creative environment where I can learn from more experienced designers.
Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL Activities: Resident Assistant during senior year Interiors Worker during freshman year