•{CURRICULUM VITAE}•

Derrinita Walker
Personal Profile
My interest and formal training in graphic design began in high school. Continuing on through college, I received my degree and entered the work force as a designer in 2005. Over the years, I have gained a strong understanding of effective design and the balance between creativity and function. Versatility is a major strength of mine. My varied experiences in marketing, administration and public relations give me a more complete picture as to the uses and capabilities of design—beyond the printed page.

Career History
Freelance Graphic Designer – 2009 to Present Ajax Building Corporation – 2008 to 2009 Marketing Assistant During by brief time with Ajax, I was able to provide graphics support for presentations and tradeshows. While most of their collateral materials were outsourced, I supplied fresh design pieces for proposals and solicitations to the Florida School Districts. Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection – 2006 to 2008 Graphic Designer Working with the DEP was an amazing learning experience. I was challenged to develop a variety of materials and develop concept campaigns within very narrow perimeters and with almost nonexistent budgets. The high-volume work environment afforded me plenty of chances for creativity and project leadership. Most notably, I spearheaded the Florida State Park Brochure initiative and won an award for my work on a PR campaign for Maclay Gardens. The Ravenscraft Group – 2005 to 2007 Marketing Assistant My roles with TRG were extremely broad. I started as an administrative assistant with this small company and quickly became the lead designer on many of the projects for 501 (c) 3 organizations in the area. I was also fortunate enough to cut my teeth on grant writing and event planning, with very positive results. Sign Solutions – 2004 Graphic Designer My job here was my first professional design job out of high school. While with this company I designed banners, business signage, lettered vehicles and learned a lot about vinyl design.

Software Proficiency
Adobe Photoshop • Light Color Correction • Minor Photo Retouching • “Collage” Design • Static Web Elements Adobe Illustrator • Light Illustration • Die-Cut Molds/Models • Static Web Elements • Large Format Signage/Print • Graphic Design (Print) • Package Design • Apparel Design • Logo Design Adobe InDesign • Long Document Formatting • Pre-Press (for print) • Brochures/Pamphlets • Books/Magazines • Intergrated PDFs Macromedia Dreamweaver • HTML • Template Augmentation • Light CSS Microsoft Office • Word processing • Document Formatting • Data Entry • Database/Spreadsheet Management • Mail Merge • Presentations • Budgets & Light Bookkeeping

Freelance Client List
Events de la Vie Logo design 2009 DreamspinnerCommunications Presentation design 2009 Wildlife to Nature Website design 2009 The Mosaic Group Print Materials 2007-2008 Tallahassee Fitness Festival Website design 2009-2010 Your Socialbutterfly Print Materials 2008-2009 Quincie Hamby Jewelry Design Packaging Design 2009

Education
AS, Graphic Design, Minor in Liberal Arts Tallahassee Community College · 2007 BA, Advertisement, Minor in Mass Communication Florida State University · 2009

Thanks for taking the time to look over my curriculum vitae. If you haven’t already done so, please visit me online: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/derrinita-walker/13/639/150 http:// printpatisserie.elance.com

•{DERRInITA WALkER}•
derrinita.walker@gmail.com

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