I am the "Blonde Bombshell Geek" a creative renaissance woman in media & advertising. My specialty is graphic design for print and web advertising Technical Skills: *Adobe Photoshop (retouching, ads, layouts, web site mockups, apparel design, etc) * Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign *Basic web design: Dreamweaver (HTML,CSS) *Microsoft Publisher, Word, Excel, Powerpoint *Understand and speak basic French

Work Samples

  • Advertising

  • Web

  • Apparel

Work History

Freelance Graphic & Web Designer Self Employed, Columbus, OH 3/2010– Present Create logos, websites, press releases and other marketing materials, interact with clients to create effective branding, provide efficient and satisfactory customer service Web Designer & Social Media Consultant Trends West., West Hollywood, CA 9/2010– 11/2010 Re-branded and re-designed website for LiveLoveshopLA.com, created logos and other design materials for company, served as a street style photographer for events, launched Twitter w/ over 1,000 followers Pre-Press Graphic Designer (Temp) Production Graphics, North Hollywood, CA 7/2010– 8/2010 Pre-flighted client files for printing in Illustrator and Photoshop, provided excellent customer service as a client liaison, aided with web design and graphic design projects, personally assisted company owner with organizing, emails, etc Print Advertising Intern The Ant Farm, Hollywood, CA (10/09-3/10) Pitched and designed advertisement ideas for national entertainment campaigns, aided assistant creative director with production of graphic design presentations, cataloged and organized projects, masked images on Photoshop Event Coordination Intern Platinum Publicity, Los Angeles,CA (2/09-3/10) Participated in event planning for celebrity gifting lounges for the Oscars, MTV Movie Awards, and Kids Choice Awards. Handled data collection and vendor research, communicated with vendors, assisted with event prep/tear down, provided web and graphic design services Visuals Intern Bebe, Inc, Century City, CA (7/09-11/09) Photographed new clothing and accessories for weekly corporate vision handbook, scanned and shipped out merchandise to flagship store, organized paperwork, assisted employees with Photoshop Sales Associate Guess, Inc, Hollywood,CA (10/08-6/09) Assisted customers in locating merchandise, rung up sales at registers, processed weekly shipments, participated in floor sets, assisted with visual merchandising responsibilitie Image Editor Sturges Reps, Delaware,OH (5/07-5/08) Cropped, resized, and enhanced stock and commercial illustrations for upload to artist portfolio websites. Compiled client data, shipped out artist catalogs to clients worldwide Brand Representative Pro- Model & Talent Management, Akron, OH (10/05-11/07) Promoted the agency as well as various products at locations across Ohio. Clients included Axe, Oil Of Olay, Dove, Clairol, Stride, Frito Lay, Tylenol

Education

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Specialties

Affiliations

Media Professionals Worldwide, MediaBistro, Graphic Design Freelancers

Awards

Honor Roll

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