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Danielle Masek Freelance Design Custom Art Design Logos Disc Art

Custom Art Design Logos Disc Art



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Lisle, Illinois - United States



ExperienceRELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
08/2016 ??" present: PureGrain Audio.com
Volunteer Journalist:
Contribute album, song and show reviews and interviews for virtual alternative music magazine.
Create and/or edit graphics for website and/or Facebook page. Utilized Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, MS Word.

11/2015??"present: Cultured Vultures; remote
Contributing Volunteer Content Writer/Reviewer:
Contribute articles on a variety of subjects to a virtual pop-culture magazine.

10/2015??"02/2016: Taste of Khaos; remote
Contributing Volunteer Writer/Reviewer:
Contribute reviews and interviews for virtual heavy metal/extreme metal magazine.

08/2013 ??" 12/2014: PureGrain Audio.com
Volunteer Graphic Designer/Editor:
Create and/or edit graphics for website and/or Facebook page. Edit music reviews to be featured
on website. Utilized Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop.

5/01/2014 ??" 6/07/2014; 9/22/2014 ??" 10/29/2014: Goodheart-Willcox Co. Inc; Tinley Park, IL
Temp. Production Illustrator:
Assisted primarily with two major publications, updating the illustrations per author and editor specifications. Also updated both text and art in several other book titles to reflect changes to current procedures and safety measures. Layout of new text will be implemented in G-W's upcoming digital titles. PDFs using the new text will be also be used both online and in instructors' CD-ROMs. Utilized Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.

06/17/2013??" 06/23/2013: Groupon through Creative Circle; Chicago, IL (short term temp)
Color Correction:
Color-corrected stock photos; using Photoshop, Camera RAW; cleaned up extraneous un-needed objects/colors/lines. Utilized Adobe Photoshop.

04/2012 ??" 09/2012: Hafkey Business Solutions; Carol Stream, IL
Graphic Artist:
Designed brochures, flyers, business cards, posters, billboards, and logos for multiple clients. Utilized Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.

01/2012 ??" present: Trinity Lutheran Church; Lisle, IL
Freelance Graphic Designer:
Create and edit graphics for worship and special one-time events, as needed, including worship backgrounds, communication slides, brochures, and business cards, as well as help with
website re-design. Utilized Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.

05/2011 ??" 12/2011: Trinity Lutheran Church; Lisle, IL
Internship as Freelance Designer; Freelance Designer
Create and edit graphics for worship and special one-time events, including worship backgrounds, communication slides, and brochures, as well as help with website re-design. Utilized Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign

04/2007 ??" 07/2007: Brand Xperience; Itasca, IL
Junior Designer:
Assisted the Sr. Designer in creating and producing concepts and finished artwork for tradeshows, including prints and 3d renderings. Designed new company office space. Utilized Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, 3DS Max.

2005 ??" 2007: Don Johnston, Inc.
Freelance Digital Colorist:
Digitally colored scanned artwork for children’s books on an as-needed basis. Utilized Adobe Photoshop.

10/2006 ??" 11/2006: Chicago Display Marketing Corporation; River Grove, IL
Temp. Production Designer:
Assisted the Sr. Graphic designer with projects that included layout, production design, 3d modeling, and laminating. Clients included Wonder bread, Stella Doro, Bella’s gourmet, Klass, and Urbanwear. Utilized Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop.

2005-2006: Pencrest Corporation and Twain Associates, Inc. and individuals
Freelance/contract illustrator:
Worked as needed for Pencrest Corporation, Twain Associates, Inc. and individuals.
Produced hand-drawn illustrations to client’s general specifications; created designs as saw fit and created hand-drawn illustration to compliment book content.

2001 ??"2004: Paper Benders Supply, Inc.
Freelance Layout Artist:
Modified text and images for company brochures on an as-needed basis. Utilized Adobe Illustrator.

Ongoing:
Illustrator and Designer:
Produced drawings (colored, b & w), logo designs, and band tag, web banner, and poster designs for contests and friends. Utilized Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.
EducationCollege of DuPage ??" Glen Ellyn
Graphic/Media-related courses

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art and Design
The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg
Average G.P.A. 3.7; Dean’s List; honors graduate

Bachelor of Art; Art and Design
Elmhurst College
G.P.A. 3.4
SpecialityDigital painting, graphic design (logos, business cards, flyers, etc)


Hardware ProficiencyMac, PC
Software ProficiencyTechnical: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, 3D Studio Max, Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign, some Unreal Editor, some Acid Pro, Sonic Foundry Sound Forge, basic AutoCAD drafting, basic SketchUp
Traditional: Drawing (pencil, hard pastels, digital), Photography, Painting, Storyboarding; Darkroom Experience; Jewelry-Making
Coursework: Drawing, Life Drawing, 3D Modeling, Game Prototyping, Level Design, Motion Graphics, Image Manipulation, Photography, Writing, Color Theory, Typography, Painting, Sound editing, Branding, Advertising



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