Paula Korpalski

Paula Korpalski

Brooklyn, NY, US



 I looking for a  Full Time Position as a Graphic Designer.  I have over 20 years of business experience in the following industries:  Advertising / Marketing, Publishing, Fashion, College Teaching as well as a little Architectural / Interior Design.


D.E.A., N.Y.C. , Investigative Assistant

Assisted both Supervisors and Agents with their investigations by using various law enforcement computer database software packages to apprehend criminals. Taught both Supervisors and Agents upgrades of the various databases as well as the new payroll software. Performed various types of hardware & software trouble shooting. Also continued to keep all the cases physically updated. Have Top Security Clearance with Polygraph as of 2010. Future furloughing.

Jan 2010 - current

Various CUNY & Private Colleges, Bklyn, LIC & NYC, Adjunct Computer Graphic Professor

Taught both adults ( incl. NYPD & FDNY ) and children various computer software & versions of: Photoshop,Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Quark,InDesign, Golive, Director, Dreamweaver, Flash, 3D Max, Maya and MS Office ( Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Frontpage ). All aspectsof design for Advertising, Print & Web Design. Also assisted System Mgrs. with upgrades of hardware and software.
Also taught Studio ( hands on ) art.

Sep 1983 - current

Various Advertising, Publishing, Fashion, alittle Architecture & Interior Design Firms, N.Y.C., Freelance Computer Graphic Designer

Created ads & brochures, presentations for private clients interested in investing in stocks and bonds. Position ended with Chase Merger.I have been designing various advertising, marketing, animation, presentation, product development & packaging, web animation as well as designing factory diagrams & clothing & textile designs for fashion Mfgr. Photographing different products using digital cameras incorporating them into promotional pieces / Helpdesk, Trainer & Consultant for different businesses

Jun 1987 - Mar 2008

New York Police Dept., New York, NY, US, Police Administrative Aide

NEW YORK POLICE DEPT.: POLICE ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE - Full - Time 2007 - 2008 - Employed within the N.B.B.S. Assisting Officers & Detectives with investigations using the only law enforcement computer database software package to apprehend criminals. Handled various types of paperwork related to cases. Resigned due to not enough daily computer work.

Jun 2007 - Feb 2008

F.B.I., Washington D.C., Instructional Systems Specialist

- Required to learn the needs of various departments, creating educational programs, classroom prototypes and website for various in - house classes using all software listed above and various law enforcement computer software packages. Worked primarily with the IT group in Headquarters. Have Top Security Clearance with Polygraph 2005 thru to 2007. Employment was cut short because of my having to resign due to my Mother’s sudden illness that has required me to live in NYC indefinitely. Top Security Clearance with Polygraph ends June 13, 2007.

Jun 2005 - Aug 2005

Chemical Bank, N.Y.C., Computer Graphic Designer

Created brochures for Private Clients. Position Ended with Chase merger

Jul 1993 - Oct 1993

Donnelly Directory, N.Y.C., Computer Graphic Designer

Created ads for the Yellow Pages in the Eastern Region of the U.S. Position ended Verizon took over NYNEX

Sep 1988 - Oct 1991


Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, Continuing Ed

I will be taking classes toward a Certificate in Architectural 3D Visualization using AutoCAD, 3D Max and Revit. This will be on one evening during the week or on the weekend

May 2014 - current

Baruch College - The City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY, US, Continuing Ed

Have taken a Java for Beginners class and will continue to take more web/programming classes

Jan 2014 - current

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Continuing Ed

Have taken a class in Rhino

Jan 2013 - current

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), NYC, Masters, Communicaion Arts

I was Majoring in 3 - D Animation & Video Special Effects - Dec. 2003 - Masters with Distinction - GPA 3.7

Jan 2002 - Jan 2003

Pratt Institute, Bklyn., NY, Bachelors, Art Education

Provisional NYS Education Certification - Jan. 1983.

Sep 1979 - May 1982

Pratt Institute, NYC, Illustration & Textile Design Associates Degree

Associate Degree in Illustration & Graphics & Minor in Textile Design 1979. - 3.0 Dean’s List 1977-1979.

During 2003 thru to 2012 have taken additional classes beyond the Masters
level in the following software packages: AutoCAD, Studio Max, Maya and After Effects.

Sep 1976 - May 1979

Areas of Specialization