I have been a professional Graphic Designer for the past 25 years. My area of expertise is in the print industry and I've been using Adobe software products since the first version of Illustrator was introduced in 1988. I've used Adobe software daily for most of my career and have watched the entire evolution of the software while mastering it along the way. I currently work with Adobe Creative Suite CS5. I am an expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge and Acrobat Pro. Design software has become quite powerful, and I understand learning it can be a bit intimidating for the novice. This is where I can help.
I worked as a Production Artist/Graphic Designer for a print broker for almost 8 years, and have extensive experience creating all sorts of documents, from basic newsletters to complex insurance forms, using InDesign. I have drawn thousands of site maps and technical illustrations using Adobe Illustrator. I have used Photoshop on a number of projects and can teach you the basics, along with advanced masking, photo editing, color correction and photo composition.
I graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Anthropology in 1984. I received general education in Applied Anthropology, Archeology and Biological, Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology. Historical Archaeology and Human Osteology are my areas of expertise.
I studied Historical Archaeology with Dr. James Deetz at UC Berkeley (1980-1984). I worked on several sites with Dr. Deetz, including the town of Somersville, CA, a 19th century coal mining town, and several 17th-19th century sites in Tidewater, Virginia at Flowerdew Hundred. I have extensive excavation experience and specialize in 17th-19th century rural Virginia archaeology.
In 1984 I worked for Colonial National Historical Park In Yorktown, VA where I established and ran the Park's first artifact conservation lab. I had free access to the Jamestown Island archaeological collection and worked to conserve several thousand artifacts from this world famous site.
I studied Human Osteology with Dr. Tim White at UC Berkeley (1983-1984). I received an A- in his rigorous human osteology class and went on to submit a manuscript of original research to American Antiquity as a participant in Dr. White's first Graduate Seminar on Human Osteology. I worked as a research assistant in the UC Berkeley Human Osteology Laboratory for a year.
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