About Michelle Lindholm

ADVERTISING & GRAPHIC DESIGN

Michelle Wynne Elliott Lindholm has been graphic designing since 2004 and specializes in desktop publishing, commercial art, advertising concepts, print design, prepress, large format printing and sales & marketing. Efficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop).

EXPERIENCE:

- Mac Software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator & other various design software)
- Advertising Concepts (creating ideas, layout, proof & finished product )
- Prepress & Large Format Printing (prepping files for printing, platemaking, poster printing, laminating)
- Sales & Marketing (customer service, orders, pending jobs, answering phone, invoices, job tickets, etc.)

JOB HISTORY:

CADDO PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Caddo Career & Technology Center - Shreveport, Louisiana 
Occupation: Commercial Art & Advertising Design Instructor 
Employed: August 2016 - present
Responsibilities: Teaching high school students the wonderful world of design

PARAGON PRESS
Shreveport, Louisiana
Occupation: Graphic Designer/Prepress Specialist
Employed: May 2012 - August 2016
Responsibilities: Desktop publishing, typesetting, prepress procedures-platemaking, large format printing, laminating, copy jobs

CYBER ACADEMY COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER
Shreveport, Louisiana
Occupation: Account Executive
Employed: October 2011 - March 2012
Responsibilities: Sales, customer service, invoices, quotes, providing clients with knowledge on computer software (ex. graphic design desktop publishing)

LAPRESSCO PRINTING
Shreveport, Louisiana
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Employed: March 2004 - September 2011
Responsibilities: Desktop publishing, typesetting, customer service, answering phone, invoicing, job tickets

SCHOOL HISTORY:

LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAMPUS
Shreveport, Louisiana
Major: Graphic Communications
Attended: August 2002 - December 2003
Accomplishments: Top of class, SGA District 7 President, State & National SkillsUSA Medalist (State: Silver Medalist - Advertising Design, Gold Medalist - Quiz Bowl/Promotional Bulletin Board/T-shirt Design/Pin Design. Nationals: Silver Medalist - Quiz Bowl, 5th Place - Promotional Bulletin Board)

CADDO CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Shreveport, Louisiana
Course: Commercial Art I
Attended: August 2001 - May 2002
Accomplishments: Top of class, State & National SkillsUSA Medalist (State: Silver Medalist - Advertising Design, Gold Medalist - Opening & Closing Ceremonies. Nationals: Bronze Medalist - Opening & Closing Ceremonies)

NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Shreveport, Louisiana
Diploma: General
Attended: August 1998 - May 2002

VOLUNTEER WORK:

Caddo Career & Technology Center Advisory CouncilCaddo Career & Technology Center Commercial Art Class Project Mentor
2012 Louisiana State SkillsUSA Competition Judge - Advertising Design, Opening & Closing Ceremonies
2011 Louisiana State SkillsUSA Competition Judge - Advertising Design, Opening & Closing Ceremonies
2010 Louisiana State SkillsUSA Competition Judge - Advertising Design, Opening & Closing Ceremonies
2008 Louisiana State SkillsUSA Competition Judge - Advertising Design
2007 Louisiana State SkillsUSA Competition Judge - Advertising Design

REFERENCES:

ANNETTE TOLBERT
Retired Commercial Art Instructor
318.286.4029 | atolbert_sport1@comcast.net

KEVIN YPYA
Drafting Instructor
Caddo Career & Technology Center
 318.518.5793 | kypya@caddoschools.org

GAYLE FLOWERS
Assistant Director of Workforce Development
Bossier Parish Community College
 318.465.5285 | gflowers@bpcc.edu

LARRY RABALAIS
Louisiana SkillsUSA Director
225.603.5664 | skillsusala@yahoo.com

DAVID RHODES
Campus Dean
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
 318.676.7811 | davidrhodes@nwltc.edu

ANGIE RYMER
Previous Campus Dean NWLTC
318.560.7940 | ahrymer@yahoo.com

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