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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.
Skills 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. Experience be designs—September 2013–Present Owner/Designer 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 Graphic Designer 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 Graphic Designer 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 Graphic Designer 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 Education The Art Institute of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ Bachelor of Arts–Graphic Design Volunteer Taproot Foundation—Graphic Designer Mercy Home for Boys and Girls—Mentor One Brick References Available upon request
Art Institutes International