SUMMARY
•Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Business Administration
•9 plus years of experience in graphic design, illustration and photography
•Diligent, hardworking, meticulous, organized, and patient
•Self-motivated with a constant positive attitude, able to follow complicated directions, require little supervision, and excel in challenging team environments, especially design and photography
•Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
WORK EXPERIENCE
5280 Publishing, Inc — Denver, Colorado
Assistant Art Director, Imaging Specialist                             May 2014 – Present
Art & Photo Assistant – February 2012 – May 2014
Graphic Design Intern – May 2011 - January 2012
Photography Intern – January 2011 -May 2011
•Create illustrations and graphics
•Hire and mentor photography interns
•Manage billing and invoicing administrative work
•Schedule photography contract work
•Handle photo editing requirements of a lifestyle magazine
•Researched photographs
•Shot various assignments for both print and web based materials

Sean Parsons Design, LLC — Lakewood, Colorado
Owner | Creative Director                                                  October 2010 - Present
•Built a freelance design company from the ground up
•Design websites for multiple clients 
•Create branding for multiple clients
Chong Ren Lu School — Wuhan, China
English Teacher                                                                 August 2009 - July 2010 
•Instructed 4th and 6th grade English curriculum
•Prepared lesson plans, visual aides, and shared Western culture with Chinese–English students and faculty

Western State Colorado University Pathfinder Magazine — Gunnison, Colorado
Art Director                                                                         August 2008 - May 2009
•Worked closely with the magazine staff in various areas of the magazine production
•Delivered design work on time and within an allotted budget
•Provided both formal and informal direction with the staff

Top O' The World Newspaper - Gunnison, Colorado
Art Director/Production Manager                                  August 2008 - June 2009
•Design and Layout Editor
•Technical Advisor
•Redesigned the layout which lead to a higher than average percentage of readers
  
Western State Colorado University Publications — Gunnison, Colorado
Assistant Graphic Designer                                                    May 2008 - May 2009
•Assisted the publication's department of Western State Colorado University
•Performed duties of Graphic Designer - creating layout designs in public advertisements
•Redesigned the Western Watch, an alumni newsletter
EDUCATION
Western State Colorado University
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design                              August 2004 - May 2009
Two minors in Business Administration and Photography
SKILLS
Adobe Illustrator – Adobe InDesign – Adobe Dreamweaver – Adobe Photoshop – Adobe Lightroom – Photography – Retouching – HTML – CSS – WordPress 
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