Résumé

My résumé details my graphic design and software development experience through work and study.

Computer science and graphic communications skills have great synergy. With my programming skills, I can create functional solutions to everyday problems or inefficiencies. My graphic design skills then let me create attractive user interfaces and various graphics for the software’s promotional success.

What interested me the most about graphic communications and computer science is the ability to solve problems and make life simpler. My father was an engineer and my mother was a programmer. Throughout being homeschooled with them, I developed a great interest in the utility of mathematics and data analysis. I also became a self-sufficient problem-solver and grew accustomed to being a self-driven learner.

Skillset

Graphic Communications

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Dreamweaver, AfterEffects

Social Media, Web, Print, WordPress (front-end)

Photography, Image Manipulation, Color Correction

Layout, Typography, Color Theory, Color Management, Digital Asset Management

Computer Science

HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Bootstrap, WordPress (back-end)

JavaScript, jQuery, JSON

PHP, MySQL, Java

Model-View-Controller (MVC), Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), Discrete Mathematics

SEO, Responsive Design, User Experience, Github, XAMPP

Experience

Michelle Blanchette

Website Developer & Graphic Designer (Independent Contractor)

October 2018 – Present

Syracuse, NY (Remotely)

  • Provide marketing and website consulting
  • Create graphics including promotional, presentational, and branding
  • Develop and manage WordPress websites
Matt-Blanchette-Productions

WordPress Developer & Graphic Designer (Subcontractor)

November 2017 – Present

Bowling Green, KY (Remotely)

  • Resolve theme and plugin issues
  • Develop additional theme and plugin functions
  • Create promotional graphics for print and web
Murray State University

Peer Mentor

January 2018 – August 2018 6mos

Murray, KY

  • Complete various trainings regarding learning disabilities, time management, and study skills
  • Recommend and setup study tools and resources
  • Lead, plan, and log meetings
Murray State University Racers

Graphic Designer View Project

August 2016 – May 2018 1yr 6mos

Murray, KY

  • Create promotional graphics for Twitter and SMS
  • Take, manipulate, and correct photographs for graphic use
  • Design the presentation and personalized graphics for recruiting
Murray State University

Chair of Gravure Day 2018 (Volunteer) View Project

February 2018 – March 2018 2mos

Murray, KY

  • Organize event
  • Create various graphics for print, digital display, and PowerPoint
  • Host event

Education

Murray State University Logo

B.S. Graphic Communications Media, 4.0 GPA

Minor in Computer Science

August 2016 – December 2018

Murray, KY

Henderson Community College Logo

Associate of Arts, 4.0 GPA

August 2013 – May 2016

Henderson, KY

Educational Accomplishments

40 College Courses

I have gained the foundational skills to do good work. My studies focused on business, programming, media management, and media production technologies.

Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA

I am dedicated to exceeding expectations. Good organization is essential to me, and my high attention to detail allows me to be thorough and precise when completing tasks.

8 Outside Courses

I enjoy improving my skills and learning new ones, so I spend much of my spare time doing just that. SoloLearn and Udemy are a couple of sites I enjoy learning on.

9 Honors & Awards

Who’s Who Among Students • Dean’s List Award • Buron Boots and Modest Clark • Jeffrey Memorial Scholarship • J. Melton and Elizabeth H. Marshall Scholarship • World Color Graphic Arts Scholarship • Phi Theta Kappa Membership • GED Essay Scholarship • Arts and Humanities Division Scholarship • Mathematics Excellence

Thank you for reviewing my qualifications.

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