Stephanie Murphy Resume
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OBJECTIVE
Seeking an elementary school art teaching position with the opportunity to educate and inspire students in the arts, enabling them to learn art appreciation and encourage their creative development.

EDUCATION

B.A., Major: Fine Art, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL December, 1994

Professional Teaching Certification K-12 Art, Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) Seminole Community College, Lake Mary, FL -
May 2007

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Fine Artist
- Academically trained in Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Lithography and Mixed Media Sculpture

10+ Years experience with Graphic Design and 3+ Years experience with Web Design

  • Software: Adobe InDesign, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Corel Draw, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office and Quicktime Pro for audio clips and editing.
  • Operating Systems: Mac OS: X - Windows XP
  • Hardware: Scanners and Digital Cameras
  • File graphic types: PSD, EPS, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, PNG.
  • Layout, print design and pre-press, traditional graphic design elements,
    typography, font exchange, client presentations, and pantone colors.

WORK
8/06 - Present Techni-Lux, Inc., Orlando, FL
Marketing Coordinator/Graphic/Web Designer

  • Design and edit catalogs, product literature, full color ads, brochures, and flyers using Adobe
    InDesign, Adobe Photoshop (CS2) and Quark Xpress using a Windows platform computer.
  • Responsible for the layout, visual appearance and usability of Techni-Lux’s website.
  • Write web pages using a Adobe Dreamweaver, a code-generating program or combination of codes, such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript.
  • Scan images, digitally photograph products and manipulate (color corrections, clipping paths, save for web) using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Decides on how images and other material will be digitally optimised and presented for the web.
  • Coordinate the design, production, and writing of marketing material.
  • Identify and develop relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Maintain inventory of marketing materials.
  • Assist with concept development and layout of design of marketing material

3/06 - Present Freelance/Contract Graphic/Web Designer


5/00 - 3/06 KELLYCO Metal Detector Distributors, Winter Springs, FL
Graphic/Web Designer

  • Designed and copy edited catalogs, full color ads, brochures, and flyers using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign on Macintosh Computers.
  • Scanned images, digitally photographed products then, manipulated (color corrections, clipping paths, save for web) using Adobe Photoshop.
    Used Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator to render product diagrams and logos.
    Converted Kellyco's catalog pages, created in Adobe InDesign, to PDF format for upload to their printer's FTP site for final printing.
  • Met printing deadlines so that Kellyco's quarterly catalogs got mailed out on time.
  • Updated Kellyco web site daily and built pages using Dreamweaver for new products.


10/97 - 5/00 Kinko’s, Winter Park, FL
Computer Services Specialist

  • Managed multiple simultaneous projects successfully meeting customer specifications and time frames.
  • Used Adobe PageMaker, Quark Xpress and Microsoft Word to layout and typeset, resumes, postcards, brochures, invitations, letterhead, business cards and custom graphic design work.
    Scanned and performed photo editing in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Assisted customers with print applications and technical support.
  • Acting Interim Technology Manager in the absence of the assigned department manager.

1/95 - 7/95 Kiddie Koledge, Orange City, FL
Preschool Art Instructor
  • Instructed classes ranging from 10 to 20 children.
  • Drafted imaginative lesson plans and an artistic environment for students.
  • Arranged and constructed scenery for special events.
  • Generated banners, invitations, commencement programs, and newsletters for the parents and students using Broderbund Software The Printshop Deluxe, Microsoft Word and Corel Draw.

6/92 -7/95 & 5/97 -10/97 Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Part-time Operations/entertainment at Magic Kingdom, Disney MGM Studios, EPCOT Center
  • Responsible for the safety of the Disney characters and guests during special events.
  • Attraction duties were rotated on a regular basis, requiring flexibility, versatility and a good working knowledge of all theme parks.



11/87 - 5/92 Roberts Community Center,St. Pete, FL
St. Petersburg Leisure Services Recreation Division

Art Instructor, Counselor

  • Instructed 10 to 20 children of all ages and worked with them to complete activities.
  • Activities Coordinator Volunteer during family nights at the center and the City of St. Petersburg special events.
    Developed projects and themes, ensured that projects were completed on schedule.
  • Documented lessons and assisted camp counselors with planning issues.
  • Shared lessons with staff members.

11/87 - 1/90 Wedding & Associates Architects Inc., St. Petersburg, FL
Administrative Aide
  • Rendered and produced blueprints using IDI CAD.
  • Designed speculation pamphlets and displays for client presentations.
  • Received, reviewed and distributed plans or requests from local building department to the appropriate staff.



 

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