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I have had an interest in Art since I was a child. I attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia after high school where I received an Associate Degree in Visual Communications. While attending the Art Institute, I was a member of the Design Group and graduated with honors. Over the years, I worked for various companies that allowed me to use my creativity by designing custom hand-made rugs that were hand crafted overseas, t-shirt designs that were sold at resort areas throughout the East Coast, and computer graphics touch screens for hospital admissions.
 
Recently, I decided to go back to school to get caught up on the latest Computer Graphics software programs. I attended Cumberland County College where I received an Academic Certificate in Computer Graphics/Desktop Publishing. I graduated with honors with a 4.0 grade point average.
 
My educational experience has allowed me to be able to draw by hand as well as create designs on the computer. I have knowledge of the Apple and Windows Operation Systems. Using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark XPress, Dreamweaver, and Flash programs, I am able to design web sites, create package designs, logo designs, bookcovers, brochures, animation, etc., using my digital imaging skills. My drawing skills include: pen & ink, acrylic painting, portraits, t-shirt painting, animal & wildlife drawing, custom hand made rug designs and furniture illustrations- just to name a few.

With my graphic skills, I have designed several web sites below:
DiLisi Ristorante in Bridgeton http://www.dilisi.com
Deans Evergreens: http://www.deansevergreens.com
Moores Countryside Heating: http://www.mooresheating.com
Plumline Nursery: http://www.plumlinenursery.com
H.H. Hankins & Bro.: http://www.hhhbro.com.

Dezign Concepts: http://www.dezignconcepts.com

I have been married for 24 years and have 2 daughters.

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Lona Gaines
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