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  • Natalie Ward

    Graphic Designer at The UPS Store Print Center

    Midlothian, IL

I have over six years of experience in Graphic Design and Digital Printing. I graduated from Robert Morris College with a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Arts. I currently specialize in advertising, branding and invitation design. I work directly with clients and also develop the promotional branding and advertising for The UPS Store Print Center. I Currently run a Ricoh c5100s digital printer, Canon i8300 large format printer, Duplo folder, and Hydraulic & business card cutters. I have Experience running a Konica C6501 printer as well. Software Skills: Adobe Creative Suite (inDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator) FusionPro Variable Data, Efi Fiery Command WorkStation, Quark Express, Creo IC-304 Print Controller

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Work History

  • Graphic Designer/Print Technician

    • The UPS Store Print Center
    • Sep 2010 - Present (7 years 2 months)

    My current position is at The UPS Store Print Center. Our company is one of the first full service print centers opened within a UPS Store. As the first employee hired with a Graphic Design and Printing background, I helped develop promotional marketing and project management for the print center. I've trained my coworkers in Digital Printing and Graphic Design to streamline our workload. I work directly with a wide variety of clients designing brand identity, advertising & print collateral. I also do variable data, file preparation for print, run a Ricoh c5100s digital printer, Canon i8300 large format printer, Duplo folder, and Hydraulic & business card cutters. Additional responsibilities include price quoting, charging client invoices, ordering supplies, and equipment research & maintenance.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer/Photographer

    • Freelance Graphic Design & Photography
    • May 2007 - Present (10 years 6 months)

    Freelance graphic design for Chicagoland/Northwest IN clients. Invitations, Logo Design, Advertising, Print Collateral & Typesetting. Freelance portrait photography for Chicagoland/Northwest IN makeup artists & families.

  • Pre-press Specialist/Print Technician/Graphic Designer

    • Integra Graphics
    • Apr 2007 - Aug 2008 (1 year 4 months)

    Pre-press & file preparation for digital printers and presses. Ran C6500 digital printer & large format poster printer. Advertising & invitation design, print collateral, typesetting. Variable Data.


  • Robert Morris College

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science Majoring in Graphic Design, 2007 Graphic Arts
    • 2004 - 2007