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I am passionate about good design and how effective design can advocate communication and create positive reactions. Dedicated and ambitious with a side artillery of pun style humor to lighten the mood when necessary; I enjoy an integrated and enthusiastic team that challenges abilities and explores various mediums while succeeding in creative and conscious solutions.
CREATIVE SKILL SET
Branding/Identity, Packaging, Catalog Design, Photography Styling, Tradeshow/Environmental Graphics, Product Development, Advertising, Invitations, Restaurant Graphics, Front End Web Design, E-Blasts/Newsletters, Poster Design, Product Sell Sheets, Illustration, Marketing Presentations and Materials, Art Direction, Photography, Event Design, Mobile App Design, and Point of Purchase Displays.
TECHNICAL SKILL SET
Adobe Creative Suite, Quark Xpress, Microsoft Office, Prezi, Dreamweaver, and HTML. Pre-production, photography, shoot planning, color correction and manipulation skills. Email and social media marketing experience, marketing campaign strategy and implementation.
Concise written and oral communication with a positive team oriented attitude. Product development, project management and organization, marketing strategy development and budgeting skills. Sensitivity to typography, composition, layout, and attention to detail and consistency.
Volunteer at Kutztown University Design-a-Thon
Volunteer at Reading Public Museum
Freelance designer and marketing consultant for various clients
Active blogger and crafter
DESIGN and CONSULTANT
- Dec 2006 - Present (7 years)
Clients from various industries including: restaurant, finance, architecture, crafts & gifts, children's toys and commercial energy. Interactive front end website and mobile app design. Personal invitations for weddings, anniversaries and birth announcements.
- KNOLL STUDIO
- New York, NY
- Mar 2012 - Mar 2013 (1 year)
Continued to manage Richard Schultz print, web and marketing projects.
Integrated branding and marketing materials of Richard Schultz with Knoll Studio, Knoll Space and Knoll Outdoor.
Created 2012 and 2013 national sales training and presentations for integrated brands.
Event design for International Contemporary Furniture Fair and Salone Milan show, collaboration with marketing team.
- RICHARD SCHULTZ DESIGN
- East Greenville, PA
- Aug 2011 - Feb 2012 (6 months)
Designed and managed print, web and marketing projects.
Coordinated with external vendors such as printers, vendors, photographers and managed Art and Advertising budgets.
Event design and organization for NeoCon Furniture show.
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
- JAKKS PACIFIC
- Philadelphia, PA
- Jun 2009 - Aug 2011 (2 years 2 months)
Promoted to Senior Graphic Designer of $80M flagship line (300S SKUs), managed small design team.
Began as lead designer on novelty toy line (200 SKUs), created packaging and collaborated with product development.
Tradeshow and layout design for Toy Fair 2010 and 2011.
- DIMENSIONS CRAFTS LLC.
- Reading, PA
- Mar 2008 - Jun 2009 (1 year 3 months)
Created and updated rebranding of the Perler Beads brand marketing, packaging and web items.
Assisted in additional company brands artwork and product development.
Brainstorming and creative round table trend research and development.
- DIMENSION 4 MARKETING
- Reading, PA
- Dec 2006 - Feb 2008 (1 year 2 months)
Creation of printed materials, color correction and photo retouching for fine artists and consumer products.
Graphic design and print production responsibilities on multiple large format printers.
Application and design of vinyl and environmental graphics.
Kutztown University Of Pennsylvania
- B.F.A Communication Design
- 2001 - 2006
Graduated Cum Laude Minor in Art History
2005 First place in one-color print orientation manual from National Orientation Directors Association
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