I have been a professional graphic designer and fine artist for over ten years, producing award-winning printed and online pieces which have brought my clients and employers a measurable increase in productivity and recognition in their markets. Fine art and design have been lifelong passions, and I started winning awards for both in grade school. My designs have won three awards in the past two years.

Work Samples

  • Print

  • Logos and Branding

  • Packaging

Work History

COMPUTER SKILLS • Adobe CS6: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver • Content Management Systems (CMS): Joomla, WordPress, DNN • Light coding: HTML, CSS, JavaScript • Microsoft Office 2010: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote • Quark XPress • Mac and Windows OS HONORS -Print- 2010 NESHCo Gold Award for Design 2010 NESHCo Silver Award for Design 2009 IHA Award in Published Materials 2009 Health Dialog Employee Recognition -Web- The Critical Mass Award Surfer’s Choice Internet Award Bob Staake’s Bob-o-link “Way Cool Site” Perfect Site Professional Visual Xtreme Bronze Award of Excellence Business Achievement Award Best of the Web 1999 Bronze Award -Art- Published in Florida Oasis pictorial book, 2010 Rollins Art Club President, 1992 Best of Show for Drawing, 1988 -Writing- Perfect score on A.P. English test, 1989 P.R.I.D.E. Award for writing, 1989 Semi-finalist, NCTE Writing Competition, 1987 EXPERIENCE Graphic Designer, DENTSPLY Implants, Waltham, MA July 2013 - present • Design marketing and internal print materials, booth graphics, and collateral. • Assist in the development of customer and internal communications strategy, visual identity, and key messages. • Help oversee production of all marketing materials: monitor for quality control, do copy editing, ensure adherence to corporate identity guidelines, and collaborate with vendors. Freelance Graphic and Web Designer / Artist, FL, NH and MA January 1999–July 2004 and May 2011 to July 2013 • ikaSystems: Updated style guide and all marketing materials. Web design and coding in a CMS environment. • Marketing Drive advertising agency in Boston, MA: 90-page sales book and PowerPoint presentations for Green Mountain Coffee. Ads for Keurig, Mobil, and others. • Other design clients: New Balance, Söfft Shoe, Straumann USA, Kinko’s Corporation, Isleworth, and many more. • Projects: national magazine, booklets, catalogs, websites, logos, stationery, advertising, packaging, brochures, posters, flyers, menus, mailers, PowerPoint presentations, and more. • Other graphics services: PDF forms, photo editing, and more. • Fine art services such as portraits, illustrations, and calligraphy. Senior Graphics Specialist, Health Dialog, Bedford, NH July 2004–May 2011 • Team lead and designer of award-winning health outreach and information materials, including booklets, calendars, brochures, letters, flyers, posters, emails, and more. • Provided design services for other departments for various projects including corporate e-mail stationery and corporate marketing materials. • Other responsibilities included print production (mail merging via InDesign), organization of file server, and extensive process documentation. Marketing Director, Tom Price Architect, P.A., Orlando, FL January 1997–June 1998 and May 1999–July 2003 • Designed and produced all marketing materials. These included magazine and program advertising, the company brochure, mass mailers and the company’s award-winning website. • Garnered publication and awards by overseeing photo shoots, submitting press releases, coordinating with clients and team members, and preparing and submitting entries. • Built and maintained business relationships with key industry people such as realtors and builders. RECOMMENDATIONS “Amy’s design skills contributed greatly to several initiatives during her time at Straumann. She designed a graphic for our largest lab trade show to reveal a product launch that was used throughout communication materials in pre-show, at-show and post-show communication. Amy took the initiative to create an interactive PDF form to streamline communication and work flow for the EDU and MarCom teams. Her design skills for print were excellent.” –Valerie Andren, Manager, Marketing Services, Straumann “Amy’s work was accurate and she turned projects around very quickly. Since both of us have moved on from Straumann, Amy and I have worked together to update my current employer’s website. Amy did a great job. She is very accommodating, flexible and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Amy.” –Tina Yahiaoui, Straumann “We appreciate the lightning quick turnaround on this. