Cindy Graf

illustrator, graphic designer, cartoonist

Greensboro, NC, USA
Looking to find some place where I can hone my design and illustration skills, collaborate with other designers, and grow more professionally and personally while taking pride in what I do.

Work Experience

AIGA Triad NC

Board Secretary

July 2014 - Present Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Greensboro Science Center

Graphic Designer Intern

August 2014 - February 2015 Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Cindy Graf Design And Illustration

Freelance cartoonist/illustrator/graphic designer

July 2013 - Present Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Wake County Public School System

Secretary to Director of Program Controls

• Maintained high density filing system for entire Facilities Design & Construction Department.
• Compiled and maintained files for entry into NC’s HUSBCO online database for MBE compliance.
• Photographed, drew, wrote, proofread, and formatted material for publication in weekly electronic newsletter, Bits & Pieces that was circulated to entire Facilities Complex at Rock Quarry Road.
• Conceptualized and developed departmental photo directory.
• Placed legal advertisements to four newspapers announcing construction bids and requests for qualification for various architectural/engineering services.
• Maintained general office areas around photocopiers, fax machines and multi-use office equipment.
• Sorted, opened, date stamped, and delivered mail and distributed faxes for the department.
• Filled in for absent front reception by receiving, transferring phone calls, giving directions, and signing for packages.
• Substituted for absent processing tech/secretary by routing contracts, change orders, and
associated paperwork, photocopying, mailing correspondences, and photocopying précis for
bimonthly Board of Education meetings.
January 2005 - February 2010 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Sylvan Learning Center

Teacher

Taught students in academic reading, math, algebra, study skills and advanced reading
October 2003 - January 2005 Garner, North Carolina, United States

Education

Guilford Technical Community College

A.A.S in Advertising & Graphic Design

Program Outcomes:

•Prepare visual communications
•Prepare traditional and electronic designs, layouts, comprehensive proofs, storyboards, illustrations
•Coordinate projects
•Direct illustration and photography
August 2011 - July 2013 Jamestown, North Carolina, United States

Binghamton University

Graduate work in Geology

44 credit hours towards a Masters of Science degree in Geology with a concentration in Geomorphology.
August 2000 - May 2002 Binghamton, New York, United States

State University Of New York College At Fredonia

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science Adolescence Education

Major: Earth Science, Minor: Education, Provisional Certification (NY) with secondary certification in Chemistry.

Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
August 1996 - May 1998 Fredonia, New York, United States

Jamestown Community College

Associates of Science in Science/Mathematics

Graduated with High Honors; Treasurer of Phi Theta Kappa.
August 1994 - May 1996 Jamestown, New York, United States

Awards

American Advertising Federation (AAF Triad) - ADDY Awards

2013 Best of Show

2013

American Advertising Federation (AAF Triad) - ADDY Awards

Student Gold ADDY

2013

American Advertising Federation (AAF Triad) - ADDY Awards

Student Silver ADDY

2013

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Data Entry, Digital Painting/Illustration, Excel, Filing-high Density, Illustration - Cut Paper/quilling, Illustration-pen & Ink, Linoleum Block Carving/printing, Model Clay, Photography, Powerpoint, Proof Reading, Publisher, Word, Writing,

Greensboro Science Center Volunteer

Volunteer in special exhibits: 5K Tuxedo Trot, Monarch Butterfly Promotion, A T-Rex Named Sue Exhibit, Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure, as well as docent Tier 1 in SciQuarium.

March 2014 - present

AIGA Triad NC Chapter

Board Secretary