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					MEGAN RYAN                                                                                                M.E.RYAN@LIVE.COM
                                                                                                                  708 HIGH ST
                                                                                                              COLFAX WI 54730
                                                                                                              M: 715.523.0732
                                                                                                              H: 715.962.4211




EDUCATION
bfa graphic design, the university of iowa
September 2004 – May 2007
Iowa City, IA
•   Developed an in-depth understanding of design theory and principles
•   Explored and studied the creative process through hands-on projects with a realistic workplace timeline
•   Developed identity systems, considering the individual needs of organizations and businesses
•   Undertook several independent studies focusing on illustration, typography and book design
•   Used organization, creative expression and problem solving to achieve optimal design solutions
•   Received a full scholarship each year attended
•   Earned Honors Commendation
•   Graduated with a 3.63 GPA

        project/design experience includes:

        Identity Systems          Brochures               T-Shirts
        Logos                     Forms                   Presentations
        Business Cards            Packaging               Animation
        Letterheads               Websites                Illustration
        Envelopes                 Posters                 Book Design
        Invitations               CD Inserts
        Menus                     Interface Design

web design diploma coursework, art institute of pittsburgh
July 2007 – December 2007
Online Division
•   Expanded knowledge of the fundamentals of web design
•   Reviewed design theory and principles while considering their application to web site creation
•   Earned a 4.0 GPA

       completed the following coursework toward a web design diploma:

        Information Design
        Fundamentals of the World Wide Web
        Digital Imaging: Web & Multimedia
        Basic Web Scripting
        Computer Animation
        Screen Design & Graphics



SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE
        Adobe Photoshop           Adobe Fireworks         Microsoft Outlook
        Adobe Illustrator         Quark                   Mac and PC Platforms
        Adobe InDesign            XHTML / CSS             Adobe CS2, CS3 and CS4
        Adobe GoLive              Microsoft Word
        Adobe Dreamweaver         Microsoft Excel
        Adobe Flash               Microsoft PowerPoint
RELATED JOB EXPERIENCE
data entry clerk, great lakes student loan
May 2009 – present
Eau Claire, WI
•   Processed incoming student loan applications and school certifications with strict attention to detail
•   Performed account updates and follow-up actions while following processing standards and procedures
•   Demonstrated flexibility and teamwork through company transitions into new federal loan-servicing contract


digital artist, yell adworks : a division of yellowbook
January 2008– November 2008
Cedar Rapids, IA

•   Processed incoming digital media submissions of artwork and full built advertisements via disk and email
•   Verified submissions to meet style rules and standards
•   Insured the quality of submitted materials and prepared files for studio use for print and/or Internet
•   Consistently met or exceeded quality goals
•   Exceeded productivity quota by double or nearly triple on a daily basis
•   Selected for the Quarterly Quality Award after only six months in the company
•   Cross-trained in other departments to assist with overflow


OTHER RECENT EXPERIENCE
stitches upholstery                     spy bar
Business Cards, Logo Redesign           Illustrations, Website
Eau Claire, WI                          Marion, IA

art by eblanchard                       icaro recording
Website and Business Cards              Logo Design
Duluth, MN                              Mexico City, Mexico

hollywood arts                          adp : auto detailing & design
Best of Fall 2008 Promotion             Identity Design, Form Design
Los Angeles, CA                         Cedar Rapids, IA

salon de belleza                        el perico market & restaurant
Business Cards                          Identity Design
Iowa City, IA                           Marion, IA

systems unlimited golf classic
Event Logo and Poster
Iowa City, IA


A graphic and web design portfolio is available for review at www.cleardigitalink.com

				
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