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Margaret A. Gaeddert (Margee)
Illustrator/Graphic Artist/Web Designer/Caricature Artist
email: mgaeddert@cox.net

Employment

Adjunct Teacher UCO 2004 to Present

Art Director at the Journal Record 2005

Art Director of Marketing Saxon Publishers  2002 to 2004

GRAPHIC DESIGN MANAGER/WEB DESIGNER  1998 to 2002
Williams Communications Oklahoma City, OK office. Tulsa, Oklahoma Headquarters. Fiber optic broadband network support for bandwidth-intensive demands of leading communications service providers and strategic e-business partners connecting customers to the world. Emphasis in the Oklahoma City office to event web casts that include, audio, video and interactive web browsing and e-commerce.

Job responsibilities include client consultation, art direction and team and communication with Project Managers and Event Developers for each web cast event. Interview and manage design team, freelance designers and student interns. Responsible for department quality control reports. Provide support graphics that are not web cast specific for the departments of Marketing, Intranet, Application Development and Streaming Media Services Group. Support graphics include publication, advertising, cover, brochure, flyer, poster, form, sign, on-line ad banners, web site, interactive presentations and interactive CD-Rom interface designs. Windows and Macintosh platforms.  Awarded recognition as valued employee. Awarded co-worker/team appreciation awards. Designed and painted mural art for Oklahoma City office interior. Member of the Advisory Board for Metro Tech Graphic Design program representing Williams Communications in community service.

Company history: Williams Communications purchased iBEAM Broadcasting Inc. in 2001. iBEAM Broadcasting purchased webcasts.com in 2000. webcasts.com reorganized from Avant Digital Inc. in 2000. Job duties have remained the same through all reorganizations with the added duties of  Production Management and Project Coordination with Avant Digital Inc. and webcasts.com.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER/WEB DESIGNER,   1995 to 1998
Applied Intelligence Group, Inc., Retail & Distribution Systems Integrators, Edmond, OK
Initial graphic artist recruited for expert creative art and design ability. Worked with the technology  team to implement interface art for an online product application. The team included software programmers, technical writers, consultants and network server technicians. Promoted to Senior Graphic Artist, 1996, responsible for corporate graphics creation, supervise staff, Project Coordinator, client consultation and communication. Wide variety of art and design projects included: publication, advertising, cover, letterhead, logo, brochure, flyer, poster, form, sign, banner, trade show displays, multimedia presentation, caricature and annual and financial reports. Concept/art/design of corporate online web site, received local recognition, WOW Award by The Journal Record, Oklahoma City. Macintosh and Windows platforms. Train and support design team with graphic applications. Awarded recognition for project success and valued employee. Note: Company has closed.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, 1991 to 1995
American Fidelity Assurance Company, Insurance and Finance Corporation, Oklahoma City, OK. Home office art department. 
Full service art, illustration and design projects. Job duties included client consultation and communication, art concept, budget and production. Macintosh computer system production-layout, color selection, scanning, photo-editing, color trapping, raster to negative stage, direct consultation with home office printing department. Projects included design and art for letterhead, cover, logo, package, folder, brochure, flyer, poster, form, sign, banner, t-shirt, slides, promotional, advertising, annual report, and multimedia presentation. Provided caricature art to employees for years of service, honors and recognition. Promoted to Senior Graphic Designer, 1992, with emphasis on multimedia presentation on laptop computer systems. Valuable team member in the development of research and implementation of Windows/Dos Systems into the department to cross platform successfully with the Macintosh systems. Creative talent, self-study, determination, with research and development on various software has provided valuable experience and knowledge of computer art and multimedia. Awarded corporate recognition.

GRAPHIC ART INSTRUCTOR,   1988 to 1991
Platt College,  Oklahoma City, OK
Instructed graphic art curriculum-design, layout, illustration, airbrush, and computer art. Provided professional/business experience and skills to students.  Developed lesson plans, reviewed student portfolios, coordinated community projects, field trips and competitions for the students. Achievement award and recognition.

ADVERTISING ART LECTURER,   1980 to 1983
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Instructed Commercial Art I & II, Advertising Design, Advertising Illustration, Airbrush, and Silkscreen Printing. Provided professional/business experience and skills to students. Developed lesson plans, reviewed student portfolios, operated stat camera, coordinated community projects, field trips and competitions for the students.

ART DIRECTOR/ILLUSTRATOR,   1977 to 1979
Oklahoma Monthly Magazine, Oklahoma City, OK
Advanced from graphic designer to Art Director/Illustrator. Supervised production manager, and four staff artists. Created news, feature, editorial and advertising illustration/graphics. Project coordinated deadlines and content with editors and publisher. Responsible for layout, type specification and design of entire publication. Directed photography sessions. Authorized blue line/color key corrections with the printer located in Colorado. Ordered/purchased supplies. Operated stat camera, dark room and typesetter equipment.

