SELF PORTRAIT
20"
x 16" self portrait oil painting, 1993

"Dawn is hard-working, reliable and organized. She is a creative designer and illustrator and works well in team efforts."
Neil Raphel, Vice President, Raphel Marketing, Atlantic City, NJ

"Dawn's independence and perseverance is amply illustrated by her work ethic."
David R. Finkel, Vice President, Merill Lynch, Northfield, NJ

 

 

 

 

RESUME

OBJECTIVE
To meet and exceed the expectations of my clients. Designing to achieve balance and harmony for each project. To meet all deadlines and have clients return to me for future projects. Build relationships with clients and vendors and market each business successfully.

EXPERIENCE
11/2002 to Present: Too Create, Graphic Design Solutions, Marlton, NJ, Freelance Graphic Artist
Clients: Raphel Marketing, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, St. GeorgeÕs Pub; Print Creations; Reynolds, Drake & Wright, Settlers Title Agency and Virtual Assistant On Call

1/2007 to 5/2007: The Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ, Adjunct Professor of Art
Responsibilities included: developing lesson plans, mid-term and final exams and 4 studio projects for Freshman and Sophomore college students studying 2-Dimensional Design and Understanding the Visual Arts

11/1996 to 11/2002: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, In-house Graphic Artist
• Clients: employees and professionals from the Jefferson Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Wills Eye Hospital, Main Line Health, Knoll Pharmaceutical and other healthcare professionals
• Consulted with clients to determine target audience, budgets and deadlines
• Designed from concept through completion: direct mail brochures, pocket folders, donor reports, newsletters, posters and slides for international medical conferences
• Illustrated logos, mastheads, medical schematics, charts and graphs for medical professionals
• Assisted the Systems Analyst with processing of 35mm slides for business presentations
• Engaged in ongoing communications with print vendors regarding printing budgets and production schedules to ensure the quality of offset printing. Supervising press checks when necessary

5/1995 to 11/1996: Graphic ArtistRaphel Marketing, Atlantic City, NJ, Graphic Artist
• Collaborated and traveled with Murray and Neil Raphel, two motivational speakers
on marketing for the supermarket industry
• Designed ÒThe Raphel ReportÓ newsletter, corporate identity packages, postcards
and video sleeves

9/1992 to 5/1995: Beachcomber News and Printing Company, NJ, Graphic Artist/Sales/Journalism
• Sold and designed advertisements, menus, flyers and business cards. Interviewed people,
wrote and typed stories and did paste-up for the newspaper

 

EDUCATION
1997 to 2007: Working toward MAT from
The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
GPA 3.6
Classes Completed: Creating Web Sites, Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver MX,
Creative & Cognitive Development, Program Design and Methods, The Art of Teaching

1991 to1995: BA in Advanced Computer Graphics
The Richard Stockton College of NJ
PO Box 195, Pomona, NJ 08240, 609-652-1776
GPA 3.5

1987 to 1991: High School Diploma from Holy Spirit High School
500 South New Road, Absecon, NJ 08201 609-646-3000
GPA 3.5
I rowed crew for 4 years. We won the Stotesbury Regatta and Nationals my Senior Year in HS.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, QuarkXpress, Macromedia Dreamweaver

VOLUNTEER WORK
LIBT (Ladies Intermural Bluefish Tournament) Fishing Tournament for Atlantic Care Hospital
For over 10 years my family has participated in this fundraiser to help raise money to find a cure for breast cancer. In 2007, we were able to raise $70,000 for the mobile mammography bus and Atlantic Care Hospital. Over 80 boats participated in the Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament (LIBT) and received awards for the combined weight of the 3 largest bluefish.

PTA Member at
Florence Evans Elementary School

REFERENCES
Hannah Ueno, Professor of Graphic Design, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 609-652-4215
Micheal McGarvey, Professor of Graphic Design, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 609-652-4215
Janet Hoefling, Art Director at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 215-503-7450
Murray and Neil Raphel, Marketing Professionals, Raphel Marketing, Atlantic City, NJ, 609-348-6646

Designed in 2010 by Too Create using Macromedia Dreamweaver