Statement: I am searching for career opportunities that would allow me to use my artistic training, talent, and diverse skills to create easy and enjoyable experiences for your clients and/or internal needs, while at the same time producing profits with less worry for your company. Open to full-time or mostly full-time positions with companies in the Greater Nashville, Gallatin, Lebanon, and Murfreesboro, Tennessee area (Sumner, Wilson, Rutherford, and Davidson Counties: graphic, layout artist for hire). Available for start within one week and can interview immediately.
Heather Allyn Salamone
512 East Park Avenue, Gallatin TN 37066 | 931.304.3788(call or text)
2001-2006: Ringling College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Major: Computer Animation
2006: Manatee County Community College, Sculptural Art
1997: Lehigh Carbon Community College, Accounting
1989: Delaware Valley College, Equine Science
Photoshop, Maya, Premiere, Shake, Illustrator, InDesign, AcountScout, Tsunami, Corel Paint, Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, FTP, WHM, WHMCS, CPanel, HTML, CSS, JOOMLA, WordPress, Artisteer, MailChimp, ConstantContact, Acrobat, Designer. Mac and PC proficient.
7/06 to present: The 3D Palette, freelance website design, graphic artist
Freelance. Building over 75 live and previously live websites, numerous business cards, posters, advertisements, computer animation, signs, digital images, pencil drawings, paint portraits, and horse jump painting.
11/15 to 11/17: Southern Standard newspaper
Layout and graphic design. Responsibilities included layout of newspaper and shopper magazine, ad and rack card placement and design, strict adherence to deadlines for newspaper printing, website updating, ad scheduling, and pre-press preparation of files for CMYK printing.
7/04 to present: Market Vision Partners
Internet researcher. Responsibilities include designing new website and marketing materials, mass real estate research, data entry, client contact, and general office duties using Word, Access, and Excel. Occasional remote work on as needed basis.
12/13 to 11/17: Big “A” Avery Insurance Agency
Secretary. Responsibilities included helping customers, taking payments, updating of insurance software to include all digital images, and art for the office. Currently remotely updating office website and Google Business listings, will be finished with this project in November.
12/11 to 11/15: Superior Hosting
Website designer and updater. Responsibilities included occasional website design in JOOMLA, WordPress, and HTML, updates to HTML sites, client contact, and client relationships.
1/01 to 2004: The Decorative Painting Studio
Mural painter. Responsibilities included preliminary drawings, final layout of image, painting murals, and faux finishes as wanted by customers.
5/99 to 10/99: Aston Entertainment
Storyboard Artist/Production Designer. Responsibilities included developing characters and their stories for television cartoons, credited on “A Christmas Adventure”, direct to video for Maya Lighting.
Previous: Various jobs in retail, wait staff, office, and horse barn help.
Artist’s personal statement: My entire life has been filled with creating art for other’s needs. I have painted portraits and murals, animated, drawn, created ads, flyers, signs, banners, and cards for hundreds of clients for their various needs. I welcome input, constructive criticism, and I enjoy working with others on projects. I am open and accepting of all orientations and personalities. I am searching for a company that will allow me to use my talents and skills to create enjoyable experiences for their clients.