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
C#, WPF & .Net
Customer needs assessment
In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator
Experienced using PC’s and Macs
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.
Designed well liked posters, newspaper ads, and program covers with original illustrations for Central Wisconsin Area Theater productions, 1987-2010.
Designed cover for book called Away Tangled Past about restorations in Germany and Poland as seen during author's travels.
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.