I have been a graphic designer for many years, recently working in healthcare and financial advertising. I also have years of design and production in publication and non-profit experience.
I am in love with layout and typography, and am meticulous with all of my projects. I am highly deadline oriented and adaptable to new environments. I can jump right in at any point in the game.
Design • Production Experience
HAMILTON COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, 20 N. Wacker, Chicago, IL
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, HEALTHCARE ADVERTISING.
Provided creative ideas and input from the initial stage to final production.
Supported and collaborated with creative director and art directors in
implementing initial creative concepts and strategies for brochures, ads, sales materials, internal project development and collateral. Prepared presentation platforms for pitch meetings including boards, PowerPoint presentations and client take-aways. Followed brand guidelines for clients such as Baxter, Astra Zeneca, Covidien as well as created new designs for internal projects. Implemented all aspects of print production for projects.
OCTOBER 2009 – MAY 2011.
FREELANCE DESIGNER / ART DIRECTOR / PRODUCTION ARTIST
Worked with several clients including Jewish United Fund, PerformanceDirect, LoSasso Advertising, CappsDigitalStudio, Wagner Donovan, Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Josephinum High School, Firestar Communications, Ignite Design, Golin/Harris, Ambrosi, Jack Morton, Inc., Porter Novelli, Targetcom, Ogilvy, Ogilvy One, Upshot, Loyola Press, Cahners Publishing, Quarasan, Leap, Amirati Puris Lintas, Handelan & Pedersen, Waters & Wolfe, Hal Riney, etc.
PROJECTS INCLUDE: Design and production on projects including annual
reports, agency brochures, packaging, text book production, catalogs, print ads (news and magazine), and magazine design/production.
SEPTEMBER 1998 – PRESENT.
INDEPENDENT, BUZZ CO., PALADIN, DIGITAL PEOPLE, AQUENT.
JUF NEWS, 30 S. Wells, Chicago, IL
Jewish United Fund monthly newspaper
PRODUCTION / DESIGN MANAGER / PART-TIME. Art direct and produce JUF News, which is a 12-issue/year tabloid publication (apx. 88 to 120 pgs per issue) plus the special 4/c magazine issue, The Guide to Jewish Living from beginning to end.
AUGUST 1994 – JANUARY 2009. AARON COHEN, EDITOR, JUF NEWS.
MAC UNIVERSITY, 2440 W. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL
INSTRUCTOR. Taught Quark Bootcamp [six-week intensive hands-on
instruction], and other Quark classes. Provided personal teaching plan
FEBRUARY 1999 – SEPTEMBER 2001. MIKE CARRUTH, PRESIDENT.
JEWISH FEDERATION OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO
1 S. Franklin, Chicago, IL
GRAPHIC DESIGNER. Art directed and produced projects such as
invitations, brochures, collateral, and annual reports from concept
to printed piece. Worked with printers and budgets.
AUGUST 1994 – SEPTEMBER 1998
RON MARGOLIN, ASST. VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS.
Michigan State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts. Degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design. December 1991.
Overseas Study Program
History of Art in London.
Studied modern architecture in the neighborhoods and museums of London. Summer 1991.
Design & Computer Skills
• Extremely proficient in Indesign, QuarkXPress, Illustrator and Photoshop.
• Several years of typical design studio activities such as communication with service bureau, printers, paper-reps, proofing blue-lines, press checks, etc.
Traveling [including a Habitat for Humanity trip to India in 2008], designing jewelry, biking, reading, film, tennis, creating anything possible out of found objects and paper products.