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  • SUMMARY

    Creative, dynamic and dedicated presentation graphics specialist with extensive experience serving fast-paced project teams and demanding professionals. An insightful advisor and producer who helps presenters connect with audiences for extraordinary results. Proven track record of high-speed, high-volume creation of documents with effective graphic design, editorial content and brand identity.

    Recipient of high accolades in use of PowerPoint. In 2005, recipient of Microsoft Corp.'s "Most Valuable Professional" award for Office PowerPoint in recognition of outstanding contributions to the PowerPoint community of users.

  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Tonyramos.com – 2002 to present

    Sole Proprietor: Freelance graphic design business specializing in PowerPoint presentations for managers and executives. Clients include Accenture, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Case Western Reserve University, Degussa, Doner Advertising, DuPont, Dutch Boy, Exel plc, Ferrous Metal Processing, GOJO Industries, Linde Gas, ProED Communications, Qwest, Ryder Integrated Logistics, Washington Group International, and others.

  • Accenture – Cleveland, OH 1993-2002

    World's largest management consulting organization, serving global clients with strategies, solutions and services in information technology and management

    Graphic Specialist and Team Leader 1998-2002: Led a creative services department of two designers. Responsible for departmental marketing, meeting chargeability and utilization goals, and quality assurance. Scheduled workflow, tracked active projects, and maintained document archives. Provided technical support, editorial support, and graphic design of PowerPoint presentations, print materials, and multimedia. Exceeded departmental chargeability goal by 11 percentage points by initiating a marketing program emphasizing quality, speed and reliability. Led departmental effort to acquire and learn new multimedia software applications, resulting in expanded business while increasing marketability and morale of staff

    Example: For a proposal to a major aerospace company, designed illustrations of logistical strategies and concepts, helping win a seven-year, $100 million outsourcing contract for Accenture

    Example: For a major pharmaceutical company, designed label and packaging, designed multimedia user interface, and executed production of a CD-ROM containing the final report of a three-year, $35 million project

    Graphic Analyst 1993-1998: Provided consultants with design support for presentations, proposals, interim reports, and final reports to Fortune Global 500 clients and internal audiences

    Example: Created the "Chemical Executives Handbook for Operational Excellence," a 32-page pocket guide for consultants to the chemical industry, advising on information design, layout strategy, and print vendor selection. Managed input from a large and disperse project team, finishing before an extremely tight deadline and under budget

    Example: For a major drugstore chain, led design effort of over 1,000 pages of charts and illustrations, helping company reorganize its transportation and distribution systems

    Example: For a major industrial manufacturer in Europe, led design of presentations detailing its new manufacturing, warehousing and distribution network, helping hundreds of suppliers across dozens of countries learn new processes

  • National Association of College Stores – Oberlin, OH 1987-1993.

    Nonprofit trade association serving the retailing, publishing, computer, and higher education industries. Staff Writer/Editor 1990-1993; Administrative Assistant / Desktop Publisher 1987-1990

  • The Plain Dealer – Cleveland, OH 1991-1993.

    Oberlin city stringer for Lorain County Bureau of The Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper

  • EDUCATION

    Coursework in liberal arts at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio and DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

  • ADDITIONAL COURSES AND SEMINARS

    Brand Identity, Web Design, Effective Business Communications, Effective Presentations

  • COMPUTER SKILLS

    Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft FrontPage, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe PageMaker, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Quark XPress

  • OTHER

    Member, board of trustees, Cornucopia, Inc. (a/k/a Nature’s Bin natural foods stores of Cleveland, OH), a 501(c)(3) community organization which helps people with disabilities achieve successful integration into the workplace

    Second-generation Filipino American, sole proprietor of minority business enterprise

    Finisher of nine marathons (26.2 miles) and three ultramarathons (50 kilometers)

 

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