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Skills

Languages
Bilingual English-Spanish, Spanish-English Basic French
Graphic Design Software
Macintosh OS X, Apps, and utilities, Apple iOS7, iBooks Author, Aperture. Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Lightroom, Muse, Acrobat, Premiere, After Effects. Corel Painter 12, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Microsoft Office Mac, WordPress, Social Media Apps.

Work experience

Jan 2000Present

Owner

Billingsley Media

Own and operate Billingsley Media in Central Georgia creating a variety of advertising projects for print and web. Clients include: The University of Georgia Rural Development Center (Tifton Campus); Grassroots Arts Program (Georgia Council for the Arts); Hawkinsville - Pulaski County Arts Council; Hawkinsville Better Hometown; Georgia Estate Homes (Hawkinsville); The Dispatch and News (Hawkinsville); M&T Meats (Hawkinsville); First Baptist Church (Hawkinsville); Pulaski County, and the City of Hawkinsville; Affinity Health Group (Tifton); Tift County Commission on Children and Youth; Colony Bank of Fitzgerarld; The City of Fitzgerald Community Development; the Fitzgerald Area Convention & Visitors Bureau; Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association; Ocilla-Irwin County Chamber of Commerce; Adel-Cook County Chamber of Commerce; Cordele-Crisp County Chamber of Commerce; Ashburn-Turner County Chamber of Commerce.

2004Present

Spanish-English, English-Spanish

Court Interpretation
Native Spanish speaker. Fully bilingual English-Spanish and Spanish-English. Licensed, registered, and conditionally approved Certified Court Interpreter and Translator, with the Georgia Commission on Interpreters.  Have worked in Georgia with Pulaski County Superior Court, Probate Court, Magistrate Court, and Municipal Court. Bleckley County Probate Court, Houston County Superior Court and Juvenile Court, Toombs County Superior Court, City of Morrow Probate Court, Clayton County Juvenile Court, Polk County Probate Court, City of Forest Park Municipal Court, State Board of Worker's Compensation. Legal, Medical, and Community Interpretation with several private agencies and law firms.
20012003

Senior Designer/Photographer

Clean Control Corporation

Managed diverse advertising projects from concept through completion, including the company’s signature cleaning product, OdoBan, and complete product lines of household, automotive and fabric cleaners for wholesale and retail distribution. Developed and produced ad campaigns for the NASCAR/BUSCH Series OdoBan sponsored racecar, 2001 through 2003. Responsibilities included collateral design (packaging, direct mail, brochures, catalogs and press kits), advertising and promotion, outdoor advertising, publication (editorial advertising), and branding design. Organized and executed all company and product photography, assignment sports photography during races, and studio and equipment set up. Upgraded and maintained graphic studio’s hardware and software. Developed and updated archival system for all graphics files.

19992000

Production Graphic Designer

The Food Group

Worked with art directors, account executives and company president in the design, layout and production of all advertising materials related to the food industry. Created design projects for accounts such as Nabisco, Lipton, International Paper, Polly-O, Uncle Ben’s, Motts, Norwegian Foods, Remy, and others.

19971999

Graphic Designer/Photographer

Conway Stores, Inc.

Created bi-weekly merchandise store catalog from concept through production. Worked with vendors and buyers in selecting and finalizing product specifications for catalog. Responsible for all photography, including studio and equipment set up, and photo shoots. Arranged and executed all designs, layouts, type settings, scans and digital imaging, file assembly, and pre-press procedures. Worked in conjunction with the visuals department dealing with cross-platform issues, such as file formatting and design feedback, and merging the company’s visual theme to reflect uniformity between the catalog and window presentations.

19831997

Retail Management, Passenger Agent

Liz Claiborne, Victoria’s Secret, Nine West, Barami, Casual Corner, Air France

Fourteen years of retail experience and customer service. Supervised and executed day-to-day store operations in a profitable manner. Developed and promoted sales skills. Responsible for: recruiting, training, and supervising staff, inventory, loss prevention, and security procedures. Implemented company standards in floor moves, and visual merchandising. Worked with buyers and vendors in the selection and promotion of store merchandise.

Passenger Agent with Air France at JFK Airport in NYC. Maintained a high standard of safety and security according to the Air France safety policy while executing daily duties, which included check-in, lobby, gate, and baggage services for passengers. Stress management in case of crisis or difficult passengers.

Education

Jan 2007Dec 2007

Certificate

Middle Georgia College

Photography

Graphic Design

Web Design

Editorial

Blogs

Interpreter Skills

  • Superior/Probate Court
  • Criminal Proceedings
  • Documents Translation
  • Medical Interviews
  • Workmans' Comp
  • Jail Interviews
  • Civil Litigation
  • Depositions

Design Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Mac & PC
  • Print Production
  • Photo Illustration
  • Retouching Skills
  • Packaging Design
  • Video Production
  • Blogging
  • Basic HTML
  • Web Design
  • Blogging
  • Social Media

Summary

I am a graphic designer with expertise in advertising, editorial, packaging, branding and new media. In addition, I specialize in product photography. I am also a licensed, registered, and conditionally approved Certified Court Interpreter with the Georgia Commission on Interpreters, through the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts. I  interpret for Superior Court, State Court, Probate Court, and Magistrate Court in various cities and counties in GA. Specialize in Legal, Medical, and Community Interpretation.