M A R I L Y N J . ELLIS, M S , M C S E
7551 MOUNTAIN LAUREL #19 • VICTOR, IDAHO 83455
208-787-0777 (H) • 208-206-2079 (C ) • WWW.PXNWORDS.COM • EMAIL: PXNWORDS@YAHOO.COM
Extensive experience in graphic design, web design, public relations and education in both
classroom and distance learning. Banners, logos, articles for print and the web; website
creation and updating; public relations campaigns from design to event-day presentation.
Precise, punctual work on deadline. Strong work ethic, reliable and punctual.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
· Won poster contest for play: “Women Who Steal,” presented May, 2011.
Website development and maintenance – Personal website, www.pxnwords.com was
created in 2007. Before that, I created a number of websites for clients since 1996, and
updated www.indigosun.com, website of Houston based magazine, for 1 ½ years.
· Public relations campaigns – For Earth Day, State Fair, Adopt-A-Stream f while at the
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality; I designed graphics, wrote some copy
and manned booth on event days.
· Emerging technology marketing principles – In teaching distance learning network classes
for Tomball College, Tomball, Texas, I used chat sessions extensively to communicate
with class members. In a former website of my own, I created and maintained a blog, and
today participate in Facebook.
· Working with diversity in public relations – Students in my classes at UHD ran the gamut
of races and nationalities. Some were from India, Afghanistan, Russia, Thailand,
Cambodia, and I also had African Americans, and Native Americans in my classes as well
as Anglo Saxons. Good diplomacy and public relations were critical to each class I taught.
· Troubleshooting technology – I co-instructed TRDE 4340, Training Technology for
Supervisors, with Gaye Perry, Ph.D., while in graduate school at UH in 97. I was
responsible for presenting the technological aspects of the class (such as using
PowerPoint or the Elmo). Loading applications before class and troubleshooting any
technical issue was essential because each class was broadcast live on television. More
recently, I bought InDesign, which would not launch. I worked with Adobe through the
Internet, and determined I needed more RAM.
· Personal computer and software competency – I received a PC at MSDEQ in 1988, and
learned computer graphics on the job with PageMaker, CorelDraw, and later Photoshop
creating brochures, posters, museum displays, and newsletters for MSDEQ. My skill sets
from work experience were strong enough (I also learned DOS, the Windows early
versions and trouble shooting various problems and coming up with workable solutions)
were on a level that I could teach both computer graphics and information systems. (1997
· Write, edit and layout documents – I have an extended background in graphic design,
particularly with MSDEQ as their Graphic Artist Specialist II. In 2000, I wrote a series of
documents on computer networking and Photoshop training for TechRepublic, listed
now on my website at http://www.pxnwords.com/research.htm
· Organizational, time management, multi-tasking, deadlines – Each semester, I prepared a
syllabus for each class that listed tasks by date and each was carried out accordingly. In
class, meeting individual student needs while presenting the lecture for the day required
constant multi-tasking. Deadlines included exams given when scheduled, midterms, finals,
and grades submitted before deadlines.
COMPUTER SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
· Computer Graphics · Web Design (3 Years) · Instructor, College
CorelDraw DreamWeaver MS Word
Photoshop Flash Excel
PageMaker HTML code Access
Illustrator FTP College Keyboarding
Quark Express VBScript, Java Script PC Hardware
Cross Platform Active Server Pages Networking Essentials
· MCSE Certified # · Created, designed and PageMaker
1262570 developed online Adjunct Photoshop
TCP/IP, Internet Newsletter for NHC Internet
Explorer, Core adjunct.nhmccd.edu Computer Logic
Train the Trainer
www.pxnwords.com (personal portfolio and resume) 01/08 – Present
trendsource.com, Mystery Shopper 01/11 – Present
Broulim’s Deli, Driggs, ID, Customer Service 8/07 – 12/10
Grand Targhee Resort, Alta, WY, Cashier, Wild Bill’s 11/06 – 4/07
Xanterra, Old Faithful Lodge and Inn, Yellowstone NP, WY 4/06 – 6/07
Xanterra, Grand Canyon NP, AZ, Front Desk Clerk 1/06 – 4/06
North Harris Montgomery CCD, Houston, TX, Adjunct Faculty 8/97 – 1/04
University of Houston Downtown, Houston, TX, Adjunct Faculty 1/98 – 12/06
Department of Environmental Quality, Graphic Artist Spec. II 11/84 – 12/95
MCSE # 1262570, Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA
University of Houston, MS, Major: Training and Development
University of South Carolina, BA, Major: Advertising Design, Minor: Journalism
University of Georgia, ABJ, Major: Advertising Public Relations, Minor: Art