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Education

Received a BA in Communication Design, with an option in Graphic Design in {1998}
from California State University Chico
Minor in Fine Arts, California State University Chico
AA in General Education, Shasta College, Redding, CA

Computer Skills

Proficient with the following software programs:
Adobe Creative Suite 6: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign
PowerPoint and Word.
Familiar with the following programs: Flash, PageMaker, Excel.
Have created/edited videos/video ads using various websites/programs
(Screenr.com, VideoPad, Movie Maker, and more)
Experience with both PC and Mac platforms.

Experience

Lennar Homes (Dec. '13 - present)
interactive graphic designer
print/web designer and programmer for national homebuilder. Responsive e-blasts, web banners, print marketing + more.

Matrix Real Estate (Jan. '12 - Dec. '13)
graphic designer
in-house designer for Seattle real estate company; responsible for generating marketing collateral for new residential (Lennar + other Seattle metro/outlying areas) + commercial developments (logos, brochures, websites, property statements,
direct mail, email blasts, video editing, print + online + mobile advertising, photo retouching as well as for our own business identity + individual agents. Also manages vendor/freelance relationships.

Caldecott Properties (Jan. '08 - Jan. '12)
creative director
in-house designer for boutique real estate company; responsible for generating marketing collateral for new residential + commercial developments (logos, brochures, websites, property statements, direct mail, email blasts, print advertising, QR code marketing, photo retouching + social media management - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogging) as well as for our own business identity + individual agents. Also manages marketing budgets + vendor/freelance relationships.

Coldwell Banker C&C Properties (Sept. '06 - Jan. '08)
art director
design business cards, property flyers, newspaper/magazine advertisements and corporate marketing collateral. Responsible for generating effective visual branding for for #1 realtor in Northern California. Hired to improve existing marketing collateral for magazine, web site, and self-promotional pieces for real estate agents
(postcards, brochures, direct mail, business cards)

Nexlyne (april '06 - Oct. '06)
senior designer
design marketing materials for urban clothing line, as well as create new clothing products

ORBA Financial Management (mar. '01 - jan. '06)
senior designer
design flyers, brochures, advertisements, business cards for in-house materials, as well as for representatives all over the country, communicate with printing companies & clients; designed branding for Redtail Technology (www.redtailtechnology.com); created/maintained Magic Consulting, a full-service graphic design branch of ORBA Financial Management

Engelbrecht Advertising (aug. '99 - feb. ‘01)
lead graphic designer
creator of ads, logos, brochures, direct mailers, billboards, posters, and many other projects; communicated with printing companies and publications on regular basis; also wrote much of copy/tag lines for above assignments.

Wheels and Deals (march '99 - aug. '99)
graphic artist/night manager
ad/page layout for weekly publication, duties included locking up at night and supervising other artists and scanners.

The Orion (jan. '98 - may '98)
advertising designer
ad creation/page layout for award-winning college newspaper; duties included bi-weekly contact with advertising reps, creation of local business as well as in-house advertising.

Art Exhibits

Chablis Gallery, Placerville, CA
"The Yard," a baseball art exhibit

Extracurricular Activities

Advisory Board, Sacramento Institute of Technology, Graphic Design Dept.
Art Donor to the Donovan Creason Memorial Fund Charity Auction

I am extremely accurate, and able to come up with a concept and execute the design of it quickly, with attention to detail and integration of modern design trends. I can adhere to strict corporate branding or create an entire brand from scratch for smaller, boutique clients.Vicki Paulo