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PRIMARY - Training and Development professional with experience in employee, management, support personnel, and leadership learning for the restaurant industry. Skilled in instructional design and facilitation for adult learners with an emphasis on experiential and incremental learning. Proven ability to meet or exceed brand goals and initiatives using operational systems, communications, and other diverse materials and methods in addition to training.
• Instructional and Curriculum Design
• Training Delivery and Facilitation
• E-learning / Distance Learning
• Project Management
• Graphic Design
• POS and Other Technologies
• New Restaurant Opening Systems
• Culinary Skills
• Food Safety Science
• Corporate Initiatives Support; including Risk Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Food and Beverage, Operations, Accounting and Purchasing
• Applications and Knowledge: Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, and Publisher. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks. HTML, CSS and other web tools plus Android development and UI

Other interests include:
• Graphic Arts (especially vector work), specializing in Android smartphone iconography and themes, corporate logos, and website/software skins and components. Interested in partnering with a small software firm or application developer that needs support with graphic work and designing elements.
• Teaching myself HTML and CSS code and just finished a website for a small business I'm working with...did it from scratch!!

Chicago, IL
Music: Showtunes, opera and classical, dance and anything by Sarah McLachlan, the Divine Miss M and show my age as I still rock out to Pat Benatar and Duran Duran
Favorite Photographers: Margaret Bourke White, Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams, Lucien Hervé and Henry Clarke
Travel: Favorite places include London and Paris, but best trip so far was the Galapagos Islands and Peru.
Tech: PC with W 7 (finally) and double monitors, Android phone, 4 years old and won't change cause the new ones are too big to fit in a pocket and I LOVE my MIUI OS, 7 inch Android tablet on 4.4 (Paranoid Android)
Favorite cartoon character: Good Grief!
Lego freak, Star Wars Geek, Jim Henson and Muppets fan, Disneyland, plus great cook.
Personal Quotes: "I'm just sayin' what I'm sayin'"
"I will no longer tolerate being treated as a second-class citizen in my own country."


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WOW...thank you for taking the time to explain and add the additional detail to your comments.  I appreciate it!
Funny...I had actually started to add some shadow lines to the "Defrag" icon just as you suggested.  I decided against it at the time because i was concerned that the icon would have too much going on / be too "busy".  But I do want to revisit that one and the WinRAR as well as they do seem to be out of place a bit with the others.
I'm also excited that someone , for lack of a better phrase, "gets" what I was saying and trying to do...that taking a 3 dimensional icon and changing the perspective can be an important part of the "flattening" as eliminating the color gradients and shadows is.

Just added another sampling of the idea, with yet another version of Dropbox, that I think is my favorite.
Perspective in Flat Icons
Nice work...The DA looks vastly improved and the folders look awesome to me.  I like your choice of darker color, which also adds a lot of contrast and maintains your style.  I love monochromatic or "tone on tone" as much as anyone, but sometimes it just isn't the best choice.

Congratulations on finishing.  I'll be interested to hear how your plans for selling the premium set are received and work out.  Thinking about the same for some other works of mine.
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My pleasure. 

I posted a few of my "experiments" case there was any interest.…
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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Very nice indeed.

Didn't take long to look them over in detail, but two small things jumped out at me.
1. The DeviantArt icon...I'm relatively sure you meant for the DA logo to extend past the square border on the left side, but it doesn't look intentional. The square border color is almost the same color as the DA logo so they run together, and the logo only extends a small amount on one side. I would maybe change the border color to give it a lot more contrast to the logo, and/or decrease the square size so the logo extends further out and on both sides.
2. The folders, the contrast between the folder color and the image (download, Office, OneDrive, etc) could be higher. When they are viewed smaller, that image fades quite a bit. I just finished remaking all my folder icons for that very reason...granted they were .ico files and viewed in the explorer tree and at they tiny sizes. If these are intended for a custom dock or something larger...then ignore me completely!

Something I've been thinking about trying myself was to change the perspective of icons that are viewed at an angle, so they are viewed straight on...truly "flattening" the look. Everyone flattens the existing view, so the change would be unique and consistent throughout. I 've got examples of a few I've done I'll post in my Icon Gallery if you're interested.

For example, Windows Media Player...everytime I make that one as you have it, it doesn't quite look right, especially with the others that are not at an angle perspective. I ended up making just the square, circle and arrow, flat on and dropped the "layers" on the right side.

I'm not suggesting that...but was curious and seeking other opinions and viewpoints

You've been very busy!
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Changed a few things...

I think I see what you meant about "simplifying" doesn't really "simplify" the icon, but does give the illusion of being less...not sure if I like it yet, but will play with it a while.

You're right, didn't need the cloud, but it's a fun idea
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