Rachel Kahindi

Rachel Kahindi

Summary

My greatest job satisfaction comes in knowing that my work is serving a purpose greater than paying my bills. A few examples to clarify this point: I once worked for a man who owns his own business. My designs only served to pay my bills and help him become more rich. I had no satisfaction in that job. I have also had the priveledge to work for Christian organziations. Knowing that my designs (or telephone answering, as the case sometimes was) were serving the purpose of ministering to people or advancing the work of Bible translation gave me great satisfaction in the job I was doing. The pay wasn't always enough to cover my monthly expenses, but I enjoyed the work.

I am a creative designer, but I am also very detail-oriented and focused.

I have worked in offices where I was required to create some designs in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. Through this experience, I learned to use the Microsoft Office Suite very effectively. I gained a reputation in the office as somewhat of a MS Office expert. In fact, my coworkers would come to me with technical questions regarding MS Office software before asking our Information Technology department.

I have also been trained extensively and had extensive experience working with Adobe InDesign. It is the program I am most familiar with. I know that there are experts who work for Adobe, training people how to use InDesign most efficiently. Apart from those experts, I do not know any designer more proficient in InDesign than myself. The majority of my graphic design experience was spent using InDesign every day.

Some samples of my work are in this online portfolio to demonstrate my talent for design.

Work History

Work History
Dec 2008 - Sep 2010

Webmaster

US Army

Maintain the website for the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

Oct 2007 - Oct 2008

Graphic Designer

The Seed Company

This was part of a 2-year commitment to Wycliffe Bible Translators.

  • Part of Spectrum partnership, a 2 year commitment (following 1 year of fundraising).
  • Includes 1 year aboard MV Doulos and 1 year in a Wycliffe assignment.
  • As a faith mission, Wycliffe does not pay their members a salary. Instead, all members raise their own support to cover their living expenses.

My duties with The Seed Company:

  • Layout design of various reports, letters, event materials.
  • Daily website content updates.
  • Other assignments as needed.
Sep 2006 - Jul 2007

Receptionist

MV Doulos

This was part of a 2-year commitment to Wycliffe Bible Translators.

  • Part of Spectrum partnership, a 2 year commitment (following 1 year of fundraising).
  • Includes 1 year aboard MV Doulos and 1 year in a Wycliffe assignment.
  • As a faith mission, Wycliffe does not pay their members a salary. Instead, all members raise their own support to cover their living expenses.

My duties aboard MV Doulos:

  • Lived and worked on the ship MV Doulos with an international crew.
  • Answered phones - mostly calls from non-native English speakers, as the ship was in Asia the entire time I was on board and the crew was from over 50 different countries.
  • Made announcements on the PA system.
  • Registered visitors on the ship, according to international maritime laws.
  • Monitored fire alarm system and emergency phone calls.
  • Ministry projects one day each week, working with local churches and missions organizations.
Aug 2005 - Jul 2006

Graphic Designer

Camp Tejas
  • Designed and produced annual magazine.
  • Designed interactive Flash map for website.
  • Created flyers and various other publications.
  • Photography.
  • Supervised 3 interns.

I worked part time for Camp Tejas while raising my support to join MV Doulos.

Feb 2005 - Aug 2005

Graphic Artist

Merit Industries

  • Develop design for packaging/labeling of Merit Industries products.
  • Design advertisements.
  • Design catalogs.

I left this job so that I could move back in with my parents while raising my support to join MV Doulos.

May 2004 - Dec 2004

Media Intern

Camp Tejas
  • Designed and produced 36-page magazine-style newsletter.
  • Created flyers and various other publications.
  • Photography.
  • Website updates.

This was a 3-month internship plus 4 months of part time work after the internship. They needed more help but did not have the budget to hire me full time after the internship. So I worked part-time, while also doing some freelance work on the side.

Education

Education
Aug 2000 - May 2004

BA

http://www.umhb.edu

Gamma Beta Phi member

Alpha Chi member

Awarded the Computer Graphics Design award, April 2004

Graduated cum laude with a GPA of 3.974

Skills

Skills

Adobe Premiere and AfterEffects

Adobe Flash

Adobe Dreamweaver

Logo Creation

Page Layout

Adobe Acrobat Professional

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Began with Adobe Pagemaker, in 1997, upgraded to InDesign in 2004.

Adobe Photoshop

Some Examples of Logo Design