Dana Toader
"Passion of Art"

Dana Toader


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


Toader Design LLC, Chicago, IL

Graphic Designer and New Media Specialist  Oct. 2004 -

Owner and initiator of the firm, in charge of all customer needs
Design and develop Web Sites for small to medium-sized
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


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
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


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


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