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Résumé

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Matthew Kafoury

matthew.kafoury@gmail.com
Brooklyn, New York

I am the in-house graphic and web designer for Sellwood Pet Supply, a retailer in Portland, Oregon. I relocated to Brooklyn in October 2018 and continue to work remotely.

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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

In-House Graphic and Web Designer
Sellwood Pet Supply
Portland, Oregon
August 2016 - Present

Design print and digital marketing materials, including email campaigns, advertisements, signage, and promotional products. Oversee all projects from concept through production. Built website and maintain it. Additional responsibilities include event planning, copywriting, product research, and social media marketing.

(Telecommuting from Brooklyn, New York since October 2018.)

Freelance Graphic and Web Designer
Portland, Oregon
August 2014 - March 2018

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.

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

Worked 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.

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 central Madrid. Designed and revised curriculum for ESL teachers.

Research and Design Apprentice
San Antonio Spurs via Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas
Summer 2012

Composed a national survey and completed a multi-platform advertising campaign proposal for the San Antonio Spurs with a team of peers. Designed print advertisements, social media promotions, commercials, and wireframes for a mobile app.

Skills

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