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Christina Anstaett


Be good at everything you do, even if it's not what you love. Try to do what you love though, it makes life much more interesting and fun to live.

Christina Anstaett
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Name : Christina Anstaett
Phone : 912-308-0314
Email : canstaett@gmail.com

Work

I enjoy working with a wide range of media, spanning both the traditional and digital realms.

This is a small sample of my work. Visit my full portfolio.

For more on the Try and Be product design, please visit the project site.
Try and Be

Skills

My less than traditional resume has given me a wide range of skills to call on, allowing me to be an asset almost anywhere.

Illustrator
Photoshop
Dreamweaver/Muse
Technical Drawing
Watercolor
Microsoft Office
HTML/CSS
Merchandising and Display
Customer Service and Client Relations
Account Administration
Leadership

Art Related Employment

I have been fortunate to be able to hone my skills in different ways and I look forward to the challenges and the personal growth the future will bring.

  • 2004 - Now

    Freelance Graphic Artist

    Multiple Companies


    Responsible for creation of branding and both print and web products for small businesses including logos, labels, websites, and signage.

    Working with clients to create the best branding for their company and implementing it in all aspects of promotional materials.

  • 2011

    Sign Technician Intern

    Sign Connections/SCR Graphics


    Creation and assembly of signs and motocross/ATV graphics using industry specific software.

  • 2010 - 2011

    Webmaster and Assistant Instructor

    Ovation School of the Arts


    Website updates and creation of printed advertisements for classes, and assisting with art instruction of children in grades 4-6.

  • 2009

    Instructor/Counselor

    Giant Campus Computer Camp


    Instructed children from grades 2-12 in programs such as Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Multimedia Fusion Developer 2.

    Assisted campers with tutorials and developed projects for advanced campers.

  • 2007 - 2009

    Graphic Artist

    Raytheon Missile Systems


    Fundamental in the updating of more than 1000 technical manual illustrations and instrumental in the instruction of others in updates.

    Projects also included assisting in both design and development of informational html manual for new hires as well as training new hires in all aspects of updating the technical manuals.

  • 1999 - 2004

    Multimedia Illustrator

    US Army


    Responsible for design and layout of products, including target audience analysis, for distribution in area of operations covering the Pacific region and Far East.

    Trained both U.S. and foreign personnel in elements of design and computer programs such as Photoshop, Corel Draw, and QuarkXPpress as well as basic computer usage.

    Taught in classroom settings of 20-25. Present products to upper management and to heads of foreign companies in host country.

Other Employment

I've had a lot of great experience in several fields including merchandising, customer service, and cataloging.

  • 2013 - Now

    Store Worker

    Defense Commissary Agency


    Responsible for merchandising, stocking of inventory, customer interaction, register accuracy and money handling.

    Employee of the Quarter, March 2016
    Employee of the Year 2016

  • 2012

    Job Site Manager

    College Pro Painters


    Supervised 3-5 people in painting houses, coming in consistently on or under budget. Responsible for customer contact and satisfaction for all jobs as well as keeping track of hours and all safety procedures and paperwork.

  • 2012

    Junior Assistant Curator

    University of the West Indies Zoology Museum


    Preparing and cataloguing new specimens and assisting in database creation for the museum collection.

  • 2006 - 2007

    Visual Merchandiser

    Sears


    Display signage and merchandise resets per corporate instruction. Created murals for large displays.

Education

I enjoy learning new things; through classes, tutoring, or figuring it out on my own.

  • 2017

    MFA - Graphic Design and Illustration

    Southwest University of Visual Arts


  • 2013

    BA - Graphic Design

    Pacific Lutheran University


  • 2000

    Basic Graphics Course, Honor Graduate

    Defense Information School


Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Celebration of Art- Thesis Exhibition

    Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tucson, AZ


  • 2017

    X is for Xenophobia: I am America

    Steinfeld Warehouse Arts Center, Tucson, AZ


  • 2016

    Celebration of Art

    Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tucson, AZ


  • 2015

    Open Studios

    Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tucson, AZ


  • 2013

    Senior Capstone

    Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA


  • 2012

    Senior Keystone

    Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA


  • 2011

    SOAC Student Juried Show

    Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA


  • 2010

    Remember When...

    Art on the Ridge, Seattle, WA


Services

Working on Freelance projects helps me stay up to date and my keeps my skills sharp.

  • d

    Graphic Design

    Logos and Identity, Print, Package Design

  • U

    Web Design

    Single and multi-page layouts, HTML5, CSS3

  • b

    Illustration

    Hand-drawn and Digital Illustration

  • i

    Painting

    Acrylic and Watercolor

  • K

    Photography

    Landscape, Product and Event

Contact

Drop me a line, I'll get back to you soon!

Email : canstaett@gmail.com

Still working on a contact form, but email is the best way to get ahold of me.