would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself, my name
is Tom Hakim. I have been a Graphic Designer for approximately
14 years and a Web Designer and Developer for over 22 years. I graduated
from Platt College in July of 99' with an AA Degree in Graphic
Design and a Certificate of Completion for Multimedia. I received
2 Certificates of Graphic Excellence and was selected as the Graduation
Speaker for our school campus.
My skills include proficiency in the latest versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, QuarkXpress, InDesign, Dreamweaver, several FTP Programs, Microsoft Excel and Word, and familiarity with several other programs. I am well versed with with several Content Management Systems, such as: WordPress, Magento, Joomla, Drupal, custom CMS platforms, and many others. I have experience in working as a SalesForce administrator. I have a very good understand of digital cameras, digital photography and digital scanners, and I am able to type 58 wpm at 98% accuracy.
In my position with Self-Realization Fellowship I held the title of Color Correction and Photo Restoration Specialist. In this position and as part of the worldwide graphics and marketing team, I color corrected and restored very old photos and illustrations. Part of my duties also included production work, such as: Calendars, Posters, Books, Product Packaging, Web Site Design, Flash Animation, and much more.
I began designing and developing web sites in 1991. I have a thorough understanding of how the Internet works in the interest of the company, but more importantly, the client. My experience and perspective with the Internet, web design and development, and print has become a stepping-stone in my career. In my expertise as an Art Director and Webmaster, I have been dealing with client's one-on-one, problem solving to achieve client's goals, designed and developed many web sites and worked with various outside resources.
I have gained great experience throughout my career and hope to apply it to the position you have available. I look forward to sharing my qualifications with you in more detail.