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andrea j. bernard

Seattle-based multidisciplinary artist, designer, and maker

up objectives

To find flexible, sustainable employment in design, the non-profit sector, and/or related fields.

To find sustainable employment as a resident building manager of a historical and/or vintage apartment complex.

In addition, I'm accepting commissions for a wide range of bespoke goods & services.

up digital skills and qualifications

  • Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Microsoft Office
  • Logo and branding work
  • Graphic design

up analog skills and qualifications

  • Drawing and hand rendering
  • Interior decorating and re-design
  • Gardening and landscape design
  • French language -
    • speaking: advanced
    • reading & writing: intermediate
  • Hand & machine sewing

up work experience

Freelance Multimedia Designer

@ autumnthing.com
Seattle, WA | June 2008—Present

Logo design and branding strategies; Elemental web design and site maintenance; Vector-based technical illustrations & infographics; Bespoke garments, papercraft, and objets d'art; Graphic design for printed media & collateral

Maintenance Contractor

@ The Pioneer Building
Seattle, WA | October 2011—August 2012

Touching-up, priming, & painting suites for rental turnover; Storeroom cleaning, inventory & organization; CFL and fluorescent light replacement; Sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, & cleaning surfaces; Refuse and recycling handling; Key cutting; Wood staining; Mudding; Demo and assorted repairs

Administrative Assistant & Graphic Designer

@ Causey's Learning Center
Seattle, WA | October 2010—Aug 2011

Logo design, web design, and site maintenance; Multimedia graphic design of signs, postcards, brochures, flyers, forms, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, and ID badges; Taking, editing, and re-touching photos for stock photo pool; Copy-writing and editing for website, parent handbook, etc.; Interior re-design and installation; Visitor reception and phonecall intake

Household Assistant

for Fay [private homeowner]
Redmond, WA | October 2009—November 2011

Landscape maintenance - lawncare, weeding, pruning, & transplanting; Interior re-design and installation; Home organization, cleaning, and repair; Curating memorabilia; Mending and other assorted tasks

Fabrication and Design Artisan

@ LiveEdgeOnline.com
Seattle, WA | October 2009—May 2010

Social marketing strategies; Light web design and site maintenance; Product research and development; Constructing one of a kind live edge wooden art lamps that satisfy UL requirements; Proficiency in carpentry hand and power tools; Observation of general workshop safety practices

Kitchen Staff

@ Queen Mary Tea Room
Seattle, WA | May—September 2009

Preparing and plating entrée, sides, cold dishes, and elaborate afternoon tea trays; Safe foodhandling practices; General kitchen maintenance & pantry inventory


for Heidi & Gabriel: Rhone + Jezebel (3 yrs & 18 mos)
Seattle WA | Winter 2009

Daytime care, including meals, naps, and diapering; Orchestrating and supervising activities


for Amy & Eli: Solomon (6 mos)
Seattle WA | June—December 2008

Part-time daytime care, including meals, naps, and diapering; Proper handling and preparation of expressed breastmilk; Orchestrating and supervising outings and activities


for Mindy: Thomas (2 yrs)
Bellevue WA | September—December 2007

Full-time daytime care, including meals, naps, and diapering; Orchestrating and supervising toddler outings and activities

Teaching Assistant

for Art for Kids School
Seattle Eastside | January—June 2007

Practicing good stewardship of company tools and supplies; Teaching prepared art lesson plans to groups of 10-15 elementary students after school; Attendance records, tuition collection, and correspondence with parents; Monitoring students' artistic work and development; Fostering classroom discipline and learning


for Julie: Joshua (8 yrs)
Bellevue WA | September 2005—May 2006

Morning, before-school care; After-school care including homework help, meal preparation, and bedtime routine; All day care on school holidays including activities and excursions; Transportation to and from school and activities

Kitchen Staff

@ Queen Mary Tea Room
Seattle, WA | November 2004—June 2005

Preparing and plating entrées, sides, cold dishes, and elaborate afternoon tea trays; Safe foodhandling practices; General kitchen maintenance & pantry inventory

Work-study Assistant

@ DePauw Visual Resource Center
Greencastle, IN | August 2000—May 2004

Assembly and repair of 35mm slides; Regular and systematic maintenance of collection; Directing students, faculty, and staff to proper VRC procedures; Scanning, cropping, and color-correcting images in Adobe Photoshop; Entering images and corresponding data into digital database; Publishing professors' online galleries


@ Express Personnel [temp service]
McAllen, TX & College Station, TX | June 2001—August 2003

Adaptation to a variety of assignments which included any of the following: Inventory and maintenance of in-house stock; Accounts payable handling; Clerical remediation and maintenance; Receptionist duties; Preparation of promotional materials; Data entry in a variety of formats, including MS Excel spreadsheets; Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications


@ JoAnn Fabric and Crafts
McAllen, TX | June—August 2000

Cashier duties; Customer service; Consultation for arts and crafts projects; Cutting fabric for customers; Stocking shelves with store merchandise; Preparation of stock for inventory; Light cleaning duties

up education

  • Art of Cooking Certificate Program
    The Art Institute of Seattle | Seattle WA
    August 2004—January 2005
  • BA in Studio Art (Painting) with a minor in French
    DePauw University, Asbury College of Liberal Arts | Greencastle IN
    August 2000—May 2004
  • UGA Studies Abroad Cortona
    University of Georgia at Athens, Lamar Dodd School of Art | Cortona AR, Italy
    Fall 2002
  • High School Diploma
    Edinburg North High School | Edinburg TX
    August 1996—June 2000

up certifications

  • Infant and Child CPR & First Aid
    Seattle Red Cross | Seattle WA
    May 2008
  • WA Food Handlers License
    Art Institute of Seattle | Seattle WA
    July 2004
  • WA Drivers License

If you are a prospective client and would like to consult my references, please do not hesitate to contact me.