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I'm currently a Production Graphic Designer at QuantumDigital, a direct mail company, with 8 years experience. My responsibilities include designing and setting up dynamic direct mail templates and some advertising pieces.<br><br> I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA degree in Graphic Design. I am currently looking to move up to an advertising agency firm to expand my creative skills with the ability to take up any design challenges.
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Melinda Schallau (Armbrust) email@example.com Objective: Looking to be a part of a fast-paced teamwork environment that utilities my graphic design and creative skills in a variety of applications. Education: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Rochester, NY School of Design Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design Graduated in May 2005 Awards: Dean’s List Awards – 2000-2005 Skills/Abilities: Process Skills - Brainstorming, research, creative development, quick learner, excel in teamwork, juggle projects, ability to stay ahead of deadlines. Design Skills - Sketches and comps, composition, layout, typography, color theory, and familiar with environment, information, corporate, advertising, and production design. Software Skills - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Acrobat Reader Professional, Microsoft Office, HTML, Fetch, Dreamweaver, Flash MX, PDFlib. Personal Skills: Wide flexibility in communication styles with co-workers and clients. Work Experience: October 2005 - current QuantumDigital - Austin, Texas - Production Graphic Designer » Independent design of direct mail templates (using PDFlib) for a variety of clients based on their needs. » Lead Production Designer for Print-on-Demand (PODs) templates for AT&T. » Responsibilities include research and development of design concepts, preparing approved designs for upload, assisting in creating advertising pieces, and designing pieces for Personal Design Services clients. Sept 2002 - Feb 2005 Art Computer & Design dept at RIT - Rochester, New York - Lab Assistant » Responsible for cleaning the computer lab, asking students for their IDs, helping students with technical problems on MAC, doing “pet jobs” each week, and attending meetings. June - August 2002 Hot Pink, Ink. - Rapid City, South Dakota - Internship experience » Learned and used After Effects animation package to produce a 30-sec spot TV commercial for a special event. » Assisted on designing catalogs, brochures, websites, and other collateral materials. References: 1. Michele Schubert (Design Manager) - 512.837.2300 x199 2. Susan Turnbull (Creative Director) or Jennifer Connell (Art Room Supervisor) - 605.341.7039 3. Mike Krembel (A&CD Professor/Lab Assistant Supervisor) - 585.475.6377 4. Stewart Huntington (Publisher) or Roxanne Lewis (Supervisor) - 605.642.2761 5. Brett Nachtigal (Publisher at Hot Springs Star) - 605.745.4170 Hobbies/Activities: Airbrushing, reading Science Fiction novels, writing poetry, biking, reading Layers magazine (work featured in “The Digital Canvas”!) and being spontaneous. Portfolio: Available upon request.
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