OBJECTIVE
To apply my exceptional interpersonal, creative and teamwork skills to gain experience through a position in the field of graphic design

EDUCATION
Saginaw Valley State University • University Center, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design • May 2008
Minor: Management
Deans’ List: Winter 2004, Spring 2004, Fall 2006, Winter 2007, Fall 2007
GPA: 3.51

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Saginaw Valley State University Communications • University Center, MI
Student Employee • June 2004–May 2008
Photographed campus and students for various publications
Aided in the design and publication of numerous pieces for on- and off-campus
Prepared items for on- and off- campus printing

Saginaw Valley State University Theatre Department • University Center, MI
Graphic Design Student • Fall 2007–Winter 2008
Assisted in the design of logos and posters for various shows and seasons

Tri-City Cyclists
• Midland, MI
Graphic Design Student • February–March 2008
Designed logos for Tour de Frankenmuth and Century Ride events

Cardinal Sins • University Center, MI
Editor/Designer • November 2007–March 2008
Assisted in choosing and editing of pieces to include in publication
Designed and posted promotional posters for on-campus events

WORK EXPERIENCE

Wolverine Bank • Midland, MI
Graphic Design/Marketing Intern • August 2008–Present
Developed and designed posters, flyers and supplemental material for several events
Maintained a workflow and completed tasks within a self-managed time frame

Freelance Design Work • Saginaw, MI
December 2007–February 2008
Worked closely with the client to assess their exact needs
Developed and designed posters, flyers and supplemental material for several events
Maintained a workflow and completed tasks within a self-managed time frame

Saginaw Valley State University Communications • University Center, MI
Graphic Designer • May 2007–August 2007
Participated in weekly staff meetings to discuss project directions and progress
Met with internal clients to discuss new projects and progress on current projects
Designed several flyers and brochures for both on- and off-campus distribution
Completed multiple projects concurrently in a timely and organized manner

Crumbs Gourmet Cookie Café
• Saginaw, MI
Shift Supervisor, Barista • November 2003–Present
Instigated and maintained a store-wide point of sale signage system
Designed fliers, posters and in-store signage when needed
Helped foster a pleasant team environment by leadership and example


TECHNICAL SKILLS

Mac OS X, OS 9; Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP; Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign CS1–3, Flash CS3; MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage; HTML; Apple iWork and iLife Suites; ScanFont, Type Tool

AWARDS
Silver ADDY Awards:
Mixed Media Campaign; Cigarette Litter Prevention, 2008
Collateral Material; SVSU Theatre Poster, 2008

Download the PDF of my Résumé here.

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Hello; my name is Nicolaus E. Witchger. I am a graphic designer from Saginaw, MI best known for wearing bow ties and drinking single-malt scotch, dark beer, and espresso.

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