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  • Heather Garrigus

    Senior Graphic Designer, Apparel Designer

    Frederick, MD

I am an experienced graphic designer specializing in t-shirt design, creative design, catalog design, color separations for screen printing, decal & label design, signage, and vectorization. I'm outgoing, creative, and work well under tight deadlines. I have my own computer and copy of Adobe Creative Suite 4, so I am able to telecommute if necessary.

Work Samples

  • Childrens Apparel Designs

  • Adult & Juniors Apparel Designs

  • Drinkware Designs

Work History

GOALS: To further my skills as a graphic and apparel designer, research fashion trends, and delve into visual marketing via popular social network sites. ABOUT ME: I am an outgoing and creative woman with a passion for geek culture. I love working with an organized team of creative thinkers. SKILLS I HAVE MASTERED: Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Photography: Digital Photography, Photo Editing Computers: Experienced with Mac and Windows operating systems. HIGHLIGHTS: I’ve created apparel and hard goods designs for the following clients: Sandals & Beaches Resorts Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens Smithsonian Institute National Archives Capitol Visitor Center Harvard University Hudson Group Retail Hard Times Cafe Austin Grill •• WORK EXPERIENCE •• March 2005 - Present Planet Cotton • Gaithersburg, MD Graphic Designer, T-shirt & Apparel Designer • Design apparel for resort boutiques and retail shops across the country. • Research fashion and color trends to keep retail lines up-to-date for each season. • Design layout for annual retail catalogs using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. • Take digital photographs of items to be sold; edit photos to put in each catalog. • Put together design presentations to show customers, assisting the salesperson involved. • Provide photos and up-to-date content for the company website. • Provide photos and up-to-date content for social networking sites on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. • Produce color separations for screenprinting on garments. • Clean up and vectorized low resolution designs provided by clients, • Design new logos and clean up existing logos for customers. • Put together artwork presentations to present to customers, assisting the salesperson involved. • Design and prepare artwork for printing on promotional items like mugs, pens, emery boards, and water bottles. • Attended annual Surf Expo in Orlando Florida to help increase sales from resort businesses, and get inspiration for new designs for our resort line. 1998 - 2005 A SignStore, Inc. • Rockville, MD Graphic Designer & Sign Maker • Designed artwork and made color separations for screenprinting on garments. • Cleaned up and vectorized low resolution designs provided by clients. • Designed and put together labels, decals, signs, banners, and magnets. • Designed and applied cut vinyl vehicle and window lettering. • Assisted customers with artwork needs and concerns. Designed and cleaned up artwork for screenprinting on garments. • Answered phones and wrote invoices using QuickBooks.