Alison Yuhas
Graphic Design, United States
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Brief Summary

a.has design

Related & Freelance Experience
--Web & Programming Designer, 59E59 Theaters (present)
Complete redesign of current website, excluding color scheme and logo design.
--Graphic Designer, Threshold Visions Photography
Blog design & publicity material for photographer.
--Graphic Designer, The New York Musical Theatre Festival, New York, NY (2007 – 2008)
Took existing publicity strategy and integrate content and new concept into signage, TimeOut NY ads, membership brochures, and general publicity material.
--Graphic Designer, Semi-Permanent, Lincoln Center's Fringe Festival, New York, NY (2007)
Designed postcard, poster and website for the above production.
--Logo Designer, Platforms, The New York Musical Theatre Festival, New York, NY (2008)
Logo and postcard design for aforementioned dance production.
--Artistic Director, DRD Productions, New York, NY (2005 – present)
Part of company whose objective is to redesign existing advertisements for other theatrical venues or shows.
--Senior Technician, Residential Networking, Poughkeepsie, NY (2004 – 2007)
Provided networking services, computer troubleshooting, and hardware repair for students on campus.
--Graphic Designer, Three Mo’ Tenors, Los Angeles, CA (2006)
Hired to create full cd layout and design for international tour of the aforementioned off Broadway show.
--Publicity Chief, Crazy for You, Marist College, NY (2006)
Headed publicity campaign and designed publicity materials (poster, t-shirt, playbill, tickets, and fliers).
--Apprenticeship, The New Victory Theater, New York City, NY (2005)
Design apprenticeship which included designing publicity materials and educational tools.
--Graphic Designer, The Importance of Marrying Wells, Lincoln Center’s Fringe Festival, New York, NY (2005)
Hired to design postcards, complete website and playbill.

--MFA Thesis Exhibit, Boston University at the Stone Gallery, Boston, MA,2009
--Contemporary Absurdity, Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Boston, MA, 2008.
--Senior Show, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2007.
--Student Thesis Show, Cunneen-Hackett Art’s Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2007.
--Annual Student Exhibit, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2004 & 2007.

Related Skills
Proficient in the following areas:
• Adobe Creative Suite CSIII*
• Advanced darkroom techniques
• Basic & figure drawing
• Print & production principles
• Book-making techniques
• Java & Javascript
• Lighting design
• Quark Xpress
• Video editing
• Working knowledge of PHP

* Including Adobe Acrobat, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.

--Associate, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Allston, MA, 2007 – present
--Hostess, Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse, Mountainside, NJ, 2003 – 2007
--Waitress, Echo Lake Country Club, Westfield, NJ, 2002 – 2003

Boston University (BU), Boston, MA (May 2009, MFA Design) // GPA – 3.95
Service Assistantships – BU Art Gallery // Visual Arts Office Graduate Research Assistant & Designer
Teaching Assistantships – Web Design (2 semesters), Senior Graphic Design Studio (2 semesters)

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY (September 2003 – May 2007)
-- Major – Bachelor of Science, Digital Media // Minors – Studio Art, Art History // Certificate – Art & Advertising Design
--Dean’s List, All semesters // Alpha Psi Omega Honor Society (September 2007 – present) // GPA – 3.8
-- Baccalaureate Award, School of Communication and the Arts

Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici, Florence, Italy (Spring 2006)

The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (Summer 2004 & 2005) // GPA – 4.0

Lynne Allen
Director, School of Visual Arts
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA, 02215
p // 617.353.4327
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Charles Arrolla
Restaurant Manager
Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse
1230 Route 22 West
Mountainside, New Jersey
p // 908.518.9733

Anthony Francavilla
Founder, DRD Productions
p // 973.568.6112
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Jen Guillemin
Assistant Director, School of Visual Arts
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA, 02215
p // 617.353.0298
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Alston Purvis
Graphic Design Chair, School of Visual Arts
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA, 02215
Phone: (617) 353.3368

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