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Veronica Olenski

343 East Randolph Ave. Chicago, IL 60601


312.555.6930 Cell: 312-555-8686 Email: veron_ski@yahoo.com
GRAPHIC DESIGN

ARTISTIC RETOUCHING

IMAGE MANIPULATION

Progressive design professional poised to contribute experienced, innovative graphic


artistry to your creative team to produce highest caliber advertising and promotional
campaigns, utilizing most current technologies, and collaborative brainstorming strategies.

PROFILE
Innovative conceptualist with sharp eye
for fresh approaches and cutting-edge
design modalities; known for producing
highly effective end products, resulting
consistently in successful new-client
acquisitions.
Highly proficient image-manipulation
specialist with extensive, progressive
experience and mastery of color
reproduction, color-correction, and digital
retouching.
Creative designer with unsurpassed
layout skills and meticulous attention to
detail.

PROFICIENCIES
MAC/PC

QuarkXpress
Illustrator
ImageReady
PowerPoint
Freehand
Word
InDesign
HTML
FrontPage
GoLive

Dual-platform multi-tasker completely


conversant in both Mac and PC
environments with expertise in most
widely used graphics and design
applications.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Graphic Designer, Internet Business Services, Chicago, IL, 2000 to present
Produce highly visual graphic designs and reproduction-quality artwork for
advertising and marketing materials, including logos, brochures, catalogues,
and direct-mail pieces, providing original, creative design solutions to meet
diverse client needs.
Create customized graphics and prepare images for ad materials and Web sites,
performing extensive color and tonal corrections and retouching using multiple
.
artwork applications.
Direct creative strategies that consistently meet tight budgetary and scheduling
challenges.
Brainstorm and produce creative campaigns designed to capture new clients,
resulting in consistent 95 percent success rate.
Developed and facilitated new Web site design employing specialization in image
preparation to significantly enhance visual impact.
Formulated and implemented new archival system for more efficient storage of
Both MAC and PC platforms in network
images
and documents, and reformatted all files to comply with new system.
environment.

QuarkXpress, PhotoShop, Illustrator,


ImageReady, Freehand, MS Word, MS
PowerPoint

Both MAC and PC platforms in network


environment.

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Freelance Graphic Artist, Superlative Graphic Design, Chicago, IL, 2000 to 2002
Developed original designs and prepared layouts from client-supplied visuals,
samples, and sketches, producing effective final products, delivered on time and
within budget.
Provided fine-tuning and correction processes to update customer originals.
Prepared digital artwork files to pre-press specifications.
Digital Retoucher/Production Artist, The Duncan Group, Chicago, IL, 1997 to 2000
Employed fresh design techniques to produce brochures.
Generated both cover and internal page layouts.
Applied expertise in Adobe Photoshop to retouch, enhance, and color-correct images
utilizing thorough knowledge and experienced understanding of color theory to
produce subtle color changes.
Optimized multi-color files and detailed choice of materials, for client-specified print
quality, to ensure high-quality end product by synchronization of computer graphic
design with the printing process.
Collaborated to troubleshoot jobs, with RGB, CMYK, and spot colors, and matched
colors to customer-supplied samples.
Prepared files for pre-press output, including color separation, trapping, bleeds, and
trim.
Expanded expertise on pre-press techniques by attending advanced training, and
mentored colleagues on newest technologies and processes.
Scanned color and line art using drum and flatbed scanners.
Established new standards for digital file preparation, naming, and transmission, and
specified new quality-control standards for image library.
Earned promotion to Digital Retoucher, from production artist, following two years of
exemplary performance.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts, West Side Technical Institute, Chicago, IL
Pre-press Output Technology, West Side Technical Institute, Chicago, IL