Graphic Design professional with expertise in analyzing and creating visual solutions to communications problems. Key areas of design experience include: Key areas of design experience include: • Publication • Logo / Letterhead • Collateral • Packaging • Typography • Prepress Production • Photo / Illustration Procurement

Work Samples

  • Portfolio

  • Black and White Photography

Work History

SPECIALTIES Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Distiller, Dreamweaver), QuarkXpress, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Font and Digital Asset Management, HTML and CSS, additional strengths in illustration and photography EXPERIENCE Elsevier, Inc., Waltham, MA Book Designer 2010–Present Design and develop book covers and interiors for five very different imprints in Science and Technology publishing. • Analyze needs of projects and how best to design and produce in relation to appropriateness, budgets and publishing schedules • Increased savings by reducing freelance work to in-house development Freelance Production and Desgin Freelance production and design for a variety of projects, including logo, stationary, books, brochures, packaging, and presentations. Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company, Wilmington, MA Senior Graphic Designer 2004–2008 Graphic Designer 1999–2004 Developed and executed effective, award-winning, market-appropriate solutions for K–12 textbook covers, interiors, packaging, and technology products. • Generated significant savings by performing graphic design for products in-house • Achieved high quality products by collaborating with editorial, marketing, sales and manufacturing departments, ensuring products adhered to company standards • Established stylistic directions/guidelines, provided templates, project management and cover design of 5 books, with over 800 pages in 6 months, ahead of deadlines • Developed and executed packaging components for entire math program now experiencing 3rd printing in 2 years • Received New England Book Show award 2008, EL-Hi; 2006, Best of Category, Multimedia PC Connection, Inc., Merrimack, NH Graphic Designer 1998–1999 Designed and produced catalog pages as well as alternative advertising for IT solutions provider in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines • Achieved tight deadlines for a high volume of ads by tracking job progress and managing time efficiently, exceeding expectations of production manager • Conceived redesign for media section of catalog streamlining process • Increased quality of product images for catalog production by performing prepress activities, ensuring accuracy of printed materials Nashua Corporation, Nashua Photo Division, Nashua, NH Graphic Designer 1997–1998 Designed ads and mailers to support marketing department for mail order film processor

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH

Specialties

Awards

2008 New England Book Show Award 2006 New England Book Show Award

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