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Graphic Artist & Illustrator
Art is in my genetic code. I have been an artist since I could first pick up a pencil. According to my mother, I drew my first shapes (perfectly) at only 18 months. Now I am planning to pursue a Master's or Certificate in Graphic Design. I want to take my artistic talents apply them to a more lucrative career field. I want to do it all -- creative direction, graphic design, logo design, cartooning, fashion branding -- anything that I can put my artistic mind to. My main goal is to be happy with what I am doing and to share my creations with the world.
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Curriculum Vitae Career Objective • To use and further develop my talents in fiction and non-fiction creative writing, while building upon my past experience in teaching writing. Education B.A. Degree in English Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Studies strongly favored playwrights and novelists from the mid-eighteenth century to the early twentieth century including 2009 Cass Tech High School Detroit, MI Concentration in Art; graduated cum laude with 3.0 G.P.A. 2003 Relevant Experience Graphic Designer Eric Thomas & Associates, LCC., Lansing, MI • Designed DVD covers and promotional advertisements for motivational speaker and coach Eric Thomas. • Retouched and edited images for the company’s website. 2012-present Contributing Writer and Editor Convention Magazine, New York, NY • Responsible for interviewing and reporting on up-and-coming and existing talents in the music and fashion industry, including New York City music video director Vashtie Kola and Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Phonte Coleman. Accomplishment: • My first article was voted one of the best articles of 2007; the article featured upcoming artist and creator of Oxygen’s Bad Girl’s Club theme song, Tokyo Diva. 2007-2012 ESL Tutor, Adult Dominican Literacy Program, Detroit, MI • Volunteered in helping to the literacy rate in the city of Detroit and helping foreign students to gain citizenship. • Tutored a foreign student with reading, writing and comprehending the English language. • Assigned additional English language activities to the student including vocabulary exercises, creative writing and sharing our cultural history. 2008 Teaching Experience Program Assistant Director, YMCA – Boll Family, Detroit, MI • Assisted with the program’s organization, including keeping track of the students’ progression and keeping the parents abreast of the student’s performance. • Tutored children from grades 1-8 with reading, writing and math. • Prepared writing and phonics activities for younger children, especially children with learning disabilities. Accomplishment: • Parents have reported that they saw an improvement in their child’s reading and writing skills from my group. 2011-2012 English Teacher, EPIK – English Program in Korea, Daejeon, Republic of South Korea • Played a key role in bringing multiculturalism into the Korean education system. • Prepared interactive lessons and games for the English classroom. • Created and directed two 2-week summer and winter English camps for students, which included art, creative writing and reading. Accomplishments • Wrote and co-directed a stage play for the Daejeon Ministry of Education (DMOE) English Drama Festival, which received positive reviews. 2010-2011 English Language & Creative Writing Instructor, Adult Dominican Literacy Program, Detroit, MI • Volunteered in helping to the literacy rate in the city of Detroit and helping foreign students to gain citizenship. • Conducted a creative writing workshop for adults with literacy problems, encouraging the students to use their creativity and gain confidence while writing both creatively and formally. 2008-2009