Amanda Johnson
              12400 Marion Lane, Apt 3213 • Minnetonka, MN 55305 • Phone (320) 761-2986
Create and design print products, web banners, buttons, emails and landing pages for various
        sites. Design special...
     Ovation Award: Stop the Presses, Affinity Group, 2007
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  1. 1. Amanda Johnson 12400 Marion Lane, Apt 3213 • Minnetonka, MN 55305 • Phone (320) 761-2986 • • Objective Graphic Design for Print, Video and Web, Production Assistance, Advertising Design, Publishing, Video Production/Editing, Photography, Production Summary 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 Technical Skills 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. Leadership Skills 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. Professional Experience July 2006 – Aug. 2009 Affinity Group Maple Grove, MN (Ehlert Publishing) Promotions Designer/Video Coordinator Design and manage sales and circulation pieces for all print consumer and b2b magazines.
  2. 2. 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 issues. 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 Services Editor/Graphic Designer 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 database. Sept. 2004 – Dec. 2004 Leader Newspaper Group Melbourne, Australia Photographer/Writer Intern 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 Photographer/Writer Photographed subjects and events for weekly campus newspaper. Wrote weekly stories; conducted interviews for entertainment and hard news. Education 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.
  3. 3. Awards Ovation Award: Stop the Presses, Affinity Group, 2007