I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Visual Arts and a minor in Public Relations from Loras College. My degree of Integrated Visual Arts consists of Graphic Design, Web Design, and Studio Art. I have special training from Learning Curve Brands, Inc, formally known as ERTL Racing Champions, where I worked as a Marketing Intern and a full time, temp, Graphic Designer. There I received excellent exprience in creating catalogs, layouts, photography, 4-color process printing, copyediting, reviewing art proofs, and corresponding to customers and companies. In addition, I have a working knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash. I have experience in writing news releases, desktop publishing, print, designing print publications using Adobe Creative Suite CS3, and applications using Microsoft Office. I am a self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic. I pay strong attention to detail, hold exceptional conceptualization and analytical skills, able to work in fast-paced working conditions, and able to work as a team, as well as independently. I am proficient with computers, both PC and MacIntosh, possess excellent multi-task
skills, 10-key skills, attain organizational, time management, creative problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills, team building skills, retail sales skills, excellent oral, written and editing skills, leadership skills, and managerial experience. Additionally, I have excellent knowledge and experience with the following programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Publisher, and Outlook. I also have a beginning, but working knowledge, of Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks.