Resume

 

Gwendolyn J Woltz

808.896.8745

gwendolyn.j.woltz@gmail.com


I am hard working, self-motivated, creative, self-correcting and fun. I am a team player, am very reliable, committed, and I always strive to go above and beyond my own responsibilities.  I am currently venturing into self-employment, and am starting up a company called Wahine Media. I aim to expand my knowledge in a professional environment, and further my career in the social media, graphic design, marketing or creative industry.

Employment History

YWCA of O‘ahu  •  June 2009 - March 2010  •  In-house Graphic Designer

  1. Design and produce all marketing materials for both the internal customer and members.

  2. Be very self-directed as I was regularly a telecommuter.

  3. Manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.

  4. Collect, edit, and synthesize multiple people's content, prepare numerous drafts and manage all revisions.

  5. Create systems and guidelines for marketing procedures to maximize efficiency.

  6. Represent marketing department at multiple internal meetings for various committees.

  7. Collaborate with the web designer to improve and create web pages, prepare imagery and graphics.

  8. Work with both local and mainland printers to produce select projects, prepare bids and negotiate contracts.

‘Aina Me Kalani  •  August 2002 - January 2009

  1. Created the website for ‘Aina Me Kalani, a non-profit organization that perpetuates the cultural and healing arts in Hawai‘i. See www.healinginparadise.org.

  2. Defined the requirements for the website with the director, and then created a site that was accessible to users with limited computer experience.

  3. Designed fliers, advertisements, and brochures for various events and workshops.


Charles Cohan: Trajectories Catalogue  • August 2008 - December 2008

  1. Designed and produced a portfolio catalogue for UH printmaking professor Charles Cohan.

  2. Very limited funds required an innovative form and design and an eye for intricate detail.

  3. Design solution was to equally balance both subtle typography with imagery; for the two elements to stand apart, but be integrated into the same visual language.


Manoa Alcohol Project, Alcohol Awareness Campaign  • January 2008 - May 2008

  1. Collaborated with a design team to create a fun and informative campaign to promote safe drinking habits in college students at UH Mānoa.

  2. Used focus group findings, and personal research to help guide our designs.

  3. Design solution was a student planner that integrated attractive usability and campaign message.


2008 BFA Exhibition Catalogue  • January 2008 - May 2008

  1. Headed a design team in the creation of the UH Manoa 2008 BFA Exhibition Catalogue.

  2. With a limited budget and a tight deadline, this demanded efficiency, innovation, and refined organization skills.

Education

2005 - 2008  University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa  BFA Graphic Design  • graduated December 2008

2002 - 2004  Hilo Community College  AA Liberal Arts  • graduated December 2004

1999 - 2000  California State University, Chico  high school extension program

1997 - 1998  Tomlinscote 6th Form  Surrey, England  •  exchange program

1996, 1999  Paradise High School  •  Paradise, CA  •  received high school diploma

Groups and Organizations

2007 - 2009  President  AIGA Student Group  •  University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

AIGA, the professional association for design, is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice”. As president, I planned and coordinated workshops throughout the semester where I invited local professionals onto campus to teach 1-2 hour workshops. The content was paralleled with the course content for the semester. I also volunteered my time to the various AIGA Honolulu chapter events such as the Hawai‘i 5-0, an annual design competition hosted by AIGA.

Skills and Job Qualifications

I have ten years of customer service experience in the restaurant industry through holding server positions throughout 2000 – 2010.  From this, I am able to communicate effectively with people I don’t know, and am also able to keep a positive attitude and friendly composure. I was employed by Apple, Inc. where I gained experience in working on projects with several colleagues, and learned how to manage multiple projects at one time. I am most well know for my interest in the hand-made. I have printmaking and letterpress experience, and come from a background of the hand-made including glass blowing, ceramics, painting, and construction work. Construction work? Yes, I come a family who built every house we lived in, and a few summers ago I helped my mom build the house she currently resides in.

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Exhibitions

2008 •  2008 BFA Exhibition  •  Manoa Alcohol Project

2008 •  Awards and Recognition Exhibition  •  Open, Closed: The Place Between

2006 •  Honolulu Juried Exhibition  •  Dreaming of Snow in the City

2006 •  Commons Gallery Portfolio Exhibition  •  While You Were Out

2007 •  You Are Here  •  Diamond Head

Professional and Freelance Experience

Apple, Inc.  •  February 2007 - Dec 2007  •  Campus Representative & Graphic Designer

  1. Won a digital resume website competition for this website using only Apple programs, iWeb and iPhoto.

  2. Created customized marketing materials for Apple products such as fliers, posters, and handouts.

  3. Managed many simultaneous projects with strict deadlines.

  4. Collaborated effectively with my manager and colleagues via email and video conference.

  1. Advanced experience with Adobe CS3 Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Bridge.

  2. Advanced experience with both Mac and PC platforms.

  3. Advanced experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excell and Powerpoint.

  4. Advanced knowledge in social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, StumbledUpon, etc.

  5. Advanced knowledge in social media for business such asbusiness pages for Facebook and LinkedIn.

  6. Intermediate knowledge in Wordpress and Artisteer.

  7. Intermediate experience with pre-press, press checks and understanding of layout and impositioning.

  8. Intermediate experience with Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash.

  9. Some knowledge of video editing software such as After Effects and Adobe Premier.

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