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    • C. H. Castle Smith College |B.A. Visual & Electronic Arts| Northampton, MA 01060 | 585.746.3696 June 17, 2010 Dear Sir or Madam: I am a recent Smith College graduate writing to express my interest in applying for the position of Junior Graphic Designer. I am very excited to learn of this opportunity, as I am living locally in Northampton post-graduation and am planning a career in designing graphic art and digital media content. Relevant to this position, I have honed my creative and technical abilities in many professional industry standard software packages. I have experience in the industry working with Adobe Creative Suite 3.0 and the Final Cut Studio Production Suite, among others. I have had relevant experience creating brochures, flyers, catalogs and other press kits, both digital and in print. I am confident that my background and qualifications are well suited to your organization’s needs. As indicated by my resume, I earned a B.A. in Visual Arts with a concentration in graphic design. I work in both digital and traditional media. In the summer of 2007, I worked as a graphic design intern for ICON Design, LLC. I developed strong analytical skills and gained industry experience working for the marketing and communications departments. While there, I created original designs for a brochure, edited product images, organized press-kits and catalogues, as well as created and maintained a master mailing list. I also provided web maintenance, researched Top 100 Design firms, and performed other office duties. I interacted with clientele, attended meetings, and worked with photographers towards creating a fine-tuned media package to represent the company image. Since then I have had a number of freelance opportunities, including creating promotional merchandise for multiple clients and generating flyers, album art and other materials for a rising local band. At present, I have begun interning part-time three days a week at Ecstatic Peace! Records and Tapes, a record label founded by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. My duties consist of video production and editing, updating artist and contact databases using Filemaker Pro, heading shipping with the help of in office postal service software Endicia, organizing email blasts with Mailchimp, and Constant Contact, optimizing the digital archives, utilizing social network platforms and assisting with promotion & publicity campaigns, among other responsibilities. These experiences working in the industry combined with my undergraduate course work have given me skills that I can bring to your workplace. I have a great work ethic and a real appreciation for good design principles. My availability is flexible and negotiable depending on the needs of your office. I am Mac-savvy and proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver (HTML & CSS), Flash (Actionscript3.0), Adobe Acrobat 8, Final Cut Pro, Motion, DVD Studio, Microsoft Office and Processing, an open-source coding platform based on PHP. I have also used eCommerce CMS tools such as Zen Cart and Volusion, and am versed in social networking sites and new media marketing. For instance, a recent project was creating a custom Facebook Fan Page with FBML for a campaign called the Let Voters Decide Initiative. My training in hardware extends to equipment used in digital media, video production and photography. I am prepared to bring my knowledge of and training within these fields to your workplace. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Sincerely, C. H. Castle 
 www.wix.com/casconcepts/Castle-Concepts | cas.concepts@gmail.com

    • c. h. castle graphics • design • web • video • illustration Northampton, MA 01060 585.746.3696 www.wix.com/casconcepts/Castle-Concepts cas.concepts@gmail.com Profile July – Present Freelance Digital Media Designer, Castle Concepts, Northampton, MA Launched freelance graphic design and multimedia agency to develop digital graphics for marketing/promotional materials. Materials include a logo, web site, brochure, catalogue, and business cards. These materials are designed to leverage social and business networks with online networking tools. Education Smith College, Northampton, MA 2005 - 09 College of Fine Arts July - Nov. 2008 B.A. Visual & Electronic Arts University of New South Wales, Sydney, AU Minor, Study of Women and Gender Graphic Design & Printmaking Concentration. Dean’s List (4 Semesters) 2007 – 08 Senior Year Elsewhere: Semester Abroad. Software Skills Mac OS X, Photoshop, Dreamweaver. InDesign, Illustrator, Contribute, Adobe Acrobat 8.0, HTML, CSS, Processing, Final Cut Pro 