Angela Schill

"I believe that graphic design, just like vintage cars, vinyl collections and classic wrist watches can still satisfy a desire for quality in today's frenetic online world." -- Angela Schill
SKILLS
Art Direction
Print Graphic Design
User Experience (UX) Research
User Experience (UX) Design
User Interface (UI) Design
Front End Dev/HTML5/CSS3
Typography
Copywriting/Proofreading
Illustration
Photography
Photo Retouching
Project Management

SOFTWARE (PC/MAC)
Dreamweaver 6
Axure
Photoshop CS5.5
InDesign
Quark Xpress
Illustrator
Corel Draw
Word
Excel
Outlook
Powerpoint

Member:
Graphic Artist's Guild

National Association of Photoshop Professionals

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CLIENTS/SUB-CLIENTS
American Lung Association
American Society for Training
  and Development, LA Chapter
Amgen
Apex Fitness Group
Arrow Sign Company
The Benefits Group Inc
BOC Records
Canadians Abroad
Cathay Bank
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Century City Hospital
Concord High School
Crawford Markfield Design
Drizen-Dohs Communications
Eduardo’s Border Grill
Enlink GeoEnergy Inc
Fashion Square Car Wash
Fontana Water Company
Fremont Financial Corporation
The Gillette Company
Howard Dean Presidential Campaign
International Society for
  Performance Improvement
Kathleen Brown for CA Treasurer
Kinetic Communications
LA County Mosquito Abatement
Metropolitan Water District of LA
Mike Brown, Olympic Swimmer
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Petco
Really Great Music
Robertshaw Controls Company
Rykoff-Sexton
Sanford North America
Smart and Final
Southern Calif. Counseling Center
Training Solutions
United Tire Dealer's Association
Watanabe Design
Westcoast Tire and Service Inc
Working Relationships
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I'm self-taught and very motivated. My career in graphic design began before the personal computer. I learned my trade during employment with a variety of print shops, ad agencies, marketing departments, magazines and newspapers. I learned to write code as a typographer, working on first-generation Mergenthaler and Compugraphic phototypesetters with no hard drives or display.

Before starting my design business, I served as shop foreman and an assistant art director. As a print production artist, I worked next to repro camera operators, pre-press film strippers and pressmen in the world of ink-on-paper printing. In-house staff or freelance assignments included the LA Weekly, Cannon Films, Hustler Magazine and CBS Records (where I did the paste up for Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album which remains "the best selling album of all time").

My design clients over the years have been mostly small business. I've enjoyed long-term relationships with them, some for over 15 years. I've worked directly with entrepreneurs, many times as a two-person team. Several of my clients had not worked with a designer before, so my work included guiding them through the process.

My conversion to digital design was a natural segue after coding type. I built my first website in 2008 and continuously add new skills to my bag of tricks. I've expanded my website design skills to include user experience research and design in order to provide consumer-driven usability, market-driven strategy, and a cleaner architecture for a higher rate of conversion.

My background enables me to apply quality and skill for detail to digital design. I still love using typography to create a mood and make information look beautiful and accessible.

Print or digital, the ultimate goal for design is still the same: communicate with the target audience in a way that will attract, convince and motivate.