Email: ciaranpmurray@gmail.com Web:www.linkedin.com/in/cpmurray Web:www.pinterest.com SUMMARY: Brand Logistics Expert (Manager) with Gap, Inc. Graphic Designer with Aigburth Printing Graphic Designer with MinuteMan Press SKILLS: Adobe CS6 Suite and previous (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Experienced use of Dreamweaver, Flash, Freehand, Image Ready, Acrobat, and Quark. Also, Microsoft Office Suite and Apple Pages. Able to use both Mac and PC. EDUCATION: 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. EXPERIENCE: Branding & Logistic Expert (Manager), March 2009 - Present The Gap - Escondido, CA • Store mapping and planning. • Implement marketing materials and collateral. • Communicate development feedback to leadership team. • Track productivity and ensure the team is meeting the Merchandise Handling Manual standards. • Model the brand service standard and sub-brand behaviors. • Communicate daily goals and priorities to support associates, redirect activities as necessary to achieve productivity standards. • Participate and support community involvement to drive brand awareness and loyalty. Freelance Graphic Designer/Photographer, 2003 – Present • Developed and maintain independent graphic design projects, branding projects and photography shoots. • Created print based collateral materials, university function promotional materials, and business letterhead. • Executed photo shoots and subsequent photo editing and retouching. • Strong client focus and satisfaction. 2013/Current - ESU Personal Styling - Creative Director Develop and create entire branding campagin for ESU. Design all print based collateral matierals and implement online social media marketing campaign. Create a portfolio of photography for ESU, editng and photo retouching for online use and print.

Work Samples

  • Salk Institute - Photography

  • Jack Kerouac - On The Road

  • Christmas Cards

Work History

  • Creative Consultant

    • Freelance
    • Jan 2010 - Present (4 years 7 months)

    Developed and maintain independent graphic design projects.
    • Created business cards, university function promotional materials, and business
    letterhead.
    • Executed photo shoots and subsequent photo editing and retouching as per the
    clientʼs instructions.
    • Strong client focus and satisfaction.

  • Branding and Logistics Expert

    • The Gap
    • Mar 2009 - Present (5 years 5 months)

    Brand & Logistic Expert (Manager), March 2009 - Present
    Gap, Inc.
    • Train, coach, and direct associates.
    • Communicate development feedback to leadership team.
    • Track productivity and ensure the team is meeting the Merchandise Handling Manual standards.
    • Act as Leader on Duty as needed.
    • Model the brand service standard and sub-brand selling behaviors.
    • Communicate daily goals and priorities to support associates, redirect activities as necessary to achieve productivity standards.
    • Participate and support community involvement to drive brand awareness and
    loyalty.
    • Developed, implemented, and executed stock room organization plan.
    • Supports and ensures execution of all shipment, receiving, and processing procedures.
    • Supports the Customer Experience Team in driving strong Customer Service Experience Survey results.
    • Developed strong understanding of the brand and the customer needs.

  • Telephone Surveyor & Data Entry Clerk in Association with SFSU

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

    •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.

  • Telephone Surveyor & Data Entry Clerk

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

    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

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

    A UK based Printshop. My duties here included the following -

    Design Related
    • Concept development.
    • Layout and pre-production
    • Production and presentation
    • Completion and delivery
    • Client meetings and liaisons

    Administrative Related
    • Filing, faxing, message taking, email and heavy multi-line phones.
    • Customer billing.
    • Data entry.
    • Established an efficient method to organize and manage a busy office.
    • Time management
    • File maintenance and customer updates/callbacks.

  • Jr. Graphic Designer - Summer 2003/2004/2005

    • 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.

  • Jr. Graphic Designer

    • Minuteman Press
    • Apr 2003 - Apr 2005 (2 years)

    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.

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