About Joy

JoyRMac, you can call her Joy, loves to design with Illustrator & Photoshop, take photos with Instagram, and design websites. She currently lives in Crystal Lake, Illinois with her husband, daughter, dog and two cats.

Talents & Skills
Wood Block Printing
Instagram Filtering
Singing in My Car

My Experience

Graphic Designer for Gate 39 Media

Oct 2013 - Present

Print & Web Design for over 30 clients.
Extensive work and knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and others.
Created and ordered business cards for clients.
Corresponded directly with clients about design needs.
Created landing pages from sketch to implementation.
Coded using HTML, Javascript, and CSS for email blasts, landing pages, and one page HTML homepages.
Designed & code in Microsoft Visual Studio
Worked with printing and ordered 10+ jobs with more than 10,000 pages produced.
SKILLS GAINED FROM GATE 39 MEDIA
Real World Experience
Microsoft Visual Studio Experience
Problem Solving
Working with challenging clients.

Pre-Press Intern for Prisma Graphic

May 2013 - Sept 2013

Proof & plated jobs from companies such as P.F. Changs, Circle K, and the University of Phoenix
SKILLS GAINED FROM PRISMA
Print and PrePress skills

Graphic & Web Tutor for Art Institute of Phoenix

Jan 2013 - Sept 2013

Tutored over 15 people in more than 5 topics
SKILLS GAINED AS A TUTOR
Instructing in Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Java script, Math, HTML, & CSS

Studio Intern for Defero

Oct 2012 - Dec 2012

Design Production for companies such as Combat, Right Guard, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital
SKILLS GAINED FROM DEFERO
Client interaction
Problem solving
Proficiency in Photoshop

Sonar Technician for the US Navy

Feb 2007 – Feb 2011

Served at a security post
Was a qualified Watch Officer
Led more than 20 people
Qualified Training Supervisor for a command with 200+ people Trained other sailors
Organized the entire training system
SKILLS GAINED FROM THE USN
Punctuality
Leadership
Team Player
Determination

My Education

Graduated Sept 2013

The Art Institute of Phoenix

Bachelor of Arts; Graphic Design with high honors
Alpha Beta Kappa member
SKILLS GAINED FROM AIPX
Adobe CS6 and below.
(Specialty in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
HTML & CSS
Windows & Mac Capable Efficiency

My Testimonials

I have known Joy for the last several years in my capacity as her instructor at Art Institute of Phoenix. She is an incredibly talented designer with a wonderful work ethic, and is focused on success. Joy takes and gives direction well as part of a team. I wholeheartedly endorse Joy McNamara as a brilliant designer and leader.

Anita Oas, MBA / Anita taught Joy at Art Institute of Phoenix

I have gone to school with Joy for about 3 years now. She is an excellent designer and is very helpful with tutoring others and inspiring me to be a better designer myself. Her work is very creative and professional. I would recommend her to anyone.

Kellie Blue-Petraglia / Kellie studied with Joy at Art Institute of Phoenix

I hired Joy in 2012 to help me code my website. She was very proficient and easy to work with. She troubleshooted with me until I was completely satisfied with my website.

Sara Avery / Sara was Joy's client

Joy is an inspiration to be around. She has an amazing way of bringing out the creativity of others while pushing herself to constantly evolve as a designer. Working with Joy on projects was always, well, a JOY

David Baldwin / David studied with Joy at Art Institute of Phoenix

Joy is a sharp, speedy, brilliant designer who digs into the details. She takes and gives critique gracefully, has a fantastic work ethic, and she's fun and inspiring to work with as a fellow designer.

Jessica Osborne / Jessica worked directly with Joy at Defero

It was a pleasure working with Joy during her semester internship at Defero. She's very creative and always has a good idea. Great communicator and listener. Her skills in the Adobe CS are stellar. Especially Illustrator. IMO, she's ready to join a creative team immediately. Someone will be very lucky to snatch her up.

Michael Rodgers / Michael managed Joy at Defero

Contact Me

Address: 1529 Tanglewood Drive

Phone: 480.398.0808

Email: joyrmac@gmail.com

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