- Canaan US-ME
I began my graphic design training in 1998 and continue to grow my skills in all areas of design. I am constantly pushing the limits to expand my knowledge while keeping up with industry standards. My peers have repeatedly recognized me as one of the top designers and a favored collaborator.
One of my major strengths is my diversity. From marketing to communications and beyond, any project can be successful with the right attitude, planning and execution.
Adobe Creative Suite 6:
Home graphic design business formed due to demand from co-workers. Providing web consulting, logo design and promotional materials for a wide variety of pubic and private sectors.
I create sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts. Integrated knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.
As the sole graphic designer for the company, I provided layout design fora nationwide medical journal, developed print and web advertisements, designed a 20 x 20 ft. trade show booth, and served as the corporatewebmaster providing CSS/xHTML on active server page architecture. My work required extensive use of Adobe CS4 Design Premium package (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver and Acrobat).
Recruited to join a specialized Geographic Information Systems team to support the program management of the Maine Power Reliability Project which is Central Maine Power's effort to upgrade the bulk power network. Developed corporate mapping standards manual and mapping templates as well as assisted with extensive mapping for Natural Resources Protection Act permitting efforts. Extensive experience in ArcGIS 9.x ArcInfo level.
GIS Analyst/Licensing CoordinatorRecruited to coordinate the environmental assessment (EA ) aspect of the relicensing of hydroelectric dams in Maine and across the nation. Participated in scoping sessions, facilitated stakeholder break out groups, drafted sections of EA for FERC submittal, researched and interpreted federal regulations, developed extensive river mile GIS data for major rivers in New England, codeveloped corporate GIS standards manual, developed GPS data field collection protocols, developed several relicensing Web sites for hydropower clients and stakeholders as a collaboration and document sharing tool.
Graphic Designer/Corporate WebmasterSole designer of all aspects of company promotion materials such as trade booth design, quarterly newsletter, PowerPoint presentation design, Web and print ads, cut sheets, service brochures using InDesign, Fireworks, Photoshop, Freehand, and Dreamweaver.
This experience was annexed from my second tour within the AmeriCorps based at the Wild Salmon Resource Center in Columbia Falls, Maine. Coordinated the watershed assessment of nonpoint source pollution efforts under a Maine DEP Clean Water Act section 319 grant. Project SHARE (Salmon Habitat and River Enhancement), being the fiscal agent, envisioned a need for further watershed assessments within the Atlantic salmon rivers of Washington County.
Worked with state and federal agencies to develop an extensive GIS database for natural resource planning and habitat identification and protection. Coordinated and recuited volunters, managed permitting efforts for river restoration projects, facilitated stakeholder meetings and provided nonpoint source pollution detection, prioritization and abatement training to municipal code enforcement officers.
Developed Web site and nonpoint source pollution database as a result of county-wide efforts to be used to prioritize restoration projects which is still in use today.
Collected samples of sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) via SCUBA from the coast of Maine from Coobscook Bay to Casco Bay. Collected water quality samples for Chlorophyll A & B research. Aged urchin tests, collected roe for fecundity.
Specialized SCUBA training:
College internship. AmeriCorps.
Installed Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA) marker buoys via SCUBA along the Florida Keys coral reefs.
Concentration: Marine Resources & Sciences.
Graduated with Honors