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Connie Southwell 14330 58th Street N. #1028 Clearwater, FL 33760 727.474.5121 csd24602@westpost.

net Professional Summary -Expert in computer illustration, digital photography and graphic design creatin g with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat (Adobe CS4) on both PC and M acintosh operating systems. -Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and MS Word) . -Expert knowledge on hardware devices (large format printers, high resolution fl atbed scanners and digital cameras). -Excellent project management, communication, collaboration, and organizational skills. -Held SECRET security clearance. Professional Experience Graphic Designer, Reskyu 2008-2010 Honolulu, HI -Graphic designer and in-house marketing department representative for small off set printing company. -Expanded customer base by 20% and generated a $25,000 increase in overall net y early profits. -Designed high end corporate collateral (brochures, business cards, direct marke ting advertising, invitations, logos, booklets and posters). Exceptional photo i mage manipulation and retouching skills. -Strong print production knowledge and capability. Performed press checks, made adjustments if necessary and prepared files for final output for both digital of fset and traditional 4 color offset printing. -Established target markets and created original and compelling communications t hat used high-quality imagery. -Wrote and designed the marketing material to various potential customers that i ncluded the Hawaii State Capitol, architectural firms, general contractors, grap hic design/advertising firms, as well as Reskyuas previous customer base. Executive Assistant/Graphic Designer, Special Events Hawaii 2008-2009 Kaneohe, HI -Provided graphic design services, digital photography and illustrative skills t o the president. -Designed logos, brochures, programs, invitations and other special items as nee ded. -Set up and break down of special events such as the grand opening for Whole Foo ds Market in Honolulu, the I Love Kailua Town Party 2009, the Hawaii Book and Mu sic Festival, the Made in Hawaii Association and the Print Media Expo. -Communicated issues and concerns from the client to the president by providing exceptional customer service. Freelance Graphic Designer, Self Employed 2007-2008 Irish Hills, MI -Designed logos, brochures, business cards, PowerPoint presentations, digital ph otography and computer illustrations for various clients. -Communicated effectively with clients to solve their design issues and produced quality work in short deadlines. Former clients include Delano Propane, Southhi ll Contractors, Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce, and the Hidden Lake Gardens Art s and Crafts Festival.

Senior Publications Specialist, SAIC 1999-2005 Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands -Desktop Publisher and in-house marketing representative for the United States A rmy Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site (USAKA/RTS). -Developed entire graphic design/visual information system for USAKA/RTS and pro vided excellent project management, communication, collaboration, and organizati onal skills. -Helped staff win the Presidential Quality Award for two years in a row providin g high-quality imagery that effectively communicated the USAKA/RTS mission. -Produced PowerPoint presentations presented to Congress, designed special event programs and invitations, illustrated both USAKA and RTS logos that are used on websites and all official documents, produced tradeshow presentations and poste rs that effectively communicated information concerning missions and functions o f USAKA/RTS. -Provided in-house preparation of final projects to include desktop publishing, large format printing, desktop laser printing, digital photography, typography, graphics for the web, and video editing when needed. -Technical software expertise with Adobe Creative Suite, (Photoshop, Illustrator , Acrobat, Premiere), CorelDraw and Microsoft Office Suite, mainly PowerPoint, E xcel and Outlook. -Able to troubleshoot day-to-day computer glitches and work on files for PC plat forms. Education Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant, MI Bachelor of Arts What Others Have to Say aWe miss Connie around here!a Tony Tirado, Reskyu General Manager. aExtremely focused and creative when engaging in projects. A breath of fresh air .a Amy Hammond, Special Events Hawaii. aShe was by far the most talented and easy to work with artist I had on staff an d her work was consistently quality driven.a Pete Riley, Lockheed Martin MTSS Pr ogram Manager Link to on-line portfolio: ?individual_id=327159&