I am a successful, award-winning designer who has over 10 years of professional experience. I've worked with a variety of clients throughout my career, including ones in the publishing, health care and retail industries.
I enjoy any type of design work, from logos to invitation designs. I've freelanced for companies and individual clients and am open to any opportunities to design. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in my services.
Freelance Graphic Designer | 2001-Present
Work with clients and partner with design studios to provide effective and often budget sensitive design solutions. Evaluate the scope of projects and prepare design estimates. Provide consultation on the best overall design solution for each client. Projects have included logos, identity/stationery systems, brochures,newsletters, presentation folders, web sites and publication design.
Designer | Doner Advertising | Southfield, MI | December 2011-January 2013
Worked within a design group on a variety of projects including posters, menus, advertisements, in-store signage and promotions. Emphasis on maintaining established brand looks for several different clients including The UPS Store, ADT and Perkins. Often involved in creative research as well as design implementation. Worked within tight deadlines and with creative directors, account managers and other design group members to execute quality designs.
Art Director | Doner Advertising | Southfield, MI | February-August 2011
Worked closely with creative directors, account managers and design team members to execute successful design solutions for a variety of clients, including Owens Corning, COX, OhioHealth, Amazon Kindle and ADT. Projects included sell sheets, brochures, advertisements, POP displays, interactive web ads and e-newsletters as well as brand development and logo design. Often worked within tight deadlines and on multiple projects simultaneously.
Graphic Designer/Traffic Coordinator | Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply
Bozeman, MT | 2007-2010
Responsible for managing a marketing job list that encompasses projects for 15 stores and the Corporate Home Office. Assigned projects to the design team, followed up on project progress and kept track of deadlines. Worked closely with the marketing team to develop and produce projects that consistently conveyed the Murdoch’s brand while successfully promoting an event, sale or special promotion. Prepared insertion orders for series of 16 sale flyers in over 100 newspapers in 15 markets. Created and updated web graphics and postings.
Graphic Designer | James Bennett Design/Affiliated Design
Livingston, MT | 2005-2007
Involved in entire design process from concept to completion for various projects including brochures,catalogs, business systems, packaging, logos and web sites. Worked closely with clients in multiple industries, such as health care, real estate and technology, to achieve design goals and complete projects in a timely manner. Worked with account manager to determine project cost estimates and develop formal work contracts for clients. Maintained and updated company web site.
Graphic Designer | Allured Business Media
Carol Stream, IL | 2002-2005
Worked closely with editors, publishers, marketing director and advertising account executives in producing four trade magazines for the salon/spa and perfume/flavor industries. Included design of features, columns and departments, as well as determining ad placements and developing an ad/edit (imposition) layout for each issue. Collaborated with marketing department to create B-to-B marketing pieces to promote company products and divisions. Involved in book design and advertising design for outside clients, leading to an increase in company revenue. Collaborated with publisher, editors and web development team in a re-design of magazine web site.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Western Michigan University | College of Fine Arts
SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
EXHIBITIONS, HONORS AND AWARDS
American In-House Design Awards: 2007, 2008, 2009
Silver Award of Distinction Communicator Award: 2008
American Graphic Design Awards: 2006, 2007, 2008
*References available upon request.