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2 Table of Contents Cover Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 Resume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4 News Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 5 Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 6 Journals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 7 Advertisements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 9 Brochures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 10


3 Steve Thomas Graphic Designer

589 Birch Ave. Euclid, Oh 44132 (216) 571-1127 • sthomasdesign@me.com http://issuu.com/attvcks November 27, 2012 Person’s Name Company’s name Title Address of business

Hello XXXXX, My name is Steve Thomas and I am currently a Graphic Design student at Cuyahoga Community College in the VC&D program. I enrolled at TRI-C in the summer of 2010 with a graduation date of Fall 2012. I wanted to take a moment and tell you a little about myself. I am currently the Layout Editor for The Voice at the Metro Campus and Whiskey Island Magazine at Cleveland State University. I have over 5 years of graphic design experience laying out a weekly newspaper bi-weekly, two bi-annual literary journals (I designed the current issue of Breakwall) utilizing Adobe Creative Suite. Here are some example of my work online: http://www.issuu.com/csucauldron & http://www.issuu.com/attvcks Thanks again for your time!

Best, Steve Aresman Thomas


4 Steve Thomas Graphic Designer

589 Birch Ave. Euclid, Oh 44132 (216) 571-1127 • sthomasdesign@me.com http://issuu.com/attvcks OBJECTIVE Seeking a position in graphic design or web design where my creativity and technical skills are required. EXPERIENCE Graphic Designer for INVADO INTERNATIONAL; Broadview Hts, OH — 2011 to Present Design web banner, slideshow presentations, event material and Advertisements for print and the web utilizing MS Office, Adobe CS6 and Keynote. Graphic Designer for BREAKWALL LITERARY JOURNAL, Cuyahoga Community College; Cleveland, OHIO — 2011 to Present Designed a Bi-Annual literary book using Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Bridge and Photoshop. Graphic Designer for THE VOICE, Cuyahoga Community College; Cleveland, OH — 2010 to Present Designed a Bi-Weekly Newspaper using Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Bridge and Photoshop. Uploaded and embedded the PDF of The Voice, photography, and web-ready video to the organization’s website using HTML, CSS and College Publisher web services. Redesigned website for a 24 hour news cycle, making it independent of the printed newspaper. Graphic Designer for WHISKEY ISLAND MAGAZINE, Cleveland State University; Cleveland, OH — 2008 to Present Designed a 100 page Bi-Annual literary book twice a year using Adobe Indesign and Photoshop. Sample content of the completed magazine uploaded to the organization's website using Adobe Dreamweaver. Graphic Designer for THE CAULDRON, Cleveland State University; Cleveland, OHIO — 2007-2009 Designed 20 page newspaper using Adobe Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Created, produced and edited audio and video podcasts. EDUCATION Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland Ohio Associate Degree in Visual Communication, 2012 Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa Associates Degree in Music/Video Business, 1998 ACHIEVEMENTS First Place for Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper-2 Year/ Community College from Society of Professional Journalists Annual Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards


5 News Print

CAMPUS DISTRICT OBSERVER ISSUE 7 • FEBRUARY 2012

THE VOICE ISSUE 10 • MAY 2011

About The Feature: Foreign students and their experiences in the US.

About The Feature:: A bi-weekly student produced newspaper that at Cuyahoga Community College.

THE CAULDRON ISSUE 6 • FEBRUARY 2010 About The Feature: The spring sports preview issue.

THE CAULDRON ISSUE 6 • FEBRUARY 2010 About The Feature: The student’s introduction to the new Dean of Student Life.


6 Assignments WINTER ELECTRONICS CATALOG MOCK UP DECEMBER 2011 About The Assignment: It was created for a yearly catalog mailer.

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ELECTRONICS NEWSLETTER MOCKUP FALL 2011 About The Assignment: It was created for a apple enthusiast group.


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Whiskey Island

CONTRIBUTORS

A LITERARY JOURNAL PUBLISHED BY CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

About The Journal: A literary journal produced by Cleveland State University.

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Colleen Abel Jeff Alessandrelli Steve Almond Michael Bagwell Christopher Beard Brandon Bell Chuck Carlise Sarah Carson MRB Chelko Daniel Coshnear Adam Crittendon Rosie Forrest Emily Kendal Frey Ryan Krull David Dodd Lee Kyle McCord Justin Runge Bret Shepard Wendy Xu Leni Zumas

WHISKEY ISLAND ISSUE 61 • DECEMBER 2012

WHISKEY ISLAND ISSUE 56 • FALL 2008 About The Journal: A literary jounral produced by Cuyahoga Community College.


8 BREAKWALL ISSUE 2 • DECEMBER 2012 About The Feature: A literary journal produced by Cleveland State University.

WHISKEY ISLAND ISSUE 56 • FALL 2008 About The Feature: A literary jounral produced by Cuyahoga Community College.


9 Advertisements NEIGHBORHOOD VOICE DECEMBER 2011 About The Advertisement: 8.5 x 11 Survey of Readers.

WHISKEY ISLAND ISSUE 56 • FALL 2011

About The Advertisement: 6x9 Announcing Imagination 2011 Writer’s Conference.

SUSAN G. KOMEN JULY 2012 About The Advertisement 1/8 Advertisement promoting 5k/1 Mile race and walk.


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A Connected Community

Our Core Beliefs • •

We are all interdependent; our individual well-being is connected to that of our neighbors Small projects and acts can have major impact when connected by trusting relationships

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We all have value and gifts to contribute Everyday people are at the heart of genuine democracy

We experiment with new strategies and reflect on what happens We actively name and confront the challenges associated with social oppression and privilege

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We facilitate trust building We embrace tension to spark new learning and innovation

Neighborhood Connections 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300 Cleveland, OH 44115

In Greater University Circle

Buckeye–Shaker • Central • Fairfax • Glenville • Hough Little Italy • University Circle • East Cleveland

About Neighborhood Connections

A Community of Practice

Our Invitation

Neighborhood Connections was established in 2003 by the Cleveland Foundation to empower people in Cleveland’s neighborhoods and to encourage them to become more civically engaged. We provide small grants that fund citizen-driven neighborhood projects, events and activities that benefit Clevelanders and East Clevelanders. As of June 2011, we awarded 1600 grants totaling $4.5 million.

Neighborhood Connections is expanding its focus beyond grant-making to catalyze a Community of Practice. A community of practice is an environment where people living, working, playing and worshiping in neighborhoods are well connected, well informed and actively engaged in building their community through thoughtful practice.

We are inviting everyone from Greater University Circle (GUC) – residents, congregants, employers and institutional representatives to participate in an innovative process of building trust and power to lead themselves and their communities to renewed strength, health and connectedness. By learning and interacting with various networks across Greater University Circle, we hope to strengthen and support people as they learn to cultivate environments where everyone can more easily connect to information, opportunities and one another.

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 Spark and support innovative

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The Neighborhood Voice Write, photograph, deliver or advertise in this citizen-driven monthly newspaper.

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Steve Thomas Graphic Design Portfolio