Melissa Friedler


To obtain a responsible and challenging position in a research, publishing, or library environment


With years of computer and production related experience, a degree in history, and years of graphic design exposure, my professional and academic experiences have provided me with practical and varied knowledge. 

I have an inquisitive and analytical mind, plus enthusiasm and the willingness to work hard.  My dependability and competency,  resolute work ethic and ability to work well with others make me an ideal candidate.  I welcome the opportunity to share my skills and expand my knowledge.

Work History

Work History
2013 - Present

Graphic Designer

Tent and Table / ABC Hardware

Design and create visual products for print and web

  • Photograph products and enhance images for company use 
  • Design weekly and major event flyers for print and web
  • Layout and update company catalog and website
  • Develop and manage image database
  • Create user guides and manuals for current and new products
  • Draw diagrams for items with complicated construction
  • Work with subject matter experts to develop final products that meet technical specifications
  • Utilize Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Adobe Creative Suite, and other current software
2008 - 2012

Assistant Manager

FedEx Office

Aided customers in the production of print media

  •  Maintained pricing information and production time lines
  •  Prepared files for the production process
  •  Managed staff of two production workers
  •  Focused on customer service
  •  Worked with oversized sign and banner production
  •  Utilized Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and other current software programs
2007 - 2008

History Department Assistant

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Created the History Department web site on the Nebraska Wesleyan University web site

  •  Designed web site using Adobe Dreamweaver, XHTML, and CSS
  •  Edited images using Adobe Fireworks
  •  Operated audio-visual equipment for awards ceremonies
  •  Aided as an on-call computer technician
2007 - 2008

Research Assistant

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Transcribed interview tapes using transcription machine

  •  Transferred interview tapes to compact disc using Audacity software programs
  •  Documented, compiled and charted data in Excel spreadsheet
  •  Scanned and edited images using Adobe Fireworks
2006 - 2007

Computer Services Technician

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Aided staff in CS/IT

  •  Answered calls to IT help desk
  •  Assisted in troubleshooting computer equipment
  •  Maintained smart classroom technology
  •  Managed rental computer equipment for students and faculty
  •  Handled sales of equipment and accessories from campus store using Quickbooks software
  •  Contributed articles to the Computer Services web site


Aug 2012 - Jul 2014


SUNY at Buffalo

Master of Library Science (MLS)

Jan 2005 - May 2008


Nebraska Wesleyan University


Graduated with High Distinction

2007-2008, 2006-2007 Multi-Cultural Leadership Awards

2006-2007 Harry and Reba Huge Award for Best Analytical History Paper



Web Design and Maintenance

including: Adobe Dreamweaver, XHTML, and CSS

Adobe Creative Suite

including: Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Adobe Pro X, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks

Microsoft Suite

including: Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Powerpoint, Microsoft Office Publisher, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Works


  • Tennis
  • Literature
  • Antique Typewriter Restoration
  • Graphic Design
  • Alternative/Folk Music
  • Chicago Cubs Baseball