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Valina Eckley

Hi! I am Valina Eckley, Graphic and Web Designer and head of Geeky Graphic Girl web services

Valina Eckley is an enthusiastic graphic artist with extensive experience in the Creative Suite. She is skilled in creating graphics for print, IOS applications, flash social media applications and the web. Also proficient in HTML5/CSS3, photography, and Flash implementation for Action Script. Extremely hard and committed worker who has a track record of staying a step ahead of her supervisors. Loves to give back to the community though volunteer work.

Valina was selected as a "Person of the Year" from Q Salt Lake in 2012 for her work with developing Cheer Salt Lake. 

Valina Eckley's Background

Valina Eckley's Experience

Graphic Designer/Illustrator at Geeky Graphic Girl

January 2008 - Present | Worldwide

Highlighted clients: City of Kounosu, Design Farm, Sparky's Balloons,, Marrily Inc, The 90 Day Diet, APProcot Labs. Multi-media: Web, mobile UI/UX, Print, Brand Identity. Other Skills: CMS implication, Project Management

Content Manager at Skoll Foundation

June 2011 - January 2012

Using Photoshop and Wordpress to manage the content of speaker and session pages for the Skoll Foundation's World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.

Graphic Designer at Be Cool Together Inc.

July 2009 - January 2012

Used Illustrator and InDesign to create new logos, business cards and stationary for the company's two separate branches. Worked with the company's top client, Hitachi High Technology, to develop original teaching materials and course curriculum for business English classes.

Lead Creative Designer at YoXi 123

January 2011 - May 2011

Creating hundreds of vector assets for Huggy Hearts, a Facebook greeting card application, using Adobe Illustrator and Flash. Leading the overall artistic direction of the project and administrating the entire flow from front end to back end of the application.

English Instructor at Freelance

July 2003 - May 2011

Worked with a wide variety of students, ages from 2 to 85, and helped them develop communication competence in English. Focused on every aspect of the language, from children's English, adult daily conversation, development of professional skills. Designed customized lessons for individual students and classes.

Web Designer at Baby, the Stars Shine Bright

June 2008 - December 2010

Designed a multi-lingual web UI under the corporate branding direction. Used Photoshop to retouch product pictures for the online store, catalogs and advertisements.

Editorial Assistant at Communication Yearbook

July 2002 - July 2003

Copyedited academic journal entries under extremely tight deadlines. Coordinated the submission process with the editor, authors and international reviewers.

Founder and Program Director at Cheer Salt Lake

August 2011

Creating the entire brand for the team, including logo, websites, stationary and recruitment posters. Responsible for the overall management of the team, including recruitment, public relations, coordination, event planning, obtaining sponsors, and professional relationship building.

Valina Eckley's Education

University of Wyoming

2001 – 2003

MA Communication

Concentration: Media

Activities: Western Thunder Marching Band (Public Relations Manager). Recipient of the William C. Donaghy Outstanding Thesis award.

University of Wyoming

1996 – 2001

BS Broadcasting

Concentration: Media Production

Activities: Western Thunder Marching Band Kappa Kappa Psi Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Association

Valina Eckley's Interests & Activities

Graphic Design, Web Design, UI/UX Design, Vector Illustration, HTML/CSS, Marching Band, Cheerleading, Traditional Irish Music

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