Heather Rose McBride

Web & Graphic Designer

• Saratoga Springs, NY • Fairfield, CT •
518.598.8995 • contact@DreamItGraphics.com


Education:

Associates in Applied Science, Computer Information Systems: Web Design, Hudson Valley Community College, 4.0/4.0, December 2009

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design: State University of NY at Oswego, 3.0/4.0, May 2006

Private art lessons: Taught by practicing artist, Rich Gabriel, 1992 - 2000


Computer Skills:

Graphic Design
  • Acrobat
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • PageMaker
  • Photoshop
  • Quark Xpress
Web Design
  • Dreamweaver
  • Drupal
  • Fetch
  • Filezilla
  • Frontpage
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Wordpress
Motion Graphics
  • IDVD
  • ImageReady
  • IMovie
  • Premiere
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Fireworks
  • Flash
Database Design
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Oracle

 

* Comfortable working on MAC, WINDOWS & UNIX/Linux Operating Systems

** Knowledge of CSS, HTML5, XHTML, HTML, PHP, SQL, XML, Javascript & JAVA. Pursuing knowledge of: JSP, ASP, ASP.NET, AJAX, Drupal & Visual Basic.


Work Experience:

Interactive Art Director - eWayDirectApril 2011 - Present

• Responsibilities include: design and marketing of creative pieces including websites, emails, print etc; working with creative team and clients to produce interactive materials with effect user interface.


Owner/Founder - Dream It Graphics June 2007 - Present

• Responsibilities include: marketing of design services to local businesses; working with clients to determine the solution for their marketing campaign; designing of promotional pieces, web sites, logos etc. for various clients.


Art Director - Halfmoon Recreation CenterJune 2008 - March 2011

• Responsibilities include: planning and organizing an art program for children ages 9 – 13 years; managing and directing staff as to what specific duties need to be completed in order to successfully complete the day's project; supervision of children; creation of "mock-ups" of daily projects to show as examples.


Web Site Manager - The Express NewspaperJanuary 2008 - March 2011

• Responsibilities include: designing official news site for the city's newspaper; updating content weekly and as needed; technical testing and trouble shooting to ensure quality viewer experience.


Mural Artist - Little Ones Child Care Center July 2006

• Responsibilities include: designing an age appropriate mural and executing the painting and placement of all approved elements; working with the director of the center to establish guidelines and criteria to be included in artwork.


Art Director - Oswegonian, Award Winning Weekly Newspaper November 2001 - May 2006

• Responsibilities include: working with a business manager, clients, and design team on a daily basis to design ads for local businesses; color correcting and getting files ready for press; working with section editors to layout articles, photographs, and various graphics; teaching Adobe software and QuarkXPress to newer employees.


Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Phi Theta Kappa: Alpha Xi Sigma chapter, 2008-Present
    – International academic honor society, invitation only
  • President's List – HVCC, 2009-Present
  • Empire State Diversity Award, 2008
    – Writing submission entitled "Student Becomes the Teacher"
  • 43rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, 2006
  • Presidential Purchase Award, 2006
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, 2006
  • Student Athlete - SUNY Oswego, 2002 - 2006
  • Presidential Award - SUNY Oswego, 2001