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TeeJet Technologies 11/09-present
Technical Writer/Marketing Specialist
• Write and design new user manuals and accompanying reference guides for agriculture electronics
- coordinate translations into 22+ languages for worldwide distribution
• Desktop publish marketing materials for English and non-English distribution
• Collaborate with Marketing Manager and Sales team to create marketing materials
• Collaborate with Engineering and Production teams to create instruction bulletins

Bailias: Cakes • Cookies • Candies 5/09-present
Designer, Baker, Decorator
• Customized cakes and baked goods for special occasions
• Created new corporate identity to be used on all public relation materials

StandardAero (formerly Garrett Aviation and Landmark Aviation) 4/06-4/09
Design Coordinator
• Exterior Paint Designer
- Generated over 125 aircraft exteriors with Paint Shop and sales team (over 1000 drawings)
- Improved Paint Shop efficiency by developing more detailed and scaled renderings
- Developed rendering templates for more efficient communication with customers and the Paint Shop
• Interior & Exterior Aircraft Photo Coordinator, Photographer and Digital Editor
- Saved thousands of dollars and enhanced photo availability by moving all photography in house
- Coordinated all out-sourced photography
• Interior Design Assistant
- Collaborated with Lead Designer to gather material selections and place product orders
- Customized fabric sample boards with customer selections
- Composed Material Listing and Cleaning Instructions booklet for distribution to customer upon project completion
- Reorganized Trim Shop Sampleboards for revision efficiency
• Developed marketing materials, photo sheets and PowerPoint presentations for sales team
• Improved customer experience by providing drawings to Engineering for customer publications
• Developed new Microsoft Word templates for all proposals
- Instructed Contracts team on new templates and style sheets with both team training and individual attention
- Composed written instructions for quick training and general reference
• Organized, cataloged and updated material library for improved design efficiency
• Assisted with facility activities including remodeling drawings, marketing materials and customer appreciation events

Lifetouch 2/06-4/06
• Photographed student portraits
• Assembled & disassembled photographic set and equipment

PCI (Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute) 7/04-5/05
Graphic Designer
- Developed, updated and/or redrew line art and technical drawings
- Prepared files for printer/separator
• Desktop published updates of multiple manuals and text books including Bridge Design Manual, Chapter 20; and Design for Fire Resistance of Precast Prestressed Concrete, Third Edition
• Designed and desktop published articles for the PCI JOURNAL, a bi-monthly publication
• Designed and desktop published multiple self-mailers/brochures and convention publications
• Coordinated development of new design department including computer set up and office interior design

Cobra Electronics 12/00-7/04
Production Artist & Coordinator
• New Product Manual Coordinator & Designer
- Directed design/desktop publishing, illustrations/photography and technical information
- Coordinated dates and procedures between technical writer, product managers, outside production house and translators
- Designed, touched up, produced pdfs and organized for print and web availability
• Product Image & Specification Sheet Coordinator
- Designed, desktop published, organized and art directed product images for print and web use
- Coordinated, art directed, created/updated product information/specification sheets for print and web use
- Maintained server for Product Manager, Web Manager & Sales instant access to files/information
• Marketing Department Product Development Schedule Coordinator
- Maintained marketing department product development report and communicated development status between departments
- Coordinated activities of internal three-man design team with outside vendors & design houses
• Innovative Product Packaging Designer
- Coordinated dates and procedures for translation processes between Product Managers, outside production house and translators
- Assisted three-man design team with photography shoots, packaging development, and design consistency
• Contributed designs to SNAP® licensing opportunities with companies such as Ace, The Children’s Place, Honda, StarBoard Cruises and 6 Flags.
• Designed product displays and work with vendors through display production
• Developed logos and identities for company trips and product special features
• Produced trade and consumer advertisements
• Assembled displays and presentations

World Book Publishing 10/99-11/00
Graphic Designer
• Created new design ideas for update of The World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places
• Digitized illustrations
• Corrected and touched up digital art
• Updated, corrected, and touched up page layouts
Prepress Assistant
- Prepared proofs for printer/separator, routing and storage
- Archived original art and maintained archiving software for images used in new and existing products
• Supervised Production Manager for The World Book Blackline Masters: Maps and Flags for States and Provinces ©2000
- Communicated between separator and printer to ensure deadlines and proper output
- Touched up illustrations to ensure line consistency
• Art Coordinator for World Book’s Young Scientist ©2001 revision
- Ensured all elements of pick up, K-only film are present and properly placed on dylux proofs
• Art Coordinator for World Book’s Childcraft - The How and Why Library ©2000, 15 volume, 4-color printing
• Designed and contributed to operations manual for 4D, a customized archiving software
• Coordinated activities involved in entering all image records in to 4D, a customized archiving software

WV Wesleyan College Art Department
Art Department Assistant
• Art Department Activity Coordinator
- Scheduled work study student activities
- Assisted visiting artists in housing, lectures and campus tours
- Attuned department meetings, lectures and internal school projects
• Sleeth Gallery Associate Secretary and Coordinator
- Prepared mailings announcing monthly Sleeth Gallery openings and lectures
- Assisted visiting artists in housing, lectures and campus tours
- Ensured opening activities were assembled
• Sleeth Gallery Assistant Curator
- Assembled new monthly shows including installations, student work, prints, sculpture and paintings
- Packaged artwork for shipping or delivery
• Created font resource book for graphics lab

Freelance Design Experience
InfoStewards 9/05-12/05
• Created new corporate identity to be used on all printed materials and website, www.infostewards.com

Big City Swing 11/03, 2/04
• Designed, desktop published and coordinated printing of self-mailers, poster and parade display

Premier Travel Management 9/01-1/02
• Created new corporate identity to be used on all printed materials and website
• Developed graphics for website: www.premiertm.com

JCC of Chicago 11/00-12/00
• Designed event flyers, posters, newsletters and advertisements
• Created camp brochures and advertisements

Other Work Experience
UPS 6/04-7/04
Package Unloader & Sorter

F. A. O. Schwarz 7/99-1/00
Customer Service

Blockbuster Entertainment 1/97-1/99
Assistant Manager

K-Mart 1/97-4/97
Referb Crew, Merchandise

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing 9/96-12/96

Cedar Point Amusement Park 5/96-8/96
Sales Associate, Videographer

TravelCenters of America 6/95-8/95

McDonald’s 8/93-5/95

Crew Person, Trainer 

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