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Christopher's Art & Design

Summary

 

Visual artist, graphic designer, English teacher, and Spanish-English translator with a wide range of subjects and art styles. Currently available to do commissioned art work (still life, portraits, etc.) and graphic design (posters, brochures, business cards, logos, etc.) which can be sent as .jpg, or placed online for purchase as custom framed prints or on other products. Simple graphic design work for invitations and other products are available through his stores at Zazzle.com.

 

He is also available for private English courses and Spanish-English document translation.

Specialties: Adobe Photoshop, CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, digital photography, English, Spanish, HTML, PHP, web design, graphic design

 

Experience

 

Principal - Independent Visual Artist & Graphic Designer at Christopher Johnson

 

December 2007 - Present (6 years 8 months)

Visual artist and graphic designer specializing in floral art, digital portraits, and geometric abstract art using painting, drawing, digital painting and fine art photography skills. Most artwork is digital especially using photo-manipulation and the use of filters in Photoshop or with other software to create art and designs quickly. Some drawing were created with colored pencils, markers as well as acrylic and oil painting. Some paintings and drawings are completely digital through the use of a drawing tablet.

Artwork then in digital form is used as design on products directly available for sales through PODs (Print-on-demand) and as customizable graphic design for wedding, anniversary, holiday, and other event invitations and gifts as well as products for the home and optionally framed wall art.

 

Software used:

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, CorelDraw, FilterForge, Adobe Muse

 

 

Languages

 

English 100%  (Native language)

Spanish (Full professional proficiency)

 

Interests

 

art, fine art, photography, painting, digital art, flowers, gardening, computer technology, drawing, digital painting, kaleidoscope, fine art photography, graphic design, Internet, personal finance, vocal music

 

 

Certifications

 

Ecommerce Analytics: From Data to Decisions (Google Analytics) Certificate

Google - Analytics Academy -  https://analyticsacademy.withgoogle.com

July 2014

 

Graphic Design Specialty Diploma

Centro de Capacitación para el Trabajo Industrial (CECATI) #74

August 2014

 

Electronic Presentations Diploma (CorelDraw)

Centro de Capacitación para el Trabajo Industrial (CECATI) #74

June 2014

 

Graphic Presentations Diploma (Illustrator)

Centro de Capacitación para el Trabajo Industrial (CECATI) #74

June 2014

 

Computation Specialty Diploma (Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Windows)

Centro de Capacitación para el Trabajo Industrial (CECATI) #74

February 2014

 

Photographic Presentations Diploma (Photoshop)

Centro de Capacitación para el Trabajo Industrial (CECATI) #74

January 2014

 

English Specialty Diploma

Centro de Capacitación para el Trabajo Industrial (CECATI) #74

January 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experience (continued)

 

Private English Teacher at Private English Teacher

 

August 2001 - Present (13 years)

Private Teacher of English as a second language to corporate employees of different companies for example: Dow Corning, Grupo Posadas, Unitec, Universidad del Valle de México, as well as several smaller firms in the Mexico City area. I occasionally would give classes to families in their homes or in a restaurant when an office was not available.

 

Academic Coordinator & Salesperson at Elan Training S.A. de C.V.

 

September 2005 - April 2006 (8 months)

Academic Coordinator for all teachers including recruitment new teacher interviews and evaluations.

Preparation of progress and grade reports for clients and formal lesson plans for all levels. I also had to teach several courses at the same time as working as coordinator. After the first few month of no training, I was then given the task of selling new English courses to companies starting with cold calling prospective clients to meeting with contacts at their offices. Before leaving the company, I had sold 2-3 new courses at a new client while still teaching courses of my own. It was a very demanding job between teaching, coordinating, and sales.

 

English Teacher at Mexico’s International Business English (MIBE) A.C.

 

June 2002 - September 2005 (3 years 4 months)

Teacher of business English at corporate offices of different clients.

