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Carol Zuber-Mallison

EDUCATION

University of Missouri School of Journalism: Bachelor of Journalism degree in reporting and editing; lots of classwork in economics, computers and German

• Texas Christian University: classes in figure drawing

• College of St. Thomas More: Propaedeutics (aka Philosophy)

REAL JOBS

1977-1988 Fort Worth Star-Telegram: copy editor, news desk editor, page designer, special projects editor, graphics editor

1988-1991 The Dallas Morning News: news artist, graphics editor

1991+ Wife of Star-Telegram photojournalist, mother of two, Texas A&M mom, soccer and band booster

CURRENTLY

20 years as freelance artist specializing in maps, charts and informational graphics. I have diagrammed almost everything and mapped just about everywhere. I've won numerous awards from Dallas Press Club and Society of News Design.

Software: Primarily Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, also some Dreamweaver and Flash.

Hardware: Apple 12-core, 2.93-GHz Mac Pro tower; three side-by-side monitors: 30-inch Apple Cinema Display plus two 24-inch Dells; RAID drive; two CD drives. I have a private ftp site for large file transfer.

INTERESTS

I play viola in a local orchestra and mandolin in an ol' time gospel group. My ham radio call sign is KE5QPQ. I have had training as a city-certified tornado spotter. I'm a member of the Tarrant County Medical Reserve Corps, training to direct emergency communications.

BOTTOM LINE

I'm paper trained: I don't freak out, I know how to communicate and I never miss a deadline!

I can get 'er done: I did 288 maps for the Texas Almanac plus 160+ jogging maps for Westin hotels plus 100+ graphics for a number of big textbooks plus lots of other stuff. I have good sub-contractors that help me with the big projects.

I can get 'er done right: I love tackling dry numbers, boring diagrams, stacks of scribbles and making them special.