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Art Director/Sr. Graphic Designer
Design is not just a job for me—it’s a passion. I love the process. To see an idea go from a pencil sketch to final product by combining color, type, and photography is the ultimate reward as a designer. And now with Digital Publishing, translating a printed piece to an interactive one has become a favorite medium in which to work. With 15+ years as a designer, I am ready for anything and continuing to learn new programs to build my skill set is one of my biggest goals.
Having had the opportunity to work with clients and vendors from concept through final production has made me a versatile team player that can step into any situation, freeing up others to focus on more pressing issues. Understanding the client’s needs will bring your projects in on time and under budget.
Software: Digital Publishing Suite CS6, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Microsoft Office Suite.
Well versed in all facets of design, 4+ color printing, pre-press, and project management.
Detail oriented with exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills.
be designs—September 2013–Present
Citrine Natural Beauty Bar– Designed all branding, packaging, and signage
Demi Ryan Home (demiryan.com)– Logo refresh, banner ads, web & social media icons, web/print design
Abelson-Taylor, Chicago, IL—July 2006–September 2013
Senior Art Production Artist
Digital Publishing Suite: iPad app production and interactivity, Digital Ads & Presentations
Combine text, photographs, and charts to produce a variety of marketing materials
Photo retouching, color correction
Set-up files for complex dimensional pieces, sales tools and booth panels
Quill Corporation, Lincolnshire, IL—September 2005–July 2006
Worked with Creative Director & Product Managers to design collateral materials, corporate packaging, brochures, catalogs, & e-mail graphics
Art directed photo shoots for catalog and brochure covers
Retouching and color correction of photographs
Production of inside catalog pages
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp., Scottsdale, AZ—February 2003–July 2005
Lead designer on 7 major brands and 5 new product launches
Designed original art for 3–5 annual meetings and all collateral materials
Worked closely with Print Manager & Marketing Coordinator to ensure timing of projects and attended press checks
Art directed several photo shoots and casted talent
Retouching and color correction of photographs for marketing materials
Andale Communication, Mesa, AZ—June 2001–February 2003
Worked with clients, vendors and account from concept to final production
Designed all original artwork including two monthly newsletters, promotional materials for annual 5k run, brochures and advertisements
Bought printing and oversaw production process for all projects including video and Web sites
The Art Institute of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Arts–Graphic Design
Taproot Foundation—Graphic Designer
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls—Mentor
Available upon request
Art Institutes International