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.
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
Pre-press file handling for 4-color and spot-color offset printing