1 To Whom It May Concern: In addition to this letter of intent, I have included: my resume, portfolio website link, LinkedIn profile link, and any additional documents requested for this position s application. At your request, I will also provide: additional artwork samples, references, recommendations, Adobe Live Workshop recordings, and samples of my students artwork. Technically, I am skilled at a wide range of media, and have worked, either within the field or taught graphic and web design in higher education, since Though I started out at a very different place from where I am now, originally working in mixed media, I have found that my desire to investigate and integrate various media has brought me to a point in my life where I am completely fascinated with the modern day heights of communication. I have sought extensive knowledge of web design and interactive media, as well as graphic design, and game design including game mod creation. I do not like to limit myself and I am always telling my students that it is important to never stop learning. Beyond typical fine art media and photography, I am skilled at many of today s leading creative programs including the Adobe Master Suite Collection programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash Pro, Acrobat Pro, Fireworks, Premiere Pro, Bridge, and After Effects, to name a few, as well as Unity, and Microsoft Office. Outside of helpful WYSIWYG tools like Dreamweaver, I am also versed in several of the other industry standard web design programs, Content Management Systems (CMS), Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), and coding languages including: HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, JQuery, MySQL, Actionscript, Notepad++, Drupal, and Wordpress. I make my bread each day teaching these creative tools to my students who are working towards either a Bachelor s Degree in Graphic Design or Web Design. Similarly, I am skilled at User Interface (UI), and User Experience (UX) Design as well as usability standards. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, (Lindsey Avery)
2 EXPERIENCE 3/2015 4/2015 Delaware Valley Floral Group, Corporate Office Sewell, NJ Graphic Designer - (Contract Position for Basic Essentials 2015 Catalog Project) Image editing and photo retouching using Adobe Photoshop. Page layout using Adobe InDesign. Creating spreads for Basic Essentials 2015 catalog. 1/ Present Anathema Studio Clementon, NJ Freelance: Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Photographer, Mixed-Media Artist, Owner Letterhead, Business cards, Brochures, Posters, Print advertisements, Postcards, Invitations, Announcements, Catalogs, etc. Company logos, Product logos, Graphic Identities, Branding. WordPress and Drupal Website Design: setup, theme customization; Customized Website Design; image preparation and optimization, etc. Mixed media used to assist in creation of various images: includes painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, etc. 1/2007 Present Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division Pittsburgh, PA Adjunct Professor Foundations and Graphic Design Departments Content Creation and Technical Writing for the following: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and InDesign Learning Centers Teaching/credentialed for the following courses: Interactive Portfolio Design Digital Visualization for Interior Design Electronic Design Mixed Media Painting Fundamentals of the Internet Color Theory (for print, web, and multimedia) Observational Drawing Digital Illustration Concept Development Digital Image Manipulation Adobe Live Workshops and Live Tutoring (Online): Workshops in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
3 1/2007 5/2009 Cumberland County College Vineland, NJ Adjunct Professor Arts and Humanities Programs Course / Content Creation, and Teaching the following courses: Art Appreciation Introduction to Computer Graphics Introduction to Desktop Publishing Computer Illustration Typography 1/2007 6/2007 Katharine Gibbs School Norristown, PA Adjunct Professor - Visual Communications Program Course / Content Creation, and Teaching the following courses: Photography (digital, retouching, and history) History of Visual Communications Survey 5/ /2003 Tactical Awareness School Hazleton, PA Freelance Webmaster / Original Site Designer Writing and editing original website content. Using Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Dreamweaver to create and edit graphic images, and create website, etc. On site photography of the school and classes for the website. Handcoding HTML when necessary. 7/1998 5/2002 Kinko s Cherry Hill, NJ Computer Trainer and Graphic Designer Training coworkers and clients on computer programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Quark, and Microsoft Office programs. Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design using Adobe programs. Designing: brochures, newsletters, resumes, business cards, logos, magazines, print presentations, advertisements, articles, booklets, corporate branding, wedding invitations, and website content. Editing content, image editing, and photo restoration / retouching.
4 SKILLS Mac and PC Adobe Creative Suites CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Bridge) Adobe Master Suites CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4 (Photoshop Ext., Flash Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition) Microsoft Office 2011 Graphic Design (Microsoft Office, Image Editing, Logo Design, Digital Art, Digital Illustration, Stylesheets, Classifieds, Branding and Corporate Identity, Print Design, Print Ads, Business Documents, Display Ads, Prepress, Packaging) Web Design and Development (CSS, HTML, XHTML, PHP, Actionscript, JQuery, Notepad++, Concept / Creative Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), MySQL, Database Admin, WordPress (CMS), Drupal (CMS), Hosting, Usability Standards and Testing, Mock-ups, Proposals, Internet Research, Comparative Product Analysis, Photoshop Coding and PSD to HTML, Social Media and Marketing: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, ecommerce: ebay and Amazon, Craigslist listings, Forums, Browser Compatibility, elearning Content Creation) Photography (Digital, Portrait, Black & White Darkroom, Non-Traditional / Non-Silver, Photo Editing, Retouching) Fine Art (Acrylic Painting, Watercolor Painting, Scenic Painting, Figure Drawing, Perspective Drawing, Portrait Drawing) Training / Help Desk / Tech Support / Admin (Clerical Support, Support, Phone Support, Help Desk, Customer Service, Experienced Adobe Programs Trainer, Clerical, Doc Conversion, Interviewing, Google Docs, Invoicing) Writing (Academic, Articles, Blogs, Content, Technical, Editing, Creative) Additional (Visual Arts, Art Education, Typography, Mixed Media, Advertising: Print, Facebook, Twitter, Creative / Art Direction, Screen Printing, Sculpture - Found Objects, Sales, Game Design, Flash Animation, Unity, Game Development)
5 EDUCATION 2/ Present Academy of Art University (Exp. Grad. 2016) San Francisco, CA MFA/Web Design and New Media Artwork included graphic design, mixed media, web design, and animation. 6/ /2005 University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA MFA/Fine Art - Painting Concentration in mixed media, photography, installation, book art, painting, drawing, sculpture, and graphic design. 9/1996-5/2001 BFA - Digital Fine Art Concentration Concentration in fine art, web design, and graphic design. CERTIFICATIONS 10/ Present Certificate of Eligibility, K-12 - New Jersey Endorsement: 1200-Teacher of Art