Melissa Cox's Resume

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Currently I am proudest of my best design Ciara
(she's the reason I have decided to freelance).
Aisling Irish Center Yonkers, New York
January 2001- Present
  Teaching MS Office Suite, MS Windows and internet skills.  
Projects have included editorial production work and web design.
July 2000 - Present

Irish Voice Newspaper/
Irish America Magazine

New York, New York
February 1998 - July 2000

Oversaw editorial and advertising design for weekly newspaper and
bi-monthly magazine. Included stylizing layouts, pre-press, and assigning projects to assistant designers.

Recommended hardware and software purchases. Performed troubleshooting and macintosh technical assistance for office staff.

Responsible for web design of & websites.

Completed redesigns using HTML/ java coding of frames, mail forms, tables, rollovers, and web-safe photographs.

Scanned and calibrated black and white, four color, and RGB images output to newspaper, magazine, and web.

Created banner advertisement for Liffey Van Lines, now appearing on

Classified Sales Manager
Irish Echo Newspaper New York, New York
August 1997 - January 1998

Ran a classified sales department for a major New York ethnic weekly.

Managed insert orders, billing, and customer service for advertising agencies and business accounts.

Wrote copy, set, and proofed text for display and line advertisements.

Junior Financial Analyst
Vanguard Temporaries -
MasterCard International
Purchase, New York
June 1996 - July 1997

Accountable for the audited analysis of revenue generating quarterly reports from merchant banks. This involved recognizing and interpreting statistical data anomalies via Excel modules and ad hoc Access data queries, and estimating data revisions.

Wrote a training manual for our departmental software used as a teaching tool to acclimate new data entry staff.

Maintained an Access database monitoring member bank reporting compliance.

Researched changes in the bankcard industry via Lexus-Nexis news sources.

  New School University New York, New York
January 2001
  Certificate in Web Design. Courses included User Interface Design and Information Architecture.  
Parson's School of Design New York, New York
Fall 1998 - Spring 2000

Ccourse of study involved image handling, interactive website design, html coding, javascript, and multimedia.

The College of New Jersey
(formerly Trenton State)
Ewing, New Jersey
August 1996

Bachelor of Arts in English; courses concentrated in Literature with a Minor in History, major grade point average 3.4

computer skills

Access, Acrobat, BBEdit, Claris Works, Conflict Catcher, DHTML, DOS, Dreamweaver, Excel, Fetch, Fireworks, Flash, Flightcheck, Freehand, Homesite, HTML, Illustrator, Image Mapper, Image Ready, Javascript, SoundMachine, Pagemaker, Pagemill, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Quark, Toast & Strata Videoshop
Learning NetObjects Fusion 3.0, Filemaker Pro & SuSE Linux for Mac.

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