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My strengths lay in the field of web design and graphic design, with emphasis in logo creation and layout. Simplicity is key. A strong design is highly legible yet interesting enough to help make it's own message and related content all the more engaging. It would compliment the content rather than being a means to an end in itself.

Preferably, I work with popular design tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, as well as QuarkXPress if the task happens to require desktop publishing. I have been accomplishing great things with this industry standard software since 1994. For web site development, my tool of choice is none other than Notepad and/or Wordpad which is bundled with all Windows operating systems. In my opinion, it is the perfect tool for building HTML and CSS documents, as well as editing Perl scripts and modules. I will, however, utilise Macromedia Dreamweaver if the task requires it.

I am a team player and strong leader, but I am certainly flexible, and will also be very comfortable working independently. I am strongly results-oriented, and like to see all of my projects through to completion. You will also find me to be a conscientious worker who pays careful attention to detail. My resume contains the details of my education, training, skills and experience.

The worldwide web address in the header above refers to my home page, which includes a sample of my web graphic designs, as well as some of my personal artwork. Additionally, my graphic design and desktop publishing portfolio is available upon request.

Thank you for your consideration,

Benjamin Eren Robinson



Employment History
May 1997 to present Artist and Graphic Designer
Established a personal art practice
Accepting commissions for web graphic design and artwork
Promoting my own art on the Internet
Developing and promoting printed publications for various 'zines
Managing all financial transactions
Interacting with clients and site users to determine their expectations
August 2003 to Jan. 2004 Graphic Designer
D&D Print-All, Hamilton, Ontario
Complete designs and layouts for output to print media
Operate scanners, high speed copiers, and digital printing equipment
Manage some accounting with both vendors and clients
Interact with clients to determine their expectations and needs
May 2003 to August 2003
May 2002 to August 2002  
Graphic Designer and Store Manager
Sure Print & Copy, Burlington, Ontario
Complete designs and layouts for output to print media
Operate scanners, high speed copiers, and digital printing equipment
Manage some accounting with both vendors and clients
Interact with clients to determine their expectations and needs
Sept. 1997 to Jan. 2002 Graphic designer, web designer, webmaster, multimedia manager
Feral! Planning Committee
(http://www.campferal.org)
Managed the online and print advertising aspects of a local science fiction conference
Designed the web site for the 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002 conference seasons
Performed advertising, graphic design, web design, webmastering, desktop publishing, and volunteer management functions
Nov. 2000 to June 2001 Web developer and designer
Acorn Web Development
(http://www.acornwebdevelopment.com)
Designed custom web sites for clients to their specifications
Performed web design, webmastering, web development, internet newsletter development, graphic design, and web banner design
June 2000 to Dec. 2000 Web designer and webmaster
The Connection
(http://www.connection.com)
Designed custom web sites for clients to their specifications
Communicated directly with clients in order to ascertain their needs for their individual sites
Performed web design, webmastering, and light managerial duties


Volunteer Employment History
Oct. 2004 to April 2010 Native Mental Health Conference
Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre, Sudbury, Ontario
Completed and maintained promotional web site
Completed layout and assembly of attendees' handouts
Assisted in new registration management on site
Ran miscellaneous errands
March 2002 to Feb. 2004 Technical Support and Graphic Designer
Ikonboard
(http://www.ikonboard.com)
Helping clients with problem solving regarding their installation of the bulletin board software
Complete some graphic design tasks to help develop the support site
Contributed graphic design work to version 3.1.0 and 3.1.1 of the software


Education
1994 to 1997 Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, Erindale Campus
Earned in conjunction with a diploma in Art and Art History at Sheridan College, Trafalgar Campus
Focused on courses in Graphic Design, Drawing, and Photography


Computer Skills
  • Windows 10/8/7
  • Maintaining own personal and community web sites
  • Developing HTML and CSS documents using common text editors — Notepad
  • Incorporating JavaScripts into HTML documents
  • Installing and customising of Perl scripts and modules
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • QuarkXPress
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • CorelDRAW
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
  • Ulead GIF Animator
  • Jasc GIF Animator
  • MS Office
  • QuickBooks
  • Internet communications — WWW, FTP, IMs, etc.
  • Software and file backup systems
  • PC installation, maintenance, and upgrades


Interests
  • Computer graphics and design
  • Web graphic design
  • Desktop publishing
  • Art — drawing and watercolour painting
  • Photography
  • Internet communications — WWW, FTP, MUD/MUCK, IM, Usenet, etc.

Active URLs
StripeyManey — http://www.stripeymaney.com/
  • personal web site and art gallery
  • design was inspired by some print and layout work I had done for a Feral! con book
  • update design and content as needed
  • completed graphics, logos, layout, (D)HTML, CSS, Perl setup, artwork, and photography
resume (this page) — http://www.stripeymaney.com/resume.html

Additional work portfolio available upon request.

StripeyManey © Benjamin Eren Robinson, 2000-2016. All rights reserved.
This file last edited: September 14, 2015