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Marian Betts - Graphic Designer


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

EXPERIENCE:

  • 15+ years Graphic Design
  • 10+ Years CADD Drafting
  • 12+ Years Website Design

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.
  • Create or acquire images for creative projects.
  • Create designs that visually attract and engage, and are easily read and understood.
  • Critical thinking with a attention to detai, and sense of conceptual 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.
  • Communicate, verbally and in writing, using visual aids when needed.
  • Software:
    • Graphic Design:
      • Adobe Photoshop; InDesign; Corel Painter; Corel Paintshop Pro;GIMP; MS Publisher and Powerpoint
    • Maual and Computer Aided Drafting:
      • Autocad - Architecture, Civil Engineering; Microstation;Pacific Bell/SBC Proprietary CAD based on CADD 14; CADD
    • Office:
      • Microsoft: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher;Adobe Acrobat DC; LibreOffice: Document and sreadsheet
    • Web Design:
      • W3CSS Standards:
        • CSS; HTML; XML; SQL; JQuery; JavaScript; PHP; Boodtstrap

SECRETARIAL

  • Support Senior Staff:
    • Prioritize day-to-day operations while multi-tasking to move multiple projects to completion.
    • Schedule appointments and manage calendar for Senior Staff.
    • Manage correspondence for Staff, proofreading & editing documents as needed.
    • Act as liaison between Staff, volunteers, maintenance staff, vendors and the public.
    • Sort and distribute mail and emails.
    • Answer multiple-line telphone system, route or take messages correctly.
  • Schedule Events, Building Usage:
    • Maintain Standard Operating Procedures and documentation as needed.
    • Communicate policies to building users.
    • Assist in Project Development and Event Administration.
    • Research in libraries, musiums, and on-line
    • problem-solve proven through multiple venues.
    • Write technical papers, instructions and training manuals, newsletters and copy.
  • Maintain Databases.
    • Records creation, retrieval, update, correction and maintanence.
    • Track drawings and documents to completion of process.
  • Bookkeeping:
    • Accounts Payable/Receivable
    • Income and Expense Rreports, monthly
    • Year-End Reports.
  • Manage Inventory.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Author, Writer, Fine and Graphic Artist, Web Site Designer

July 2005 to Present Day
Marian's Sutdio, LLC. 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
Professor Dr. Nell Arnold, Brisbane, Australia
Office Manager, United States Communications Center,
Anderson, Indiana

  • 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.

The business continues to prosper as we continue to work with non-profit organizations, artists and smalll businesses.

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
  • Using Microstation, draft placement maps, schematics and other technical drawings.
  • Fill out permits and other legal documents
  • Prioritize workload, solve issues and challenges.
  • Maintain database, time reporting and records

Engineering Administrator / Civil Drafter

1996 – 2005
Pacific Bell/SBC Telephone Company -
Sacramento, California
  • Drafting: Manual maps and computerized maps, schematics, technical drawings using Pacific Bell/SBC proprietary software built on CAD 14.
  • Fill out permits and other legal documents.
  • Communicate effectively with engineers and Pacific Bell/SBC customers.
  • 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.