Evelyn Sinclair
(510) 339-3404


evelyn_s@speakeasy.net

I function as a one-person advertising agency.

I work as a graphic artist/writer producing images and written material for small businesses. This includes advertising, brochures and web sites.

 

Experience


1988-2007


Helped found Theta Digital Corporation, a US manufacturer of luxury consumer electronics. Created sales literature for retailers and advertisements that ran in national magazines. Was contact person for advertising contracts. Wrote/edited all important written communications for the company. Co-created aesthetic design of components.

Maintained the company's website. Communicated to online (forum) communites as the company's spokesperson.

Title was Vice President in charge of communications.

2001-present

Filed for a patent in 2001 for a Personal Inventory Management System, which was granted in 2005 (Patent # 6851611). The device and web site associated with the system are in development, and can be examined in detail at Groqit.com.


1984-1987


Helped found a company making high-performance CD players, California Audio Labs. Created written material for the company. Conducted photo-shoots as art director, did writing, layout and paste-up of brochures and advertisements. As a writer, I translated engineers’ descriptions of product design features into benefits for potential consumers.


1995-2001


Used Photoshop and Illustrator software to produce advertisements for national magazines.


1975-1990


Helped start and run Absolute Audio, a retail store specializing in high-performance home music playback systems. Worked on sales floor and managed two stores. Wrote weekly classified ads, directed photo shoots and created pictorial ads, designed store brochures.


2001-2002


Illustrated a book on Wilderness Emergency Care, providing 30+ original line drawings and covers.


Education


I am self-taught. I learn new skills as needed. At the age of 14 I was hired to do portraits in pastels for the summer. I am proficient with watercolors, oil paints, and several other media, including three- dimensional ones. I enjoy doing original design work of all kinds.


Other qualifications:


I do not require supervision to make sure I meet deadlines. Since 1995, I have worked at home "telecommuting" rather than at company facilities. This is my preferred work environment, except when in-person meetings would be beneficial.

I am currently working with engineers and designers in China, and programmers in the US to bring the Groqit project to frution, without in-person meetings. This approach has proved to be very efficient.

I am presently learning 3D CAD skills to present my Industrial Designs as fully as possible, to improve my ability to communicate (in 3D!) with overseas fabricators and to facilitate rapid prototyping.

 

email me:

evelyn_s@speakeasy.net

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