 

English Teacher at Harmon Hall Villa Coapa

 

January 2001 - August 2001 (8 months)

Teacher of English as a second language. The majority of students were of middle or high school age in relatively large groups. I taught Intermediate, Advanced, Proficiency, and Conversation levels.

 

Technical Support at Dell Computer

 

December 1999 - January 2001 (1 year 2 months)

Technical Support for Dell Computer (was hired on from Temp.)

After being hired as a regular employee I became part of the special WebPC group and did live Online support as well as email support of Dell products.

 

Technical Support at H.L. Yoh Company

 

July 1999 - December 1999 (6 months)

Technical Support help desk technician for Dell Computer’s Home and Small Business

department. Products supported were the Latitude and Inspiron portable computer lines. I was hired on as a regular employee at the end of the year.

 

Administrative Assistant/Technical Support/Data Entry (Various Temporary Positions) at Adecco Employment Services

 

September 1997 - June 1999 (1 year 10 months)

Tankology 6/1 to 6/4/99 Clerical

 

Clinical Pathology Labs 3/29/99 - 5/14/99 Administrative Assistant

Sorted & sent faxes, made cover-sheets, utilized databases to access records,etc.

 

KLRU (Public Broadcasting Station) 3/22/99 to 3/26/99 Receptionist

Reception Desk for KLRU in charge of a 4-line incoming telephone system.

 

Technical Support Specialist  at Apple Computer 10/20/97 to 3/20/99

 

Technical Support for Apple’s Desktop & Powerbook computers as well as best effort on obsolete models as well as Mac OS support on Macintosh Compatible machines. Worked

with several departments in Apple escalating new issues, consulting with other tech support

divisions and admin. As well as answering hardware questions by Apple Authorized Service

Providers.

 

Cornerstone Integrated Services 10/14/97 to 10/17/97

 

Sorted information packets and prepared them for mailing.

 

AT&T Wireless 9/15/97 to 9/22/97

 

Data entry

Changed telephone numbers entered telephone/pager addons to existing accounts.

 

Apple Computer 9/02/97 to 9/11/97

 

Administrative Assistant SS0 K12 Department

Mostly clerical tasks including: filing, copying, sorting files, faxes, and Alert letters, as well as distribution between departments of written information. I also had to look up information in a remote database.

 

Manager Assistant (Temporary) at Interim Personnel

 

May 1999 - May 1999 (1 month)

Wrote cover letters, composed mail merges and tables, entered and corrected member

information in old database.

 

Administrative Assistant (Temporary Associate) at Burnett Personnel Services

 

October 1997 - October 1997 (1 month)

Answered telephone,took messages, redirected calls and sent faxes. Compiled state specific information packets for potential customers and agents. Answered long term care product questions

 

Assistant Teacher at Children & Families of Iowa

 

October 1996 - January 1997 (4 months)

Assistant Teacher in the grade school room. I also worked with children of other ages there

under special circumstances. Organized several activities, lunchtime and helped the children with transition between the center and school and back again.

 

Substitute Caregiver at Children’s Services of Central Iowa

 

August 1996 - October 1996 (3 months)

Substitute Caregiver with preschool and grade school children in the supper program at several centers in the city. Worked with a wide variety of management and center designs.

 

Deli, Cashier at Cub Foods

 

December 1995 - September 1996 (10 months)

I worked cash register in a varied, large grocery store and worked with food prep, cooking, and service as well as sanitary cleanup in the deli area.

 

Greenhouse Assistant at Iowa State University

September 1994 - September 1995 (1 year 1 month)

Total care of all plants in the botanical collection with skills ranging from division, seeding, transplanting, and moving plants much older than 30 years.

 

Telephone Sales Representativewide at Terril Tele Technologies

 

May 1994 - August 1994 (4 months)

A wide range of telemarketing activities from direct telephone sales to surveys.

