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Andrea J. Childress
 E-mail: ajcadpi@hotmail.com
(type AJCreations on the SUBJECT line.)

Objective Art / Marketing for a position in design industry.

Summary BS Degree in Art & Marketing. Over five years experience working in design with the printing business involving creative & layout design in newspapers, magazines, programs, brochures & logos. Experience in Macintosh & PC environments.


Education Bachelor of Science in Art, with a special emphasis in Graphic
Design, Minor in Marketing, University of North Alabama, December 1999.

Continuing Education: Adobe Photoshop - Level II, KW Computer Training (April 2001); Edward Jones Investment Training (October 2002); Fundamentals of Real Estate, Columbia State (Feb 2003 - May 2003);  Adobe Photoshop - Down & Dirty - KW Computer Training (March 2003); QuickBooks Beginners (A& A) Athens, AL (December 2003); QuickBooks Advanced (A&A) Athen, AL (December 2003); NRMCA Concrete Sales Professional Certification Program - Module I Technical/Product Knowlegde (January 2005), Module II Customer Business Knowledge (February 2005), Module III General Business Knowledge (February 2005), Module IV Professional Sales Skills (March 2005) - TCA Nashville, TN.  Ready Mixed Concrete Environmental Training (EPA) - TCA Knoxville, TN (June 2005); Nickell's Glass Art Studio Culleka, TN (Nov. 2005 - 2006), Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Digital Photography I, Nashville, TN (Spring 2011),

Employment History

AJCreations, Freelance Graphic Designer & Painter , Lewisburg, TN (07/01 - present)

  • Acrylic Paintings
  • Graphic Designing:  magazine,  programs, brochures, logos, books 
  • Working with Macintoch programs:QuarkXpress (5.01), Photoshop (7.0), Illustrator (8.0.1), ATM Deluxe, FreeHand (8.0.1),Word, Acrobat (4.0)

Childress Concrete Company, Business Manager, Fayetteville, TN (2/4/02 - present) : Marketing, Customer Service, Web Designer, Collections, Bids, Estimates, Computer Maintance, Pay Roll, Billing, Sales, HR, Collections,  Ordering & Purchasing

Childress Storage Company, Collector , Lewisburg, TN (1993 - present) : Invoice, billing, rent collecting

Childress Rental Property, Property Manager, Lewisburg & Fayetteville, TN (2002 - present) : Rent properties, collect rent, bill/invoices, maintain repair

Lewisburg Printing Company, Graphic Designer & Pre-Press Technician, Lewisburg, TN (1/24/2000 - 1/24/2002)

  • Designing: Magazines, Programs, Newsletters, Advertizments (4 color process + spot colors)
  • LPC Marketing Committee (June 29, 2001 - present)
  • Working with Macintoch programs:QuarkXpress (4.11), Photoshop (6.0), Illustrator (8.0.1),ATM Deluxe, PageMaker (6.5), FreeHand (8.0.1),Word, Excel, File Maker Pro, Rampage Client, Acrobat (4.0)
  • Operated office equipment: Fuji Drum/Flatbed Scanner, Rainbow Ctlrv4.2
  • Press checks & proofing
  • Communication Skills with Customer Service, Sales Rep., Marketing Team, Customers & Supervisors

Marco Printing Company (a branch of Lewisburg Printing Company), Graphic Designer & Pre-Press Technician Level II, Lewisburg, TN (1/2000 - 1/22/2001)

  • Designing: Brochures, Business Cards, Invoices, Invitations, Letterhead, Newsletters, Postcards, Posters, Programs
  • Working with Macintosh programs: QuarkXpress (4.1), Photoshop (5.5),
    Illustrator (8.0.1), ATM Deluxe, PageMaker (6.5)
  • PC experience
  • Laying projects out to be ran for press: DPM2000 CPS Plate Master
  • Dark & make-up room work experience: negatives, positives, masking-up sheets
  • Communicating with customers & press operators to help complete projects
  • Office skills: typesetting, answering phones, taking orders, placing orders in office supplies, perating Color Laser Copier 700 & ColorPASS, operating cash register, organizing files

Sears Portrait Studio, Photographer & Sales Representative, Florence AL (1998-1999) : Photographed customers, Discussed option on packages with customers, Sold products

Flor-Ala News Paper, Graphic Designer, Florence, AL (1999)

  • Discussed projects with clients & Laid out and designed advertisements
  • Worked with PC programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Windows 95, QuarkXpress

Cosmolab Cosmetics, Research & Development / VP's Office Assistant, Lewisburg, TN (1994-1998)

  • Formulated and produced colors and textures & Tested products
  • Keep communication running within company & Organized paperwork
  • Observed operations and worked on ways to correct problems

Activities

  • Junior Auxiliary of Lewisburg (JAL), Member (09/02 - present); Recording Secretary (05/03- 4/04), By-Laws Committee (2003), Nomination Committee (2003-08), Web Site Designer (05/03 - present) , Vice President (05/04- 04/05), President (2005-06), Provisional Trainer/Ex-Officio (2006-07), JAL Timeless Treasures Chair (2006-07), , Goat, Music & More Kids Game Chair (2006-07) JAL Health & Fitness Fair Chairs (2006-08), Book Spring Fling Chair (2009)
  • Tennessee Concrete Association (TCA), Member (02/02 - present); Board of Directors (01/06 - 2/2009); Educational Committee (05/06 - 2008); Executive Board (2/2009- present), Secretary/Tresurer (2009-2010), Vice President (March 2010-April 2011), President (2011- present)
  • Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Marshall (09/01- 05/02), Member (2002 - Present)
  • Marshall County Art Guild, Member (2002-present), Website Designer (10/02 - present)
  • Frist Museum of Visual Art, Charter Member (2001-present), Art Quest Volunteer (2003)
  • Fun Time Bowling League, Lewisburg, TN  (2009- present), Vice President (2010-2011t)
  • Tennessee Valley (North Alabama) Alumnae Association (TVAA) Member (2000-present), President (10/01-12/2008), Web Site,  Newsletter Designer, Vice President of Communications (2009- present), 
  • Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee, Member (2008-2010),
  • Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Member (2002 - Present), Host of Christmas Past brochure designer (2005- 2008),
  • Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Member(2002 - Present), 4th of July Baby Contest (2002),
  • City Of Lewisburg, Goat, Music & More Festival Committee, Goats Gallop 5K Director (2008- present)
  • ELKS Lodge 1990, Lewisburg, TN  Member (2009- present)
  • Lions Club, Belfast, TN (2001-02)
  • Lincoln County / Fayetteville Art Center, Member (11/01 -2002)
  • MCHS Yearbook, Photographer (1995)

