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					                                            Virginia Payson
                                             76 Truscott Pl
                                            Aspen, CO 81611
                           (970) 544-5021 | e-mail: virginiapayson@comcast.net



ABILITIES:    Designer with a strong fine arts background and creative ability. Excellent computer skills.
              Proficient at expressing ideas and meaning (message and content) through a design “language.”
              Adept in Photoshop, Quark, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Word and QuickBooks. Effective in
              applying problem-solving methodologies and critical thought regarding design projects. Great
              communication skills, very personable and diplomatic.

EXPERIENCE:

2002-2003     FREELANCE WEB AND GRAPHIC DESIGN, Aspen, Colorado.
              Client consultation, design, navigation organization and construction of web sites as well as print
              deign projects. Examples of most recent projects:
              •   Aspen Valley Hospital Cancer Guide site (aspencancerguide.org)
              •   Glenwood Caverns and Adventure Park site (glenwoodcaverns.com)
              •   Channel 16 ad
              •   Gruenefeldt Tile site (gtile.com)
              •   Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers site (rfov.org)
              •   Willits Town House Design Plans (aerial view)




2002-2003     ASPEN SKI COMPANY, D&E, Aspen, Colorado.
              Retail Sales, Guest services; made reservations for ski tickets, ski school and rentals as well.




2002          DIGITAL ARTS ASPEN, Aspen, Colorado
                  Digital design (worked with Mac G4s in Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark); Completed
                   promotional pieces and fine art reproduction projects for various clients; scanned, designed and
                   then printed the final piece on the Epson 10,000 and Iris printers.

                  Office management; estimating projects, client consultation, invoicing, billing,
                   inventory, purchasing, accounting, insurance management.

                  Assisted teaching Photoshop workshops held in house with David Hiser.



1996-2002     PAYSON DESIGNS jewelry, Aspen, Colorado

              Design and fabrication of custom silver jewelry. Duties also included: taking digital photos of
              jewelry for print and the web; setting up accounts at galleries; art exhibits; tradeshows; promoting
              jewelry; book keeping. Created website for Payson Designs, paysondesigns.com

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1993-1996       ASPEN ART, Aspen, Colorado



                GRAPHIC DESIGN:

                Conceptualization for logos and tee shirt design; advertisement design and illustration; screen
                burning and silk screening; client consultation.



1992-2002       FREELANCE PAINTER

                Commissioned by clients to paint portraits, landscapes, murals and trompe l’oeil.

                COMMISSIONED PROJECTS: (most recent)

               Cipriani Banquet Hall, Manhattan, New York- Restored and painted antique Florentine ceiling (80
                ft. High) of the Bank Building, a historical landmark, using oil paint.

               Partners Restaurant, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida- Painted large-scale canvases depicting golf,
                tennis, and croquet scenes.



EDUCATION:
1999-2000       Rhode Island School of Design- Illustration; Digital Design;
                Surface Design; Oil Painting; Color; Jewelry; Web Design/Animation
                (Mac training in PhotoShop, Illustrator, Quark, Flash, Dreamweaver).
                Brown University- Web Page Design (HTML); Money Management, Investing.
1998-1999       Colorado Institute of Art- Graphic Design; Fine Art Studio.
1997            Museum School of Fine Art- Jewelry Design and Fabrication.
1988-1993       University of Vermont: Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art / Minor: Art History




                    PORTFOLIO AND REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST




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