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Natalya Shvetsky
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I am detail-oriented person with strong organizational and project management skills, able to work well under deadlines in a changing environment and perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently.

My experience in graphic industry (business advertising, publishing and printing companies) will help me to continued working successfully at any company related to graphic industry. Working as a Graphic Designer for Farmer Publications and Verizon Telephone Directory Book Advertising, I received a quantitative skills of developing the most popular type of the advertisements, like as yellow pages ads, newspaper ads, and deep familiarity with a printing process.

Beside creating ads, it was a valuable experience and participation in design and development of newspaper layouts, a design and development of multiple graphic project, concept through production, like a business promotional print: brochures, presentation flyers, trade shows posters, POPs displays, collateral, and a business stationery.

In addition to a routine basic color retouching images for ads, I well-learned and gained a big experience in photo adjustment and image editing for the newspapers pages, and book covers, for a print and for a web.

As an important part of my achievement, I must say, was my experience with the data base image search, and specifically with applications such as Multi-Ad at Verizon Wireless graphic department.

My more than ten years experience in college teaching/tutoring to achieve students course objectives can help me link classroom theory with real-world practices not only at a graphics' industry field, but also in the areas of computer information systems and technologies, accounting, real estate, business management, marketing, and advertising. During my work as a computer project specialist/ college tutor at IVC my goal was to assist college students with all my knowledge of the wide variety computer software applications, such updated versions of Adobe products and Microsoft Office. My practical everyday experience working with high tech color printers and scanners make me even more valuable for the industry in order to preparation for an immediately job assignments in my future career.

By gained my big experience at cutting-edge learning environments at IVC and with constantly updated knowledge of current computer programs, I can provided implementation it in the technological skill sets required by an graphics' industry that is increasingly important necessity for Orange County's work force.

I enjoy a challenge and learning new software applications to demonstrate my commitment to excellence and a career's flexibility.
As a long way team member, I also could meet staff needs in an enjoyable experience of company everyday life.

My working experience as well my high level of proficiency at Adobe Suite applications and proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) make me a voluble candidate to the position at your company.

Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
Languages: Read and speak Russian.

In my free time, I enjoy doing photography, paintings in oil and acrylics, reading, or doing outdoor activities.




EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Graphic Design Occupational Certificate, Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA.
Desktop Publishing Occupational Certificate, Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA.
Microcomputer Applications Occupational Certificate, Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA.

Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA (1996 - 2001).
Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA (1998).
Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA


COMPUTER KNOLEDGE & SKILLS:

Image Editing & Desktop Publishing:
Adobe Creative Suite: Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign, QuarkXPress, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe ImageReady, CorelDRAW, CorelPainter, Macromedia Freehand, Deneba Canvas, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe ATM Deluxe, Multi-Ad, Adobe Streamline, Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat Distiller.
Multimedia:
Adobe/Macromedia Flash, Director, Adobe Premiere, Authorware, SoundEdit, Quick Time, FireWork, MetaCreations Poser, TGS Amapi, Adobe After Effects.
Web Creating and Editing:
Adobe/Macromedia Dreamweaver, FrontPage, Adobe GoLive, HTML and CSS, Java Script.
Microsoft Office:
Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
3D Drawing:
AutoCAD.

Fluent in both Macintosh and PC environments.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Project Specialist, Media Resource Center (BSTIC), Irvine Valley College, Irvine (2009-May 19th, 2011).

Assisted students with their projects that links classroom theory with real-world practices in the areas of computer information systems and cutting-edge technologies, help them to obtain specialized training in their chosen field or to complete digital age coursework. Projects were mostly based on wide variety updated applications, such Adobe Suite CS5 and Microsoft Office 2010 products.



Specialist Aide, Digital Media Lab, Irvine Valley College, Irvine (2006-2011).

Assisted students to achieve the course objectives based on wide variety software applications such as Adobe PhotoShop & ImageReady, Bridge, Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Macromedia/Adobe Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint. In addition worked with the instructors to help run the Computer Digital Media Lab smoothly: worked with the variety digital media as jet & laser printers (Epson Stylus 2200 Printer, Epson Stylus PHOTO R800 Printer, Epson Stylus PHOTO R2400 Printer, Epson Stylus PRO9600 44” wide printer); Epson EXPRESSION 1640XL PHOTO SCAN, Epson Reflection 3170 Scanner; HeatSeal H100 4" photo-quality Laminator.



Tutor, Computer Science Lab, Irvine Valley College, Irvine (1999 to 2003 & 2005-2006).

Worked with the faculty and assisted the students to achieve the course objectives based on PC/Mac software applications & print station.



Graphic Designer, Farmer Publications, Laguna Niguel, CA (2003 - 2005).

Designed, updated and implemented newspapers ads and telephone directory books advertisements; a yellow book covers for: The Inland Empire Senior Yellow Pages, Leisure World / Laguna Woods Telephone Directory, The Colony Homeowners Telephone Directory, Casta del Sol Homeowners Phone Book; participation in newspaper page layout design; a design and development of multiple graphic project, concept through production – a business promotional print: brochures, flyers, trade shows posters, POPs displays, collateral, and a business stationery; basic color retouching images for ads, photo adjustment and image editing for the newspapers pages, book covers, for a print and optimization for a web; web site design and development for online version a newspaper Senior Today.



Graphic Artist, Verizon Wireless, Los Alamitos, CA (2002 - 2003).

Worked for Graphic Department: modified, updated and created Verizon Telephone Directory Book advertisements; basic image color retouching.



Web Designer, E-Advertiz.Com. Fullerton, CA (2000 - 2001).

Created and updated content for business & promotion web sites; created animated logos, banners; worked on projects with interactivity (Flash action scripting) and streaming media: Splash Pages, Greeting Cards, Games, Sound Effects, Animation; build email form/ JavaScript.



REFERENCES:

Antoinette Geldun, Instructor, IVC, (949) 451-5750
Leslie Levy, Senior Lab Technician, Computer Lab, IVC (949) 4510-5757
Roopa Mathur, CIM Instructor, IVC, (949) 451-5244
Bob Urell, Chair of the School of Business Sciences, IVC, (949) 451-5280



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