Honors, Awards & Galleries

      Rosetta Stone Gallery, Florence, AL (March 2007 - Nov 2007) - The Girls, Marble Jar & Purple Lady

      6th Annual Art's A Poppin (07/07),  Acrylic - Pink Flower

      Middle Tennessee District Fair, Lawrenceburg, TN  (September 23, 2006)  - Judge (Adult & High School Art)

      102nd Annual Lincoln County Fair (September 2006) Fayetteville, TN - THIRD PLACE in Seascape, any medium - Galveston; SECOND PLACE in Misc, any medium - Okra.

      5th Annual Art's A Poppin (07/06),  Acrylic - Galveston, Okra

      The Hollow Tree (June 2006 - Dec 2006) Chapel Hill , TN - Iris, Marble Jar, Yellow Iris & Sunflower

      Arts Alive Festival (May 2006) Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Florence, AL - The Blue Lady II & Garden Basket

      101st Annual Fayetteville / Lincoln County Fair (09/05) FIRST PLACE in Abstract, any medium - Garden Basket/Peppers.  THIRD PLACE in Still Life, any medium - Marble Jar.

      4th Annual Art's A Poppin (07/04/05), FIRST PLACE in Acrylic - Garden Basket/Pepper's, THIRD PLACE in Acrylic - Purple Lady, HONORABLE MENTION in Acrylic - Buttercup.

      2005 University of North Alabama Fine Arts Festival UNA Alumni Show (March 2005) University Gallery Visual Arts Building Florence, AL - The Blue Lady II & The Chicken

      100th Annual Fayetteville / Lincoln County Fair (09/04) Fayetteville, TN - THIRD PLACE in Landscape, any medium - Sunflowers at Home.

      Art's A Poppin (07/04/04) Lewisburg, TN, HONORABLE MENTION in Acrylic - Sunflowers at Home.

      99th Annual Fayetteville / Lincoln County Fair (09/03) FIRST PLACE in Seascape, any medium - Lighthouse; SECOND PLACE in flowers, acrylic Water Lily.

      Art's A Poppin (07/04/03), FIRST PLACE in Acrylic - Sunflower

      MC Art Guild Gallery (2003) Lewisburg, TN - Sunflower, Water Lily, Light-House, The Chicken

      Shannon's Galleries (2003) Lynville, Tennessee - Water Lily

      Middle Tennessee District Fair, Lawrenceburg, TN - (09/02), SECOND PLACE in plants - Sunflower; SECOND PLACE in animals - The Chicken.

      98th Annual Fayetteville / Lincoln County Fair (08/02), BEST OF SHOW - The Chicken; FIRST PLACE in animal, any medium - The Chicken; FIRST PLACE in Seascape, any medium - Blue Boat; FIRST PLACE in Plants, acrylic - Sunflower.

      Artist Of The Month (09/01), Marshall County Chambers of Commerce Lewisburg, Tennessee  

      Art's A Poppin (07/04/01), PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD overall, Blue Lady II; FIRST PLACE in Acrylic, The Chicken; SECOND PLACE in Sculpture, Bent; SECOND PLACE in Pen & Ink, Granny & The Girls; SECOND PLACE in Mix Media, FIJI House; HONORABLE MENTION in Pen & Ink , Dixie Barnyard; HONORABLE MENTION in Watercolor/Ink Wash, UNA Baseball; HONORABLE MENTION in Photography, Okra

      Helen Keller Art Show (1996) Birmingham, AL ; Judge

      The North Alabama State Fair (1995), SECOND PLACE in Photography, Barn at the Cave     

Volunteer Work

      • 4th Annual Run For Ronald 5K & One Mile Fun Run, Florence, AL (April 12, 2008) Alpha Delta Pi - TVAA Race Director
      • Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN (2003)
      • Relay for Life, Lewisburg, TN (2001 - 03)
      • Special Olympics, Florence, AL (1998) & Lewisburg, TN (2002 -2004) 
      • March of Dime, Florence, AL (1995 - 1999) & Lewisburg, TN (2003, 2004)
      • Ronald McDonald House, Birmingham,AL (1995-99)
      • United Way of the Shoals, Florence, AL (1995 - 99)
      • Habitats for Humanity, Florence, AL (1996-98)
      • Alpha Delta Pi, Florence, AL (1995-99) Philanthropy Chair (1996-97) Organized philanthropic events for Ronald McDonald House, also involved with other greek philanthropies: Children's Miracle Network, Breast Cancer Awareness, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Big Brother / Big Sisters, Leo's Funds
      • Angel Tree, Florence AL (1996-1999, 2003)
      • NCAA, Florence, AL (1999)
      • American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Lewisburg, TN (1993 -1995)
      • Girl Scouts of America, Lewisburg, TN (1981 -1995)
      • Child Development Center (CDC), Lewisburg, TN (1994)

 

                   

       

       

       






 

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