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  • Scott Sheariss

    Graphic Designer

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    Creative and talented graphic designer with experience in multimedia and print design. Exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills; dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. Accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments. Creative experience in the following:

    -Brochures & Flyers, Logos & Business Identities, Book covers & Page layout

    -Video editing and graphics, Photograph retouching, CD/DVD packaging design

    August 2007 to December 2009
    Quantum Scientific Publishing - Robinson Township, PA
    Graphic Designer/Project Manager
    -Created new design themes for cyber school elementary education materials.
    -Managed and coordinated the production of textbooks, posters, and other educational print materials from concept through completion.
    -Collaborated with clients, authors, freelance designers, and printers to ensure all project requirements -Purchased, organized, and distributed stock photography portfolios for use in educational textbooks.
    -Successfully completed client projects worth up to $250,000

    October 2003 to August 2007
    Paychex, Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA
    New Client Specialist
    -Acted as the primary contact between the client, sales staff and operations in the preparation, balance and input of new client data into the Paychex payroll system.
    -Responsibilities also included the audit of client year to date payroll information, including all quarterly returns and new client instruction on Paychex services.
    -Simultaneously managed 400+ client accounts.

    Senior Payroll Specialist
    -Contacted clients directly to establish payroll schedules and obtain information for payroll production.
    -Corresponded with local, state, and federal tax agencies on behalf of client to resolve all questions and problems in a timely manner.
    -Maintained a high rate of client retention by providing quality customer service.

    January 2002 to November 2005
    Paradox Productions, LLC - Coraopolis, PA
    -Managed and directed all operational, strategic, marketing and administrative functions of a small graphic design/ videography business.
    -Designed logos, brochures, media packaging, book covers and other print materials using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
    -Shot and edited event videos utilizing Sony VX 2100 mini DV camera, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.
    -Maintained all business accounting, invoicing and financial records by means of QuickBooks Pro.


    Platforms: Windows Vista/XP/Me/2000, Mac
    Applications: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Encore, and Audition, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


    The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
    Associate Degree, Specialized Technology
    Major: Video Production Minor: Graphic Design
    -GPA: 3.9.
    -Member of the National Vo-Tech Honors Society.

    Pennsylvania State University - Erie, PA
    Major: Accounting
    -GPA: 3.6.

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