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Illustration and Design
I am an Illustrator , Graphic and Web Designer who specializes in digital techniques. My strongest inspirations and influences come from fashion, advertising, narrative and concept art. In my professional career I have brainstormed and designed complete branding and identity projects for merchandising, print, and web marketing strategies on tight deadlines, for numerous clients. Ideally I would like to obtain a position that will allow my technical, graphic and illustrative abilities to be fully realized. I am seeking a position within the design industry that will fulfill my passion for digital art application while also offering long-term growth.
Rhonda Childress Ronnibear@gmail.com EDUCATION: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration (May 2008) Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga. Minor: Graphic Design Current GPA: 3.24 Skills Summary Strengths: - Strong Graphic Design and Illustation skills - Proficiency in web design, marketing and advertising methodologies - Solid understanding of print production - Meticulous attention to detail and quality Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Wordpress, and Joomla Coding: HTML, CSS Web Marketing / SEO: Google Analytics, Ad-Words, Amazon Affiliate Program, Constant Contact Mass Emailing Professional Experience DCBA Law & Policy- Washington, DC June 2012 to Present Graphic Designer Cooperated with the head Policy Attorney to design websites and social media for The Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrent (claad.org), (The North American Safe Driving Summit (drivingsummit.org), DCBA Law firm (dcbalaw.com) and Safe Behind the Wheel (SafeBTW) organizations. + Created websites in Wordpress for DCBA Law & Policy (dcbalaw.com) and the North American Safe Driving Summit convention (drivingsummit.org) while optimizing pages for search engines and manually adding, changing and manipulating HTML and CSS coding for faster loading times. + Responsible for debugging and troubleshooting websites and managing daily updates to blog entries and social media content. + Utilized Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator in creating logos, advertisement banners, brochures, post cards, business cards, and letterheads for SafeBTW, DCBA Law & Policy and the North American Safe Driving Summit to promote sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. Creative Circle/Fixation Marketing — Bethesda, MD June 2013 to September 2013 Graphic Designer Worked with a creative director from concept through execution to design core creative concepts for clients’ marketing campaigns. + Designed layout and graphics for multi-page brochures, layouts, sell sheets, and full page ads + Developed reponsive email templates with HTML and CSS, complete with Litmus tracking in Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver. + Resized and edited logos and advetisements for numerous publications + Illustrated typographic designs for VIP marketing mailers Staples Corporation - Bethesda, MD June 2011 to July 2012 Copy & Print Center Expert Assisted customers with printing needs in a fast-paced Copy and Print depot. Services included all stages of the design and production process; initial conceptualization, design/layout, printing and end product quality review. Jobs included posters, brochures, flyers, business cards, custom stationary, banners and signage. + Processed an average of 60+ jobs for customers weekly + Utilized 5 different professional printers including Xerox, gels, plotter, large format inkjet color and black and white + Finishing services included: book binding, lamination, folding, stapling, hole punching, cutting and mounting + Retouched images in Photoshop to optimize color, sharpness and quality of prints + Trained new employees on job processing, software and proper equipment procedures + Received award for excellent customer service Art2Home - Woodland Hills, CA April 2010 to March 2011 Manager & Graphic Designer Initiated a marketing campaign to increase in-store traffic. Designed and produced both web and print promotional materials in addition to daily managerial duties. + Developed a marketing campaign that increased walk-in traffic by 20% + Created custom mass emails and sent them to 100+ customers via Constant Contact + Designed and animated two banner ads for website using Adobe Flash + Produced print collateral including weekly ads, flyers, signs and posters + Managerial duties included order processing, employee schedule, employee training, gallery organization and custom framing solutions Pusspurrfect Cosmetics - Beverly Hills, CA February 2010 to April 2011 Graphic Designer / Illustrator Developed a brand identity for an upcoming cosmetic line. Generated design concepts, sketches and finally illustrations for packaging and website (pusspurrfect.com) + Created and animated the splash page for website using Adobe Flash + Designed custom promotional emails using Dreamweaver and Photoshop + Created brochures and flyers for makeup line HunchFree Web Marketing - Birmingham, MI June 2009 to December 2009 Graphic Designer / Analyst Developed web marketing campaigns and strategies for numerous clients. Analyzed results and revised marketing efforts daily to ensure optimal use of advertising. + Examined Google Ad Words for clients and adjusted selection based on results + Implemented organic, paid, pay-per-click and social media advertising + Designed websites, logos, posters, brochures and print collateral + Clients included Agency17, Home First Certified Community, iMatter and P15 Studios