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After 20 years in retail and retail management, I felt I had much more creativity to contribute, so I went back to school at Harper College to study Graphic Design. I finished my degree in Graphic Arts Technology with a specialization in Graphic Design in December, 2016, and I also completed a certificate in Digital Photography, all with the highest grades possible.
I was the art and design editor of Harper’s student-run liberal arts magazine, Point of View. Not only was my job to create the whole design and layout, but I was responsible for preflight before going to print. Since graduation, I’ve been working as a freelance designer. I’ve rebranded a restaurant with a new logo, gift certificate, table menu, two takeout menus, and a promotional piece. I’m also rebranding a blogger with a new logo and editing her a WordPress site. I’ve also designed and sold a 2017 calendar with my photography of Chicago. In my last year of school, I was a Supplemental Instructor in Web 150 where I helped students with the basics of HTML5 and CSS.
I am extremely proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. I possess a high level of creativity and organization, and I can reliably contribute to collaborative projects, work under pressure, and operate under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The attached resume details my professional experience and skills.
Feel free to take a look at my resume. I hope that my portfolio stands out as well-balanced group of projects that resonates more than one might imagine a two-year degree could offer.