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Craig A. Brown,
Artist and Graphic Designer

P.O. Box 1032
Clovis, CA 93613-1032
or use the email link above


As you will see by my resumé, I have been working in the Graphic Arts field for the majority of the last ten years. While my specialty has been illustration, I have also sought out instruction in typesetting, desktop publishing, and the full printing process, from stripping through bindery. I have also learned advertising and page layout. I have used these skills in my personal life as well as my professional life as editor and publisher of "the MacLeod and Clear," a newsletter for the Historical Friends of Clan MacLeod, a Renaissance re-enactment group of which I am a member and officer.

This is not the limits of my abilities. Before my Graphics experience, while I attended college, I had jobs in offices, acting as a billing clerk, a receptionist, a telemarketer, as well as managing a one-man office. Thus I have had experience dealing with the public, both listening and responding to orders and requests. Many English and Public Speaking classes add to my ability to communicate effectively.

Finally, I have a number of natural abilities. I am organized, detail conscious, adaptable, creative, and an excellent problem solver. I also have an excellent memory.

My work has always been exemplary. If upon review of my qualifications, you find that you need someone like myself, don't hesitate to contact me at the address or phone number above.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Craig A. Brown



Objective
To use my skills in a stable position in the Graphics field that will lead to personal and professional growth.


Summary of Qualifications
• I am familiar with the operations of both IBM/Windows and Macintosh computer systems, with a particular interest in Macs;

• I am an adaptable, quick learner, able to learn the use of complicated programs with only a few hours experimentation. Programs I have learned are Microsoft Word and Exce, Pagemaker, Quark XPress, Freehand, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign;

• I have an aptitude for details, including proofreading, and spotting potential security risks;

• I have excellent organizational skills, from stocking shelves to alphanumeric filing systems;

• I am able to work without supervision;

• I have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.


Education
California State University, Fresno
Shaw and Maple, Fresno, Ca. 93710

I acquired a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with a Minor in Graphic Communications.

Fresno City College
1101 N. University, Fresno, Ca. 93741

I completed an Associate degree in Liberal Arts with a 3.5 grade point average, qualifying for Honor Roll.

Clovis High School
1055 N. Fowler, Clovis, Ca. 93612

I graduated with a 3.45 grade point average.


Relevant Experience
Premier Architecture Publishing Company
5200 N. Leonard Ave., Clovis CA 93611
Supervisor: Karen Wilkins, AIA; Ph.: 324-1831
9/02–03/03 Graphic Artist
This position entailed graphic arts for an architectural business magazine and ancillary publications.

Ultimate Fighting Magazine
11/01-2/02 Freelance Artist
While working for this magazine, I did a few filler cartoons and initiated a strip focused on terrorist fighting Ultime Fighters. Samples and more details can be found here.

Grundfos Pumps via Bennett/Frost Personnel Services
6465 N. Palm Ave. Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93704
Supervisor: Toni Fimbrez
8/98-9/98 Substitute Graphic Artist
This assignment entailed updating and creating manuals for the hiring company's products. I worked here concurrently with Pierson Marketing.


Pierson Marketing
3887 N. First St., Fresno, CA. 93726

Supervisor: Rob Pierson; Ph. (559) 221-9032
7/97-3/99 Graphic Artist
At this job, I was designing brochures for the building industry. That January I reduced my hours to part-time as the building industry in our area has slowed.

Action Printing
5750 E. Shields #104, Fresno, CA. 93727

Supervisor: Dave Cowan; Ph. (559) 294-9248
2/98-8/98 Graphic Artist
At this position, I was doing various design work for production at a small print shop. I worked here concurrently with Pierson Marketing.

Western Directory
5108 E. Clinton Way #123, Fresno, CA. 93727

Supervisor: Bonnie Watkins; Ph. (559) 454-7777
4/97-4/97 Substitute Graphic Artist
This position entailed ad maintenance while an artist was on disability.

F.A.R. Productions/Legend Entertainment
P.O. Box 2350, Oakhurst, CA. 93644-2350

Art Director: Douglas Herring; Ph. (559) 658-7900
3/95-9/95 Independent Contractor
This position has included touch up and animation of computerized artwork.

Craig A. Brown
822 W. Alamos, Clovis, 93612, Ph. (559) 292-7418

2/94-3/95 Freelance Work for various patrons
This has included book covers, design work and typesetting for newsletters and posters.

Athletic Designs
458 N. Fulton, Fresno, 93701

Supervisor: Ray Sartini, Sr.; Ph. (559) 485-4670
4/93-8/93 Graphic Artist
My duties included creating artwork for various methods of printing, as well as some pre-press for silk-screening.

California State University, Fresno
Printing Dept., 2671 E. Barstow, Fresno, 93740-0060

Supervisor: Steve Goodman; Ph (559) 278-2740
8/92-4/93 Student Assistant- Bindery
My duties included all bindery work for booklets, pads, and other publications.


Activies
Former Member of the Historical Friends of Clan MacLeod, a Renaissance period re-enactment group. Editor-in-Chief and Graphic Artist on "MacLeod and Clear," the organization's newsletter.

Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.


References
For the security of those who are my references, I will make my references available upon request.
Click here to send an electronic request.
Or, you may send an inquiry to the U.S. Post Office Box listed above.

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