EXPERIENCE

Freelance
Westport, CT
Graphic Designer & Web Designer
Sept. 2007 - Present
Design, build and maintain Web sites for a diverse group of businesses
Create and implement social media content
Created logos for start-up e-commerce merchants
Managed, designed, took photographs for, and laid out a 100 page yearbook for local elementary school
   
Nelnet
New York, NY
Technical Analyst, Campus Web Consultant
Sept. 2004 - Sept. 2007
Design new Web sites and online collateral for the university campus and student audiences
Create branded electronic prototypes of new products and services for clients
Collaborate with Research and Development team members to execute electronic products and services
Implement, debug and troubleshoot software code
   
American Student Assistance
Boston, MA
Web Designer & Developer,
Web & Print Design Specialist
May 2002 - August 2004
Designed and developed new Web sites using hand-coding, Web authoring and programming software
Led the redesign of existing Web sites and corresponding electronic collateral
Consistently met tight deadlines through clear communication with customers, effective time management, and strong multitasking and organizational skills
Created print and electronic collateral including an internal newsletter, booklets and direct-mail pieces
Communicated extensively with vendors about pricing and production of projects
Earned accelerated promotion to Web Designer & Developer based on technical and design abilities, diligent work ethic and interpersonal skills
   
Reed Business Information
Newton, MA
formerly Cahners Business Information
November 1999 - May 2002
Advertising Layout Artist
 
Produced classified, recruitment and directory advertisements
Enhanced online advertisement content and preflighted electronically supplied advertisements
Worked directly with sales team, production managers and printers on a daily basis

Named ‘Employee of the Month’ for June 2001 out of 500 employees

       
National Association of Social Workers
Boston, MA
Desktop Publisher/Production Editor
January 1999 - November 1999
Designed conference flyers, brochures and company forms
Created graphics, developed advertisements and designed page layouts for a monthly newspaper
       

SKILLS

Languages, Software and Portfolio
HTML, CSS, SQL, ASP
Adobe Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash Dreamweaver, HomeSite and Acrobat
QuarkXPress, WS FTP Pro, WordPress and WebTrends
Microsoft Office Suites including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access
Social Media including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Conversational, reading and written knowledge of French
   

EDUCATION

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication
Visual Communication concentration, Minor in French
August 1994 - May 1998
Study abroad in Paris and Montpellier, France during the summers of 1995 and 1997
Nominated by faculty for Pi Delta Phi membership – The National French Honor Society
Society of Professional Journalists; Society of Newspaper Design; International Society of Poets
Graphic Design intern for The Daily Tar Heel and the UNC Student Stores
Worked part-time during college to help defray tuition costs
   

PERSONAL

Design, Volunteer and Community Involvement
Designed Web sites for a local artist, a prospective start-up company, and the Zeta Tau Alpha Bay State Alumnae Chapter
Volunteer as a Big Sister with the Big Sister Association of Massachusetts – provide mentorship and companionship to my "little sister" on a consistent basis
Certified Group Aerobics Instructor
   

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