ELLE RUTH GOUND

design@ellegound.com


Qualifications

 

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash) 

Proficient QuarkXPress and EnfocusPitstop 

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) 

DSLR Photography (Canon and Nikon)

Wordpress and Front End Web Design

Set and prop styling for photoshoots

Free hand drawing, sketching and painting abilities 

Printmaking and silkscreen experience

Prepress and offset printing experience

Advanced Image Editing and Color Theory

General understanding of HTML/CSS


Education

 

2010 / Adobe Training Center

Course in Adobe Flash CS4, Los Angeles, CA

2008 / College of Santa Fe 

Graduate, Bachelor Of Arts in Politics, Minor in Studio Art 

Santa Fe, NM

2008 / Santa Fe Community College

Classes in Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver

2007 / College of Santa Fe Self Directed Studies

Operated and maintained Printmaking Studio

2004 / Booker T. Washington High School

Graduate, Tulsa, OK 


Employment

Annette Tatum Collections, Santa Monica, CA

Creative Director, Interior Designer | 8/2010 - Present

As the lead graphic designer at this interior design workroom and textile manufacturer, key roles include, graphics creation for brand development, create cohesive designs for many platforms - web, print and mobile (logos, signage, web design and catalogs) Front end website design and user interface development. Consistent updating of web and online catalogs. Visual content creation for editorials, blog, newsletters and social media. Photography, image editing and prop styling. Preparing digital textile files for print and monitoring color accuracy of textiles. Worked Mac platform using Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) 

The Paper Tiger, Santa Fe, NM

Graphic Designer | 8/2008 - 1/2010

As the lead graphic designer and pre-press technician at this commercial print shop, roles included working with clients to design logos, business cards, letterhead, posters, flyers, brochures etc. Preparing customer files to be print-ready for both digital and offset printing methods. Overseeing printing digital files with HP Indigo 5000 Press and Xerox Docucolor 260. Worked on both Mac and PC platforms using Adobe CS4 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro) QuarkXPress, Enfocus Pitstop and Publisher.

Bodhi Bazaar, Santa Fe, NM

Sales Associate | 8/2007 - 2/2008

As a retail Sales Associate at this up-scale fashion boutique, responsibilities included sales and customer service, knowledge of trends and designers, creating unique merchandise displays and maintaining the store appearance.

Retrospect, Santa Fe, NM

Sales Associate/Manager | 3/2005 - 12/2006

As a retail Sales Associate and later as a manager at this eclectic and vintage clothing store, responsibilities included sales and customer service, maintaining the store and creating merchandise window displays. Office administration including creating staffing schedules and pricing inventory.

Tulsa City-County Library, Tulsa, OK

Library Assistant | 1/2003 - 8/2004 and 6/2005 - 8/2006

As a library assistant and shelver, responsibilities included creating posters and displays for summer reading programs and children’s story hour, maintaining order on the shelves, working the circulation desk and directing patrons to needed 


Freelance

 

2014 / Sue Benon / Invitation & Event Design 

2014 / Lisa Statt / Invitation & Event Design 

2013 / Mark Cappellano, Author / Book & Jacket Layout 

2012 / The Melt, Restaurant / Logo & Packaging Design

2012 / Tatum Construction / Logo & Web Design

2010 / Counter Catering / Logo & Package Design 

2010 / Flirt Tulsa Boutique / Graphics & Web Design 

2009 / Jody Sunshine, Artist / Portfolio Design

2008 / Warehouse 21 Public Youth Center / Mural

2008 / “Lessen” film directed by Ricki Chavez / Prop Design

2008 / Tulsa Democratic Party / Poster & Logo Design