Resume

The word schön [ʃøːn] is German for beautiful, nice, pretty, great, good …

Since 2014:    Owner of schön graphics / Hunt County Webdesign 

2018 – 2021: Director of Communications
at the Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce  

2013 – 2015: Office Manager
at AB/JDD Plumbing in San Jose, CA

 

2004 – 2013: Marketing Advisor

at the publishing house Ernst Klett Verlag in Stuttgart, Germany
My main focus was planing, calculating and designing advertising materials.

 

2000 – 2004: Art Director

at the advertising agency da kapo in Nürnberg, Germany
My major client was Zapf Creation, manufacturer of toy dolls like the famous BABY born®. 

 

2007 – 2013: Client consulting (on the weekends)

at one of the wine stores of Jacques Weindepot in Stuttgart, Germany
One of the best week-end jobs I have ever had 
My motivation was to earn some extra money, but I also got a whole new perspective on B to C Marketing, and an extensive
knowledge of wine!

 

1998 – 2000: Intern

at the full service advertising agency cre art in Fulda, Germany
My main field of work: logos and business branding for smaller companies.

 

Education 

1998 – 2000: Student at the Akademie für Kommunikation Kassel, in Germany
Graduated as: state certified communications manager (similar to US bachelor)

1996 – 1998: Student at the Ferdinand Braun-Fachoberschule in Fulda, Germany
Major: Graphic design
Graduated: “Fach Abitur Gestaltung” (similar to US college)

Career training / seminars
 

Throughout the years I have attended numerous seminars like: “Producing creative direct-mailings”,  “All about layouting books”
and my favorite: “Language becomes beautiful through typography” by the famous designer Erik Spiekermann.

To stay up to date on my everyday programs like InDesign and Photoshop, I frequently attend training courses.