About me

Sara Smith

Artist and Graphic Designer

I have always love to draw ever since I was little. I was introduced to computers by my brother during the Microsoft era (around the mid-1990s). I began working on programs like Microsoft Paint and Adobe Photoshop to expand my abilities as an artist. I recently became a Mac user thanks to Steve Jobs and his brilliant marketing (Sorry Bill). I have an Bachelors' Degree in Graphic Design at Cal Poly Pomona.


Art Shop


Resume

Education

  • 2010 − Present

    Tri-Community Photo Program

    Photography

  • 2008 − 2011

    California State Polytechnic University

    Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design

  • 2007

    AIFS Semester − Salamanca, Spain

    Study Abroad Program

  • 2005 − 2007

    Citrus College

    Associate’s Degree in Fine and Performing Arts

Employment

  • 2011 − Present

    Sunset Vista Designs Company

    Graphic Designer

    • Create designs of home and garden products based on mock-ups from lead designer

    • Maintain and update the company website using Cameo EZ©

    • Produce glamour photography and organize the layouts of the company’s catalogs

  • 2005 − 2010

    Tri-Community Adult Education

    Clerical Assistant II

    • Maintained files for registration and took average daily attendance to make sure everyone is present or accounted for

    • Inputted data, filed forms, and updated hard copies and electronic records for registration

Skills

I feel that my greatest strengths are firstly my strong commitment to providing a professional service to all colleagues with whom I work. Secondly my skill at developing and maintaining a close working relationship with every company client, something which in turn helps me to gain an in-depth understanding of their individual needs.

Indesign
80%
Photoshop
80%
Illustrator
80%
Photography
75%
Web Design
60%

Awards

  • California State Polytechnic University

    Magna Cum Laude

    2011

  • Golden Key

    Golden Key International Honor Society Award

    2009

  • California State Polytechnic University

    President’s Honor Lists

    2008 − 2009

  • Citrus College

    Citrus College Achievement & Leadership Award: Fine and Performing Arts

    2006

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