Meeting Creative Challenge – this Graphic Designer will bring results
Having the right Graphic Designer who knows how to bring life to the strategy in a stunning visual way will bring results. That’s what I do – make results for my clients.
I'm Business-focused and enjoy working on print and digital media. Managing design projects from inception to print – I design, illustrate and create, as well as schedule, organize and manage visual assets.
I found that my work and efficiency increased dramatically when I put more emphasis on priority and planning which then results in time saved to focus on details and being efficient.
Art Direction, Concept, Design, Layout, Illustration, Photography, Photo Retouching, Color Correction, Production, Collateral, Advertising, Sales Promotion, Direct Mail, Package Design, Product Literature, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Quark, File Maker Pro, Bar Code Pro, Basecamp
Freelance Graphic Designer
Benton Harbor, Michigan 2005 - present
Layout and production of marketing and sales promotion materials
Preflight files for prepress production, output color proofs, uploaded files on ftp site
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with team member and vendors
Identified problems and evaluated options and implemented solutions.
Creative thinker; comfortable in multi-task environment and adaptable to change
Graphic Designer/Art Director
deZignwright, LLC, Saint Joseph, Michigan 1998 - 2005
Art direction of photography for consumer packaged goods
Organize production schedules and manage production files effectively and efficiently
Coordination with suppliers- translators, prepress, printers, packaging and paper companies
Execute press-ready files for international and domestic clients
Maintain quality control for production files, reviewing press sheets and production samples
Ensured compliance with brand continuity and standards
Create product illustrations, color corrections and retouching
Helped grow small department of 3 into a multidisciplinary staff of 12
North American Color, Inc., Portage, Michigan 1994 - 1995
Generated computer production art, prepared for prepress and negative film out-put
Scanning, trapping, imposition, ripping and film density correction
Retrieved and archived files.
Johnson Rauhoff, Inc., Saint Joseph, Michigan 1989 - 1994
Portfolio Center-School of Art & Design, Atlanta, Georgia 1986 - 1987
Majored in Advertising Design
Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Michigan 1983 - 1985
Majored in Commercial Art