CATHERINE SAUM
Cell: 805-794-0141
Email: cathysaum@hotmail.com
URL: www.SurfaceWorks.biz
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Aquent, Los Angeles, CA: Contracted Graphic Designer for Center For Civic Education. (8/06-present)

DUX Dental, Ventura, CA: GRAPHIC DESIGNER. Design and produce branding packaging, ads, catalogs, sell sheets, labels, web graphics and Flash animations. (8/04-7/06)

Design & Print Agency, Ventura, CA: ART DIRECTOR/GRAPHIC DESIGNER. Oversaw production department. Created retail packaging and hang tags using spot and 4/c process, die lines, cellophane windows and photography; Created and maintained brand identity on packaging, POPs, logos, catalogs, brochures, stationery; Maintained and edited client web sites; Photographed products and models; Hand-drew illustrations and paintings; Met with clients. (8/03-6/04)

FREELANCE ARTIST, Ventura, CA: Created magazine covers, newsletters, web sites, bus window graphics, logos, product labels, company IDs, various stationery; Photographed professional models for composites. Independent Contractor for an LA-based "Specialty Finishes" company. Work included web design, painting murals, applying faux finishes and Venetian Plaster to high profile businesses, hotels, resorts and private homes. (2002-2003)

Eductional Software company, Videodiscovery, Seattle, WA: ART DIRECTOR. Produced jewel inserts, CD face art, manuals, sell sheets, marketing mailers, catalog ads; created graphics and animated GIFS for educational interactive CD-ROMS; Photographed items for graphic use and researched royalty-free and cost-free images for graphic use; Gathered quotes and POs; Worked directly with outside vendors to print new and existing products including 4/c print and CD replication. (1999-2002)

Ad Agency, BBFM Inc. Seattle, WA: GRAPHIC DESIGNER. Designed and produced creative brand pieces for software packaging, web sites, logos, newsletters, posters, direct mailers, brochures and photo shoots; Sketched, designed and produced look and feel for new company and retail space; Painted city-scape murals. (1999)

Scan Design Furniture, Bellevue, WA: ART DIRECTOR/GRAPHIC DESIGNER/PHOTOGRAPHER. Created 4/c, spot and b/w ads for newspapers and mailers; wrote copy and headlines; created building renderings; directed photo shoots and photographed products for ads; consulted and collaborated with fellow designers. (6/97-1/99)

ZOOM Creative Services, Champaign, IL: As 1 of 3 PARTNERS, , Created proposal drawings for interior spaces; Designed and edited sales brochures; Designed and built POP displays, light sculptures and mosaic tables; Designed and painted interiors, faux finishes, murals and furniture. (Clients included Hyster, Balloon Classic, Walter Payton's Roundhouse, and other Chicago and San Francisco Bay area bars and restaurants. (1995-1996)

Monarch Color Company, Champaign, IL: DESIGN CONSULTANT. (1993-1997)

Fred Carlson Studios, Pittsburgh, PA: INTERNSHIP. (1990)


Graphic Design: Quark 6.1, Illustrator CS, PhotoShop CS, InDesign CS, Dreamweaver MX 2004, Flash MX 2004, HTML coding, ImageReady, Fireworks, PhotoAnimator, GifBuilder, Cachet, Streamline, Posterworks, Fetch, QuickBooks, Quicken, Excel and Word. .

Service Bureau: Extended work with Flatbed scanners, Leaf scanners and Image Recorder (file to film); Three plus years experience with large format printers including CalComp and various HP printers.

Photography: Directing photo shoots of products and models for print ads and packaging; Real Estate promotions and various print ads; Modeling composites; Self-promotion with b/w shooting, developing and printing.

Illustration: Twenty-plus years of experience (and education) in Illustration including pen and ink, charcoal, graphite, colored pencil and watercolor works. (Pieces used for Real Estate companies and various client's print and web jobs).

Painting: Vast interior and exterior mural work and detailing; Large oil on canvas; Faux finishes; Fabric painting; Furniture retouching and design; Lighting design and construction; Theater set painting and construction.

Home and mechanical repair; Portrait photography; Swing, big band and bluegrass music; Classic car restoration; Motorcycle riding, touring and camping; Coffee.

Carnegie Mellon University; BFA in Illustration, 1991. Studies in History of Advertising, Film Making and Directing.

Atlanta College of Art; 1987-88; Concentration of studies in Photography and Design.

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