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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

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.
September 2009 - November 2011 New York, New York, United States

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.
August 2008 - September 2009 Richmond, Virginia, United States

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.
December 2007 - August 2008 Tenleytown, District of Columbia, United States

Whole Foods Market

Store Graphic Artist

September 2006 - August 2007 Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States

Education

Cooper Union

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, New York, United States

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)
New York, New York, United States

Northern Virginia Community College

Continuing Education, Web Design

Web Design using Dreamweaver (1 and 2) with Nick Spencer
Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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
Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, United States

Languages

French (Advanced),
English (Native),

Skills

Adobe CS5, Digital Photography, Typography, Hand Lettering,