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I am a graphic designer who specializes in print design. I have a keen interest in typography, corporate identity, and logo design. I have experience with spot color & 4-color offset printing, and a clear understanding of current production techniques. I like to solve problems (both design and otherwise), and I have strong attention to detail. My ability to listen and understand clients leads to project success.
Parade of Homes 2008
Parade of Homes 2007
O V E R V I E W As a creative professional, I have gained experience working with clients to develop successful logos, ads and print collateral materials. I have earned a successful reputation for my design sense while strengthening my project management, organizational and communication skills. My enthusiasm for design, work ethic, attention to detail, and professionalism have allowed me to grow quickly in a fast paced, deadline-driven creative industry. E X P E R I E N C E FUTURE GRAPHICS, LLC Graphic Designer January 2009 – Present Worked directly with clients and sales reps on print design projects, from conception to production, including logos, brochures, marketing collateral and catalogs. INTERNATIONAL MINUTE PRESS Graphic Design Department Manager June 2006 – December 2008 Designed a variety of print collateral for small business clients including logos, ads, identity packages, multiple page brochures, and catalogs. Project Management experience as designer for the local Parade of Homes Magazine 4-color process and spot color offset printing production experience, including file handling, color separation, workflow management Handpicked by clients and management as primary designer on important design projects Pre-press and production employee training EGG FACTORY, LLC Design Intern for Innovation Challenge Summer 2002 Designed all presentation and graphic materials for product design team Conceptualized an innovative product with strong market penetration and profit potential Typeset and co-wrote a provisional design patent Proposed a business plan for the development and launch of the innovative product BED BATH & BEYOND Store Operations Manager August 2005 – December 2005 Developed skills in training and managing others productively Oversaw all operational aspects of the store, including customer service, store-level human resources, cashiering and receiving Department Manager July 2004 – August 2005 Drove sales with product placement and visual presentation within my department Analyzed sales trends and proper product placement weekly Developed awareness of successful management skills with different types of employees E D U C A T I O N North Carolina State University 1999 – 2003 Bachelor of Industrial Design, Summa Cum Laude, May 2003 Academy of Art University 2006–2007 Studied to gain industry-specific skills to supplement my previous design degree. S K I L L S InDesign CS3 Photoshop CS3 Illustrator CS3 Acrobat 8.0 QuarkXpress Corel Draw Dreamweaver PageMaker Pre-press file handling for 4-color and spot-color offset printing Illustration
North Carolina State