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Computer Skills: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Captivate, After Effects, Dreamweaver, HTML/CSS
Illinois State University
3.18/4.0 Cumulative GPA
B.S, Sequence in Graphic Design
360 Butternut Drive
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
(847) 641-9912
troykowalski8@gmail.com

Wetzel Brothers

June ‘13 – Present

Associates in the Leadership Development Program are exposed to all departments of the print industry. The position consists of working rotations in all areas of production and office to learn how the company operates.

Meltdown Graphix

August ‘12 – May '13

Designed logos, posters, t-shirts and signs for local businesses. Learned screen printing and vinyl cutting. A valuable experience of time management through a full workload of projects.

COUNTRY Financial

January ‘12 – December ‘12

Agency Training & Design Intern
Employed to help build instructional design material. Developed and designed training aids for new agents on how to approach clients and make sales. Created facilitator guides, manager diagrams, and training graphs.

Corporate Learning and Design Intern
Worked with team on course videos and learning tutorials. Updated eLearning articles for employees and management on website. Learned proper business ethics and computer software: After Effects, Premiere, and Captivate.

Intern at The Nimble Group

May ’11– August ‘11

Worked on various design projects for clients and corporations such as ads, logos, business cards, letterheads, packaging, and illustrations. Collaborated with professional designers and learned software tips.

Twin Orchards Country Club

April ’05 – August ‘11

Honor Caddie for Club. Communicated with members to direct them around the course. Gave assistance, advice, and tips for their game.

Activities and Awards

October ‘12- Present

Laura Kowalski Art Scholarship
Founded a scholarship for art students at Illinois State University.

February ‘10 – May '13

Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity
Held multiple positions such as Internal Social chair, Brotherhood chair, and Pledge Class President. Chair positions required event planning, organization, and leadership. Designed T-shirts for recruitment and painted murals for our largest annual event.

April ‘09

Outstanding Art Student Senior Award
Selected out of 5,000 students at Adlai E. Stevenson high school.

References

John Vance
Agency Training Manager
(309) 821-3926
john.vance@countryfinancial.com

Julie Johnson
Associate Professor Graphic Design
(309) 438-2424
juliejohnson@ilstu.edu

Cynthia Kukla
Associate Professor Painting
(309) 661-2537
cynthiakukla@yahoo.com