Graphics geek that flies that flag proudly, loves design, never tires of learning, and has great customer service skills. Proficient on PC and Mac platforms. Knowledge and use of the following computer programs (PC / Mac): InDesign, Photoshop, Corel Draw, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, Pagemaker, Word, Publisher, Dreamweaver, FlashMX. Academic background includes emphasis on design and graphics for print and web. Ability to meet deadlines, work, and maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Sample of my work can be seen at www.callisburks.com

Work Samples

Work History

  • Graphic Designer

    • Middle Tennessee State University
    • Apr 2004 - Present (13 years 3 months)

    Fulltime Graphic Designer, duties included designing/creating program covers, mailers, business cards, letterhead, booklets, brochures, flyers, print ads, posters, etc.; preparing such items to go to print (on-campus and off-campus vendors); meeting required deadlines; meeting with clients to discuss their needs; working with others as part of a team to create such items. Also is the lead when it comes to graphic design student workers in the office.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Freelance Work
    • Oct 2002 - Present (14 years 9 months)

    Worked on a mix of projects consisting of food packaging labels, images for websites, and personal logos.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Middle Tennessee State University
    • Nov 2003 - Mar 2004 (4 months)

    See Middle Tennessee State University description above.

  • Associate

    • Pier 1 Imports
    • Oct 2003 - Jan 2004 (3 months)

    Part-time; duties included customer service; visual merchandising; running a register; stocking shelves

  • Graphic Designer

    • Middle Tennessee State University
    • May 2000 - Sep 2002 (2 years 4 months)

    See Middle Tennessee State University description above.

  • Graphic Designer Internship

    • Middle Tennessee State University
    • Jan 2000 - May 2000 (4 months)

    Intern, Gained valuable knowledge in design for both print and web; gained experience working with a team to take a job from concept to finished product; gained knowledge on preparing files for print as well as information on exporting images for use on the web

  • Associate

    • Target
    • Mar 1999 - Dec 1999 (9 months)

    Part-time; duties included customer service; running a register; setting up products on display endcaps; holiday display set-up; stocking shelves; visual merchandising

  • Assistant

    • Southwestern Company
    • May 1998 - Dec 1998 (7 months)

    Fulltime/Temporary; duties included acting as executive assistant; creating forms; getting forms printed; keying information for use on forms; filing

  • Associate

    • Lowe's Home Improvement
    • Sep 1990 - May 1998 (7 years 8 months)

    Fulltime; duties included creating signs; doing price changes; running a register; working the customer service desk; filing; customer service; visual merchandising

Education

  • Middle Tennessee State University

    • Bachelor's of Fine Arts Graphic Design
    • 1996 - 2000

    Minor emphasis in Bookarts

Specialties

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