Catherine Rose Davis (Katie)
415 Wellfied Rd
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
603-377-6585

Education

University of Dayton Dayton, OH
Bachelors of Fine Arts - Visual Communications Design/Illustration - December 1994
ISSAP (International Student Study Abroad Program) in Rome, Florence, Paris and London, summer 1993.

Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
Summer course - Marketing June - July 1994

Learning Tree University Irvine, CA
Web Site Design and Advanced Web Site Design January - February 1998

Art Center Collage of Design Pasadena, CA
Introduction to Digital Media + Motion Graphics Summer - 1999

Fundamentals of Maya November 2004 – Present
DHIMA (Digital Hollywood Institute of Media Art), Los Angeles, CA

 


Work Experience

TravelBrains, Inc. Bedford, NH December 2000- December 2006
Production Artist /Web Designer

Responsibilities:

•  Lead designer and producer of all artwork at TravelBrains, an independent publisher of history tours
•  Design and create layouts and graphic art for travel books ranging in size from 50-100 pages
•  Work with teams under demanding time frames to design and create multimedia CD-ROM software
•  Design and develop product packaging for books, CD-ROMs, and audio products
•  Conceptualized and designed the TravelBrains logo
•  Created and manage the TravelBrains e-commerce web site
•  Work closely with international and local printers to ensure high quality results of all printed materials
•  Work with licensed partners to understand and adhere to all legal requirements for logo and graphic elements
•  Selected and implemented a content management solution to organize and catalog art assets
•  Perform routine maintenance and updates to corporate server and network

Accomplishments and Awards:

•  “Top 100 Producer:” Nominated and selected by AV Video Multimedia Producer Magazine as one of the top 100 multimedia producers of 2002.

•  AIGA Annual Design Competition Winner: Gettysburg Expedition Guide was selected by AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists) for excellence in graphic design and featured in their annual publication and road show.

•  Best Travel Guide Book: Napa Valley Expedition Guide was awarded the Best Travel Guide Book by the Independent Publishers Book Awards 2003

•  Gold Medal: Napa Valley Expedition Guide was selected as a gold medal winner in the Catalyst annual multimedia design competition

Silver Omni : Second Manassas Expedition Guides was awarded a silver Omni award by a jury of multimedia professionals in 2002


ICC/GMS/GoCables Cerritos, CA December 1997- November 2000
Graphic/Web Designer-Marketing

Responsibilities:

•  Responsible for all of GMS's/GoCables marketing, advertising, web and graphic design.
•  Produced magazine advertisements, press releases, direct mail pieces, catalog and product tear sheets.
•  Created, developed and continually maintain GMS/GoCables web site and GMS/GoCables e-commerce site.
•  Responsible for all stages of web site including HTML and JavaScript programming, graphics, content, information structure, maintenance, uploading, site registration and promotion.

Other duties also include setting up in house photo studio and shooting product pictures for catalog and web.



Business Resources New Canaan, CT
Graphic Designer March 1995 - August 1997
Involved with all stages of design from concept to production. Handled multiple tasks in a fast paced, tight deadline oriented business. Responsibilities also included dealing with clientele and operating high end computer Fiery output and Canon CLC copying.

University of Dayton Campus Activities Board Dayton, OH
Staff Artist October 1993 - November 1994
Member of multiple artist team commissioned to produce bulletin boards, flyers, posters and other promotional materials. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and budget restrictions in pressure situations.

 


Computer Skills (Macintosh & PC)

 

Additional Interest!
Painting, drawing, ceramics and hand bound book making.

References available upon request.

Portfolio available upon request.

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