6, Motion, Arduino, Toast Titanium, Fetch, FTP, PowerPoint, Excel, Filemaker Pro, Endicia, MailChimp, FBML, Finale, Sibelius, Practica Musica, VirtualDJ, Audacity. Relevant Media Experience • Digital Media Asst., VISIBL/Ecstatic Peace, Easthampton, MA 2010 Video production (FCP), archiving digital data, DVD authoring, web, Facebook Fan Pages, press kits for small graphic design firm & music record label founded by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. • Freelance Graphic Artist, Pandora’s Toybox, Northampton, MA 2009 Promoted a local band’s image designing original flyers, posters, EP cover art and special effects stage make up for live sets. • Custom Screen-printing, Smith College Rugby Club, Northampton, MA 2008 Graphic designer, screen printer, produced clothing, promoted the club. • Graphic Design Intern, ICON Design LLC, LeRoy, NY 2007 Designed visual representations of custom furniture pieces, created Black & White Collection brochure, maintained webpage, compiled catalogues, collected research on Top 100 design firms, assisted clientele, generated material for promotion. • Freelance Photographer and Designer, Yoga Studio 54, Rochester, NY 2005 Produced a promotional brochure advertisement for printing and distribution. • Photography Instructor, Community Darkroom, Rochester, NY 2005 Taught photography to inner city youth for the Right On! School Program. • Graphic Design Intern, Museum of Photography, Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY 2005 Responsibilities included re-shooting slides, developing negatives, archiving and digital restoration. Music and Sound Experience • Sutherland High Wind & Jazz Ensemble, Smith College Jazz Ensemble 2000 - 06 Private performance lessons in trumpet, acoustic guitar, classical guitar and music theory. • Disc Jockey, WOZQ 91.9 FM, Smith College Radio, Northampton, MA 2005 - 10 Hosted regular weekly radio shows for 7 terms in both Urban and General Departments. Current show (Fabulous Trash with DJ Cas) is on-air Sunday nights 8-10 PM. • Digital Music Lab Monitor, Smith College Music Dept., Northampton, MA 2006 - 07 Assisted music composition students with digital music software and hardware.
    • C. H. Castle Smith College |B.A. Visual & Electronic Arts| Northampton, MA 01060 | 585.746.3696 Portfolio Contents: 1. “Zora”, Conceptual Zine Spread, Intro to Digital Media, April 2007………………………....InDesign. 2. Allure Press Design 1, Advertisement for Customizable Furniture in the Wendell Castle Collection, ICON Design, LLC. July 2007………………………………………………………Photoshop. 3. Allure Press Design 2, Advertisement for Customizable Furniture in the Wendell Castle Collection, ICON Design, LLC. July 2007………………………………………………………Photoshop. 4. “Black & White Collection”, Brochure Cover, Promotional Marketing for the Wendell Castle Collection, ICON Design, LLC. July 2007………………………………….............................Photoshop. 5. “Black & White Collection”, Brochure (p. 2), Promotional Marketing for the Wendell Castle Collection, ICON Design, LLC. July 2007………………………………….............................Photoshop. 6. Customized Furniture Designs, “Elements & Possibilities Collection”, Promotional Marketing for the Wendell Castle Collection, ICON Design, LLC. July 2007………………......................Photoshop. 7. Editorials Main Page, Wendell Castle Collection, ICON Design, LLC. August 2007. <http://www.wendellcastlecollection.com/editorial.html>…………………………………...Contribute. 8. Editorials Web Pages, Wendell Castle Collection, ICON Design, LLC. August 2007. <http://www.wendellcastlecollection.com/editorial.html>…………………………………...Contribute. 9. Index Page, Museum of Sydney Website Mock-up, Introduction to Web Design & Screen Interface, College of Fine Art, October 2008……………………………………………………………Dreamweaver. 10. Main Page, Museum of Sydney Website Mock-up, Introduction to Web Design & Screen Interface, College of Fine Art, October 2008……………………………………………………………Dreamweaver. 11. “Transient”, Illustration, Still Frame of Interactive Media Animation, Intermediate Interactive Digital Multimedia, Smith College, March 2008………………………………..Processing, Illustrator. 12. Exhibition Postcards, “Vis Sem Sho”, Visual Seminar Studies, Smith College Senior Exhibition, March 2009……………………………………………………………………………….................Photoshop. 13. Promotional Concert Flyer, Pandora’s Toybox, August 2009………………………………...Photoshop. 14. Album Cover, Misbegotten Candy EP, Pandora’s Toybox, September 2009………………Photoshop. 15. “Kittredge Open House”, Advertisement for Kittredge Equipment, April 2010………….Photoshop. Sincerely, C. H. Castle www.wix.com/casconcepts/Castle-Concepts | cas.concepts@gmail.com
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