Resumé

Qualifications Summary

Burgeoning, artistic student passionate about writing, crafting, art and design. Educated and self-taught to operate many different design programs within Adobe Creative Suite and other production tools. Utilized many of these tools for various projects for more than 10 years.

  • Online Content and Design:

    Designed and edited webpages for family members, student webpages, personal blogs using various content management systems. Experience in using Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash with a strong working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

  • Art Direction:

    Editor-in-chief of high school yearbook senior year, and senior staff editor for two years in charge of delegating assignments to yearbook staff members.

  • Photography:

    Photographer for high school yearbook for three years. Posses a practical foundation of the technological aspects of digital cameras and photography fundamentals.

  • Video Production:

    Filmed, edited and produced DVDs for sports teams that included audio and video, and photographic slideshows. Created various short films as a hobby. Proficient knowledge of iMovie. Adept in Final Cut Pro.

  • Graphic Design:

    Designed and edited various images for personal use and various student projects. Created a self-logo for art projects. Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • Publishing:

    Developed an interactive PDF for a student project showcasing other works such as animations and logo design. Contributed to the final development of high school yearbook and oversaw all aspects of its publication. Adept in  Adobe InDesign.

Affiliations

Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization; Society of Professional Journalists; Investigative Reporters and Editors

Education

San Diego State University

Bachelor of Arts Degree Program– Journalism major, art minor with emphasis in web and graphic design, senior status, anticipated completion December 2011. Related courses include multimedia design, design for the Internet, and multimedia news (web and broadcast).

Mt. San Jacinto College

Graduate– Honors Enrichment Program graduate with intent of transferring to four-year university. June 2005 to June 2008. Related courses include multimedia and Photoshop classes.

Professional Experience

Server, Bartender, Trainer, Hostess
Texas Lil’s Mesquite Grill, Temecula, CA– 2009-present
Carino’s Italian Grill, Temecula, CA–2005-2009
Develop and exhibit excellent customer service and communication skills through serving patrons. Train new employees in restaurant and server etiquette. Raise sales checks by actively upselling products. Develop organizational and multi-tasking skills. Build relationships with customers and earn repeat business

Production Intern
Sidecar Productions, San Diego, CA– February-April, 2011
Assisted in upkeep of company’s online portfolio. Maintained all social media networks. Furthered multimedia skills in software programs such as Adobe Flash, Photoshop, and After Effects. Made connections with others in the area

Sales Associate, Supervisor-In-Training
The Paper Factory, Lake Elsinore, CA– 2002-2005
Assisted customers in product purchasing and planning. Designed in-store displays to help achieve sales goals. Conducted and managed product inventory.

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