Paula Korpalski

Paula Korpalski

Brooklyn, NY, US

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 I looking for a  Full Time Position as a Marketing Digital Graphic Designer. 

I am very interested in switching into Architecture & Design.  Which is why I’ve taking so many classes in Auto Cad, Revit and Interior Design.  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

(Full - Time - 2010 to Present) Top Security Clearance. Assisted both
Supervisors and Agents with their investigations by using and teaching various new law enforcement computer database packages to apprehend criminals. I have used Adobe Suite to create in - house manuals and other documentation. Taught & gave Desktop Support to both Supervisors and Agents upgrades of various databases including the New Payroll & Car Report software. Performed various
types of trouble shooting. Looking to leave due to furloughing & lack of enough computer work to do.

Jan 2010 - current

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

Taught both Students, Private Clients, ( incl. NYPD & FDNY ) and children various computer software & versions of: Photoshop,Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Quark,In Design, Golive, Director, Dreamweaver, Flash, 3D Max, Maya and MS Office ( Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Frontpage ). All aspects
of design for Advertising, Print & Web Design. Also assisted System Mgrs.
with upgrades of hardware and software. Also taught Studio ( hands on ) art.
I have been teaching primarily Adobe Suite as well as other software, desktop support, system managing & consulting for various educational institutions and private businesses. This included designing and writing various curriculums as well as teaching all the aspects of computerized & hand done design, animation,
logo & package design, print layout, conversion of images for print & internet. (Including Private Clients)

• Kingsborough College • N.Y.I.T. • Baruch College • N.Y.C. Technical College
• La Guardia College • B.M.C.C. • Tour College • COMP USA • St Joseph’s College • St Francis College • Ziff Davis • World Vision / Spelling • C.W. Post
• Parsons College • Various Private & Public Schools - Pre-K -12

Oct 1983 - current

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

I have been using Adobe Suite to design various advertising, marketing, animation, presentations, product development & packaging, web animation as well as designing factory diagrams, clothing & textile designs for fashion industries. Photographing different products using digital cameras incorporating them into promotional pieces / computer desktop support, system managing,
in - house training & consulting for different businesses / institutions listed below:

Architectural / Interior Designed & Photographed as well as Theatre - Set Design: • Pringle Ward Office Furniture - Photographed all furniture of entire showroom & converted all the images for Website, IPAD & Android as well as Power Point Presentation • Empire Office Equip. – Catalog layout, Power Point Presentations – private clients no samples • Interned in Lifetime Cable in the
Set Design and Production Dept.• Actors Playhouse - Set Designer

Animation, TV & Film, Designed & Photographed:
• ABP • Tape House / Radical Media • EUE Screen Gems • Disney • Harvest
• Edelman • Griffin Bacall • Larry Q. Animation • Interned with Lifetime Cable as a Set & Production Designer
Advertising, Public Relations & Marketing: Designed & Photographed Ads, Flyers, Brochures, Catalogs:
• Grey & G2 • Spectrum Marketing • Bates • Bozell • Edelman PR
• Addison Design • Donavan & Green • D.F. White • S.K.R. • Ruder Finn PR
• Serino & Coyne • TBWA Chiat Day • Gigante Vaz & Partners • Noonan & Russo PR • Ally & Gargano • Ryan Drossman • Bashes & Bubbles PR

Fashion Designed Textiles & Photographed Textiles, Brochures, Catalogs, Ads, Flyers & Diagrams for: Clothing & Shoe, Boot, Handbag Diagrams:
• Galo Shoes • Bebe - Semi - Precious Jewelry • Variazioni • Maxx Handbags
• Accessories Inc - Children’s Custom Jewelry • Kirkwood Int’l. • Warren Edwards • Habitat / Apex Houseware & Textile • Jump - Evening Gowns
• Children's Network • Lederer • IMT Fashions – Custom Jewelry & Bags

Publishing: Designed & Photographed Book Publications, Catalogs, Brochures, Ads & Flyers:
• Moody's Investors • HSBC • JH Marsh & McLennan • American Express - Created Power Point Presentations - No samples for financial privacy of clients • Scholastic Designed & Photographed art for children’s books • Cambridge University Press – Created layouts of college educational books

Travel: Designed & Photographed Brochures, Ads & Flyers:
• Classical Cruises • Inter Island Tours • Ajoroland Travel • Something Special Travel

Jul 1987 - May 2015

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

Assisting Officers, Detectives with investigations using and teaching various new law enforcement computer database software packages to apprehend criminals. I have used Adobe Suite to create in - house manuals and other documentation. Resigned due to 2008 Stock Market problems.

Jul 2007 - Mar 2008

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

Top Security Clearance with Polygraph ended June 13, 2007. I was required to learn the needs of various departments, creating new educational programs using Power Point Presentations – no samples – Govt. reasons, classroom prototypes and website (made UI / UX icon mostly buttons for website using Visio) for various in - house classes using all software listed above and various law enforcement computer software packages. I gave Desktop Support to all clients. I have used Adobe Suite to create in-house manuals and other documentation. Worked primarily with the IT group in Headquarters. Employment was cut short because of my having to resign due to my Mother’s sudden illness has required me to live in NYC.

Jul 2005 - Aug 2005

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

Created ads, brochures, and Powerpoint Presentations using Adobe Suite -
no samples for financial reasons, for private clients interested in investing
in stocks and bonds. 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

Oct 1988 - Oct 1991


N.Y.I.T., Manhattan, N.Y., Certificate

Still enrolled have taken a few of classes in the Certificate Program of Revit Software Summer – Fall 2017 - Completed Intro to Revit, Intermediate Revit and Certificate Program for Interior Design - Completed Applications 1, Intro Interior Design 1. SUMMER 2015 – 3D Modeling in Auto Cad.

Jan 2015 - current

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

Have taken Social Media,Public Relations, Java for Beginners classes and will continue to take more web/programming classes

Jan 2014 - May 2015

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

Have taken a class in Rhino software.

Jan 2013 - May 2013

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

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

May 2003 - Jan 2013

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

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

Oct 2001 - Jan 2003

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

Provisional NYS Education Certification - Jan. 1983.

Oct 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.

Oct 1976 - May 1979

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