Education and Training

Northcentral Technical College - Wausau, WI May, 2014
Associate of Applied Science: Web and Digital Media Design

Northcentral Technical College - Wausau, WI May, 2013
Associate of Applied Science: IT/Programmer Analyst
President’s List for those maintaining 3.75 GPA or higher, GPA: 3.935

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, WI 1989
Continuing Education Graphic Design
Completed the Graphics program including some Environmental Design courses.

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, WI 1983
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art

Qualifications and Technical Skills

  • Programming and design skills    
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Project management
  • C#, WPF & .Net
  • Access, MySQL
  • JavaScript, XML
  • Database building
  • Customer needs assessment    
  • Detail oriented
  • In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Html, Dreamweaver
  • Experienced using PC’s and Macs
  • Work Experience

    Ad Designer, Journal Community Printing Group, Waupaca, WI 07/2009 – 01/2011

  • Designed and altered ads for Florida and Wisconsin publications.
  • Successfully troubleshot and proofed printing problems.
  • Easily teamed with sales personal and utilized image services.

  • Graphic Artist 1, Gannett Wausau Daily Herald, Wausau, WI 09/2007 – 12/2008

  • Designed and altered ads for newspapers and special publications.
  • Consistently met deadlines and handled last minute changes.
  • Gathered customer pdf files from the internet, FTP, or e-mail.
  • Self-trained to use Flash.

  • Pre-Press Technician, Gannett Printing Facility, Stevens Point, WI 01/2006 – 09/2007

  • Received employee of the month award.
  • Prepared, proofed, and troubleshot PDF files for accurate lithographic off set press printing.
  • Made plates and did basic maintenance of film printer, plate burner, and developer machines.
  • Maintained and created collection of templates and instructions for pre-press production.

  • Graphic Designer/Sign Maker, Fastsigns, Wausau, WI 10/2004 – 10/2005

  • Designed and built banners, trade show displays, back lit panels and signs.
  • Created illustrations and logos.

  • Merchandise Designer, Figi's, Inc., Marshfield, WI 12/2003 – 06/2004

  • Designed cards, jewelry, plaques, gift items, and labels.
  • Created original illustrations and wrote poems or phrasing.
  • Coordinated with purchasers to have gift items made.

  • Various Positions, (ABR) American Business Corp., Stevens Point, WI 09/2003 – 11/2003

  • Packed medical literature and computer software orders.
  • Operated Embroidery machines.

  • Advertising/Print Services Coordinator, Fleming Convenience, Marshfield, WI 07/1991 – 02/2003

  • Designed and laid out attractive monthly flier/sign kits and four page grocery tabloid.
  • Easily coordinated and interacted with clients, printers or printer brokers.
  • Coordinated and managed delivery of point-of-purchase materials to insure on-time delivery.
  • Created Dayze family cartoon for the 1st Alert tab and other original artwork as needed.
  • Altered digital photos and vector art.
  • Scheduled completion dates and gathered price quotations for projects.
  • Accomplishments

    Graphic Artist
    Designed well liked posters, newspaper ads, and program covers with original illustrations for Central Wisconsin Area Theater productions, 1987-2010.

    Print Design
    Designed cover for book called Away Tangled Past about restorations in Germany and Poland as seen during author's travels.

    Fine Artist
    Created and sold several prints at Q Gallery in Stevens Point, WI. Current member of Q Gallery Co-op.

    Scenic and Costume Designer
    Designed and constructed costumes consistently under budget for several Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater productions and one scene design.