The work history included in this CV covers more than 20 years; I've had nine earlier jobs and seven volunteer positions. A list of all work and educational history will be available on request, as will references.
Cover for a recent issue of the NADmag. The NAD is now a client and I do the entire magazine layout as well as cover designs.
This issue covered three major stories. I photographed a friend signing "first of three" and the background is divided into three segments. The top segment contains three photos, the middle one contains two, and the bottom segment has one photo.
Cover design for a book, illustration was done by the author. I also did the design and layout of the book, and editing.
Cover design for a book, using a royalty-free image and Photoshop. I also did the design and layout of the book, and some editing.
Deaf Gals are... Superb lovers, Vivacious, Fun & Foxy, Intelligent, Handy with tools, Good with their hands, Great athletes ...and very humble!
A short walk is better than no walk at all!
meh. Some days are like this... caution the folks around you when the only response you can make to "how are you?" is "meh." http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/meh
Fingerspelled word "deaf" is shadowed in English.
2001 - Present
Purple Swirl Arts
Self-employed graphic design, book and publications design, writer/editor, website development and design. I've also been exploring socialmedia tools for distribution of information and for marketing purposes.
Apr 1993 - Sep 2004
National Association of the Deaf
Supervised Publications division of a national non-profit, overseeing print publications (bi-monthly magazine, ads, conference materials and signage, membership materials and other); internet publications (website, several email newsletters), and public relations material. Began work at the NAD in 1993 as a single-person department responsible for the publication of "The NAD Broadcaster" a tabloid-sized newspaper published 11x/year. In this position I performed as managing editor, copy editor, writer, designer (and re-designer), layout artist and advertising sales. When I left to move to Philadelphia in 2004, I was supervising five people who were performing design, production, marketing, editing, advertising sales, bookstore sales and fulfillment tasks. Our major publication was now a full-color magazine, the "NADmag" published six times a year, and we added a multi-functional website, email newsletters, and print newsletters for various sections within the NAD.
1986 - 1993
Microlab/ENFI Project Microlab/ENFI Project Assistant, 1989 - 1993. Special Assistant/Secretary II, 1986 - 1989. My titles do not fully express the diversity of my work at the ENFI lab. This project used computers to teach writing through Electronic Networks for Interaction (ENFI)— before the rise in popularity of the internet and instant message systems (such as iChat and AIM) and long before "texting" became a word. I was both the secretary-- making travel arrangements, maintaining financial reports, with signatory powers on expenses up to $500 and the lab manager— training teachers and students in the use of the equipment; training and supervising students lab assistants; performing maintenance and minor repairs of software and hardware; and transitioning the lab to IBM's Team Focus software which was the next generation of the group chat concept used in both a professional setting, and in education.
I have taken numerous workshops to further my education and skills including a one week professional training on TeamFocus software and meeting facilitation, IBM Corp.; workshops and seminars in management, meeting facilitation, computers, non-profit organizations, fundraising and proposal writing, the arts.
1983 - Present
I first entered college in 1972, and freshman year was a general Bauhaus-based arts program focusing on drawing, 3-D design and 2-D design using a problem/solution approach (as opposed to a fine arts master/apprentice approach). I left after my junior year as a painting major and returned to school for my senior year in 1982, receiving my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1983. When I attended, it was known as Philadelphia College of Art. PCA merged with Pennsylvania Musical Academy and became University of the Arts in 1984.