This, as you can see, is my resume. It can also be downloaded as a PDF.

To work as a graphic designer/layout artist in a fun, creative, fast-paced environment with opportunities for growth and advancement.

Proficient in the Adobe Creative Cloud design suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop). Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Graphic Designer
2007 - 2015 Coloplast Corp. (via Randstad Work Solutions), Minneapolis, MN
- Layout and design of product brochures, patient education pieces, tradeshow pieces, and advertising.
- Working with product managers to come up with brochure/ad concepts.
- Creating product centered banner ads for medical equipment supply websites.
- Creation of promotional material.
- Working with printing companies for final output including packaging files, troubleshooting, and paper specifications.
- Conversion and revision of materials to incorporate into tablet applications. 

Advertising Consultant
2005 - 2006 Mid-Valley Newspapers, Albany, OR
- Ordering and laying out newspaper advertisements.
- Communicating between advertiser and graphic artist.
- Organizing and filing client records.
- Worked with both the designer and client to find creative solutions to advertising problems.

Graphic Designer
1998 - 2005 Mid-Valley Newspapers, Corvallis, OR
- Creating newspaper advertising and marketing materials.
- Design of high-quality inserts for advertisers.
- Creating spec ads for the Retail Sales Team.
- “Re-worked” many ads for clients aesthetically to increase their visibility in the paper.
- Produced cover artwork for many of the paper's special sections.

Art Direction
2006 - 2010 Brainco School of Advertising and Design, Minneapolis, MN

A.A.S. Digital Imaging and Prepress Technology
1997 - 1999 Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, OR

Emphasized a foundation in traditional art techniques and design as well as design techniques using the computer.

A.S. Theater Arts
1993 - 1995 Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, OR

Interests and Awards
For a number of years, I have been active in community theater, most recently at Albany Civic Theater in Oregon. I have worked both on- and off-stage: acting, backstage work and in 2005, I had the opportunity to direct my own play. I also produced the publicity art (posters, programs and t-shirt art) for many productions. In 2008, two of the ads I worked on with a copywriter at Brainco received Merit Awards at the Minnesota Advertising Federation annual show.