 

Skills & Expertise

 

Art

Painting

Digital Photography

Acrylic

Web Design

Oil Painting

Graphic Design

Visual Arts

Photoshop

Drawing

Image Manipulation

Fine Art

Photography

Digital Art

Fine Art Photography

Graphics

Contemporary Art

Mixed Media

English

Social Networking

Blogging

WordPress

Acrylic Painting

Portrait Painting

HTML

Gardening

Printmaking

Microsoft Office

Mac

Spanish

Mac OS

Language Teaching

Plants

Spanish-English Translation

PHP

MySQL

photo manipulation

Windows 7

Computers

Translation

Data Entry

CorelDraw

Adobe Creative Suite

Illustrator

InDesign

Dreamweaver

Posters

Social Media Marketing

Portrait Photography

Portraits

Education

Logo design

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Muse

 

Education

 

Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia de Mexico

Bachelor's degree, International Marketing, 2014 - 2018

 

Universidad Mexicana Plantel Izcalli

Business Administration, 2004 - 2005

 

Spencer High School

Diploma, General Studies, 1990 - 1994

Activities and Societies: Theater, Choir, Speech

 

Recommendations

 

"Christopher is inventive while he is pervasive in his achievements, driven by accomplishment and creativity."

 

— Rich Collins, Photographer, RCPhotos, worked directly with Christopher

 

 

"Christopher is a brilliant designer and an excellent team player. I have been honored to work together."

 

— Sandy Buckley, Owner, Noted Occasions Graphic Designs, worked directly with Christopher

 

 

"Christopher Johnson is one of the most interesting artists any artist or would be client would wish to meet.

He has a never ending thirst for knowledge and self improvement, a hallmark quality of an excellent business person who is serious about the quality of work they deliver to clients, and Christopher is one of those artists who deliver the goods. If you select Christopher Johnson for an artistic project your wishes and needs will be fulfilled on every level possible. With my highest recommendation, -Zeana Romanovna"

 

— Zeana Romanovna, Artist and Administrator, Romanovna Fine Arts, worked directly with Christopher

 

 

"Christopher is a detailed oriented visual artist and demonstrates extreme passion in creating quality work for all to enjoy."

 

— Veronica Holmes, Owner/Artist, V P Holmes Art & Design, was with another company when working with Christopher

 

 

"Talented visual artist!"

 

— Angie Baker, Owner, AngBkr Dzigns, worked with Christopher at Christopher Johnson

 

 

"Christopher is a talented artists whose work should be more widely seen. I have been a colleague of his on Imagekind for several years and highly recommend that you check out his portfolio."

 

— RC deWinter, Independent Digital Artist/Photographer, RC deWinter Fine Photography & Digital art, was with another company when working with Christopher

 

 

"Christopher has an innate artistic sense of what appeals to the viewer and there's an interesting creative aspect to his work which I've always appreciated. You'll find him enjoyable to work with and I urge you to support his efforts and review his artistic endeavors."

 

— Edward Kinnally, Artist, Art by Kinnally, worked with Christopher at Christopher Johnson

 

 

"I have known Christopher for a number of years through various on-line art sites and communities that we both belong to. His photographic skills and artistic abilities combined with his imagination produce a varied and interesting body of work. His ability for utilizing special photography and artwork filters mean that he is very competent at creating all kinds of special images. On a personal level, I know Christopher to be a kind and caring person."

 

— Nan Engen, Owner, Nan Engen Art Prints, was with another company when working with Christopher

 

 

"Christopher has an exceptional instinct for the creative use of his artwork. Visually they are stunning, and bring to life the creation process to make it a one of a kind. I encourage to take a look at his current work, you won't be disappointed. Thanks"

 

— Paula Adams, Owner, Chi Gallery Studio, was with another company when working with Christopher

 

 

"Christopher has a very unique style of artistic expression, creating something brand-new and beautiful out of an ordinary photograph."

 

— Donna Ariana Murphy, Photographer, Ariana's Art, worked directly with Christopher

 

 

 

 

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