I am a Graphic Designer and Photographer in Shingle Springs, California. I have been a Graphic Designer for more than 8 years now and most recently was the Production Coordinator and one of two Graphic Designers for 2 magazines. Over the past four and a half years I gained valuable experience managing the production of these 2 magazines simultaneously as well as designing one of the magazines on my own.
To put my extensive Graphic Design skills as well as management experience to work for a growing company that offers room for advancement.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
• 8+ years experience in Graphic Design using Adobe CS2 and currently CS5(PC)
• 4.5 years Production Coordinator & Graphic Designer (2 Magazines simultaneously)
• 6 years Professional Photography experience
(Portraits, Weddings, Sports, Commercial, Events, HDR)
• Studio Lighting Techniques
• Web Design using Adobe CS5 and Frontpage
• 10 years Microsoft Office
• 10 years Admin experience
H.S., General - (May 1992)
De La Salle High School, Concord, CA.
GPA: 3.0 Completed my studies while competing in 3 sports
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
CSUS, Sacramento, CA
Web Design New Media
Academy of Art San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
• Graphic Designer/ Production Coordinator/ Customer Service –
May 2006 to August 2010
James Danekas & Associates, Inc., Sacramento, CA.
- Publisher/ Pure Bred Cattle Sale Manager
- Publishes Western Cowman Magazine & Angus, The Magazine
- Publishes all catalogs for managed sales
- Production Coordinator
- Graphic Designer
- The art department designed 80 to 90% of the ads in the magazines
• Graphic Designer/ Photographer/ Owner
June 2003 to Present (Consultant)
Steve Martinez Photography & Design, Shingle Springs, CA.
- Logo Design & Branding
- Web & Print Advertising
- Press Kits
- CD/DVD Design
- DVD editing & production
- Invitations & Flyers
- Portrait, Wedding, Sports, Event, Commercial, Stock & HDR
• Graphic Designer/ Sports Photographer/ Customer Service –
November 2005 to February 2008 (Part Time/Consultant)
CSS Photo Design (www.cssphotodesign.com) , Sacramento, CA.
- Event Photography/ Sports Photography
- Road Manager