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Work experience

Oct 2011Dec 2011

Graphic Designer

LMI
Jun 2008Sep 2011

Graphic Designer

Torres AES
May 2005May 2007

Graphic Designer

American Institutes for Research
Nov 2003Aug 2005

Desktop Publisher

KPMG LLP
Dec 1999May 2000

Graphic Designer

IKEA

Education

BA

University of Marylyand
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Jun 2011Jun 2011

1st Level Yoga Teacher Training

Tranquil Space
20012002

Graphic and Web Development Certification

Computer Learning Institute

Classes and Certification included: Adobe Illustrator, Flash, PhotoshopmySQL, HTML, JavaScript

Windows Access, XML, Windows ServerJava, JavaBeans

Skills

MAC + PC Platforms
mySQL
Social Networking
Production
PhP
Dreamweaver
HTML
WordPress
Flash
Excel
PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
WordPress
Acrobat Professional
Dreamweaver
InDesign
Photoshop
Illustrator

References

Walter Hupalo

Worked with Mr. Walter Hupalo as Graphic Designer in Contracts and Proposal Department at iGov. Designed Covers and proposal graphics. Worked with Mr. Hupalo to implement a 10-Day Turnaround Timeline how to for the Department including BD, SMEs, Proposal Writers, etc to implement more proficient proposal procedures for post kick off to deployment of winning product.

Christy Beach

Rebekah Dyer

Worked with Rebekah Dyer and CEO, Jerry Torres on Proposal and Marketing Design. 

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Professional Organizations and Affiliations

Member of Association of  Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) 2011.

Interest

Graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Daria (Smith) Takharu  has studied Classical Vocal Music and performed in venues such as the Kennedy Center, Warner Theater, Lincoln Theater, Howard University. She has studied Natural and Alternative Health modalities including Herbology, Aromatherapy, Raw Food Nutrition, Reflexology practicum, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and other forms of yoga and dance including Kemetic Yoga. Ria also loves making jewelry, writing, poetry, singing and the percussive arts.  Ria also known as "Ria Sweetraw" for her blogs on poetry, raw food, human evolution and environmental solutions. She is the artist+ founder of  "One Human Family Love" and "Love Earth, Ourselves"  and writing her first book of poetry.

Ria is currently volunteering with The Reading Connection this August 2011 and with Torress AES Bread for the City "Give Back" initiative. Her past volunteer efforts include an Arts as Education Literary project for school age children in Washington, DC (2005).

Objective

Highly motivated, creative, multidisciplinary artist seeking a Senior Design position in a positive team-oriented progressive company.

Summary

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Winning Lead Graphic Designer — Acquired over $100M awarded Federal government contracts for Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions and TJFACT (2008, 2010-2011) and Desktop Publisher winning over $8M for Federal DoD proposal bid in 2004 (KPMG LLP)<o:p></o:p>

Award Winning Team Member — Increased NDPPS department (WDC)–client rating by 80% and increased production and sales in 2004 and KINKOS Computer Services Department (NY–LEX) Client Rating Award as the “Top Ten National” winner in 1997<o:p></o:p>

Highly Creative Designer and Multidisciplinary Artist — with over 10 years of advanced level skill set and proven ability to meet deadlines in progressive print, web and production corporate graphic design and non-profit environments<o:p></o:p>

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PRODUCTION<o:p></o:p>

Reports, Proposals, Flysheets<o:p></o:p>

Web content graphics<o:p></o:p>

Digital Photography<o:p></o:p>

CD Labels, Book Covers, Ads<o:p></o:p>

Blogging, WordPress, PSD<o:p></o:p>

Printing, Binding, Scanning<o:p></o:p>

Tables, Charts, Brochures, Logos<o:p></o:p>

Internet Marketing<o:p></o:p>

Vendors, Billing, Supervising<o:p></o:p>

CREATIVE DESIGN & SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS <o:p></o:p>

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Adobe Illustrator <o:p></o:p>

Adobe Photoshop<o:p></o:p>

Dreamweaver<o:p></o:p>

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InDesign<o:p></o:p>

mySQL, PHP<o:p></o:p>

Flash<o:p></o:p>

PowerPoint<o:p></o:p>

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Acrobat Professional<o:p></o:p>

Social Networking, Blogging<o:p></o:p>

ImageReady<o:p></o:p>

Excel,Access<o:p></o:p>

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Fiery, Docutech<o:p></o:p>

QuickBooks<o:p></o:p>

HTML, CSS, XML<o:p></o:p>

Outlook,Visio<o:p></o:p>

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WordPress, Joomla!<o:p></o:p>

ColdFusion, Jrun, Java<o:p></o:p>

Twitter, Facebook<o:p></o:p>

Youtube<o:p></o:p>

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