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Art Director looking to take your company to greater heights
West Chester, PA
West Chester, PA
With 11 years in the creative industry, I am confident I have what it takes to help bring your company into the future. As a seasoned professional, I bring innovative ideas to my designs and marketing campaigns. I'd welcome the opportunity to speak with you so we can discuss what I can bring to the job and what you expect from the person you hire. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Web Based Design
Matthew H. Weiss 429 E. Cardigan Terrace West Chester, PA 19380 Phone: 717-817-4848 Email: email@example.com Linkedin Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/mhweiss Highly motivated and enthusiastic art director, senior designer and production manager desires to carry your company to greater heights. With eleven years industry experience, my creative ability and talents have grown to show infinite potential. My work ethic, leadership, creativity, teamwork and branding knowledge will be an asset to any company. Skills • Skilled in the latest Adobe CS5 applications; Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design, as well as Quark, MS Office, Powerpoint. Constant Contact, and Peer 360. • Advanced creative concept, corporate branding and pre-press/production management knowledge. • Experienced in several positions including art director, senior designer, production manager, production artist, sales and freelance business owner/manager. • Able to work cross platform, proficient in Mac and Windows applications. Professional Experience American Reading Company, King of Prussia PA Art Director & Production Manager February 10 – October 11 • Re-branded the company to create a clear, consistent, moving brand message that encouraged interest in the education field through consistent print collateral and web presence. • Used previously formed vendor relationships to save time and money by quickly being able to review needs, quote with multiple vendors, pick the right company for the job, handle all prepress work, schedule fulfillment and find innovative ways to deliver to the field equaling thousands in savings each year. • Created new methods of operation throughout the company such as a purchase order tracking system to reduce confusion and improve the efficiency of warehouse storage and delivery to the sales force. • Collaborated with a variety of teams including Web designers, sales team, publishing and IT to create consistent brand messages that drove sales to record numbers year end 2010. • Supported the Web team in the design and implementation of an entire new site launch while incorporating new brand strategies, updated look and feel, search engine optimization (SEO) as well as Web UX. • Successfully lead a team of four designers by creating brand guidelines, scheduling all incoming work, creating timelines and budget restraints while directing the artwork to uphold our new brand identity. Access Group, Inc., Wilmington DE Senior Print Designer & Production Manager March 09 - February 10 • Worked within the marketing communications department and across the company to design all corporate materials and implement new corporate branding strategies while following current branding guidelines. • Communicated with a variety of outside print vendors to quote projects within budget, complete projects on time, schedule fulfillment/mailing and handled all billing. • Worked with outside creative firms to complete large-scale national projects in an agency–like atmosphere. • Developed and successfully implemented design strategies and storyboards to successfully complete all individual corporate goals to earn bonuses. • Collaborated with a variety of teams including copywriters, Web designers, project integrators, sales teams and IT to successfully complete various types of company projects. • Supported the Web team in the design and implementation of web-based graphics including E-mail templates, wire frames, landing pages, social media site imagery and Web banner ads. LA Weight Loss Franchise Corp, Horsham, PA Senior Print Designer April 08 - August 08 (Out of Business) • Responsible for implementation and execution of all marketing and operations printed materials for franchise centers worldwide. • Designed pieces for all in–center events, corporate meetings, prospective owners’ packages, company marketing materials, legal documents and ad campaigns. • Actively used my previously developed sales connections to aid operations and produce specialty items for use in marketing and internal company promotions. This included suggestions of materials, quotes, ordering, billing, shipping and follow-up upon completion. • Partnered with all departments to make changes as needed to existing designed materials. Ampro, Primos, PA Senior Designer March 05 – April 08 • Hired as a creative and production artist, quickly promoted to production manager, then to lead creative artist, and finally senior designer. • Excelled in a wide variety of projects from high-end hand–rendered garment designs, promotional items, flyers, signage, mailers, catalogue design, and production art in a fast–paced deadline–driven environment. • Featured in leading design magazine Impressions: “How to hire great in–house artists.” • Clients included Orange County Choppers, Daimler Chrysler Jeep, WWE, Coca-Cola, Clear Channel Radio and ARCA Racing. Hyland Graphic Design & Advertising, West Chester, PA Owner and Freelance Designer Summer 2000 - Present • Work with business’s of various sizes to complete a wide array of projects such as print media, Web based graphics, press kits, branding strategy, signage, non-profit event planning, apparel and advertising specialty items. • Use my design knowledge, marketing/sales experience and production connections to provide businesses and organizations with varying budgets solutions to design, marketing, advertising needs and mail fulfillment. • Handle all self-promotion, business development, scheduling, quoting, invoicing, billing and delivery of all projects. • Collaborate with Web designers, service providers, social media outlets and photographers to provide clients with a full array of design solutions from print to web. • Acquire multiple projects and business associates through networking events, AIGA and The Philadelphia Interactive Marketing Association. Education, Awards and Memberships Bachelor’s Graphic Design with a focus in Advertising & Marketing York College of Pennsylvania • Member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and vice president of the AIGA‘s York College of Pennsylvania’s chapter. • Member of the Philadelphia Interactive Marketing Association. • Participated in York College of Pennsylvania’s Annual ‘03 & ’04 juried art show, honoring the work of select students. Awarded special recognition each time. • Awarded certificate for excellence in graphic design at the York College Annual Film Festival.
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