My goal is to obtain a creative position with a company that values smart design. As a graphic designer, I am eager to expand my knowledge while working for an organization that inspires and challenges me.
WORK EXPERIENCE Goodman Theatre | Chicago, Illinois | Graphic Designer July 2002 – Present Responsible for all marketing and development materials, which include newspaper and magazine ads, online banners, brochures, posters, direct mail, flyers, television commercials, event invitations and fundraising initiatives. • Design OnStage magazine, a 24-page publication created for each play of the season • Concept development for, and creation of, show imagery • Assist in the direction of photo and video shoots • Responsible for designing all pieces within the institution’s branding guidelines • Manage multiple deadline oriented projects from start to finish Ross Creative + Strategy | Peoria, Illinois | Graphic Design Intern June 2000 – May 2001 Worked with Art Directors on various projects. Responsibilities included illustration and design, production work, concept development and stock photography research. Clients: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Caterpillar, Mueller, Wahl Coldwell Banker | Peoria, Illinois | Graphic Design Intern June 1999 – January 2000 Created newspaper ads, brochures and signage. SKILLS Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, QuarkXPress and Microsoft Office Other skills: letterpress and silkscreen printing, photography, painting and drawing EDUCATION Bradley University | Peoria, Illinois Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design September 1997 - May 2001 INTERESTS I enjoy just about any outdoor activity, most of all hiking, biking and snowboarding. I love the company of great friends, great music and great books; my guitar also makes a pretty good companion. Lastly, I’d like to spend time on all seven continents and absorb as much culture as humanly possible.