Sarah S. Gowan
817 Concord Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Work History Co-owner of Sapsis Rigging, Inc. 1988 -1998.
  As a principal in this mid-sized theatrical and entertainment services company, I had responsibilities in strategic planning, fiscal management, creation of systems and protocols, public relations, policy development and creative design for trade show and other presentations. My experience also includes the following positions:
Graphic Artist
  Sapsis Rigging, Inc. 1994 - present
- Designed and produced company logo, marketing and promotional materials, website designs, signage, and labels for Sapsis Rigging, NATEAC and Long Reach Long Riders

Internet Services Director/ Technical Systems Manager
  Sapsis Rigging, Inc. 1990 - present
- Designed, implemented, and maintained corporate website, e-mail mailing list, electronic newsletter, and on-line catalog, including online forms, graphics, and online inventory and ordering.
- Responsible for converting the company from manual to electronic systems
- Developed and maintained twelve computer Local Access Network on Macintosh platform including CAD station and color plotter.
- Designed and maintained all company databases in Filemaker Pro including catalog sales and purchases, inventory control, and customer tracking.
- Responsible for computer software and hardware maintenance, upgrades, purchase recommendations, back-ups, repairs and troubleshooting.

Technical Materials Editor
Sapsis Rigging, Inc. 1990 - present
- Designed, formatted, proofed and edited technical materials to supplement theatrical rigging safety seminars.
Head Scenic Artist
Show Systems, Inc, Philadelphia, PA 1984 - 1994
  Sapsis Rigging, Inc., Philadelphia, PA 1994 - 1998

- Designed and painted scenery for theatre, opera, industrial shows, museum exhibits, fashion shows, television and film.
- Responsible for project scheduling, equipment and material budgets and purchases, design decisions, crew assignments and quality control.
Education Temple University, School of Communications and Theater, BA Theater, 1984.
Software Skills Adobe Photoshop
Acrobat, Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Microsoft Word
Filemaker Pro
Multiledger Accounting and Payroll

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