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karyn gayle murphree

education
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (1991-1993)
BA in Advertising (Cum Laude) - Minors in Graphic Design and English


awards / honors / certifications
Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop 6
Printing Industry Association of the South design award
University of Alabama Advertising Team
Appointed Creative Director
Selected for Presentation/Speech Team
Two Ranatra Fusca creativity awards presented by Odyssey of the Mind
Golden Key National Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa honorary
Academic scholarships presented by The University of Alabama
Scholarship for creativity presented by Odyssey of the Mind


work experience
2003 - Present
Sole proprietor of KGMdesigns™
Work with clients to solve problems through graphic communication with use of good design, ad creation, and copywriting services

1998 - January 15, 2003
Hart InterCivic, Inc.
Head of Design, Typesetting and Prepress departments
Worked closely with clients in conception, design, copywriting and production of brochures, logos, letterhead, business cards, advertising specialty items and other forms of printed media
Ran and maintained all design and prepress equipment including computer-to-plate imaging system, flatbed scanners, thermal wax and dye sublimation proofer, printers, film processor, plate burners and metal plate processors
Performed flight check operations (including trapping) on customer supplied, computer generated files in preparation for production
Proofreading and editing
Developed company promotions to better inform customers of services and products available
Created paper and electronic forms for better workflow management utilizing basic database programming methods with Microsoft’s Word and Access applications

1993 - 1998
Computer Link Corporation (sold to Hart in 1998)
Type/makeup and design
Customer and sales support
Estimated continuous form printing costs

1993
TotalCom (Internship)
Assisted in creating art for brochures, newspapers and billboards using latest design layout programs along with traditional methods
Worked on research assignment

1993
Educational Media - University of Alabama
Worked in preliminary design stages of media produced by the University


computer skills
Experienced with both Macintosh and Windows platforms
Intermediate to expert level in following design and layout applications: QuarkXPress and Adobe’s Photoshop, PageMaker, Illustrator, InDesign, PageMill, GoLive, ImageReady, Premiere Pro, Encore DVD and Acrobat programs
Proficient in Macromedia Freehand, ClarisWorks and Corel Draw
Experienced in Microsoft’s PowerPoint, Access, Word and Excel applications


additional training
1998 - Color Scanning Success Workshop in Atlanta, GA
DPA Communications Corporation - Michael Kieran


1997 - Color Theory and Electronic Color Management Training in Tuscaloosa, AL
Brian Cohen


1997 - One-on-one training of various page layout applications on the Macintosh
ComSouth, Inc. (Steve Bushery)


1995 - Business Forms Basics Workshop in LaGrange, GA
Woodbury Business Forms, Inc.


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