12400 Marion Lane, Apt 3213 • Minnetonka, MN 55305 • Phone (320) 761-2986
email@example.com • www.visualcv.com/amandarjohn •
Graphic Design for Print, Video and Web, Production Assistance, Advertising Design, Publishing,
Video Production/Editing, Photography, Production
Graphic Designer, Production Artist and Pre-Press Liaison
Video and Sound Editing and Design
Advertising Layout, Newspaper and Magazine Design
Photographer, Writer and Editor
Skills and Accomplishments
Proficient in Adobe CS2 and CS3 (including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign), MS Office
(including Word, Outlook and Excel), PowerPoint, Acrobat, Distiller, Quark 4-8 and Interactive,
Pitstop Professional and ftp sites, Final Cut Studio (including Final Cut Pro and Express, Motion,
Soundtrack and Livetype), AfterEffects, CatDVPro, MPEG Streamclip, MMFPEG and video codecs.
Familiar with CSS, HTML/XHTML, Flash, Dreamweaver, PageMaker and Word Perfect.
Experience in video capturing and editing, design for graphic print pieces, interactive, video and
web layouts; production, photo retouching, publication and advertisement creation, purchasing,
editorial layouts and design. Proficient with Digital SLR Cameras, HD/DV video cameras and
scanners. Work on both Mac and PC systems.
Other Skills and Accomplishments
Experience troubleshooting software issues for PC/MAC, font issues and video encoding.
Design, write and edit quickly and concisely.
Trained in video editing software to successfully move video producing capabilities in-house,
saving employer over $80,000 per year.
July 2006 – Aug. 2009 Affinity Group Maple Grove, MN
Promotions Designer/Video Coordinator
Design and manage sales and circulation pieces for all print consumer and b2b magazines.
Create and design print products, web banners, buttons, emails and landing pages for various
sites. Design special issues, media kits, interactive Flash sales pieces, editorial layouts and
advertisements. Work with pre-press to assure accuracy of 4-color proofs. Film, capture and edit
DV and HD video, coordinate visual elements, create motion graphics and soundtrack for video
and encode in multiple formats for use on various platforms. Troubleshoot coworkers’ technical
Sept. 2005 – July 2006 Northfield News Northfield, MN
Creative Services/Ad Designer
Create and design advertisements and special sections for clients published in the Northfield
News and the Area Shopper. Paginate paper, place advertising, edit and classified content and
prepare for pre-production.
Jan. 2005 – May 2005 Lorman Educational Eau Claire, WI
Assemble manuals for publication at seminars used in the United States and Canada. Collect
information, assemble into manual form; lay out, edit, proofread and save files to online
Sept. 2004 – Dec. 2004 Leader Newspaper Group Melbourne, Australia
Photographed subjects and events for paper’s 31 regional branches. Scanned and corrected
photos for publication. Wrote weekly stories; conducted interviews for business, entertainment
and hard news.
Dec. 2002 – May 2004 University Chronicle St. Cloud, MN
Photographed subjects and events for weekly campus newspaper. Wrote weekly stories;
conducted interviews for entertainment and hard news.
Aug. 2000 – Dec. 2004 St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, MN
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications: News Editorial
Program nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass
Communications. Worked on campus troubleshooting at multiple computer helpdesks.
Honors Society, 2000 - 2004
Dean’s List, 2003 - 2004
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 2004
Aug. 2001 – July. 2002 University of Brighton Brighton, England
Spent a year study abroad, with a focus on international media and culture.
Ovation Award: Stop the Presses, Affinity Group, 2007