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Sandra Connors

Freelance Graphic Designer

Chesapeake, VA, USA
I am currently pursuing my BFA in Graphic Design from Old Dominion University with an anticipated graduation od Summer, 2014. I hold two Associate Degrees (Graphic Design, 2011 and Studio Arts, 2013), from Tidewater Community College. I have also completed two highly successful internships locally, one with the Chrysler Museum of Art, and the other with the Amerigroup Corporation.

I am always seeking freelance opportunities where I can use my skills to create compelling and effective design work for my client. Also, upon earning my BFA in Graphic Design, I will be seeking an entry level position where I can continue my learning process and begin to contribute to the goals of a design organization. I have a strong design sense, and a sophisticated approach to the use of color and typography. I always put a great deal of thought into each piece I create and take pride in my projects.

Work Experience

Chrysler Museum Of Art

Graphic Design Intern

I served as the fall 2011 graphic design intern at the Chrysler Museum of Art.
September 2011 - January 2012 Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Amerigroup

External Communications Graphic Design Intern

Served as the graphic design intern for Amerigroup's external communication department.
September 2012 - December 2012 Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Education

Old Dominion University

BFA, Graphic Design

January 2013 - Present Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Tidewater Community College

AAS, Studio Arts

August 2011 - May 2013 Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

Tidewater Community College

AAS, Graphic Design

- 3.86 Grade Point Average, with Summa Cum Laude distinction
- Named to President’s Honor Roll three consecutive semesters
- Member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society
August 2009 - May 2011 Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

Florida Community College

Graphic Design

- Transferred to Tidewater Community College prior to degree completion
- Awarded talent grant for recognized ability in graphic design
- Nominated for membership in local Phi Theta Kappa honor society
- Awarded Dean’s List status in final semester prior to transfer
August 2007 - December 2008 Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Instituto De Educación Superior Tecnológico Privado TOULOUSE LAUTREC

Graphic Design (Certificate)

- Certificate program in graphic design
July 2001 - July 2003 Lima, Peru

Languages

English (Fluent),
Spanish (Native),

Awards

Phi Theta Kappa

Accepted into PTK Honor Society

201101

Skills

Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Conceptualization, Layout, Adobe Illustrator, Color Theory, Grids, Mac, Microsoft Office, PC, Typography,

Additional Information

Freelance Experience:

- Elizabeth River Project, Portsmouth, VA (February 2013 to Present) - Design and layout of "MUDflats" newsletter and associated print collateral.

- Virginia Toy & Novelty Company, Virginia Beach, VA (April 2012) - Created a set of illustrations & a tag design (project unpublished).

- Wolfe Design Studio, Virginia Beach, VA (March 2012 to Present) - Created several projects under contract.

- Cristo Salvador School, Lima, Peru (October 2011) - Created original folder design for a high-profile educators conference.

- Las Gaviotas Garden Club, Chesapeake, VA (September 2011–Present) – Responsible for monthly newsletter and other promotional materlals for community.

- Buenos Aires, Argentina (September 2011) - Created complete identity system for local massage / facial therapist.

- Design / Software Skills:
- Typography
- Grids
- Layout
- Color Theory
- Conceptualization
- Mac and PC
- Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Microsoft Office Suite
- Working knowledge of Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS

Accomplishments:

- Invited in October 2011 and September 2012 to lecture to Tidewater Community College Graphic Design portfolio preparation class regarding personal experiences

- Member of team that designed the 2011 TCC Visual Arts Center Student Art Magazine. Contributed original graphic design and layouts for consideration in final book. Worked on advertising campaign for magazine and contributed designs for publicity posters.

- Personal work selected for inclusion in the 2011 Student Art Magazine for the Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center

- Professional Attributes:
- Bilingual (Spanish and English)
- Hard worker; able to meet deadlines promptly
- Works effectively in a team or solo
- Punctual and reliable
- Easy to work with

Professional Associations:
- AIGA