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Stacy S.

Florence, KY

$60/hour

From idea to page ~ flawless digital/print design & production.

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University of Kentucky
Journalism
Northern Kentucky University - Graphic Design
Other

Education

University of Kentucky (Journalism)

Northern Kentucky University - Graphic Design (Other)

About Stacy

Fastidious and friendly graphic artist Stacy S. has over 18 years in the trenches handling every conceivable line item for digital/print design and production. From RGB to CMYK conversion, and dot gain to ink limits, to rasterizing and layouts, solves design problems so messages are seen, read, and remembered.

Work includes projects for 12 industries (non–profit, B2B & B2C). Helps peak usability with graphics that create an easy, stimulating read. Hybrid knowledge (design/production) saves employer a ton of time and wasted effort by doing graphics the right way.

Fits like a glove in a fast–paced, ROI–centric culture that appreciates good design married with good production.

Outside her busy career as a designer, Stacy has taught her students to use the Adobe Creative Suite: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photshop and Photoshop Elements as well as Web languages CSS, CSS3, HTML and HTML5, Web projects where students work on real life website for clients, and Microcomputer Applications: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. In addition to the design courses, Stacy is currently an English as a Second Language (ESL) private tutor for one German and one Méxican individual helping them improve their English Grammar and Phrasal skills. Stacy has taught Web Design as a instructor at Daymar College in Bellevue, Kentucky.

Stacy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Northern Kentucky University, President's List and Scholar's List, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Kentucky. Stacy is also an accomplished fine artist in drawing (pencil, charcoal, chalk pastels, prisma color pencils, graphite or conté crayon) and painting (acrylic, oil, and watercolor).
Fastidious and friendly graphic artist Stacy S. has over 18 years in the trenches handling every conceivable line item for digital/print design and production. From RGB to CMYK conversion, and dot gain to ink limits, to rasterizing and layouts, solves design problems so messages are seen, read, and remembered.

Work includes projects
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Florence, KY 41042
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Painting
English:
English, Public Speaking, Reading
Computer:
Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing,
Dreamweaver,
Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Web Design
Elementary Education:
Reading
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking,
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe InDesign

I have over 12 years of experience as a print design designer using both QuarkXpress and Adobe InDesign that has allowed me to work for such companies as NBC/Universal, UCLA and Natrol. My experience with InDesign not only covers print design, but pre-press production. Basically I am hired to build the mechanical files for any print design project and prepare them for the printer.

Cooking

My grandma started teaching me how to cook when I was a young girl. I can either follow a recipe exactly, modify a recipe if I don't have all the ingredients available, or throw something together depending on what I have in the house. I can cook most anything, so if you need to know how to make something, just ask. I'm also good at scaling down portions by cooking for one or two people. I even bake. I make all my cookies from scratch.

Desktop Publishing

I originally started in the design industry as a desktop publisher using Adobe Pagemaker, Illustrator and Photoshop to create client proposals for two Top 25 radio stations in the Cincinnati market without any previous experience in the field.

Since my entry into the field over 15 years ago, I have made the transition into a self-employed freelancer that does every from Graphic Design to Print Production to Illustration to Website Design and Development. I specialize in pre-press production where I build the mechanical files that are needed for the printer, which is typically not what a Graphic Designer does.

Drawing

I've been drawing since I was a child and have taken drawing classes in school all my life. In college, I learned how to draw using charcoal (my favorite), graphite, alpha hi grays, chalk pastels, and pencils. I've drawn from photos, still life, and even nudes. One technique my seventh grade art teacher taught me was to draw upside down. This process will teach you to train your right brain to concentrate, and it also makes you look at your drawing from another perspective. Today, I still flip my drawings upside down when I work on them.

Dreamweaver

I have been using Dreamweaver for over 13 years in my web design career to create and build websites for clients. I also teach the Web Design 1 course (Dreamweaver) at Daymar College in Bellevue, Kentucky.

Macintosh

Once you go Mac...you never go back. I love my Mac and currently own two towers (G4 & G5) along with the MacBook Pro with Retina screen. I am very familiar with how this operating system has changed over the years and what the Mac computers are capable of producing.

Painting

I've been painting since I was a child and when I took Painting 101 in college, the class really expanded my painting skills as an artist. I rarely ever use Acrylics. I do NOT paint with watercolors. I only use oils. On the rare occasion I use acrylic paint, its as an underpainting done in either burnt umber or burnt siena before I work on an oil painting. I make my own colors from using standards such as Cadium Yellow Light or Phtalo Blue. I even make my own z-black (the darkest black you can make). I paint from still life, people or photos. I've done commission work for a client by taking an original photo and turning it into a painting. Aside from fine art painting, I've also painted logos by hand on pumpkins, life savers and other requests by clients. And yes, I have been known to flip a painting upside down while working on it.

Sewing

My mom taught me how to do latch hook and needlepoint when I was seven. When I was 12, I wanted to learn how to cross-stitch like her so she taught me. I learned how to cross-stitch without using a preprinted pattern on the canvas.

Web Design

I am a Graphic and Web Designer with over 18 years in the design industry and have worked on numerous print and electronic projects as an entrepreneur, on-site employee, freelancer, and independent contractor for small to large business, including the Entertainment industry. In addition to my design experience, I have also taught students as a Web Design Instructor at Daymar College and privately with one-on-one lessons.

Many of the design courses I have taught include:

Software Applications: Adobe Creative Suite CS5: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & 11
Internet Languages: CSS3, HTML5

University of Kentucky
Journalism
Northern Kentucky University - Graphic Design
Other

Education

University of Kentucky (Journalism)

Northern Kentucky University - Graphic Design (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stacy will travel within 30 miles of Florence, KY 41042.