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St. Joseph, MI
St. Joseph, MI
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.
Core Competencies 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 Experience 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 Macintosh Operator 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. Graphic Designer Johnson Rauhoff, Inc., Saint Joseph, Michigan 1989 - 1994 Education 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
Portfolio Center Ferris State