Enthusiastic Graphic Designer with extensive skills in Adobe Creative Suite CS6, Dimensional Design, Microsoft Office, iMovie, Photography, and some Web Design.
While in school I designed graduation announcements, gifting ensembles, and wedding ensembles. This work saved people a lot of money and formally presented the occasion. I have also done photograph enhancements to remove tattoos from brides, fix scarring, and restore old family photographs. This work has meant a lot to people who wanted their photographed moment to be special. It has also helped some people hold on to cherished historical family photographs.
During my education I successfully marketed my own line of fine arts to include paintings, stained glass, birdhouses, jewelry boxes, and lamp-worked beads. I have marketed products at local festivals and fairs and gained additional work through handing out business cards. In this work I am able to cater to specific client needs to include designing urns for deceased pets. This work paid for my last 18 months of college when there was no financial aide available.
I work as an on call substitute for art and media instruction. I have also extended my skills to work with elementary and middle school students. While here I have maintained classroom management in order to facilitate an optimal learning environment. I have been able to help students understand material within their lessons through illustrating concepts to enhance learning.
This position entailed educating consumers about new products and services. Both types of products required observing feedback and reporting the results to evaluate marketability.
When educating consumers about a product I utilized planograms to place demonstration materials, or illustrate a process. At times these plans were insufficient or poorly conceived resulting in insufficient interaction. When this was a problem I would modify the plan to garner greater interest, and this resulted in more sales. When demonstrating products I was consistently able to move the merchandise.
When educating a consumer about a product or service I planned ahead based on the information supplied for the demonstration. I looked up the product and the competition and compared their offering. This enabled me to present the benefits of my product compared to similar offerings. People asked for literature to take with them after my presentation, so this approach enhanced consumer experience and knowledge.
I learned quite a bit about marketing products and the importance of information design working in this position. This enabled be to design clearer and user friendly designs in my own work.
While working here my main objective was inputting data into the computer to submit electronic and paper claims to insurance carriers. I instituted a system of following up on claims to insure that they were paid in a timely fashion. When the insurance companies assigned a patient copay I was in charge of account receivable. When collecting patient copays I sent out two bills, if those failed to obtain payment I contacted the patient to make payment arrangements or took legal action.
In working in this position it became evident that some patients health declined due to lack of resources. I noted things like massive weight loss, abnormal labs, patient interactions with staff, and conversations with family. In this I found many patients skip medication or food to pay for housing and utilities. I was instrumental in getting those in need help in getting medication, food, caretakers, and counseling when needed.
This education encompassed design theory, typography, designing for
different industries, design using various media types and software, and
developing design briefs and market analysis through research.
I maintained a 3.88 GPA while here, and this enabled me to get some
cash matching scholarships during my last 18 months of attendance.
This education focused on the different mediums used for creating fine art and design theory.
This education enhanced my knowledge of the different mediums available to produce art, and provided applicable experience in using them. This education has been invaluable because I am often using multimedia to produce various types of fine art and functional crafts with a flair. My skills from this college provided a full-time income prior to the last recession. At that point buying art was put on hold to pay for necessities. However, I just worked Newport News Fall Festival and sold a great deal of birdhouses and wood carving, so the recession is coming around slowly.
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