Cover Letter 17910 Skymeadow Way Sandy Spring, MD 20815 Ryan Exon
I recently graduated from ITT Technical Institute of Technology with an A.A.S in Visual Communication, with a focus on graphic design. I have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite from school and jobs I have held in the past. I have held management positions in multiple companies over the past six years, gaining knowledge in cash management, ordering, shipping and scheduling. I have handled management positions ranging from Receiving Clerk through Store Manager and have learned a lot from the time at spent at each job. I am very experienced with the Adobe Creative Suite with emphasis in Photoshop and Illustrator. I worked with Photoshop every semester I was in school and really enjoy and understand the program. Illustrator is newer to me, but I have become more and more proficient with the program, so that I feel I can contribute in many ways, to any company. I am very impressed with everything that I have read about this company. I feel that with my current experience, and the experience I can gain from working with your company, will lead both of us to bigger and better things. I am available to start work September 14, 2011 and would like a beginning salary of $30,00 to $40,000 a year, but I am willing to negotiate. Thank You, Ryan Exon
Resume Ryan Joseph Exon (240) 480-5190 firstname.lastname@example.org
OBJECTIVE: To gain knowledge and experience in an exciting field that continues to grow during competitive and hard economic times.
QUALIFICATIONS: Over seven years of managerial and customer service experience, with expanding responsibilities ranging from sales associate to store manager. Real world knowledge and experience working in the graphic design field using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and InDesign.
EDUCATION:Bachelors of Arts, Game Design, Academy of Art University, Online Classes Associate of Science, Visual Communications, ITT Technical Institute, Springfield, VA June 2011 *Graduated June 2011 with Honors *Awarded Highest Honors June 2009, December 2009, March 2010, September 2010, March 2010 *Awarded Honors December 2008, March 2009, June 2010, December 2010 *Member of the National Technical Honors Society, March 2011
SKILLS: Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe FlashAdobe InDesign Typography Adobe Dreamweaver Photography Microsoft Office Suite Management Cash Management Logistics
EXPERIENCE: Shift Supervisor, Tynan Coffee and Tea, Chevy Chase, MD October 2010 – May 2011 Responsibilities: Worked with fellow employees to create a calm, relaxing atmosphere to work and/or meet with friends by creating food and beverage orders quickly and correctly. Worked with the store manager and owners to effectively educate the surrounding area about our product.
Rees Jones Grille Server, Lakewood Country Club, Rockville, MD March 2010 – June 2010 Responsibilities: Provided fast and courteous service to the members of the club. Made sure the orders were prepared correctly and they had everything they needed to enjoy their meals.
Graphic Artist Intern, PowerTrain Inc., Landover, MD November 2009 – April 2010 Responsibilities: Created graphics for government training programs to give a visual understanding of the objectives. Edited graphics using Adobe Photoshop, such as feather, hue and saturation, composition of the images and adding information to the images.
Server, Bartender, Manager, The Greystone Grill, Rockville, MD August 2008 – May 2009 Responsibilities: Provided courteous service and knowledge of the menu and drink lists to all guests that entered the establishment. Prepared sections for employees and provided efficient remedies, to any situations needed.
Store Manager, Performance Bike Shop, Fairfax, VA August 2007 – February 2008 Responsibilities: Created work schedules for employees and merchandized the store according to the provided information from the corporate office. Worked with customers to provide a suitable bicycle, and appropriate clothing and gear, which will benefit them. Shift Supervisor, Plow and Hearth, Rockville, MD March 2007 – August 2007 Responsibilities: Worked with upper management and company employees to keep our store in order to company standards. Monitored incoming shipment, keeping track of special orders for customers, and to get new merchandise on the sales floor. Operations Manager, Performance Bike Shop, Gaithersburg, MD March 2006 – December 2006 Responsibilities: Maintained the shipments and organized the workflow of the stores shipments and payroll. Worked with the management team to schedule and trained employees in company policy. Worked with customers to provide an enjoyable shopping experience and answering any questions they approach me with.
Photoshop This interface was created in Photoshop using bevels and shadows on basic shapes. The buttons are all multiple layers with an outer glow aspect used on them.
Photoshop This image was created in Photoshop using the Statue of Liberty as a background then warping the words to match the flow of her dress and body.
Photoshop This image was created in Photoshop using blur filters to create the background and wrapping the letters to create the explosion and distortion feel.
Photoshop This image was created in Photoshop at my last internship using the lasso tool to trim the images and distortion effects to give the binary code the wave effect.
Photoshop This image was created in Photoshop at my last internship with a little help from Illustrator. I created the wave in the middle in Illustrator and in Photoshop I duplicated and flipped the security symbol in the middle for a nice effect.