GRETCHEN MARS

 

CURRENTLY
MAC COMPUTER TRAINING TUTOR, Tech Tutor LA; Los Angeles CA – 8.15 - present
Private Instruction on Apple computers. Training in software, help with projects, web, graphics and workflow. Customize training according to each client’s personal and business goals.
FREELANCE GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGNER, Velo Creations; Los Angeles CA 1.13 – present


EDUCATED
MFA PAINTING & SCULPTURE, Pratt Institute; Brooklyn NY 2000
BFA FINE ARTS & DANCE, Loyola Marymount University; Los Angeles CA 1998
UNIVERSITÀ INTERNAZIONALE DELL’ARTE, Emphasis: Painting; Venice, Italy 1999


PREVIOUSLY
CREATIVE, APPLE INC; Fashion Valley, San Diego CA — 11.07 - 8.13
Trained customers to use a variety of software options to achieve goals and create projects. Facilitated Workshops, Camps and Personal Projects. Mentored new employees and worked with Business Team.
SOFTWARE TESTER / UAT, APPLE HEADQUARTERS; Cupertino CA — 1.14.13 - 1.25.13
Worked closely with the developer to report bugs to fix errors and verify that all issues have been resolved.
FREELANCE GRAPHIC / WEBSITE DESIGNER — 7.03 - 7.14
Created logos, business cards, wine labels, and websites for various clients in New York and California.
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR/GRAPHIC DESIGNER, SAN DIEGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM — 10.06 -7.07
Printed media kits and promotional materials for events, digitally archived and documented museum’s history. Created drawings for designs, flash animations, and updated information on website.


CREATED
GRAPHICS/LOGO/WEB - Blue Stag Clothing, Les Mars Hotel, MingoInTheDance, Tech Tutor LA — 2014 –15
“SOLEPHISTICATED” ART SHOW - Digital Jordan Paintings, Rosewood Gallery, San Diego CA — 9.13
“FRESH TO DEATH” GROUP ART SHOW - Digital paintings, Rosewood Gallery, San Diego CA — 12.13
ARTIST FOR RAY BAN / iLORi EVENT, Customized with graffiti, Optical Shop of Aspen, Los Angeles CA — 7.12
#DOUBLETAPTHAT An Instagram inspired art show collaboration of favorite photos. Created and curated show of 40 + artists. Series of aluminum prints made with PostalPix. — San Diego CA — 1.12
URBAN TREE PROJECT - A Public Sculpture displayed on San Diego Bay — 7.09 — 7.10
COMMISSIONED ARTIST IN RESIDENCE / GRAPHIC DESIGNER Les Mars Hôtel, Relais & Château Hotel - Healdsburg CA — 03 — 05


RECENTLY
PILATES INSTRUCTOR; Love for Pilates; Hollywood, Los Angeles CA — 3-5 .15
Pilates instructor for group classes on Stott equipment. Strong emphasis on technique while encouraging clients to improve and progress with new repertoire of exercises.
TEACHER/MOTIVATOR for underprivileged High School students to create temporary street art. High Tech High, Barrio Logan, San Diego CA — 3.13
ART INSTRUCTOR, Dorcas House/Vida Joven (Foster home) Tijuana Mexico — 8.14

SOFTWARE
APPLE CERTIFIED PRO: Aperture 3, Final Cut Pro X.
Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign & WordPress basics, Social Media Marketing, iWork, iLife, Aperture. Proficient in MAC and PC platforms. Printing and photography.


LANGUAGE
Proficient, Conversational Spanish