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  • Karin Shaver

    Chicago, IL

Chicago based freelance web and graphics designer seeks freelance opportunities.

Work Samples

  • Interactive

  • Prototypes & Mock-ups

  • Banners

Work History

PROFILE A proven Business Development professional with a passion for providing customers and clients with a quality solution that will help grow their business and bottom-line. Creative Business Leader who is comfortable working in a remote environment and as part of a team. Expertise in delivering branded communication solutions to clients of all sizes through web, print, packaging or signage. Demonstrated ability to adapt to new industries and market segments; recognized for ability to build customer satisfaction through outstanding relationships; and proven track record of delivering incremental growth year over year. FREELANCE EXPERIENCE http://lifeafterwhistles.org LIFE AFTER WHISTLES INC. (L.A.W), Arlington, TX - 02/2012 - Present Site Maintenance as needed. www.empirehousesd.com EMPIRE HOUSE, San Diego, CA – 2011 - Present Designed and developed website, site graphics, layouts and web interfaces using XHTML/CSS coding, JavaScript, and Photoshop for image editing. Integrated social media into website strategy. Maintain the existing website as needed. www.primaryarms.com PRIMARY ARMS, PEARLAND, TX - 2010-PRESENT Contracted to redesign website using custom HTML/CSS and support transition to Volusion e-commerce platform. Created all graphics and flash intros for on-site use and flash banners for off-site advertising campaigns. Implemented SEO/SEM activities and strategies that have improved visibility of the website. Manage site updates and enhancements as needed. Create custom SQL scripts to produce reporting applications. Design product packaging and print brochures. FUTURE AMERICAN LEADERS ACADEMY - 01/2010 - 04/2010 Designed and developed website, site graphics, layout and web interfaces using XHTML/CSS coding, PHP, MySQL, and Photoshop for image editing. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE SALES DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – STRATEGIC ACCOUNTS GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, Chicago, IL — 2011-PRESENT Responsible for driving incremental growth with share shift and new product sales for all GE Lighting Solutions fixture products and services sales focused on National and Strategic Multi-Regional end-user customers in major vertical markets by delivering value and differentiation of Lighting Solutions LED products to C-levels within the organization. SALES DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – SIGNAGE GE LUMINATION, Houston, TX — 2009-2011 Delivered profitable sales growth by driving specifications of Lumination’s Signage Product line at key national end users, while at the same time retain and grow sales with existing customer base. Generated $2MM in incremental signage volume in 2010 and $1MM incremental in 2009 by converting programs from competitive products by demonstrating value and building relationships with key decision makers. REGION SALES MANAGER – SOUTHWEST GE LUMINATION, Houston, TX — 2008-2009 Responsible for driving growth in Lumination’s LED product line at signage distributors, sign manufacturers and regional end users in the Southwest Region. Increased sales by 22% in first six months over prior year by strengthening relationships and communication with decision makers at distribution and sign OEMs, proactively communicating and responding to customer needs, and building credibility with all stakeholders. REGION SALES LEADER – CED GE CONSUMER & INDUSTRIAL, Des Moines, IA — 2006-2008 Dedicated leader for CED locations in the Southwest and Midwest Regions promoted to drive sales growth for both lighting and electrical distribution product lines. ACCOUNT MANAGER GE CONSUMER & INDUSTRIAL, Houston, TX — 2004-2006 Responsible for the Industrial Product sales through stock at Houston area based distribution partners. Lead Account Manager for distribution trade area strategy in Houston District. ACCOUNT MANAGER GE CONSUMER & INDUSTRIAL, Denver, CO — 2000-2004 Responsible for driving growth at assigned District – Electrical Distributors as a member of the Denver Construction Team. INTERNATIONAL ORDER MANAGER CUTLER-HAMMER, Pittsburgh, PA — 1997-2000 Responsible for managing customer orders from “cradle to grave” for two key International OEM accounts, as well as key distributors and subsidiary accounts. Liaison between plants, marketing, engineering, demand planning, and sales offices. COMMERCIAL LOAD ADMINISTRATOR PARKVALE SAVINGS BANK, Monroeville, PA — 1996-1997 Responsible for managing new and existing loan accounts, customer inquiries and credit line transfers. Performed loan reviews on existing commercial loans; assisted with cash flow analysis for potential commercial loans. EDUCATION Art Institute of Pittsburgh Web Design Diploma, Multimedia & Website Design 2009 Daniels College of Business, University of Denver MBA, Business Administration, E-Commerce 2002 Houghton College BA, Business Administration, International Studies 1996 SKILLS - Microsoft Office - Adobe Creative Suite CS3 - XHTML/HTML/CSS - PHP - MySQL - Javascript - Actionscript - Volusion - Salesforce.com & Oracle CRM tools CERTIFICATIONS Six Sigma Greenbelt PRESENTATIONS Southeast Sign Association - Spring/Summer Conference Speaker (2010) VOLUNTEERISM - Annual GE Volunteer Events - The Home Depot Foundation & Habitat for Humanity Build Event - Team Leader – Sales & Marketing Workshops for Young Women at Work Day INTERESTS - Photography - Yoga - Running - Sketching - Music REFERRALS Available upon request


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh