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Johanna Kaeppner has been involved in visual communications for a very long time. She studied graphic design at the Hochschule der Kuenste in Berlin in 1975.

She worked as a graphic designer in the days before desktop publishing when publications were pasted-up by hand. She moved up to desktop publishing and hasn't stopped upgrading her technology skills since. She has taken courses in multimedia, 3-D animation and web design. She has worked both full time and as a contractor/freelancer in graphic design, desktop publishing and web development.

Here is a quick summary of her resume:

Willis College
.NET Developer

Internet Institute
Web Site Usability Testing

Internet Institute
Dynamics of Interface Design

CIMDI New Media Training
Macromedia Flash Advanced

EKHO Institute
3-D Studio Max R2

Algonquin College
Interactive Multimedia Program

1975 – 1979
Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
– completed the four-year graphic design course at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin and passed the State Examination

1971 – 1974
– St. Lawrence College of Applied Arts and Technology
received visual arts diploma after completing a three-year course

2004 to present
Free-Lance web designer/developer specializing in Joomla and Drupal open-source content management systems.

1999 to 2003
Web Designer
Electronic Services Unit, Income Security Programs (ISP),
Human Resources Development Canada

Web Production
Competition Bureau, Industry Canada

One year sabbatical to study 3-D animation using 3-D Max R2

1996 – 1997
Desktop Publisher – Scientific Journals
Research Press, National Research Council

1994 – 1995
Graphic Designer
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

1990 – 1993
Freelance Print Graphic Designer
My freelance assignments have included designing newsletters, presentations, logo designs, folder designs, ads and annual reports and other publications for the federal government, national associations and the private sector.

Graphic Designer
TYDAC Technologies Inc.

Graphic Designer
Cooperatives Secretariat, Agriculture Canada

1981 – 1989
Freelance Graphic Designer

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