Download a printable version
Adobe Acrobat Fomat (.pdf) Microsoft Word Format (.doc)

Waukegan, IL

Summary of Qualifications
Ten years experience in Macintosh and Windows desktop publishing using:
Quark XPress Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign
Adobe Acrobat Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Flash XHTML/CSS
Microsoft Word Microsoft Powerpoint Microsoft Excel  
Five years writing and illustrating monthly children’s page
Five years of secretarial experience including teaching software and secretarial skills
Job History
space11/04 to Present—Digital People, Arlington Heights, IL
Chelsea & Scott Design of direct mail pieces and formatting photos for their web design.

Catalog production using Quark and PhotoShop

  ETA/Cuisenaire Catalog design and production for their Reading/Language Arts products featuring preschool and elementary text books, educational toys and manipulatives.
  Giftco Catalog production work in Photoshop and Quark
space8/01 to Present—Aquent/Vitamin T, Chicago, IL
  American Color Produced newspaper and pullout print advertising for Jewel/Osco
  Cahner’s International Feature layout and cover design of Semiconductors, International.
  CCH Incorporated Designed and produced books on OSHA and HAZMAT regulations. Books included extremely technical text, multiple formulas and graphics and hundreds of charts. (Books created with Adobe InDesign)
  Cole Parmer Catalog production and design for laboratory equipment and supplies
  Dearborn Trade
Text book production work, design & corrections; converting print graphics to web graphics for on-line learning programs
  DoALL Company Catalog, sales flyer and brochure design and layout.
  Equity Creative Web production, sales brochures and specification sheets.
  John Crane Created and updated brochures, specification sheets and presentations. Created presentations using PowerPoint and coordinated content with their headquarters in Sweden. Prepared literature for website using Adobe Acrobat.
  LTD Commodities Catalog design and production for houseware and gift item distributor.
  Medical Economics Layout and design of four dental products magazines. Installed and setup Cumulus database. Established a new color-coded electronic filing system to facilitate faster page layout and enhance communication between the Art and Editorial departments.
  Quill Design of catalog covers and direct mail pieces
  Scott Foresman Secretarial support for inventory control. Created and maintained documents using Microsoft Windows. Accessed and edited information on mainframe.
  Topco Installed and sorted graphic assets into the Cumulus database.
  Walgreens Created Marketing Guide for Christmas sign usage. Designed point-of-purchase signs. Also designed point-of-purchase signs and the cover and envelope for the Employee Benefit Report. Created large format presentations for seminars.
  WW Grainger Catalog production for Puerto Rico (English) and Mexico (Spanish) catalogs for janitorial supplies and tool distributor using an Oracle data base and Pindar interface.
space1995 to Present—Freelance and on-going projects
  Bowen Park Theater
and Opera Guild
Designed invitations, response cards and programs for their annual Masked Ball.
  Chuck Larkin
Design and maintenance of a website for an Atlanta-based bluegrass storyteller and songwriter.
  Far Eastern Arts Brochures, flyers, postcards and stationary for a martial arts studio. Coordinatied press releases and local advertising.
  Geedees, Ltd. Design and maintenance of a website for a custom embroidery studio.
  Global Solutions Design and maintenance of a website, brochures, postcards and stationary, etc. for a private investigation and security firm.

Global Tales

Design and maintenance of a promotional for a family of storytellers which includes an small on-line store featuring their tapes and CDs. Also designed ads, postcards and brochures.
  Graphic Extensions Production work inserting Spanish translations into graphs and maps for three Spanish language texts.
  Lajadjie Sebela
Design and maintenance of a website for an internationally-known storyteller.
  Logic Tools Design of a brochure for their annual Supply Line Seminar. Coordinated content with directors in Hong Kong and Illinois.

Purring Banshee Studio

Design and maintenance of a website and on-line store for an artist specializing wheel-thrown pottery and sculpture
  Swimmer Design Assoc. Production work on brochures, newspaper inserts, catalogs, sales sheets and various web pages.
  United States
Taiho Jutsu Federation
Design and maintenance of the official web site of a national martial arts organization. I also design their logo, brochures and t-shirts. Design and maintenance of a website for an Chicago/Milwaukee area belly dancers.
  Bristol Renaissance Faire More than fifteen years working summers as a ticket wench (one who sells tickets). I also provide forms and posters needed by the box office.
space7/91 to 8/98—Woodall’s Publications, Lake Forest, IL
  Graphic Artist—Responsible for page layout and design; copy editing for eight monthly camping and recreation guides; ad design and copy writing for self-promotional ads; cover design; brochure design; layout and design of several annual and semi-annual publications. Created “Woody’s Camping Club,” a child’s guide to camping and RVing. Produced “Gadgets, Gizmos & Gear” a monthly feature describing new products
space9/88 to 7/91—Kelly Services, Libertyville, IL
  Various Positions. including wordprocessor, secretary, administrative assistant and payroll clerk
space9/87 to 9/88—SER/Jobs for Progress, Waukegan, IL
  Instructor in office skills and typing
Prior to 1987Various Laboratory Positions in clinical and industrial laboratory positions including pilot plant technician; quality control chemist, hematology and biochemistry technician
January, 2011 College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Advanced Web Pages (see certificate)
July, 2011

College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Introduction to CSS and XHTML (see certificate)

July, 2005 College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
One semester Introduction to Flash. Included vector graphics and animation  (see certificate)
October 2001 The Clearing, Ellison Bay, WI
Five-day seminar titled “Drawing In Nature”. Included work with pencil,charcoal, watercolor and ink
May 2001 Design Graphics, USA, Peotone, Illinois
Three-day seminar in Design Concepts: Including page layout, covers, brochures and books
June 1987 Scored in top three percent on verbal section of the Graduate Record Exam
October 1987 Shimer College, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Sciences in Natural Science, with Honors, Received full-year scholarship for writing skills and achieved Honors on both required comprehensive exams
June 1969 Graduated from Bremen High School, with Honors