Creative and accomplished Graphic Designer with 14+ years of experience developing visual communication solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. Adept at logo design, branding/identity, print media, direct mail campaigns, website design and photograph retouching/manipulation.
~~ Owner/Designer, AmSala Creative -March 2003 - Present
Overview: Freelance graphic designer providing website design, print collateral such as newsletters, brochures, stationery, branding identity, direct mail, advertisements and custom illustrations.
Clients: Colorado Symphony Chorus, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Golden Industrial Supply, Samantha Jackson Weddings, Uniquely E Jewelry & others.
~~ Graphic Designer, Catch Fire Marketing - February 2009 - April 2013
Overview: Create and design marketing materials, promotional products, direct mail and stationery. Maintain and/or create branding identities for new and established clients. Design and format a monthly newsletter and postcard runs.
~~ Senior Graphic Designer, Ayers Advertising - July 2003 - November 2008
Overview: Fast-paced environment providing design and advertising services for automotive dealerships across the country. Responsible for designing and creating ad campaigns for newspaper, direct mail, magazines, web sites, e-mail newsletters and other various media outlets. Provided other design services such as website design, logos, signage and stationery.
Established relationships with representatives from TV stations, radio stations and newspaper agencies in order to expedite media scheduling & production.
Redesigned a new client’s advertising, resulting in a 250% lift in inbound leads in only one month.
~~ Graphic Designer, AmmaGrafix, - August 1999 - February 2003
Overview: Small graphic design firm which specialized in developing branding design, website design, and award wining direct mail campaigns. Responsible for creating digital artwork for logos, book covers, direct mail campaigns and advertisements.
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 (Photoshop, ImageReady, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat), Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Macromedia Homesite, WS-FTP Pro
HTML, DHTML, XHTML, CSS
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
BFA in Graphic Design & Interactive Media