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Cheryl Brown’s Résumé
Objective

Everyone has a story to tell. My objective is to help others tell their stories by combining visual clues and words to form cohesive designs. Ever changing web technology creates unique design challenges. By designing websites, newsletters, brochures, and business forms that work together, users become familiar with a basic design. The pieces become easy to use allowing the focus to return to the content, or the story, being conveyed.

My goal is to become completely submersed in these challenges and enjoy the gratified feeling of creating ways to use technology, visual clues presented through thoughtful graphic design, and words to help people communicate their stories.

Experience

Present

Site Schemes
185 Zinn Way
Linden Virginia

Site Schemes designs and develops innovative web presentations that market information, products or services through creative, interactive design. With a focus on providing personal service and continuous support including complete webmaster and hosting services and editorial assistance. Site Schemes promotes communication and learning through good graphic design.

  • Layout and design advertising, maps, and restaurant menus.
  • Design and develop web presentations.
  • Designed and implemented database systems.
  • Designed and developed email broadcast systems. Now use MailChimp for email blasts.
  • Create original computer-generated art, perform photograhic enhancements using Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Hand-code html, xml, vbscripts, javascripts, and asp.
  • Provide personal computer tech support and assistance.
  • Prepare press releases, brochures, logos, business cards, newsletters, newspaper ads, and more.
  • Create and manage Site Schemes.

Projects include: The Golf Guide (Layout and design Mid-Atlantic Golf Guide Getaways magazine 2019. Layout and designed quarterly magazine, The Golf Guide from 2007 to 2018, design and development websites), Solid Woods Unfinished Furniture, Mechanical Systems Inc., Jefferson County (WV) Health Department, Capon Valley Bank, The Country Inn at Highview, Love at First Bite, Blue Ridge Auto Glass, NOVACON, Institute for Supply Management–Carolinas/Virginia, National Association of Purchasing Management–Virginia, National Association of Purchasing Management–Central Pennsylvania, Wilma’s Corner, SpecialEducationLaw.com, CSI Partners, Winchester Law, The Bhavana Society, Shoney’s, Belle Starr Restaurant & Saloon, Site Schemes

Software/Programming: ASP (VBScript), dhtml (javascripting), html, Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design), Adobe PDF, Fireworks, Microsoft Office


1998

Graphic Designer (Visual Information Specialist)
Harpers Ferry Center
Wayside Exhibits
Harpers Ferry West Virginia

The Harpers Ferry Center in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, provides interpretive media including publications, audio/visual presentations, visitor center exhibits, wayside exhibits, historic furnishings, and a complete conservation lab for all of the parks in the National Park Service.

  • Managed contract illustrators, designers, screen printers, cartographers, and photographers for projects up to $150,000.00 each.
  • Designed wayside exhibits (outdoor exhibits), collaborating with writers at Harpers Ferry and park personnel.
  • Created original computer-generated art and maps.
  • Designed and developed interoffice database.
  • Suggested and approved computer software and hardware.

Projects include: Death Valley, Delaware Water Gap, Fort Caroline, Gateway, George Washington Birthplace, Glacier, Golden Spike, Hawaii Volcanoes, Ice Age, Indiana Dunes, Lewis and Clark, Martin Luther King, Jr. (for Olympics in Atlanta)

Software: Quark XPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, FileMaker Pro


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1993

Graphic Designer (Visual Information Specialist)
Harpers Ferry Center
Exhibit Planning & Design (Later called Exhibits)
Harpers Ferry West Virginia

During my tenure at Harpers Ferry Center, I worked for Historic Furnishings, Wayside Exhibits, and Exhibit Planning & Design. I was requested to complete special projects for the National Park Service Director, the conservation lab, and the Division of Interpretive Planning.

  • Managed contract illustrators, designers, exhibit fabricators, screen printers, cartographers, and photographers for projects up to $150,000.00 each.
  • Designed or assisted in designing museum exhibits.
  • Created original computer-generated art and maps.
  • Travelled to parks to plan and design exhibits with park interpretive staff and to contractor facilities to inspect work.

Projects include: Canyonlands, Death Valley, Fort Caroline, Lyndon B. Johnson, Manassas, Padre Island, Saugus Iron Works, Shenandoah, Steamtown, Voyageur

Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, CorelDraw, BlueprintDesigner


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1991

Exhibit Specialist
Harpers Ferry Center
Wayside Exhibits
Harpers Ferry West Virginia

  • Managed contract screen printers, cartographers, and photographers for projects up to $150,000.00 each.
  • Designed wayside exhibits (outdoor exhibits).
  • Managed the Task Order Assist program, coordinating projects and serving as liason between the parks and contractors.
  • Travelled to parks to assist in design and production.

Projects include: Allegheny Portage Railroad, Andersonville, Apostle Islands, Badlands, Bandelier, Biscayne, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Blackstone River Valley, Bryce Canyon, Cabrillo, Cape Cod, Castillo de San Marcos, Chattahoochee River, Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Colonial, Denali, Ebey's Landing, Fossil Butte, Gettysburg, Grand Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, Harpers Ferry, Independence, Isle Royale, Jamestown, Kalaupapa, Mammoth Cave, Nez Perce, North Cascades, Rock Creek, Sleeping Bear Dunes, USS Arizona Memorial, Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts, Yellowstone

Software: CorelDraw, PageMaker, Ventura Publisher


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1988

Editorial Assistant
Harpers Ferry Center
Historic Furnishings
Harpers Ferry West Virginia

I wrote an article for Interpretation (Winter 1990), the National Park Service newsletter for interpreters, on desktop publishing and also served on a panel of experts at a desktop publishing training seminar. I designed the Summer 1993 issue of Interpretation entitled “Point of View.’

  • Edited, wrote, and designed historical research documents.
  • Managed contract illustrators and photographers.

Projects include: Appomattox Court House, Clara Barton, Carl Sandburg, Chiricahua, Christiansted, Cumberland Island, Death Valley, Thomas Edison Home, Eleanor Roosevelt Home,Ellis Island, Eugene O'Neill, Fort Larned, Friendship Hill, Hot Springs, Lincoln Home, Martin Van Buren, Sagamore Hill, Salem Maritime, Sitka, Valley Forge, Voyageurs

Software: CorelDraw, PageMaker, Ventura Publisher


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1985

Secretary
US Fish & Wildlife Service
National Fisheries Center
Leetown West Virginia

While an employee of the federal government I received 10 awards for special achievement and outstanding performance and numerous letters of appreciation.

  • Managed accounts and contracting for five governmental units.
  • Assisted in budget process and in debugging the budget program written for the USFWS.
  • Edited and designed quarterly reports.

Software/Programming: Word processing software, BASIC and FORTRAN


1980

From 1977 until 1980, I stayed at home with my son


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1977

Graphics Arts Asst / Clerk
Argonne National Laboratories
at Dept of Energy
Germantown Maryland

Produced graphics (viewgraphs and reports) for presentations to Congress in support of the Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor program.