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					                           SSR 1109B - 1933 West Polk St - Chicago, IL 60612
   Cynthia Schroeder       Phone: 262-719-4886
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Mac & Windows Literate   Medical illustrator seeking career which enables me to utilize, develop, and expand my creative skills.
Photoshop                Highly accustomed to working in environments with deadlines and multiple projects.
3D Studio Max            EDUCATION
Premiere                 University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Director                  MS Biomedical Visualization, December 2009
Flash                    Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
After Effects            BFA Time Arts, May 2007
Microsoft Office
CREATIVE EXPERIENCE      Medical Illustrator
Medical illustration
Surgical illustration
                         Body Scientific, Long Grove, Illinois, 2010-current
2d/3d animation             Created anatomical charts, patient educational books, instructional animations, and anatomical models
3D modeling                  for the purpose of education in human biology and anatomy
Video art                   Work directly with medical experts to deliver the highest level of accuracy and detail of products
Web design                  Stressed the importance of pre-production, layout, design, and accuracy
Logo design
Brochure design
Interactive design       Campus Housing Graphics Graduate Assistant Supervisor
                         University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, 2008-2009
                            Created posters, flyers, mugs, and brochure design for UIC Campus Housing organizations
                            Managed graphics department - responsibilities included hiring, firing, training, and scheduling
                            Assigned incoming projects to employees
                            Responsible as a supervisor to assure that all work was being completed and deadlines were met by a
                             team of nine designers
                            Aided with proofreading, production, editing ads
                            Fast turn around, reliability, and quality design contributed to securing a client base

                         Ad Designer/ Production Manager
                         Northern Star Newspaper, DeKalb, Illinois, 2004-2007
                            Created advertisement design for businesses in local newspaper read by over 20,000 people daily
                            Managed production department - responsibilities included hiring, firing, training, and scheduling
                            Organized arrangement of advertisements and layout design of newspaper
                            Made sure every project was proofed with client, corrected if necessary, and submitted to print daily
                            Worked as a team in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
                            Individually completed about five polished advertisements per week

                         Freelance Product Development Designer
                         The Bradford Group, Niles, Illinois, 2005-2006
                            Drew sketches and concept drawings for collectible figurines
                            Assisted Product development manager in concepting and developing product series collectibles
                             including Precious Moments and Village Accessories
Ad Designer Assistant
NIU Media Services, DeKalb, Illinois, 2004
   Assisted artists in ad design ideas based on client specifications
   Produced large scale ads, banners, and posters for local businesses and campus organizations
   Maintained business by developing client oriented communication skills

Walt Disney World College Program Intern
WDW Grand Floridian Resort, Orlando, Florida, 2003-2004
   Became familiar within five different five-star restaurants at fortune 500 company
   Receive “Guest Fanatic” recognition from manager for going above and beyond guest expectations
Individually greeted and electronically booked priority seating while interacting with over 1,000 guests
visiting from all over the world each night

Finger ligament reconstruction surgical animation- Doctor Stanley Harper at UIC, November 2009
Association of Medical Illustrators meeting, Richmond, VA, July 2009
Published Illustrations in Medical Textbook-
   Lewin, Benjamin, Essential Genes, 2nd Edition; Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Boston, MA. 2009.
Student Association of Medical Artists (SAMA), 2007-2009
Art Show, “Visualizing Medicine,” University of Illinois at Chicago, March 2008-May 2008
Time Arts Senior Show, Northern Illinois University, May 2007
Installation Art Show, Nova Spectaculum, Northern Illinois University, December 2006
Secretary of Baptist Campus Ministries, May 2004-December 2005
Walt Disney World College Program Representative, August 2003-May 2004
Habitat for Humanity, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 2003

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