RESUME

RESUME

Born in the US, raised in Norway through largest part of childhood. Moved back to the US in 1993.

Experience:
- 30 years of Illustration
- 23 years of Graphic Design
- 8 years of Airbrushing.
- 30 years of Dance.

EDUCATION

Graphic Design

  • The Art Institute of Dallas: Dallas, Tx. - 1998 to 2001

SOFTWARE

Adobe Photoshop

  • Creating raster graphics, illustrations, logos, coloring, applying effects to art, touching up photos, compositing, utilizing and cleaning up photography, adding text effects etc.

Adobe Illustrator

  • Creating vector graphics, illustrations, logos, text editing, layouts, design etc.

 

Adobe Indesign

  • Creating various styles of: pamphlets, brochures, business cards, flyers, tri-folds, logos and photography.

 

Adobe After Effects

  • Video editing, text animation and effects.  

FL Studio, Sony Acid, Sound Forge

  • Composing music, recording, editing music, adding effects and mastering.

SKILLS

 

  • Graphic Design (25 years)

  • Illustration (30 years)

  • Music Production (22 years)

  • Typography

  • Photoshop

  • Adobe

  • Indesign

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Layout design

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Logo design

  • Screen printing

  • Digital design

  • Branding

  • Photography

  • Fashion

  • Video Production

  • Adobe Acrobat

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Video Editing

  • Social Media Management

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Graphic Design, Airbnb and House Leasing.

Self - Employed: Austin, TX

August 2019 to Present

 

Graphic Design Freelance Process

  • Contacting potential clients in efforts to accomplish interest in Graphic Design work.

  • Gathering of initial funds, files and info to start project design.

  • Organizing received files.

  • Designing initial stages of flyers, brochures, business cards or logos within guidelines and coloring specifications of client.

  • Proofing design progress.

  • Finalization through proofing and gathering of funding from client.

  • Sending of approved files to client email, as high res JPG and PDF.

 

Tools Used:

  • Mac computer with Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and illustration with pencil/pen.

 

Airbnb/VRBO Process

  • Managing personal Airbnb hosting and house rental.

  • Contacting guests to make sure they have everything they need and clearing up any potential issuesor concerns.

  • Checking booking calendar and sending reservations to cleaning team so that house is ready for next guest.

Tools Used:

  • Airbnb and VRBO App.

 

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Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager

May Marketing Group: Shreveport, LA

July 2018 to March 2019

Responsibilities

  • Managed around 20 clients social media ad accounts.

  • Gathered details for what clients wanted, through email or in person, also took photos of client stores and products for social media ads.

  • Created most ads through CANVA online design.

  • Sent proofs of ad design and copy through email.

  • After ads were approved, they would be scheduled for posting.

 

Tools Used:

  • Mac computer with Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and CANVA.

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Graphic Design

National Mail-It: Shreveport, LA

September 2014 to June 2018

Responsibilities:

  • Gathering and organization of received files and info from sales team to start project.

  • Designing of flyers, brochures, tri-folds, ads, business cards or logos within guidelines and coloring specifications of client.

  • Finalization of proofing, and sending of approved files to client email, as high res JPG and PDF.

  • Sending approved files through printing process.

 

Tools Used:

  • Mac computer with Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and illustration with pencil/pen.

 

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Casino Entertainment

Margaritaville - Bossier City, LA

December 2012 to August 2015

Responsibilities:

  • Creating performances for Margaritaville Casino Entertainment through a show referred to as the Vulcano Show.

  • Communicating, entertaining and dancing for casino guests.

 

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Graphic Designer / Sign Creator

Bossier Sign Co.: Bossier City, LA

May 2012 to December 2012

Responsibilities:

  • Gathering and organization of received files and info to start project design. Designing signs within guidelines and coloring specifications of client.

  • Proofing design progress.

  • Finalization of proofing, and sending of approved files to client email, JPG or PDF.

  • Sending approved files through printing/creation process.

  • Vinyl stripping, driving to location, sign installation, sign board cutting and painting.

 

Tools Used:

  • Mac computer with Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Sign design software.

  • Driving to location for installation in business vehicles.

 

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Industries: Shreveport, LA

March 2009 to May 2011

Responsibilities:

  • Contacting potential clients in efforts to accomplish interest in Graphic Design work.

  • Gathering of initial funds, files and info to start project design.

  • Proofing design progress.

  • Designing of flyers, brochures, business cards or logos within guidelines and coloring specifications of client.

  • Finalization through proofing and gathering of funding from client.

  • Sending of approved files to client email, as high res JPG and PDF.

 

Tools Used:

  • Mac computer with Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and illustration with pencil/pen.

 

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Graphic Design

Abbot Promotional Products: Shreveport, LA

February 2006 to November 2009

Responsibilities:

  • Designing art for print on clothing using Freehand, Illustrator and Photoshop.

  • Setting up artwork so that colors layer correctly for printing process.

  • Proofing design progress.

  • Sending proofs to client. Finalizing screen print ready files.

 

Tools used:

  • Mac computer with Freehand, Illustrator, Photoshop and illustration through pencil/pen.

 

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Airbrush Artist

Airbrush LA: Bossier City, LA

February 2004 to January 2005

Responsibilities:

  • Communicating with clients about details of what they are seeking to have airbrushed.

  • Gathering of funding. Airbrushing T-Shirts, License Plates, Vehicles Parts, Helmets using various shop designs or custom design.

  • Cleaning Airbrush equipment.

 

Tools used:

  • Airbrushing equipment, illustration with pencil/pen and stencils.

 

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Graphic Designer

KTAL TV: Shreveport, LA

May 2001 to May 2004

Responsibilities:

  • Animating and creating logos for client commercials, also for KTAL-TV promos and the TV station's web site.

  • Created the design for the TV station's vehicles.

  • Produced the ONAIR Maps, OTS (the over the shoulder design for anchor stories), and ICONS (used to show team logo for score listings) for the news.

 

Tools used:

  • Mac computer with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and illustration with pencil and pen.