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					                               Michelle Kanabata
                     www.kanabata.com; www.linkedin.com/in/kanabata
                          123 Main Street, New Haven, VT 05444
                           802-123-4567; kanabata@sovernet.net

PROFILE:
Entry-Level Graphic Designer who enjoys bringing together the visual and the written message.
Seek to bring design and marketing experience into an organization that values ingenuity and
creativity. Learn quickly and strive to produce excellent results. Balance priorities with ease.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design & Digital Media (expected May 2013)
CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE, Burlington, VT
Studied a semester abroad in Florence, Italy, Spring 2012.
Won second place for the Elevator Pitch contest in the entrepreneurial category, 2011.
Professionally involved in campus and community life.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
Graphic Design Intern (June 2012-–August 2012)
XYZ CORPORATION, S. Burlington, VT
Assisted creative staff of 16-member communications department with tradeshow promotions,
company convention materials, and documentary to be shown at annual employee recognition
event. Used Illustrator, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and Quark. Initiated ideas and demonstrated
ability to work with minimal supervision. Asked to stay on after internship requirements had
been met. Received positive evaluations.

Freelance Print Designer (October 2011-–Present)
KANABATA PRODUCTIONS, Burlington, VT
Create identities and logos for small businesses, new organizations, and professors. Market
business through websites and promotional print media. Attend business mixers to gain
company brand. Member of Champlain’s BYOBiz program for student entrepreneurs.

Graphic Design Volunteer (Fall 2011)
SAFE SPACE, Colchester, VT
Developed brochure and posters for this youth-friendly organization. Photographed special
events for a quarterly newsletter. Developed skills in working independently.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Server (August 2011-–Present)
THE BLUE DOOR, Essex Junction, VT
Serve up to one hundred customers on busy nights in this fast-paced dining establishment.
Display thorough knowledge of the menu, ingredients, and wines, and understand how to make
accommodations for special diets. Work well with kitchen staff ensuring smooth operations.

AFFILIATIONS:
Student member of the American Institute for Graphic Artists (www.aiga.org), New York, NY.
Member of Burlington City Arts Firehouse Art Gallery, Burlington, VT.
Member of Women’s Studio Arts, New Haven, VT.
Member of the Diversity Taskforce and the BYOBiz Program at Champlain College.

				
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