The best of two worlds - Creative and technical!
I have extensive graphic design and illustration experience along with many years of IT as a computer technician. I enjoy utilizing these skills both together and independently. A bachelors degree in the creative side hands on experience with computers and technology have made me a well rounded asset. Both hardware and software are well within my realm and I am a quick and eager learner for new things. I am great at problem solving for both creative and technical situations. I listen to clients, customers and coworkers with clarity. I really enjoy people, but can efficiently work independently as well.
Professional Experience:
Freelance Illustrator/Graphic Designer (
Provide creative artistic solutions using both traditional and digital techniques, work closely with clients to achieve unique visual results that convey their message and identity
Lakewood Computer (
Technician; computer sales, service and repair, trouble shoot and fix hardware issues on laptop and desktop computers, operating system installations, hardware replacements/upgrades, virus/malware removal, customer service and computer and hardware purchasing
Kaptur Design (
Graphic Designer; Design of printed materials such as catalogs, brochures, business cards, especially logos and custom typography, ome photography too
Digital Day Creative Group (
Web Designer; Design for on-line resources including websites, email marketing and social media
Beverage Distributors, Inc.
Graphic Designer; Layout and production of posters, window displays, POP, t-shirts, etc., responsible for corporate standards throughout materials and large format printers
Jakprints ( 
Digital Prepress; Prepared customer files for full color, off-set printing, eveloped technical instructions, requirements, and specs, including product layout digital templates
Volunteer Adventures:
Slovenian National Home (
Member of the Board of Directors, web designer/administrator, social media management, fish fry volunteer, Cleveland, Ohio
Community Planning & Advocacy Council  (
Graphic design and branding, trade show banners, business cards, letterhead and other promotional materials to compliment their new logo, Pennsauken, New Jersey
Save the Frogs (
Graphic design for promotional materials and web banners, illustrations for Annual World Summit, Laguna Beach, California
Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus, Ohio
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration (cum laude)
Minor in Art History
Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland, Ohio
Web coding and design: HMTL5 & CSS3
Expertise & Skills:
Graphic Design & Illustration
Adobe CC Suite
   Acrobat DC
Digital prepress
Print design - logos, business cards, catalogs, posters, brochures
Web design - website & social media layout, email blasts
Branding & corporate identity
Color theory
Design trends
Computer Techology
Windows installation
Imaging software
Data recovery
Hardware testing, replacement & upgrades
Computer & parts purchasing
Customer service
Cloud-based work order/invoicing software