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Proficient with JavaScript, HTML, DHTML, Flash, Dreamweaver, CourseBuilder, Photoshop, Fireworks, FrontPage, CSS, QuarkXpress, PageMaker, Illustrator, Freehand, Acrobat, Visual Basic for Applications, RoboHelp, and Word. Extensive exposure to Microsoft Transact-SQL databases. Familiar with Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Knowledge of Visual Basic, ASP, XML, Java, and FrameMaker. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

Freelance Design and Content Services. Charlotte, NC. July 2000 - present. Contractor.

Projects include:

  • Guide explaining key facts of school budget to Mecklenburg County parents and voters.
  • Multimedia Flash website exploring the culture and ecology of Costa Rica.
  • Interactive mini-course covering the basics of Flash programming.
  • Logo and brand identity package for First Ward Child Development Center.
  • Marketing materials for Learning Park public television show and website.
  • Online content for web-based application designed to teach adults to read.
  • Annual report and newsletter projects.
  • Over 200 magazine, website, and newspaper articles on topics including independent film, web animation, public technology access, and natural landscaping.
Skills used: Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, CourseBuilder, Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Illustrator, Freehand, Acrobat, and Word.

The Exeter Group. Cambridge, MA. September 1998 - June 2000. Consultant.

  • Designed and prototyped web interface for flagship information management software suite used by more than 70 colleges and universities worldwide.
  • Managed website and corporate identity team; authored all content for total redesign of company site.
  • Initiated company's transition to online help; researched and evaluated content delivery platforms. Wrote end-user and administrator documentation, technical specifications, proposals, and marketing materials.
  • Designed company-wide format and review process for specifications and documentation. Programmed VBA macros into document templates to automate repetitive tasks.
Skills used: Dreamweaver, HomeSite, HTML, JavaScript, Photoshop, Illustrator, Visual Basic for Applications, SQL, XML, CSS, RoboHelp 2000, ForeHelp, FrameMaker, Acrobat, and Word.

Learning to Eat Locally. Williamstown, MA. Spring 1998. Design Consultant.
Developed page design and cover for cookbook in collaboration with author. Demonstrated layout techniques and provided software assistance to other team members.
Skills used:
PageMaker and Photoshop.

Lifelines. Williamstown, MA. Summer 1996 - 1997. Project Creator and Coordinator.
Designed, tested, and marketed educational card game based on the food chain. Created and integrated hand-drawn illustrations, text, and electronically rendered background images.
Skills used:
Photoshop, PageMaker.

Williams College. Williamstown, MA. Fall 1994 - Spring 1998.
Bachelor of Arts in English, Magna Cum Laude, at one of nation's most selective colleges.
3.73 GPA. Dean's List all semesters. Graduated in top 15% of class. Courses in computer science, mathematics, and art; teaching internship at Mount Greylock High School.
SAT Scores: 760 Verbal, 650 Math, English Composition Achievement Test: 800.

Webgrrls International, Charlotte Society for the Communicating Arts, and Hands On Charlotte.

At work on a nonfiction graphic novel. Speak Spanish conversationally. Enjoy travel, sketching, digital photography, cooking, and hiking.

Copyright 2004 Tess Gadwa