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Work experience

EXPERIENCE: 2008 - 2009ARIZONA COMMERCIAL PRINTING, INC.,Graphic Designer

  • Building and maintaining website products for several high-end hotel properties
  • Designing brochures, business cards, forms, fliers and other collateral material

EXPERIENCE: 2007 - 2008OPENSYSTEMS MEDIA,Graphic Coordinator

  • Designing magazine covers for various engineer publications: CompactPCI, Military Embedded Systems, VME and Critical Systems, PC104 and Small Form Factors
  • Subscripted company promotional profiles, in-house ads used for print and web

EXPERIENCE: 1998 - 2007

CITY OF MESA, Community Services Department, Graphic Designer

  • Designer of marketing and print advertising for events and City departments (Parks and Rec, HR, Convention Center, Stadium, Cemetery, Golf Courses, and Libraries)
  • Logos, collateral material, brochures, posters, photography, newsletters, novelty items, fliers and signage for various City of Mesa special events (13 events yearly)
  • Planning, organizing and evaluating technical considerations for production and printing services

EXPERIENCE: 1993 - 1998

PACIFICA TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER, Production Manager

  • Head Designer, responsible for the training of 2 employees
  • Designing ads for clients, format and design all functions of the newspaper including special sections, advertising specials, classified sections
  • In-house flyers and forms.

Skills

Printable Technologies Applications
MicroSoft Suite
Adobe Illustrator CS3
QuarkXpress
Adobe InDesign
PhotoShop CS3
SKILLS & APPLICATIONS: Macintosh and PC Experience Adobe Suite: PhotoShop CS3, Adobe InDesign CS3, Adobe Illustrator CS3 QuarkXpress, CorelDraw Adobe Acrobat, Excel, FileMaker Pro MicroSoft Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft FrontPage Printable Technologies Applications: PrintOne, Dashboard, FushionPro,

Education

San Francisco City College

AA Graphic Design

AA Professional Art

References

Robert Price

My boss at the City of Mesa, Marketing Director of our Department, worked for him for 7 years. One of the most talented and inspirational persons I have ever worked for.

Mychael Urban

Mychael was the Sports Editor of the Pacifica Tribune, while I was the Production Manager. We worked in conjunction on all of his Editorials and Sport pages for the Tribune, and on many of the special Sports issues throughout the year. We had a great working relationship that turned into a wonderful friendship.

Debbie Yukolis

A true professional, worked with her on many occasions for different projects for the varied Departments in the City of Mesa.

Graphic Design

Collage and Jewelry Design

Graphic Design Samples

Professional Summary

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

Seeking a Graphic Design position that would allow me to use my design skills to create print and web ready graphics, using the most recent graphic applications: Adobe Suite: PhotoShop CS3, Adobe InDesign CS3, Adobe Illustrator CS3, and QuarkXpress on both PC and MAC platforms. Accomplished award-winning concept, "spec" Graphic Designer: productive self starter with multi-tasking experience, deadline conscious; individual and team player; excellent observation and listening skills; quick study, striving for more challenges.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

*Won Graphic Design USA, American In-house Design Award

  (Fabric of Jazz collateral, poster, rackcard, 2006)

*Won several IFEA Arizona Festival Awards

  (posters, BW and color print ads, 4-color Event brochures, 1999 - 2005)

* Won several CNPA awards (California Newspaper Advertising Awards, 1994 -1998)

Interest

MORE DESIGN IDEAS AND CONCEPTS.

I also have ventured into a new sector, jewelry design! I have added my special talent and design experience to this new professional endeavor and hope that you enjoy the photos I have included on this web site.

Please check out the samples I have added to Graphic Design, Collage and Jewelry Design.

Testimonials

Satisfied Customer

My wife and I love to take tons of pictures to document our family's trips and special events, but we've always felt bad about sharing them with others because it required them to either sit in front of a computer screen for a small-screen slide show or sift through piles and piles of photos. Thanks to COLLAGE BY DESIGN, our problem has been solved, and we couldn't be happier. All we did was send Sandy a photo CD, and without any instruction whatsoever, she came up with a collage that perfectly captured the essence our family's summer vacation and makes sharing the experience a painless one-stop shop. Her amazing creativity, artistic ability and eye for design resulted in a prized possession -- and a lifelong customer of COLLAGE BY DESIGN.

Satisfied Customer

I have used Sandy's services to make me a collage for my friend's 60th birthday. She was always in touch with me to be sure I would be happy. I liked the personal touch that Sandy gave to me as a client. The finished product was beyond my expectations. Very well done and professional! I would not hesitate to suggest Sandy to anyone and she is welcome to give my telephone number to prospective client's as a recommendation. Thanks again Sandy for a job well done!!!

Township Veterinary Hospital and Services

As a veterinarian, I greatly appreciate the design job you did on my collage; it represents many of my "special" patients and look forward to ordering more for my office space.