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Summary of Instructional Design Skills:

  • Developed scripts, flow diagrams and story-boards for instructional videos.
  • Created instructional videos using Adobe Premiere and Camtasia.
  • Worked with a team to develop manuals and illustrations for leadership training.
  • Designed a tutorial to train others to design accessible learning materials.
  • Designed an accessible Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) website for a university department.
  • Developed an instructional distance education unit with a team for a graduate course.
  • Worked with a team to design a mock-up for a community E-learning center.
  • Worked as a part-time teaching assistant for an online university course.


Instructional Design Skills

  • Created storyboards, instructional videos, and accompanying websites for online tutorials.
  • Designed and produced training manuals and promotional materials for instruction.
  • Designed and developed accessible pdf tutorials.
  • Created a promotional video using Adobe Premiere
  • Developed an instructional distance education unit with a team for a graduate course.

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Graphic Design Skills

  • Developed online and print presentations for clients.
  • Prepared digital images for print and web—applied color correction, toning, restoration.
  • Developed branding materials and marketing collateral for businesses.
  • Created newsletter design templates and produced large newsletters.

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Web Design Skills

  • Drew, scanned, manipulated and optimized images for web use.
  • Created mock-ups for web pages in both Photoshop and HTML.
  • Problem-solved to improve user interface design.
  • Designed websites using CSS (in Dreamweaver) to accompany online instruction.
  • Performed basic webmaster functions and used HTML.

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Illustration Skills

  • Illustrated training diagrams, maps, charts, cross-sections and geotechnical site-plans.
  • Designed, illustrated and produced exhibits and presentations for online and print use.
  • Designed storyboards and developed videos.
  • Created photo collages, composites and other detailed image work using Photoshop.

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Project Management Skills

  • Worked closely with clients on projects from concept to finished product.
  • Collaborated with instructional designers, instructors, programmers, editors, advertising sales reps, printers and content providers to complete projects.
  • Provided customer support and help with maintenance when needed.

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Relevant Work Experience

  • Freelance Graphic Designer / Illustrator (1996 to present)
  • Graphic Artist / Illustrator (part-time) Van Houten Consultants, Inc. Petaluma, California (1987 to 1996)
  • Graphic Artist, Monterey Imports, San Rafael, California (1985)
  • Graphic Artist, American Business Communications,
    South San Francisco, California (1984)
  • Illustrator, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California (1982—1983)

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Technical Skills: Computer Operating Systems: Mac OSX and Windows OS7

  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver
  • Acrobat
  • Camtasia
  • QuarkXPress
  • PageMaker
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Premiere

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Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Arts, Design and Industry, graphics emphasis, San Francisco State University,
    San Francisco, California
  • Web Graphic Designer Certificate, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California
  • MA.ed in Education, Instructional Technologies (ITEC) concentration, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
  • Studied portraiture at Leighton Studio, San Francisco, California

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