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Graphic Designer / Visual Communicator
Design experience in the package design and manufacturing industry; Passion for package design, book design, information design, branding, interaction design, design research and collaborative environments.
Branding and Package Design
Courtney E. Hurst Graphic Design | Visual Communication web | courtneyhurstdesign.com phone | 205.902.3949 EDUCATION: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Savannah, GA MFA, Graphic Design, Aug 2009 Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Providence, RI BFA, Illustration, Feb 2004 EMPLOYMENT: 2004"07, Junior Package Designer, Taylor Box Company, Warren, RI: Designed package prototypes, dies, and printing layouts for graphics. Supervised production of final package from print to manufacturing. Communicated with vendors on a daily basis. Designed company marketing media for trade shows. Managed two interns. Used CAD systems to create product sketches. Prepared presentations and participated in meetings with clients. Directed photo shoots for products. SKILL SET: Expert design skills: Package Engineering; Prototyping, Hand-craft; Effective communication; Creativity and organization; Collaboration and team oriented design thinking Proficient in: Adobe Photoshop CS3; Adobe Illustrator CS3; Adobe InDesign CS3; Microsoft Office Suite Basic Knowledge of: HTML / CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe Flash EXPERIENCE: 2009, Creative Director, Secession Graphic Design Senior Show, Savannah, GA: Directed and coordinated the concepts and execution of the logo, poster, catalog, postcard and gallery space for the show. 2009, Graphic Design Intern for Clark Creative Design, Savannah, GA: Assisted Principal designer in the concepts behind promotional materials for clients; designed invitations, business cards, letterheads, web graphics, flash animations for a variety of the companies local clients. 2009, Graphic Design Intern for Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA: Designed and specified printing of education brochure for Fall/Spring/Summer Art Classes at the museum; Created concepts and logo designs, promotional materials, and advertisements for Dutch Utopia Exhibit in October 2009. 2005-06, Guest Instructor, Portfolio Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI: Demonstrated the construction of flat portfolio design to printmaking and illustration students. 2005,Guest Speaker, Package Design Class Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY: Presented and discussed foam products to package design students. 2004, Package Design Intern, Taylor Box Company, Warren, RI: Created and developed a concept product and package design; assisted senior designer in building prototypes for clients. 2003, Art Department Intern, Health Magazine Southern Progress Corp.: Division of AOL Time Warner, Birmingham, AL: Assisted art director and photography department in collecting stock photography and assisted on photo shoots. 2002, Art Department Intern, Slaughter Hanson Advertising, Birmingham, AL: Assisted art director in poster designs and various projects for the community. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Jonathan Barnbrook, Typography, SCAD, 2009 Ame Eliot of IDEO, Sustainability, SCAD, 2009 Ann Willoughby, Sustainable Design, SCAD, 2008 EXHIBITIONS: Thesis Show, Truspace Gallery, Savannah, 2009 Portfolio showcased in SCAD Graphic Design, Poetter Hall, 2008
Rhode Island School of Design Savannah College of Art and Design