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Payne Studios



  • To work with clients to effectively fufill their Graphic Design needs; to enthusiastically take my creative design concepts from sketches to press and the web using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver

Freelance Graphic Design Work

  • 2010: Completed a successful 100 hour internship at Curran and Conners, a full-service advertising agency in Hauppauge, NY
  • 2009 - present: Opened Payne Studios and designed and implemented clean and memorable solutions for print and web
  • 2008: Designed logo for Dartmouth Chamber Group, and poster for their winter concert
  • 2008: Designed business card and flyer for Huntington Chamber Group, a classical quartet

Other Experience

  • 1983-1989: Interior Designer at Mojo Stumer Architects in Great Neck, NY, Planned Expansion Group Architects, White Plains, NY and Rose Beaton and Rose Architects in White Plains, NY
  • Worked in teams with architects to design innovative interiors for a variety of clients
  • Developed detailed proposals within clients’ budgets
  • Designed custom furniture
  • Developed proficiency in Autocad, a program used for drawing up floor plans, lighting plans and finish plans
  • Clearly presented designs to clients

Life Experience

  • 1989-2008: Stay-at-home mom, school volunteer, coordinator of HIHI (Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative) volunteers for Kehillath Shalom Synogogue. Once a month we provided beds, three meals and company for homeless people during the winter months, DIYer


  • 2006-2009: Studied Visual Communication at SUNY Farmingdale, 51 credits GPA: 3.84, (Dean’s list Fall 2008)
  • Classes included: Advanced Drawing, Digital Media, Desktop I and II, Typography I and II, Campaign Production, Graphic Design I and II, Pre-Press I and II, Digital Imaging I and II, Web I and Advanced Web
  • Projects included workiing web sites, logos, catalogs, ad campaigns, posters, book jackets, illustrations and package design
  • 1978-1982: Cornell University, BS Interior Design


  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS, and Dreamweaver.
  • Knowledge of Flash

Achievements and Affiliations:

  • Typography project chosen for competition in 2008
  • Member of AIGA

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