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					Dear Human Resource Manager:


I am a trained and experienced web designer / graphic designer currently seeking a position that will
allow me to utilize both my creative skills and professional design knowledge. As a graduate of Cal Poly
School of Design with a Bachelor of Science degree, I am familiar with the principles and skills needed in
acquiring successful design. My most successful projects have been when I am involved with team oriented
projects whether it is lead by myself or a mutually created assignment.


I have worked with several Fortune 500 companies such as E*TRADE, Apple, and Hewlett Packard which
included both web design and print collateral design. Currently, I have the position of Art Director /
Web Designer for CondoCerts, Inc., an online mortgage utility. The position has allowed me to create the
company's corporate identity and translate it to both print and web. I maintained E*TRADE's business to
business site (www.business.etrade.com) and Employee Stock Management Sites (www.optionslink.com).
The position of being able to design print collateral, manage these sites, as well as having a key role in the
recent design overhaul of the main retail site (www.etrade.com) has allowed me to fine tune my corporate
design skills. I have worked directly with Apple Computers for over a year as lead developer with a web
design firm called Web Associates. While at Web Associates, I designed pages for the Education, Creative,
User Groups, Applemasters, and Career sections of the Apple.com web site. Working for these high profile
corporations has given me experience with designing within a budget, attention to detail, deadlines, and
knowledge of consistent design that follows the company's brand standards.


It is through a unique blend of computer savvy, concept, and craft that I arrive at my designs. In this era of
assembly line designs and clip art, the importance of a graphic designer's unique craft and skill is recognized
as the means to achieving a successful design. My intention with each web site or piece of collateral I create
is to make each unique by endowing it with both my creativity and knowledge of all the latest web
development technology and design trends. It is my belief that my designs convey the experience, computer
prowess, and craft necessary in producing quality work.


Sincerely,
Greg Betz
Greg Betz
Home: 707.751.0241 |         gbetz@sbcglobal.net        | Web Site: http://www.creative-mind.net


Design Skills and Strengths
Over 15 years experience with both Macintosh and PC platforms and knowledge on all the latest versions of the below
listed software:


Developer Software and Skills: Dreamweaver MX, Fireworks MX, Flash MX, Premier, After Effects, HomeSite, Sound
Forge, BBEDIT, Fetch, XMLSpy, Macromedia Director, HTML, DHTML, CSS, UNIX, PERL, Javascript, Actionscript


Design Software: In Design, Photoshop, Quark, Freehand, Pagemaker, Strata Vision, Adobe Illustrator,
PowerPoint and Corel Draw


Education
Cal Poly State University- Graduated with Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Design
Modesto Junior College- Graduated with Associate Art Degree, Degree in Graphic Design


Design Experience


11/03-Present
CondoCerts.com.; Suisun City, CA
Job Title: Art Director/Web Designer


Duties & Responsibilities
Content, design, and maintenance of company web site. Creation of all marketing collateral for both print and web.


Accomplishments
- Design Corporate identity system including new company logo, business cards, letterhead, and mastheads
- Created affiliation web sites. www.EOIDirect.com and internal site
- Built several flash demos explaining the benefits and services of CondoCert's products


4/00-8/02
E*TRADE, Inc.; Menlo Park, CA
Job Title: Marketing Manager/Designer


Duties & Responsibilities
Web mastered two E*TRADE subdivision sites (www.optionslink.com and www.business.etrade.com) as well
as key roles in etrade.com site redesign and marketing collateral.


Accomplishments
- Created B2B brochures and sales kits for the sales teams from concept to press check
- Created animated banners, buttons, icons and miscellaneous graphics for websites
- Managed content on business.etrade.com and optionslink.com by being responsible for creation and
upload of text messaging, form creation, user interface changes and any graphic updates
- Involved in the etrade.com retail site overhaul and redesign by creating mockups of web page template
designs in HTML and graphic elements
- Created the marketing collateral including brochures and direct mail pieces from concept to press check
- Created presentations, demos, and virtual tours of product offerings both online and for corporate
slideshows using the latest multimedia and video software


6/98-10/99
Web Associates; San Luis Obispo, CA
Job Title: Lead Web Developer/Graphic Designer


Duties & Responsibilities
Web design including graphic ads, banners, content on Apple.com’s Creative Media pages and Education
pages as well as content changes on Hewlett Packard, Lucent and Acer web sites.


Accomplishments
- Developed and designed the apple.com/jobs section of Apple’s web site.
- Created front end design and layout of many web pages under the Creative Media and Education portions
of Apple’s web site
- Created and developed the Apple user groups portion of the Apple web site
- Created and developed the Applemasters portion of the Apple web site


10/96-9/97
Nextron Communications Inc.; San Jose, CA
Job Title: Sr.Graphic Designer


Duties & Responsibilities
Art direction, Marketing collateral, signage, style guide creation and web design.


Accomplishments
- Created the company logo identity system
- Created the company signage
- Developed and designed the company web site “look and feel”
- Created the marketing collateral including brochures and direct mail pieces from concept to press check


1/96-9/96
Never Boring Design; Modesto, CA
Job Title: Graphic Designer


Duties & Responsibilities
Signage, logos, and collateral layout design. Created the design and assembled onsite signage for business
offices, restaurants, video stores, etc.


Accomplishments
- Created signage with using several media including foam core, vinyl, and enamel based paint
- Utilized vinyl output plotter for signage
- Designed business systems and logos for small businesses