GRAPHIC ARTIST/PRINTER,  1977
Oklahoma Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City, OK
Singular artist for the entire metro system. Job duties included illustration, graphics and printing of all publications, annual reports, signs, flyers and posters. Operated an offset press, print shop equipment and ordered/purchased supplies. Supervised a staff assistant. Created the current system logo.

EDITORIAL ARTIST,   1975 to 1977
Oklahoma Publishing Company, Daily Newspaper Publisher, Oklahoma City, OK
Created illustrations and designs for The Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Job duties included editorial illustration, cover art, feature story, cartoon, department header and promotional art. Airbrush photo retouching. Consultation with editors, department managers and art directors. Coordinated projects with pressroom, proofed color adjustments and color keys, camera and paste up departments. Specified photography conversions, and typesetting.

PRODUCTION ARTIST,   1975
T.G.&Y. National Headquarters, Retail Chain Stores, Oklahoma City, OK
Production of paste up advertising. Volunteered for training on typesetting and line camera equipment.

PRODUCTION ARTIST,   1974 to 1975
Heritage Press, Offset Printer, Stillwater, OK
Valuable print shop hands-on training in art and graphics. Experience in each phase of the project from art board to printing press. Job duties included paste up, line camera/darkroom, film stripping, plate-making, press assistant and bindery/mail department work. Produced catalogs, flyers, brochures and advertising materials.

GRAPHIC ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR,   1969 to 1970
Fire Prevention Publications, Firefighter Training Manuals, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Illustration and graphic design of fire training manuals. Coordinated with printers and typesetters. On-site assignments for research sketching and photography.
 
Freelance

Draw the Line Art & Design Studio,  Established in 1978.  Owner
Twenty-five years of award winning full service Art Direction, Consultation, Illustration, Design, Graphics, Calligraphy, Portrait Art, Courtroom Art, Cartooning and Caricature Art.  

Education
Commercial Art Certificate of Achievement, Tulsa Area Vo-Tech, Tulsa, OK, 1969
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 1974
Watercolor Painting  Master Level Course, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 1974
Airbrush Technique Workshop, Tulsa University, Tulsa, OK, 1976
Studio Design/Marketing Graduate Course, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, 1980
Etching Course, Oklahoma City Art Center, OKC, 1983
Write to Read/Training Certificate, OKC Partners in Education, OKC Public Schools, 1987
Software Training Courses/Workshops: Corel Draw Software Training Workshop for Instructors, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Freehand, Microsoft PowerPoint.
Computer Software Knowledge Macintosh and Windows Platforms
Page Layout/Art: Quark Express, Adobe PageMaker and Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand
Photo/Art Imaging: Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro
Multimedia Presentation: Microsoft Power Point
Word Processing: Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect
Web Publishing: Microsoft FrontPage
 
Accomplishments
National Honor Society, President’s/Dean’s Honor Roll, Will Rogers High School  President’s/Dean’s Honor Roll, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK Treasurer, Tulsa Area Vocational Tech Center
Senior Art Show/BFA Degree Candidate, Gardner Hall Gallery, Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma Art Guild Exhibit, Oklahoma City Art Museum
Alumni Art Show, Oklahoma State University
Guest Speaker on Newsletter Design, OKC Support Center
Two Term PTA Elementary President, OKC Public Schools
Guest Lecturer/Judge,  South OKC Art Association
Television Documentary/Specials Artist,  KOCO Television, Oklahoma City, OK
Guest Caricature Artist, Children’s Hospital-Junior League, Oklahoma City, OK
Team Member, OKC Middle School Improvement SEDL (South Educational Development Lab)
Guest Judge, Oklahoma Chapter, Society of Technical Communication
Owner, Draw the Line Art & Design Studio, Oklahoma City, OK
Newsletter Cover Illustration & Design, Oklahoma Al-Lu-We Chapter, American Business Women’s Association
Member of the Advisory Board, Metro Tech South Bryant Campus, Oklahoma City, for Graphic Design program representing Williams Communications in community service.
Judge for National Student Design Competition, Metro Tech, Oklahoma City, OK
Newcastle Mural, Senior Citizens Center, Newcastle, OK


Awards
ADDY Award, Catalog Design Category, OKC Advertising Club
Logo Design, City of Clinton, OK
Marketing Design Travel Award to Seoul, South Korea, The Friendship Force Organization
Recognition of Instruction, UCO, Edmond, OK, and Platt College, Oklahoma City, OK
Best of Show/Trade Show Booth Design, Children’s Educational Recording Industry
National Award/Cover Art Design, Children’s Educational Record Album
Volunteer/Above & Beyond, OKC Public Schools and The Metropolitan Library System
Black & Gold Publication Design Award, OK Press Association, Oklahoma City, OK
WOW Award for Web Site Design, Journal Record, Oklahoma City, OK

References upon request.