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.