Marcy R. Edelstein


Career Summary
Graphic designer, illustrator and artist with twenty years of computer graphics experience. Print and Web designer with good technical skills, cross-platform capabilities and an ability to quickly assimilate new software. Well organized, detail oriented and able to produce under pressure. A good team player with excellent communication skills and a proven ability to develop and carry out long term projects independently.

Professional Experience
NEW YORK TIMES, NY 2005 – presentFreelance Design
Designer of maps and graphic elements for Travel, Escapes, Foreign, National and Metro sections of the newspaper, as well as for Web, interactive and video projects. Responsible for researching content, editing, and illustrating deadline sensitive projects.

LEARNINGWORLDS, NY 2001 – 2007 Freelance Design
Designed PowerPoint presentations and information graphics for corporate clients. Additional responsibilities included the development of Flash and PPT animations, photo research and technical illustration. Major clients included SAP and Epson.

DECISIONQUEST, NY 2001– 2003 Freelance Design/production
Designed and produced courtroom graphics for major pharmaceutical and tech companies. Projects included PowerPoint presentations, Flash animations and large scale illustrated charts and graphs.

REAL ESTATE ARTS, NY 2000–2001 Freelance Illustrator and Map Designer
Responsible for the illustration and production of real estate graphics, including customized maps, site plans, stacking plans and floor plans.

GRAPHIC CHART & MAP CO., INC., NY 1987 - 2001 Freelance Illustrator and Map Designer
Member of a small team of artists and designers producing maps, graphics and illustrations for major real estate investment corporations, as well as books, and magazines. Illustrated a series of 3-D map posters of major US cities that became the foundation of a new product line and offshoot company, mapPoster.com.

Technical Skills
Expertise with applications for Macintosh and PC platforms: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign, ArcView, Natural Scene Designer, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, QuarkXPress

Education
MFA – Printmaking: University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History – minors in painting and drawing, 1976
MA – Printmaking: University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History – minor in drawing, 1975
BA – Studio Art: Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts – Honors in Fine Art, 1972

Other Professional Training
Book Arts – Cooper Union
Web Design – Pratt Institute for Professional Studies
Graphic Design and Studio Skills – School of Visual Arts

Additional Clients
Disney Publishing
Cushman & Wakefield of Massachusetts, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Prospect Park Alliance/Urban Audubon Center
Fruchtman/Development Services, Inc.
Real Estate Arts

Professional Memberships
Freelancers Union
Newspaper Guild of New York