Most of my work is inspired while in the office, typically waiting for my computer to finish thinking about something. I use whatever materials are available, which is why post-it notes are predominant in my work.

Work Samples

  • Post-It and Sharpies

Work History

Matthew Fikes 1 Salisbury Drive, New Hartford, NY 13413 MJ.Fikes@gmail.com EDUCATION 2002-2006 State University of New York at Oswego Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art emphasis Focus on graphic design as well as fine arts, with training in painting, drawing, photography, illustration, 2D, 3D and graphic design principles. Graphic design training includes Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, and Quark Xpress, as well as the procedures for creating, formatting for press, and printing brochures and 3D packaging. Degree-work included a summer abroad in Rome, Italy in 2006, studying Italian language as well as culture and civilization of the Italian people. 2000-2002 Burton Ramer Technical Career Center, Mexico NY Vocational Degree, Computer Systems & Networking Coursework included general computer repair and maintenance, Microsoft Office training, AS/400 mainframe administration, Cisco networking training, COBOL, BASIC, and Visual Basic programming, as well as web design with HTML, Flash, and FrontPage. WORK HISTORY January 2006 – June 2007 ACS Education Services, Utica NY Assist/Escalated Call Representative Responsibilities include answering questions from other representatives as well as handling calls that request a supervisor. Functions also include tracking open issues, following up with borrowers and working with various departments to solve problems. August 2006 – January 2006 ACS Education Services, Utica NY Senior Customer Care Associate Responsibilities included answering calls regarding federal education loans and loan consolidation and working on various computer systems to find answers to borrower inquiries. July 2004 – August 2004 Fresh Air Fund, Fishkill NY Arts & Crafts Specialist Summer camp counselor and teacher position for a non-profit organization. Responsibilities included organizing, developing and instructing arts and crafts lessons for boys from low-income families in NYC, aged 11-15. Three to five hour-long classes taught every day. Also in charge of working with an assistant from overseas and taking inventory as well as ordering required supplies. SKILLS Cisco networking level II completion Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Quark Xpress HTML BASIC and Visual Basic Microsoft Office General Fine Arts and Graphic Design

Education

State University of New York State University of New York at Oswego

Specialties

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