I am passionate about visual communication, whether it be photography, graphic design or any other medium. They all have one thing in common...a story to tell.

Work Samples

  • Photography

  • Print Work

  • Themed Logos

Work History

Valerie Stevenson-Alkire 816-355-0101 valeriews@comcast.net EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Graphic Arts Technology Management with Graphic Design emphasis University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri, May 2010. GPA—3.46 Associate Degree in Photojournalism, Randolph Community College, Asheboro, North Carolina. TECHNICAL SKILLS Adobe Creative Suite (CS4) Graphic Design Microsoft office Pre-Press File Preparations Vinyl Cutting Quick Books Pro PC & MAC platforms Color Science Customer Service Photography and Retouching Digital/Konica Minolta EXPERIENCE Freelance Graphic Designer Kansas City Metro Area Nakano Designs by Valerie Stevenson-Alkire Production Artist, Edit Express, Warrensburg, Missouri, Designed all desktop publishing and marketing materials Operated plotter and produced magnetic and vinyl signs Solved technical issues with file formats and printing issues Prepared quotes, maintained customer files customer service Design Internships, Hope House Inc., FRD Communications, Lenexa, Kansas, Created in-house e-news letter Designed logos, flyers, posters, cards and marketing materials Composed four color news letters and annual reports Owner, Personality Portrait Studio, Lee's Summit, Missouri, Owned and managed all aspects of studio Composed, photographed and sold packages to clientele Created and distributed marketing materials Provided quality customer service Photojournalist, Raytown Post Raytown Post-Tribune. The Daily Advance, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The Coastal Observer, Pawley's Island, South Carolina, Photographed for news, sports and feature stories Developed and printed B&W photographs Developed, scanned,color-corrected photographs for color separations Gathered information for cut-lines Generated and photographed feature stories Designed layout of feature pages ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation, Bill & Ann Downs, Billie Jo Eldridge Scholarships. Dean's List for three semesters and honor roll for five semesters Community service volunteer for Hope House, Inc.

Education

Central Misouri State University

Specialties

Awards

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation, Bill & Ann Downs, Billie Jo Eldridge Scholarships. Dean's List for three semesters and honor roll for five semesters

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