Dana Toader
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"Passion of Art"

Dana Toader

EDUCATION

Otterbein College, Westerville, OH

B.A. Visual Communication, May 2003   Overall GPA: 3.63
(4.00 scale)

Accademia Italiana, Florence, Italy - Study Abroad Program

Italian language, Design and Fine Art courses, Sept.-Dec., 2001

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Toader Design LLC, Chicago, IL

Graphic Designer and New Media Specialist  Oct. 2004 -
Present

Owner and initiator of the firm, in charge of all customer needs
Design and develop Web Sites for small to medium-sized
businesses
Design, market and develop materials based on client needs
Interview and hire new talent as part of the team
Solution Group, Dayton, OH

Freelance Designer     Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2004

Creating concepts and final products for clients in the form of
Print and Package Design
Design Forum, Dayton, OH

Graphic Designer     Apr. 2003 - Oct. 2003

Retail design and package design for clients including Dunkin
Donuts, AAA, Golden Corral, John Deer, Laguna Drug,
Yankee Candle
Worthington Arts Council, Worthington, OH

Graphic Designer - College Intern   June 2002 - Aug. 2002

Design promotional material including posters, brochures,
promo cards, flyers
Teach Art and Crafts to children ages 4-11
Ohio Educational Awards, Columbus OH

Sculptor / Awards Designer    Nov. 2001 - April 2002

Design and create moldings out of clay to make planks for High
School Athletic Awards


AWARDS AND HONORS

Member of Alpha Lambda Delta National Scholastic Society
for Academic Achievement
2002 - Two pieces awarded 2nd Price at the Spring Art Show
at Otterbein College
1999-2003 - Recipient of the Lakewood Arts Festival
Scholarship, for talent and dedication in the field of Art
1999-2003 - Recipient of the Otterbein College Departmental
Talent Award, for exceptional commitment to the discipline of
Art
1999 - Recipient of the Gold Key Award at the Cleveland
Institute of Art for Excellence in Visual Arts - The Scholastic
Art and Writing Awards 1999
1998 - Senior Artwork Award and Prize Winner in Ceramics at
Beachwood Arts Council's Juried Show Competition of the
Greater Cleveland Area


SKILLS

Communication: Experienced in speaking to small and large
groups. Target audiences have included: small and large firms,
Women Organizations in Business
Leadership: Interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills
developed through on-the-job experience, as well as experience
running my personal business
Languages: Fluent Romanian, German, Italian; Naturalized US
Citizen since 2005
Software: Macromedia Freehand, Flash, Dreamweaver; Adobe
Illustrator, Photoshop, Image Ready, InDesign, PageMaker;
Quark Express; 3D Studio Max; Apple OS X; Microsoft
Windows, Office Suite
Programming Languages: Action Script 2.0

EXHIBITIONS

2007 - Images from the world of Sound, Stan Mansion Gallery
- Chicago, IL
2006 - Recent Works, Leadway Art Gallery - Chicago, IL
2005 - Italy and its Architecture, Optimus Realty INC -
Chicago, IL
2004 - Figure Drawing, Latakia Café - Chicago, IL
2002 - Spring Art Show in Fisher Gallery at Otterbein College
- Columbus, OH
1999 - Ceramics, Cleveland Institute of Art - Cleveland, OH
1999 - Ceramics, Lakewood Arts Festival - Lakewood, OH
CONTACT:passionofart@adacartianu.com