Summary

Accomplished career demonstrating consistent success as an educator at both the primary and higher eduction levels. Outstanding track record in assuring student success. Experience in traditional, online, and hybrid class formats. Effective communicator with excellent planning, organizational, and negotiation strengths as well as the ability to lead, establish goals, and attain results. Highly creative and multi-talented Graphic Designer and Web Designer with experience in multimedia, print design, and marketing. Dynamic team player with well developed verbal and written communication abilities. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills. Talented at building and maintaining partnerships. Accustomed to performing in deadline driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2009 - Present

Graphic Designer/Professor

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Accomplished career demonstrating consistent success as an educator at both the primary and higher eduction levels. Outstanding track record in assuring student success. Experience in traditional, online, and hybrid class formats. Effective communicator with excellent planning, organizational, and negotiation strengths as well as the ability to lead, establish goals, and attain results. Extensive background in graphic design and web design with knowledge of, and experience with: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress, HTML, CSS, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Microsoft Office, and both Mac and PC platforms.
Jan 2001 - Present

Self Employed

Graphic Designer - Free lance

Highly creative and multitalented Graphic Designer and Web Designer with experience in multimedia, print design, and marketing. Dynamic team player with well developed verbal and written communication abilities. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills. Talented at building and maintaining partnerships. Accustomed to performing in deadline driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements.

Extensive background in graphic design and web design with knowledge of, and experience with: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress, HTML, CSS, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Microsoft Office, and both Mac and PC platforms.

2002 - 2009

Graphic Design Instructor

Briarcliffe College

Expert level instruction in all areas of Graphic Design as well as academic advisement. Courses taught in traditional, online and hybrid formats include:

  • Intro to Macintosh
  • Page Layout I
  • Page Layout II
  • Digital Imaging I
  • Digital Imaging II
  • Survey of Design Concepts
  • Web Site Design
  • Advanced Website Design
  • Designing With Type
  • Survey of Graphic Design
  • Graphic Arts Production
  • Survey of Painting and Drawing Programs
  • Computer Illustration
  • The Business of Graphic Design
  • Resume and Portfolio Preparation
  • Practical Applications of Graphic Design
  • Senior Project I
  • Senior Project II

Additional Responsibilities: Provided necessary education counseling as student advisor to students. Served as both Sr. Project Advisor and Graphic Design/Anime Club Advisor. Served as Chair of the Faculty Review/ Faculty Development/ Human Resources Committee. Member of the Library Committee, Member of Personal Development Workshop Committee. Collected and rewrote Master Course Outlines for submission to New York State. Observed and mentored adjunct faculty. Attended all in service training and faculty development events.

Jan 1999 - Jan 2002

Principle Graphics Instructor

New Horizons Computer Learning Center

Expert level instruction in all areas of Graphic Design as well Microsoft Office Suite Classes taught include

  • Intro To Macintosh
  • Beginner Photoshop
  • Intermediate Photoshop
  • Advanced Photoshop
  • Beginner QuarkXPress
  • Intermediate QuarkXPress
  • Advanced QuarkXPress
  • Beginner Website Design
  • Intermediate Website Design
  • Advanced Website Design
  • Act!
  • Outlook
  • Beginner Microsoft Word
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word
  • Advanced Microsoft Word
  • Beginner Microsoft Excel
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel
  • Beginner Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher

Promotions in 2000 and 2001

Jan 1998 - Jan 1999

Office 97 Consultant

Lindenhurst High School
  • Taught Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, and Page Layout to classes of 25-30 students.
Jan 1995 - Jan 1997

Grade 3 Teacher

Commack Road Elementary School
  • Taught academic, social, and motor skills to elementary classes of 20-25 students aged 8-9.
  • Prepared objectives and outlines for courses of study and assisted in developing curriculum.
  • Counseled students when academic or adjustment problems arose and met with parents.
  • Prepared, administered, and corrected tests; kept attendance and grade records.
Jan 1992 - Jan 1995

Computer Instructional Aide 1-5

Commack Road Elementary School
  • Ran and maintained computer room.
  • Scheduled classes.
  • Determined and selected age and subject appropriate software to be used by the individual students.
  • Member of Elementary Computer Committee.

Education

Education
1994 - 1996

MS

Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
1990 - 1992

BA

St. Joseph's College

Skills

Skills

Firewroks

Dreamweaver

HTML

Adobe PageMaker

Adobe Illustrator

QuarkXpress

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Certifications

Certifications

New York State: Nursery, Kindergarten & Grades 1-6, Permanent Certificate

NYS Department of Education