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Résumé

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Matthew Kafoury

matthew.kafoury@gmail.com
Brooklyn, New York

I am the in-house graphic designer and webmaster for The Center for Fiction, a non-profit writing studio, bookstore, library, bar, and event space in Fort Greene.

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Education

Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas
Class of 2013

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Communication
Graduated summa cum laude; member of Phi Beta Kappa; dean’s list recipient. Minored in film studies and communication management.

Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Seville, Spain
January - May 2012

Studied intercultural communication, international marketing, Spanish language, and Spanish history through film. Lived with a Spanish host family.

Experience

Graphic Designer and Webmaster
The Center for Fiction
Brooklyn, New York
April 2019 - Present

Design and produce print and digital marketing materials, including posters, brochures, advertisements, signage, social media content, videos, and merchandise for all departments. Guided the completion of a new Wordpress website and maintain it with up-to-date information and dynamic content.

Graphic and Web Designer
Sellwood Pet Supply
Portland, Oregon
August 2016 - April 2019

Designed print and digital marketing materials, including email campaigns, advertisements, signage, and promotional products. Oversaw all projects from concept through production. Built and maintained website. Additional responsibilities included event planning, copywriting, product research, and social media marketing.

Manager
Java Hound Coffee Bar
Portland, Oregon
November 2014 - July 2016

Collaborated with owner to establish business. Researched and enlisted local vendors. Managed inventory, placed orders, hired staff. Upheld positive relationships with customers, employees, and vendors. Assisted with branding and marketing.

Freelance Graphic and Web Designer
Portland, Oregon
August 2014 - July 2016

Designed websites and other marketing materials for a wide range of clients. Provided technical support, design updates, and website maintenance as needed. Personally conducted all business matters.

English Conversation Teacher
CEIP Jose Ortega y Gasset
Madrid, Spain
September 2013 - July 2014

Drafted and implemented lesson plans in four subjects for over 150 students (grades 1-4) at a public primary school in Madrid. Designed and revised curriculum for ESL teachers.

Skills

Graphic Design: Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Web Design: Squarespace, Wordpress, BigCommerce, HTML, CSS
Marketing: Mailchimp, social media, SEO, Google Analytics
Video Editing: Adobe Premiere, iMovie
Productivity: Microsoft Office, iWork, Google Apps, Slack, Basecamp
Language: Spanish reading and conversation, copywriting, copy editing