Amanda Ruth
Visual Communications
275 Zang St. #2727
Lakewood, CO 80228

Secure a position as a graphic designer or production artist producing print media and other graphic related projects

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design & Interactive Media, April 2003, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

Graphic Design; Typography; Electronic Prepress; Efficiently multi task in order to expedite production and meet deadlines; Web site design; HTML code & cascading style sheets; Work with and adapt javascripts; Proficient on both Macintosh and Windows platforms; Works comfortably in a collaborative setting; Establish relationships with printers; Hands-on approach; Customer focused, Filing; Faxing; Answer phones; Type 40+ wmp; Data Entry;

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat,Acrobat Distiller, QuarkXpress, Macromedia Homesite, Macromedia Flash MX, WS FTPPro, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint


Current - March 2003 Freelance Graphic Designer
     Work with a variety of clients creating and designing web sites, identity design, stationery, newsletters, brochures, direct mail, t-shirt designs
     Establish relationships with printers & customers      Administrative work including but not limited to: e-mailing, faxing, filing, billing, typing, phoning and meeting with clients p>Current - July 2003 Ayers Advertising
     Work as an administrative assistant & graphic designer
     Web design, Advertising design, answering phones, data entry, filing, faxing, typing, mailing/FedEx

February 2003 - 1999 AmmaGrafix
     Worked as a contract/employee production artist/graphic designer
     Designed and created client web sites, client logos, stationery, custom illustrations, direct mail, newsletters, brochures, packaging designs

August 1999 - June 1999 Village Inn
    Worked as a server
    Used organization skills, customer service skills, time management skills

January 1999 - September 1998 NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
    Worked as a temporary receptionist
    Answered phones, data entry, purchase orders, filing, faxing, typing, mailing/FedEx


Member of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)
Member of ADCD (Art Directors Club of Denver)

Current: Color Guard Instructor for Cherry Creek High School & Co-Director of Cherry Creek Winter Guard, a non-profit organization (independent winter guard) for youth ages 15-22.

2002 - 1999 Member of Incognito Winter Guard, a non-profit organization for youth ages 15-22

2003: Runner-up in Global contest for World Youth Peace Summit

2002: Silver Medal RMCAD Student Show 2002 Photography

2002: Silver Medal RMCAD Student Show 2002 Liberal Studies

2001: Silver Medal RMCAD Student Show 2001 Experimental Typography

Available upon request