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Janet Carlson

Meet the graphic artist: Janet Carlson

When I consider my approach to graphic design, I think of myself as a visual interpreter. Just as I have a fascination with people of different cultures, I see design as a way to express the diverse human experience, to capture an emotion and deliver it as a visual message. If it happens to be clever or causes one to be curious, better yet. In the same way, in my previous employment as a fashion designer in the Miami garment industry, it was always about creating for a target market, someone very different from myself. Each project is unique; just as each market has its own criteria. My grandfather, while working for Lipton tea, was a great storyteller. It is from this vantage point, that I view graphic design as an opportunity to tell a story, rather than simply "solving a marketing problem".

I've always liked to work with my hands and create for the sheer joy of the creative process itself. It is not about vanity, or recognition, but rather springs forth from a passion. To "define" my artistic style, my work tends to be clean and clear, this is why I chose the name Aquamarine Studio to represent my business.

In the way of education, I am proud to have earned my certificate in Printing and Graphic Arts from McFatter Technical Center in 2008. In my graphic design artwork I utilize the most popular software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Flash and Dreamweaver. As I have always been artistically inclined, learning the new state of the art computer software has advanced my career to the next level.

I also hold an AS degree with honors, in Fashion Design from Miami Dade Community College, class of 1980. At that time, the garment industry in Miami was booming. This was the time frame when MDCC was recognized as the #1 community college in the USA. In everything I set out to do, I tend to be a perfectionist and an overachiever.

For inspiration, I frequent the library as well as art shows. Lately I have be

Profile Summary:
Graphic Designer Fort Lauderdale, FL
More About Me
dancing & swimming
Work Experience:
• Trained eye for color and aesthetic details
• Fashion designer serving clients: Arizona Mail Order and Draper & Damon’s
• Illustration of bridal and children’s wear catalogs
• Proficient in patternmaking, grading and sewing

Supervisory Skills
• Dedicated, hard working team player
• Have initiated and implemented efficient workflow procedures
• Overseas travel to Bangladesh and Guatemala as production manager

Customer Relations
• Recognition as Blair supplier of the year for two years
• Technical designer and operations coordinator serving accounts:
J.C.Penney, Wal-Mart, Costco, Lane Bryant & Willow Ridge

Work History
Production Manager/ Technical Designer Jam’ng Five 2006-2007
Soft Goods Specialist Ethan Allen 2005-2006
Technical Designer/ Coordinator JoRo Fashions 1997-2003
Fashion Designer/ Patternmaker/ Purchasing Tops N Tops 1987-1994
Education & Training
McFatter Technical Center Certificate: Printing/ Graphic Arts 2008
Miami Dade Community College AS Degree: Fashion Design 1980

Printing and Graphic Arts skills and abilities
• Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & Indesign CS3 (MAC or PC)
• Beginner in Flash & Dreamweaver
• Design, Layout & Typography
• Scanner & Raster Image Processor
• Imposition & Film Assembly
• Cost Estimating & Purchasing
• Paper, Lithographic Ink, Finishing & Binding
• Press Operations (1250 Multi, ABDick 360)
Organizations / Affilations:
Christians In Action International Network
Davie Cooper City Chamber of Commerce
Calvary Chapel volunteer-graphic design
Janet Carlson is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and has the following skills: Graphic Designer
Art / Creative
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Graphic Designer

Category: Art / Creative
What sets me apart from my competition is my work tends to very clean and clear. I'm not rushing through your job, but rather providing personal attention.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Education & Training ________________________________________ McFatter Technical Center Certificate: Printing/ Graphic Arts 2008 Miami Dade Community College AS Degree: Fashion Design 1980
Years Experience: 4