EXPERIENCE: • Branding and Logistics Manager with Gap, Inc. (USA) • Graphic Designer/Office Coordinator with Aigburth Printworks (UK) • Intern Graphic Designer/ Admin Assistant with MinuteMan Press (USA) Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Digital Graphic Design, May 2008 University of Huddersfield. B-Tec HND, National Diploma in Graphic Design, May 2005 The Arts Center, Liverpool Community College. (UK equivalent of an AA Degree)

Work Samples

  • Salk Institute - Photography

  • Jack Kerouac - On The Road

  • Christmas Cards

Work History

  • Branding and Logistics Expert

    • The Gap
    • Mar 2009 - Present (6 years 4 months)

    • Manager at a store which has a turn over of $5,000,000 per year.
    • Responsible for all logistics needs within this location.
    • Responsible for technology maintenance within this location.
    • Implementation of marketing materials and collateral.
    • Analyzing problems by collecting data, establish facts, and drawing valid conclusions
    • Responsible for all stock maintenance and organization.
    • Supports and ensures execution of all shipment, receiving, and processing procedures.
    • Maintained a relationship with outside vendors.
    • Communicate development feedback to leadership team.
    • Track productivity and ensure the team is meeting company standards.
    • Managing payroll and budgeted hours to come in line with business requirements.
    • Communicate daily goals and priorities, support associates, redirect activities as necessary to achieve productivity standards.
    • Participate and support community involvement to drive brand awareness and loyalty.
    • Supports the Customer Experience Team in driving strong Customer Service Experience Survey results.
    • Developed strong understanding of the brand and the customer needs.
    • Prepared marketing reports by collecting and analyzing business data.
    • Supports sales staff by providing sales data, market trends, forecasts and new product information.
    • Accomplished company goals by taking on ownership for new tasks and job responsibilities.

  • Telephone Surveyor & Data Entry Clerk

    • Public Research Institute
    • Jan 2009 - Jun 2010 (1 year 5 months)

    • Worked in association with SFSU.
    • Data collection and manual entry.
    • Conducted university funded telephone research in an outbound call center
    environment.
    • Associated administrative and technical tasks.
    • Required excellent phone demeanor.

  • Graphic Designer/Office Coordinator

    • Aigburth Printing
    • May 2006 - Aug 2008 (2 years 3 months)

    • Answered phones; screened calls and processed correspondence and emails.
    • Produced sketches, graphics, templates, themes, typography, and visual standards for clients.
    • Provided and managed design documentation, style guides, and specifications.
    • Proactively managed time and deadlines.
    • Collaborated with other designers to exceed the client’s needs.
    • Proofing, editing, and layout for a variety of printed materials.
    • Edited and color corrected images.
    • Associated administrative duties such as filing, faxing, and coordinating printings.
    • Created packaging and product labels for advertisements and other promotional materials.
    • Client meetings and liaisons.
    • Participated in educational opportunities to increase design capabilities and maintain up-to-date design technology knowledge.
    • Mastered the ability to handle competing priorities and effectively shift focus as dictated by changing business needs.

  • Intern Graphic Designer/Admin Assistant

    • Minuteman Press
    • May 2003 - Jul 2005 (2 years 2 months)

    • Concept development and execution.
    • Pre-production and layout.
    • Project production and presentation.
    • Superior customer service and satisfaction.
    • Created signage, advertising and other designs based on client requests.
    • Photo editing and retouching.
    • Performed other duties as associated.
    • Detail focused and client orientated.

Education

  • Huddersfield University

    • BA With Honors Digital Graphic Design
    • 2005 - 2008

    BA WITH HONORS DIGITAL GRAPHIC DESIGN - Huddersfield University, England, UK - MAY 2008 Subjects studied included: Digital tools for print and screen, ideas and concepts, applied research, typography and visual language, digital design and production, collaborate design project, work based learning/studio based practice, business practice, clients brief, critical study in context, honors project.

  • The Arts Center

    • AA Degree Graphic Design
    • 2003 - 2005

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