Graphic Designer (Print & Web)
Karen Sue Schlesinger
PSC 473 Box 1454 FPO AP 96349
Professional Skills Highlights
- Graphic designer with 20 years experience in marketing\web\print design
- Team-player or solo; exceptional performance in high-production, deadline-oriented environments
- Excels in self-designed Web and Print Brochures, Newsletters, Catalogues, Magazines, Logos, Posters, Flyers & Banners. Calligraphy and original artwork
- Portfolio: http://www.coroflot.com/karensue
- MAC or PC
- QuarkXpress, WordPress
- Adobe Creative Suite (CS4-6): InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, After Effects (Flash, PDF, PostScript)
- Microsoft Office (2003-2010): PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Front Page
July 2006-Present: Marketing Rep/Graphic Designer, MWR (Morale, Welfare & Recreation) United States Navy, Yokosuka, Japan
Designs, collects and compiles graphics for the monthly webzine 'Focus', which has a readership of over 20,000 Active Duty Personnel and their families. This go-to Navy Base Webzine provides all the news, events and advertising for six diverse MWR departments: Clubs, Recreation, Adult Sports, Outdoor Recreation and Children’s Youth Programs. Responsible for creation of all advertisements, Front/Back covers and page lay-ups for WordPress processing. In this job role I’ve led more than 300 hours of training for six high school students enrolled in the MWR/ DoDD’s Intern program.
July 2003- June 2006: Graphic Designer, Record Publishing, Stow, Ohio,
Responsibilities included creating advertisements and designing page layouts for 12 weekly newspapers.
April 2000- July 2003: Graphic Designer/Production Artist, Cleveland Jewish News. Beachwood, Ohio
Created advertisements and designed page layouts for a weekly newspaper.
Kent State University, Ohio, B.A. Graphic Design, 1982
STAR Coaching for Extraordinary Service, 2006
MWR/MCCS-LSFM Leadership Skills For Managers, 2007
University of Maryland, Web Design Development, 2012 (online course)
2008 MWR Grand Illumination Support Award
2009 Japanese Mikoshi Parade Open Base Event Achievement Award