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Summary
  • 10 years professional experience in design and technology.
  • Self-motivated
  • Video and design skills for broadcast, print, and web sites.
  • Always willing to learn, and takes constructive critism from other professionals in the field well.
  • Works well in high-stress and tight deadline situations.
  • Detail Oriented

Skills
Software
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Curious Maps
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Audition
  • Quark XPress
  • HTML, CSS
  • VizRT (working)
Work Experience
KSTU Fox 13 Salt Lake City, UT
Graphic Designer (Jan. 2011 - Feb. 29, 2016)
  • Responsible for news graphics in various newscasts using Photoshop and After Effects
  • Creating banner ads in Photoshop for fox13now.com fitting web standards and file sizes
  • Using After Effects, Adobe Audition, TONS and Brutus servers to create sponsored Billboards for on-air.
  • Work closely with sales staff, producers, managers.
  • Responsible for taking new employee photos.
  • All other duties as assigned, including helping out on the floor during live newscasts.
KCSG-TV St. George, UT
Production & Master Control (March 2010 - Jan. 2011)
  • Responsible for editing video news stories for KCSG.com in Final Cut Pro
  • Creating banner ads in Photoshop for KCSG.com
  • Final Cut used to edit together weekly sponsored "Hometown Happenings" for on-air with Photoshopped graphics
  • Setting up and creating custom banners for KCSG's Business Directory
  • Any other duties as assigned, as well as editing commercials for on-air in Final Cut, then ingesting into the Master Control system
  • Master Control: Taking feeds, making sure station stays on-air, writing the schedule so the system runs, ingesting commercials, infomercials, etc.
KCSG-TV St. George, UT
Master Control (Jan. 2010 - Feb. 2010)
  • Taking feeds for shows
  • Ingesting shows, commercials and promos into the system
  • Segmenting shows for on air
  • Smoothing the schedule for the Master Control system

KCSG-TV St. George, UT
Graphic Artist (June 2005 - Aug. 2009)
  • Responsible for creating graphics for both live newscasts, including but not limited too: Fullscreens, Over the Shoulders, Phoners, Maps, contest graphics, lower-thirds, sports score graphics and swooshers as needed.
  • Created and updated the KCSG weather page for the local newspaper each day, working closely with the Weather Department for
    temperatures and forecasts.
  • In charge of updating the on-air look for the News every year or two, including new lower-thirds, over-the-shoulders, fullscreens and sports graphics.
  • Responsible for creating Press Passes, including taking all the photos, and any print ads as assigned by the PR Department.
  • Other jobs upon request including photography, editing, playback or teleprompter.
Born Free Documentary St. George, UT
Director, Producer, Editor, Graphic Designer (Feb. 2008 - Sept. 2008)
  • Wrote treatment and created film schedule.
  • Researched information in regards to Wild Horses.
  • Interviewed experts on camera.
  • Edited Documentary in Final Cut Pro.
  • Designed lower-thirds for the Documentary.
Desert Sunshine St. George, UT
Web Designer (July 2007 - Sept. 2007)
  • Responsible for visualizing the client's ideas on the overall look of the company with logo design and website design and functionality.
Dixie State College St. George, UT
Assistant Graphic Designer (Jan. 2005 - June 2005)
  • Worked closely with the Graphic Designer for the College by designing certain parts of print media, including their Alumni Magazine.
  • Designed ads for the College Bookstore for publication.
  • Responsible for the College Graduation Booklet.
  • Created College Ads for the local Newspaper as assigned.

Education
2004-2008
Dixie State College St. George, UT
Bachelor of Science: Communications in New Media:
Digital Film
2002-2004
Everett Community College Everett, WA
Associates in Fine Arts: Multimedia and Web Design


Sarah McGarr
435.669.2975
smcgarr77@gmail.com
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