MARIAN BETTS

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

EXPERIENCE:

15+ years Graphic Design

10+ Years CADD Drafting

12+ Years Website Design

10+ Years Writing

 

EDUCATION:

Associate of Science: IT/Web Design.

Kaplan Online University. 2012. GPA 3.68.

Plus 5 years of accumulated college studies.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

DESIGNER

  • Conceptualize, design and create layouts integrating typographic, photographic, illustrative and other elements for book jackets, illustrations, brochures, catalogs, websites, papers and reports, creating or acquiring images for creative projects.
  • Create designs that visually attract and engage, and are easily read and understood.
  • Critical thinker with a strong attention to detail, and sense of concept development.
  • Prioritize day-to-day operations while multi-tasking to move multiple projects to completion.
  • Apply feedback from team, supervisor or client to project designs.
  • Collaborate with team and/or client to analyze, organize, plan and execute project to completion.
  • Excellent communicator, verbally and written, using visual aids when needed.
  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud; Corel Painter; Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher; Adobe Acrobat DC; CSS; HTML 3 and 5; C#; ASP.NET; .NET; SQL; JavaScript.

 

SECRETARIAL

  • Records creation, correction and retrieval.
  • Research and problem-solving abilities proven through multiple venues.
  • Track drawings and documents to completion of process.
  • Maintain Standard Operating Procedures and documentation as needed.
  • Write technical papers, instructions and training manuals, newsletters and copy.
  • Bookkeeping: bank accounts, AR/AP, statements and reports.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Writer, Fine and Graphic Artist, Web Site Designer

July 2005 to Present Day

MBStudio.US, Anderson, Indiana – Telecommute locally and Internationally

  • Create multi-media graphic and digital story illustrations.
  • Photograph and/or paint people, pets, landscapes, flowers, wild birds and animals, architecture.
  • Design Logos and create business branding, book jackets and illustrations, marketing materials, publications, promotional items, newsletters, training manuals, and operating procedures.
  • Design, create and support websites.
  • Research Internet, Library and Archives for projects, editorials, papers, events, operating procedures, ADA Compliance, etc.
  • Plan and produce special events, including venue, catering, lodging and transportation arrangements.
  • Manage office, including Accounts Payable/Receivable, correspondence, etc.

Major Client:  2005 – 2007, 2009-2014

Office Manager, United States Communications Center

Anderson, Indiana

For Professor Dr. Nell Arnold, Brisbane, Australia

  • Collaborate with Professor Arnold to establish her branding.
  • create publications, advertisements, newsletters, fliers, brochures, etc.
  • Edit and finalize mock-ups and other printable materials.
  • Design, create websites for Dr. Arnold and her associates in Australia, Asia Pacific, the UK, and the USA.
  • Research and compile information as required.
  • Compose letters, e-mails, proposals/requests for proposals and/or qualifications.
  • Communicate State-side and globally, being aware of time zones and language barriers.
  • Make venue, travel, lodging and transportation arrangements, traveling with Dr. Arnold when needed.

Professor Arnold passed away in May, 2012. I flew to Australia to settle her estate. Completed August, 2014.

 

Administrative Assistant – Part Time

March, 2014 – March, 2016

Kingston Avenue Baptist Church, Anderson, IN

  • Design bulletins, fliers, brochures, placards, and other forms of communication.
  • Assist in project development and event administration.
  • Support Senior Pastor and Church Staff.
  • Act as liaison between Staff, Elders, Deacons, volunteers, maintenance staff, vendors and the public.
  • Manage correspondence for Staff, proofreading & editing documents as needed.
  • Maintain the church databases in ChurchPro.
  • Bookkeeping: Accounts payable/receivable; Income and Expense reports, Year-End Reports; Annual giving histories of all church members.
  • Schedule appointments and manage calendar for Senior Pastor.
  • Schedule events, building usage requests, and communicate policies to building users.
  • Sort and distribute mail and emails.
  • Manage inventory.

 

Technical Drafter

July 2007 – December 2008

Verizon – Westfield, Indiana. 18-month Contract through TEKSystems - Indianapolis, IN

  • Draft placement maps, schematics, permits and other technical drawings using MicroStation.
  • Prioritize workload, solve issues and challenges.
  • Maintain database, time reporting and records management.

 

Engineering Administrator / Civil Drafter

1996 – 2005

Pacific Bell/SBC Telephone Company - Sacramento, California

  • Draft manual and computerized maps, schematics, permits and other technical drawings using proprietary software built on OS2.
  • Remain organized while working on multiple projects.
  • Attention to details and accuracy, conceptualizing layout and design form sketches and written instructions.
  • Research, investigate, prepare and generate reports.
  • Communicate effectively with engineers and Pacific Bell/SBC customers.

 

 

Education

Resume

A More Personal Note

 

CONTACT: Phone: (765) 606-5342 | Email: contact@mariansstudio.us

 

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