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Experienced in working in a collaborative atmosphere and also a self-starter. Proven written and verbal communication abilities

 

Employment History
Saint Paul School of Theology
Office Coordinator
4370 West 109th Street, Suite 300
Overland Park, KS 66211
September/08 - Present
I work directly under the supervision of the CFO managing two offices­­—Fox Hill complex and the Church of the Resurrection office and all the classrooms. One of my main responsibilities is the scheduling and reserving of rooms for all classes, meetings, special events and meals. I am in charge of making sure both facilities are functioning properly and well supplied.
I am also the voice and main customer service representative for Saint Paul. I have been trained in a number of software programs which are used daily.
I was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010 and have chaired and served on several committees.
   

Firefly Marketing
Graphic Designer
Kansas City, MO 64106
February/08 - June/08

I worked on a large variety of projects designing 4 color posters, billboards, presentation folders, postcards, multi-page guides, and even door mats. The pieces were normally designed on very tight schedules which required working on several projects at a time. I also designed several company “images” in the way of business cards, letterhead, envelopes, etc.
   
Hallmark Cards
Imposition Technician
Kansas City, MO 64111
November/07 - February/08
Imposition is essentially “quality control”. I worked with a team examining art files, checking color separation, logo usage, copy placement, templates, etc., then determining whether they adhere to Hallmark standards. Also, printed large 40” proofs for the same purpose.
   
Steadfast Publishing Company
Production Design Specialist/
Project Manager—Web

Kansas City, MO 64111
January/00 - August/07
Steadfast is one of Kansas City’s leading companies in publishing financial aid materials for not only hundreds of colleges and universities, but numerous banks, guaranty agencies, and lenders. I worked on a variety of successful campaigns resulting in print runs of 500 to 1,000,000 which were then distributed nationally.
 
Firman Design Studio
Owner
Kansas City, MO 64113
1997 - 1999

In 1998 I established a design client base which included rental properties, painters, glass artists, photographers, and musicians. Included also, a hotel, several academics, and a seminary. Logo design, websites, brochures, stationary, and newletters were designed and printed helping these clients establish an identity in their business communities.
 
Olympus Press, Inc.
Prepress/Bindery
Seattle, WA
1991 - 1997

www.olympuspress.com
Working at a printing press lead me to have a valuable understanding of the “back-end” of the design process. I believe every designer should have an understanding of the capabilities of the press and bindery. Whether I was running a folder, a cutter or a stitcher-trimmer, I became aware of what problems can arise at the end of the production and consequently how to avoid these costly delays by designing it right the first time.
 
Software
InDesign CS5 MS Office
Photoshop CS5 Dreamweaver 8
Illustrator CS5 Fireworks CS4
QuarkXPress 7.0 Flash 5
WordPress Excel
Raiser's Edge PowerCampus
ems Professional PowerPoint
 
Publishing Seattle Magazine (ad)
Northwest Jazz Profile Magazine (ad)
A Psychology of the Spirit, Suny Press (technical illustrations)
Assagioli's Seven Core Concepts for Psychosynthesis Training
PC Photo magazine (article)
Kansas City Pet Owners' Directory (ad)
 
Education Claremont Graduate University, M.F.A.
La Verne University, B.A.
California College of Arts & Crafts
 
Software Instruction Business Communications / University of Missouri at KC
HTML and Web Page Design / Johnson County Comm. College
Dreamweaver Fundamentals / Johnson County Comm. College
Flash Fundamentals / Johnson County Comm. College
Ivey Seright, Seattle WA
 
Special Training Investment in Excellence, Pacific Institute (seminar)
Writing for Productivity, Institute of Management Communications (seminar)
Quality Control in the Workplace (workshop)
Assertive Supervision (workshop)
 
References Dr. Jeanne Hoeft, Dean, Professor
4370 West 109th Street, Suite 300
Overland Park, KS 66211
(913) 253-5019
jhoeft@spst.edu
  Bernard Barry, CFO
4370 West 109th Street, Suite 300
Overland Park, KS 66211
(913) 253-5060
bernard.barry@spst.edu
 

Charles F. Jones, Professor Ret.
University of Kansas
(785) 218-1012
cfjones@ku.edu

   
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