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EXPERIENCE

Freelance Graphic Designer, MetroWalkz, Chicago, IL; 07/05 - present


Professional Exhibiting Artist, 07/05 - present
Junior Art Director, DHD Advertising, Chicago, IL; 07/04 - 07/05
Came up with original concepts for visual of print ads, brochures
Designed logos for brands and products
Designed series posters and other promo materials for trade shows and expos
Graphic Designer, Ambrosi/ABD Group, Chicago, IL; 01/01 - 07/04
Produced projects for the Sears catalogues by taking input into design and layou
t
Contributed ideas for initial concepts and improvements throughout design projec
t
Worked closely with Account Manager, take projects of various complexity from
design through final art with limited supervision
Actively participated in directing photo shoots at photo studios
Graphic Artist, Wencel/Hess Design, Chicago, IL; 04/00 - 12/01
Designed packaging for consumer goods with illustrations, photos and type
Created line art on basis of photographs of products
Produced keylines for package design
Designed promotional materials (FSIas for mass media; folders and inserts)
Advertising Coordinator, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL; 03/98 - 04/00
Designed and conducted advertising campaigns for Hospital events and service lin
es
in conjunction with Marketing Director and Hospital PR
Created artwork for print advertisement (in Windows 95, with use of my original
photographs and drawings, as well as stock art and photography)
Edited text and produced layout for internal publications, flyers and posters
Production Coordinator, Industrial Market Place (business-to-business marketing
publication), Skokie, IL; 08/97 - 03/98
Trafficked ads through art department and printer
Made traditional paste-up and digital layout of pages
Designed ads in MAC graphic applications
Graphic Designer, The Add Sheet (weekly advertising magazine for local business)
,
Iowa City, IA; 05/96 - 08/97
Modified old and created original ads in MAC environment
Applied clip art from CD ROM as well as scanned graphics/photos from other sourc
es

QUALIFICATIONS
Art design with computer (MAC and IBM) graphic applications
Proficiency in Page Layout, Illustration, Image Editing, Freehand
A strong sense of Design and Typography and knowledge of print production
Problem solving; decision making; strategic thinking; detail oriented communicat
ion
Performance of multiple projects within a fast-paced environment and under tight
deadlines
Motivated and considerate team player
COMPUTER SKILLS
QuarkXPress
Adobe Creative Suite
Photo Retouch/Color Correction
Microsoft Office

EDUCATION
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; M.A., Marketing Communications,
GPA 3.78: August 1997
Chernovtsy State University, Ukraine; B.A., English Linguistics, GPA 4.0: June 1
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