My desktop publishing background (commercial printing, book publication services, newspapers, financial services industry) provided me with the tech skills to take a small family business to the next level. What can I help your team accomplish?

Experience
Work History
Jun 2002 - Present
E-commerce Manager, Graphic Design & Photographer
Andzia's Amber Jewelry

Art director & planner for retail website. Develop/deploy consistent corporate identity. Site copy and graphic design of business cards, brochures, email newsletters, postcards, billboards. Create detailed database records for all products. Proofread, publish to live web. Collaborate with vendors, service providers. Develop internal documents. Lead buyer, trade show rep. Manage and direct product selection, planning and workflow.

My business development culminated in the opportunity to introduce over 20 of our products on QVC, reaching an average audience of 11 million viewers. Their worldwide jewelry director reached out to us first, based on my digital product photography and storytelling. Tools: Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop.

Jun 2002 - Jan 2001
Graphics Technician
Bank One (NOW JP MORGAN CHASE)

Assist Content Management Team with legal language marketing initiatives and graphic updates in financial services sector. Serve as a coordinator and resource for other technicians. Update and maintain legal language libraries. Select and distribute selection guides to techs.

Jun 1998 - Jan 2001
QuarkXpress Technician (Compositor)
North Market Street Graphics

Typesetting/book pagination for major publishing houses including Random House. Determine which rules and written guidelines to apply. Knowledge of type spec, publishing elements. Use of style sheets, font management, art placement, table construction, familiarity with proofreading marks.

Aug 1997 - Jun 1998
Digital PrePress Technician, Compositor
Engle Printing & Publishing

Design display advertising for weekly newspaper group and specialty publications- high volume, fast paced. Hired as a pool graphic artist, promoted to second shift pre-press operator in commercial printing. Multi-Ad Creator (Mac OS), QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop.

Education
Education
Sep 1992 - Jun 1994
English Literature Bachelor of Arts
University of Pittsburgh

English Literature, Art History minor

Sep 1989 - May 1992
Communications (Written)
Keystone College

Written Communications curriculum 3.78 GPA

Skills
Skills
Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office

My Adobe Creative skills are primarily in Photoshop & InDesign with some Illustrator. General pre-press skills (proofreading marks, line edits, art correction, scanning).

Portfolio
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Digital product photography & promotional material

VOLUNTEER

  • Editor/Designer: Mulberry Poets & Writers Association Arts Anthology
  • Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteer Social Worker
  • 2015 Beckoning Cats Trap Neuter & Release community volunteer

Extras

References
References
Stephanie Sapien

Vessel International Owner - business colleague I have also freelanced for (product photography) 301-824-4303  stephanie@amberwholesale.com

Dr. Marlene Jensen, Associate Professor, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Internet Marketing workshop
Akeley 229, 401 North Fairview Street, Lock Haven University
570-484-3016 • mjensen1@lhup.edu

Krish Pillai, Ph.D Associate Professor of Computer Science

Personal reference
Akeley 224, 401 North Fairview Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745
570-484-2346 • kpillai@lhup.edu

COVER LETTER

HOLLY CHMIL-JONES
270 Barton Street, Lock Haven, PA  17745 • 610-750-4910 • hollychmil@icloud.com

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 53
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701

3/09/2015

Dear Ms. White,
My desktop publishing background dovetails nicely with your internal vacancy for a Student Affairs Marketing Specialist.  

A creative type who enjoys a technical challenge, I believe good processes lead to good outcomes. The thrill of seeing great work I’ve had a small hand in creating go live never gets old for me.

Pennsylvania College of Technology is the gold standard for technical education excellence. I’m a sincere fan of community colleges [of course PCT is so much more]. I loved mine. The passion of the faculty and total dedication of the staff were and remain exceptional.

As a Pennsylvania resident and native, I am sincerely excited at the idea of coming in every morning ready to contribute, learn and grow on a campus crackling with energy.

I’ve been looking for the right opportunity. I would be delighted to speak with you about a potential fit.

Sincerely, Holly Chmil-Jones