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I am currently working as a freelancer. For one of my design projects, I created visual branding for a mapping technology company called Urban GIS. I designed a logo, a brochure, business cards, and other promotional materials, and I also created user manuals for their clients. I have a BFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I also worked as a designer for the campus housing department.
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EDUCATION B.F.A., Graphic Design, 2008 University of Illinois at Chicago SKILLS In-depth understanding of typography and grid systems Computer skills in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Flash, MS Office, Acrobat, After Effects, HTML5, WordPress Research, writing, and proofreading skills EMPLOYMENT 2014–present (freelance) Graphic Designer, The Creative Group. Chicago, IL Graphic design and production work for various clients. 2012–present (freelance) Graphic Designer/Production Artist, Creative Circle. Chicago, IL Print and presentation work for various clients, including two long-term assignments for Brella Productions. 2009–2014 (freelance) Graphic Designer, Urban GIS. Chicago, IL Designed logo, brochure, business cards, and other promotional materials. Created software reference guides for clients. June–September 2011 Freelance Presentation Designer, Designkitchen. Chicago, IL Created presentations and line art and did photo research. 2007–2008 Graphic Designer, UIC Campus Housing. Chicago, IL Designed posters, brochures, and other promotional materials. February–August 2007 Producer, Legacy.com. Evanston, IL Screened entries in an online condolences guestbook for inappropriate content. July–September 2006 (freelance) Production Artist/Graphic Designer, Art Dose. Chicago, IL Created and installed signage and produced print materials. 2005–2006 (temporary assignments) Proofreader, Creative Talent Source. Chicago, IL Proofread and copyedited catalog pages. 2001–2004 Production Artist, Proof Positive/Farrowlyne Associates. Evanston, IL Did page production, digital art creation, and some design work for textbooks and other educational materials. Also involved in project management. 1999–2000 Graphic Artist, The Beverly Review. Chicago, IL Created ad layouts for a weekly newspaper. 1998–1999 Graphic Artist, Tec-Doc Inc. Hickory Hills, IL Did page production and technical illustration for instruction manuals, catalogs, and packaging. Also responsible for proofreading, copywriting, and copyediting. VOLUNTEER WORK 2009–present Literacy volunteer with Open Books. Created illustrations for a collection of short stories and have worked with elementary school students on reading and writing skills.
University of Illinois at Chicago