tara l. johnson > graphic designer, web designer, photographer
email > email@example.com
phone > 847.510.5730
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS ::
- associate's degree in graphic design
- bachelor's degree in photography
- proficient in all creative adobe applications (Mac/PC)
- working knowledge of Flash, CSS, HTML, and Microsoft Office (Mac/PC)
- 8 years as a freelance photographer
- 6 years as a freelance designer
- 2.5 years as in-house designer & web developer
- extensive e-newsletter and SEO experience
- prepress and print management savvy
- work well under pressure, very deadline oriented
- strong customer service background
WORK EXPERIENCE ::
Bradford Allen Realty, chicago, IL
november '08 - august '09
> In-house Graphic Designer and Marketing Associate. Manages, designs and implements all printed material including booklets, flyers, banners, and lobby boards. Designs, conducts and distributes email newsletters and announcements. Works closely with marketing and research departments to finalize ad work, pitches, canvasing material and broker collateral.
MGM Solutions, bellingham, WA
may '06 - december '07
> In-house graphic designer, web developer, photographer, and graphical marketing director for an ambitious, young web-based company. Have designed several catalogs, brochures, tradeshow backdrops, managed and designed a handful of websites, directed and shot all product photography, created original graphics and illustrations, and designed/managed all e-newsletters for several different companies owned by MGM Solutions.
Freelance designer, bellingham, WA & chicago, IL
january '05 - present
> Freelance projects include logo/identity, catalogs, brochures, web design, email campaigners, posters, t-shirts, flyers, postcards, and booklets. Clients include Strelcheck Chiropractic, Yamato Engines, Texture Clothing, and Mobile Medicine.
freelance photographer, bellingham, WA & chicago, IL
april '03 - present
> Have been hired to shoot photographs for several local organizations including Bellingham Technical College, Sustainable Connections, Planned Parenthood, and The Regence Group. Have also been working as a portrait and wedding photographer for the past three summers.
OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE ::
graphic design, WCC
august '05 - august '06
> Completed classes in all aspects of the layout, illustration, and print production track. I have been trained in all Adobe Creative Suite applications and have received an in-depth prepress and postpress education. Have also completed web design instruction involving XHTML, Dreamweaver, & Flash.
> bachelor's of fine art, photography
university of illinois, 2001
> associate's degree, graphic design
whatcom community college, 2006