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a program venue, brochure, etc. happen in a matter of hours! Thank you for making this a priority!” –Abigail Ovlinger, Director, Continuing Education, Straumann “Amy is professional and extremely creative with an excellent sense of design. She has a good grasp of the over-arching issues of design while, at the same time, pays careful attention to detail. Amy is able to take an idea and format it into a design that captures the messaging and look that either meets or exceeds client expectations. Her ability to interpret what a client is looking for and create colorful eye catching marketing tools with little direction is one of her true strengths. In focus group testing, her designs test at a high level.” –Manager of Outreach, Health Dialog “Amy has been pivotal in the design of outreach member materials. She is always conscience of both the effect and intent of the piece as well as how the piece will be produced. Her ability to blend design and functionality of the materials is one of her true strengths. She thinks things through, reads the messaging on pieces, and follows directions well with little intervention or guidance. Amy ensures that the pieces are consistent among clients and template materials. Her work has minimal errors as she pays close attention to detail and is very well organized. She is not afraid to ask questions to make sure she understands edits, or if she thinks something is incorrect.” –Manager of Outreach, Health Dialog “Amy’s design skills are what set her apart in the department. She is the lead designer for the team and is very creative. She has a keen sense of design and can create new materials with little direction. She exchanges ideas well with me and always comes up with a better design than I had anticipated. Amy’s design skills are top notch. She has a strong knowledge of the programs she uses on a daily basis, which allows her to work quickly.” –Manager of Outreach, Health Dialog “Amy always has the customer interest at the top of her mind. She is a great listener and can pull the elements of what a client is trying to achieve from just a few words heard. She completes her work with diligence and the utmost integrity.” –Manager of Outreach, Health Dialog “Amy has very good organizational skills. She is able to dissect a project and divide it into small doable steps. She develops a system to keep track of the projects and keep them on schedule.” –Manager of Outreach, Health Dialog “Amy’s peers appreciate her creativeness and the ease in which it is to work with her on projects outside her normal scope of work. They trust that she will do the work competently and professionally. Respected by her work colleagues, Amy is often the ‘go-to’ girl for issues related to her work.” –Manager of Outreach, Health Dialog “I would like to recognize your exceptional work on the Keeping Pace project and your going above and beyond to make the publication a great success. Thank you and congratulations on a job well done!!!” –Eleanor Leach, Chief of Staff, Health Dialog, Boston, 2009 “I am thrilled with the design [of the corporate magazine Keeping Pace]. The new corporate e-mail templates look really great. I really appreciate all the time you have spent working with me.” –Katie Hood, HD Communications “This is a beautiful piece of design that mixes art, space, and science in just the right combination. It’s very attractive, has a ‘light touch,’ draws you in, and makes you really want to pay attention to the message. Keep doing great work like this, and I’ll do my best to make sure millions of people get to see it!” –Chesley Chen, Vice President, Client Services, Health Dialog “I rate my experience working with Amy as excellent and very professional. There was a high level of personal service and nothing I would change about my experience. I would recommend Amy’s services to others.” –Carol Kelly, Disney/MGM Studios “Amy’s imagination and drive as our graphics and marketing director thrust our small architectural firm into a higher level of practice. Our website which she designed is considered by many clients and associates to be the best architect’s website they’ve seen, and upscale local realtors and builders are using it as a model for theirs. The magazine ad campaign she designed for us has generated inquiries even internationally. Our office will never be the same as a result of her time with us.” –Tom Price, Owner, Tom Price Architects, P.A.

Education

  • Rollins College

    • Bachelor of Arts Studio Art
    • 1991 - 1994

Specialties

Awards

2010 NESHCo Gold & Silver Awards for Design | 2009 IHA Award in Published Materials | 2009 Employee Recognition Award | Art in 2010 book “Florida Oasis” | Best of Show for Drawing, 1988 | P.R.I.D.E. Award for writing, 1989

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