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KATHLEEN C.

SULLIVAN
www.kathleencsullivan.com
kathleensulli@gmail.com
703.203.1318

EDUCATION SUMMARY
Sept. 2003 PENN STATE UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY PARK, PA I am a highly motivated
- May 2007 — Received B.A. May 19, 2007 in journalism individual who is passionate
— Minors in biology and international studies about visual journalism
— Dean’s List: Fall 2003, Spring 2006, Spring 2007 and connecting and
communicating through
JAN. 2006 - IES STUDY Abroad Program | LONDON, UK smart, powerful, and
APRIL 2006 — Course work in globalization, European history and cultural studies visually interesting forms.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SKILLS
JULY 2007 - COPY EDITOR & DESIGNER | GANNETT NEWS SERVICE | MCLEAN, VA ADOBE Photoshop,
present — Edit content from USA TODAY and other Gannett publications for distribution Illustrator, InDesign,
to national and international print and web publications Fireworks, Dreamweaver,
— Design daily business and nation/world pages for Gannett publications Flash (beginner), Acrobat
— Select, crop and prepare photos and graphics for print and web use
MICROSOFT
FALL 2006 - FOUNDER & PRESIDENT | SOCIETY FOR NEWS DESIGN: PSU CHAPTER Word, PowerPoint,
present — Held weekly design meetings to promote higher standards of visual journalism Excel, Publisher, Access
— Attend annual SND conferences: Orlando (2006), Boston (2007), Las Vegas (2008)
APPLE iLife, iWork
FALL 2003 - ALUMNA MEMBER & WEB DESIGNER | DELTA GAMMA FRATERNITY
present — Currently redesigning the Washington D.C. Alumnae Chapter website OS Mac 10.5, Win XP
— Member, VP Membership & VP Panhellenic of the Alpha Chi Chapter ’03-’07 2007
— Organized and led philanthropic, social and recruitment events ’03-’07
QUARK XPRESS
FALL 2003 - MANAGING EDITOR OF DESIGN | THE DAILY COLLEGIAN | PENN STATE Versions 3-7 on Mac
SPRING 2007 — Managing Editor of Design, Reporter, Editor & member of BOE and BOO & PC platforms
— Experience with Quark XPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Office as
a reporter for the Science & Health section, page designer and managing editor OTHER Final Cut Pro,
— Responsible for overseeing a staff of five designers, ten graphic designers CCI, Prestige
and the overall layout of a daily newspaper
LANGUAGES
FALL 2006 - GRAPHIC DESIGNER | AccuWeather, Inc. | State College, PA English (native)
SPRING 2007 — Designed weather maps for newspapers using Adobe Illustrator French (studied)
Spanish (novice)
SUMMER DESIGN INTERN | USA Today | McLean, VA Japanese (novice)
2006 — Designed pages for the Life section of USA Today using CCI

SPRING 2006 Intern | The Local Government Association | London, UK
REFERENCES
— Aided with event planning, registration and booking for government conferences
Available upon
request
SUMMER INTERN | Literacy Council of Northern Virginia | Falls Church, VA
2005 — Used Adobe Creative Suite to make ads, books, newsletters and brochures

SUMMER Part-time copy editor/designer | Army Times | Springfield, VA
2005 — Copy edited and designed pages with Quark and Prestige publishing software

SUMMER Volunteer | International Student Volunteers | Costa Rica
2004 — Studied and documented the growth of tumors of sea turtles in Ostional, CR

FALL 2003 - VIDEO EDITOR | La Vie (Penn State’s Yearbook) | State College, PA
SPRING 2004 — Reported, filmed and edited footage of Penn State events and football games

Summer REPORTING INTERN | The Northern Virginia Journal | Alexandria, VA
2003 — Reported on local events, published five articles and assisted copy editors