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Jonathan Fuhrken

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Detail-oriented and skilled at handling a complex and rapidly-changing schedule of assignments;
Adept at prioritizing under several deadlines, swiftly changing gears, multi-tasking under pressure;
Expert in solutions-oriented problem solving, collaborating with colleagues for quicker resolutions;
Skilled and dynamic at communicating with co-workers, anticipating the needs of any project;
Tactful at fostering relations with colleagues across all departments.
Work Experience
New York, NY, USA
Sep 2009Nov 2011
Whole Foods Market
Store Graphic Artist
Chosen Whole Planet Foundation Team Member Volunteer, Kenya, June 2011;
Voted Most Outstanding Team Member, 2009 and 2010;
Assisted Graphic Art Support Team opening new store in Darien, CT.
Richmond, VA, USA
Aug 2008Sep 2009
Whole Foods Market
Store Graphic Artist
Launched a new Richmond-area location;
Tested a new region-wide sign package;
Trained a newly hired store artist.
Tenleytown, DC, USA
Dec 2007Aug 2008
Whole Foods Market
Store Graphic Artist
Maintained & produced signage store-wide, adhering to proper graphic & font standards;
Followed all regional signage graphic standards guidelines and procedures;
Created flyers and other marketing materials as needed, within regional graphic guidelines;
Illustrated chalkboards for display in departments.
Georgetown, DC, USA
Sep 2006Aug 2007
Whole Foods Market
Store Graphic Artist
Education
New York, NY, USA
 
Continuing Education, Typography
Spring 2014

April 26–27, 2014
Brush Lettering
with Ken Barber from House Industries

April 12–13, 2014
Sign Painting Techniques : Rendering
the Built-Up Letter and the Cut-In Letter
with John Downer, master sign painter

Fall 2012

October 27–28, 2012
Introduction to Sign Painting
with John Downer, master sign painter

Summer 2012

June 12–15, 2012
Hand-Lettered Logos
with Ken Barber from House Industries
New York, NY, USA
 
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Continuing Education, Graphic Design
Fall 2011
Design Procedures with Lara McCormick
(GDC-3746)

Summer 2011
Be Brave, Be Strong: The Art of the Poster with James Victore
(GDC-4447)

Fall 2010
Intermediate Graphic Design with Genevieve Williams
(GDC-3010)
Alexandria, VA, USA
 
Northern Virginia Community College
Continuing Education, Web Design
Web Design using Dreamweaver (1 and 2) with Nick Spencer
Foggy Bottom, DC, USA
 
George Washington University
B.A. in International Affairs
Coursework included: French and German Languages, European Union Affairs / Monetary Policy, International Political Economy, and Global Urban Development

Activities included Model United Nations and WRGW Radio Station
Languages
 
French (Advanced), English (Native)
Skills
 
Adobe CS5, Digital Photography, Hand Lettering, Typography