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My strengths include the ability to quickly grasp a client’s needs, design and develop high-quality solutions, and complete projects on time, within budget. I am an experienced “multitasker” who knows how to prioritize needs. I am very flexible and highly motivated with excellent communication and organizational skills. "Anything you need, you got it" ~ Roy Orbison
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HOLLY M. BLACKBURN Arlington, TX 76013 • Phone: 817-501-4371 • E-mail: Hollygraphics1@gmail.com • Web: www.Hollygraphics.net GRAPHIC DESIGNER WITH EIGHTEEN YEARS EXPERIENCE PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE Seeking to communicate strong, driving, conceptual ideas via aesthetically pleasing and persuasive designs for Apex, a stable employer. Utilizing my skills, I wish to engage with other team members to enable Apex's clients' visions, OVERVIEW OF TECHNICAL SKILLS • Use current Adobe Creative Suites, Microsft Office Suites, and other programs • Create initial concepts based on project briefs to render final output • Knowledgeable in pre-fighting and packaging media files for various methods • Vector drawing skills using software, tablet or pencil • Refurbish and correct photographs with a strong background in photography • Communicate ideas through typography and digital manipulation • Create social media, web graphics, simple webs, site maps, and UI designs • Knowledgeable in planning and keeping within budget using ROI calculations • Follow all design standards and print specifications for each task • Demonstrated capacity to work nationally over internet, phone, fax, ftp and in person • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to listen and communicate clearly • Experienced in meeting tight deadlines in heavy volume seasons PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Graphic Designer and Marketing Designs in Development LLC - Saint Petersburg • Design business collateral, website, and presentations • Maintain website and performing critical updates • Develop logos, branding elements and brochures for clients • Created fundraising materials for non-profits in the state of Florida. UI Designer Trak - Tampa, FL • Design application screens for Android and iPhone apps • Create presentations, social media, patents, and website pages for Trak • Layout business cards and design icons for application Newspaper Production Artist The Times - Arlington, TX • Sort and answer e-mails, download and review submitted ads/photos, editing each as necessary • Assist with documents/proposals and aid in proofreading while scanning items as needed • Compile the newspaper layout, create ads as needed and pre-press the final paper for print Marketing Consultant and Graphic Designer Church Marketing Solutions - Fairfax, VA • Market church plants by creating innovative identities based on demographics and project briefings • Design ads, billboards, banners, signage as needed in high volume seasons with fast turn around • Create custom promotional materials and direct mail campaigns for clients Graphic Designer Team Builders - Medfield, MA • Report directly to the Art Director Colette Peterson • Submit work via ftp or email upon completion of each project • Design brochures, shipping labels, corporate identity and more OTHER EXPERIENCE • Licensed Home Day Care Provider - State of Texas • Preschool Teacher for Christian Kid Care - Irving, TX • Apparel Retail Sales & Cashier - Kinney Shoe Corporation - Arlington, TX • Receptionist and Office Administration - Swanson Corporation - Arlington, TX PORTFOLIOS www.hollygraphics.net www.coroflot.com/hollygraphics www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgeWrkWNuJE&t=2s www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDPHzNamm14 (Portuguese) EDUCATION • Associates Degree of Science in Graphic Design • Digital Design Diploma • Other College Course Work Completed - Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree REFERENCES * Many professional references upon request.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh