About Me

My name is Paloma Duran. I am a driven professional with five years practicing freelance photography, three years in management, and two years of marketing and analysis experience. I specialize in creative solutions through research, experimentation, and collaboration. I am seeking to contribute my background in web and graphic design while gaining experience in a creative environment.


Education

Bearden High School

Graduated with honors. Participated in Student Government, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Technology Student Association (TSA), and Key Club

Pellissippi State

Deans List. Graphic Design and Web Design AAS. Expected graduation: May 2015 with Graphic Design AAS and December 2015 with Web Design AAS. Member of AIGA and Gamma Beta Phi.

Experience

Volunteer Resource Group | April 2011 - May 2015:

General manager and Marketing Representative. Main tasks include marketing research, customer service, and management of twenty to thirty employees. Other tasks include formatting and sending mass emails as well as working with spreadsheets and data entry/analysis.

Martial Arts Management Group | January 2015 - April 2015:

Graphic Design and Web Design intern. Tasks include website design, content creation/editing, and web development as well as creating promotional marketing pieces.

Knight Light Designs | Nov 2014 - May 2015:

Graphic Design and Web Design intern. Tasks include helping create real estate websites using Squarespace and Wordpress, writing some site content, and photographing for sites.

Journal Media Group | June 2015 - Present:

Graphic Artist creating ads and promotional pieces for newspapers and their websites. Also redesigning websites for the Knoxville News Sentinel.


Skills

Graphic Design

Research, Typography, Digital Photography, Print (Brochures, Newsletters, Identity Design, Posters, Booklets, sales flyers), Interactive PDFs, Banners, Illustrations

Software

Extremely Proficient in Microsoft Office, Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Light Room, iMovie, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat X and Adobe InDesign.

Web Design/Development

Proficient in HTML/CSS, HTML5, Wordpress, Squarespace, Blogger, and Weebly.

Other Skills

Social Networking, Blogging, Vlogging, Customer service, photography, and content creation.