To Whom It May Concern:
I am seeking freelance architectural drafting projects that I can preform in my home office.
In my previous positions and for other freelance clients, I have been responsible for AutoCad plans and shop
drawings of commercial and residential buildings. I have also been responsible
for initial designs, presentation graphics, as well as preparing
take-offs, cut lists and cost estimates. In addition, I have completed
the architectural design drafting certification course at Silicon
As a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity over the last 12 years, I
have gained a background in construction, from
foundation work through finish carpentry, I have also completed several
home remodeling projects for several acquaintances, and on my own
home. I understand the need for thorough, clearly-drafted plans.
I have advanced computer skills using both Mac and PC software,
and am experienced in AutoCad 2007 and VectorWorks. As a graphic designer for print and web, I have
extensive experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Quark Xpress.
This experience in graphics and marketing aids my 3D visualization
and representational skills. I would also be valuable in preparing
company graphics and architectural renderings. Please see my graphic design website at ilikeitdesign.com.
Thank you for your consideration,
A challenging position in the architectural field
which will utilize and expand my skills in design drafting.
AutoCad 2007 and Architectural Desktop on PC platform.
VectorWorks on Macintosh platform.
Over twenty years of experience with Quark Xpress, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign
and Photoshop on Macintosh platform.
Experienced in web page design using Dreamweaver and HTML.
Multiview drawing, sectional views, auxiliary views, isometric
drawings, dimensional drawing. 3D modeling and editing. Architectural
drafting; floor plans, elevations, foundation, plumbing, electrical, sectional
and detail drawings in 2D and 3D.
Design and production of print and web graphic projects including
advertising, newsletters, brochures, posters, sales sheets, collateral
direct mail and packaging. Routinely responsible for contracting
freelance photography and illustration, photography art direction,
pre-press preparation, and proofing and press checks.
I am well-organized, fast and efficient.
Silicon Valley College, Emeryville, CA: Architectural Design Drafting
Associate of Arts Degree
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA: Associate of Science, Humanities
May 1986 to Present
• I Like It! Design • New Cambria, MO
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Design and production of advertising,
newsletters, brochures, posters, sales sheets, collateral direct
mail editorial design and packaging. AutoCAD drafting and design. Clients include Hacienda Business
Park, Pacific Telesis Center, Bramelea Pacific, Coldwell Banker,
Simpson Strong-Tie, AirTouch Paging, Sun Microsystems, Clorox,
Diablo Magazine, Computerland Magazine, and Electronic Musician
September 2005 to September 2007
• California Technical Conracting • San Francisco,
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: AutoCad drafting as required for redlines, detailing, as-builts, tenant improvements and space planning. Surveying. Establishing and implementing standards. ADA compliance.
September 2003 to October 2004
• Belaire Engineering • Hayward,
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Pen and ink and Photoshop presentation
renderings. Shop drawings for architectural metal and glass and
fabric awning projects. Cut lists, take-offs, cost-estimating,
July 1992 to March 1998
• Herlihy Marketing Group • Oakland,
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Design and production of direct marketing
and collateral materials for clients such as Wells Fargo Bank,
DHL, Sumitomo Bank, Schwab Institution, Sprint, Pacific Bell. Supervision
of the work flow for art staff and hiring of freelance contractors.
Contracting pre-press vendors, illustrators, photographers.
March 1983 to May 1986
• Research Services • San Francisco,
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Editorial design and production, typesetting,
cover art direction, and management of art department staff for
monthly stockbrokerage trade magazine.
August 1981 to July 1983
• Berkeley Monthly • Emeryville,
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Design and production of client advertisements
and editorial content for monthly advertising magazine.
Habitat for Humanity, Friends of Sausal