Gloria Jean Schaefer is from Geneva, New York and graduated in 2001 from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). In 2003-2004, she served as an Americorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) in Juneau, Alaska, and Rochester, NY. Inspired by health and wellness, she attended Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2005. Gloria started her own massage therapy practice in 2008 and has over ten years of operating, performing graphic design, and marketing her business giving her first-hand experience to advise customers, as well as offer design services.  

Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, New York. 1997–2001. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Applied Associates in Illustration. Graduated with High Honors.

Freelance Graphic Designer. Rochester, New York. 2001–present. Communicate with client about project specifications. Perform design process in preparation to show solutions. Refine the project with editing. Set up files and assist in ordering production.

ImageXpres Corp. Rochester, New York. 2007. Graphic Designer.
Created digital advertisements. Animated motion graphics with text and imagery in Flash. Updated corporate styles. Designed marketing pieces.

Federal Hill Printing & Promotions. Baltimore, Maryland. 2006. Graphic Designer. Gathered project requirements from customers. Created signs, invitations, cards, advertising specialties. Performed design process and file set-up.

National Center for Remanufacturing & Resource. Rochester, NY. 2000–2001. Graphic Design Co-op. Created exhibit and marketing design. Revised logo. Illustrated information graphics. Adhered to corporate style guides and created themes.