Graphic designer with 10+ years of print/publication and advertising design experience. Outstanding organizational skills and a strong work ethic. Specialties: • Print and Publication Design • Identity & Branding • Advertising & Merchandising Aides • Label & Package Design • Invitations & Direct Mail • Menus and Restaurant Collateral Enjoy!

Work Samples

  • Brochures & Handouts

  • Custom Invites & DIrect Mail

  • Merchandising Aides

Work History

EDUCATION The Illinois Institute of Art Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication, 9.03 WORK EXPERIENCE Valspar, Graphic Designer 11.11 - present Design and production of: Merchandising aides, promotional collateral, logos and direct marketing mailers. As well as package design. Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Graphic Designer 11.08 - 11.11 Brand management team for overall casino branding and corporate identity. Design and production of: Promotional collateral, logos, menus, billboards, direct marketing mailers and custom invites. The Lake Forest Media Group, Creative Director 10.03 - 06.08 Design and production of: Chicago Health & Beauty magazine, Chicago Luxury Home & Condo reference book, and The Chicago Midwest Design Source Book. As well as, management of designers and interns. Additional Duties: Office Manager 09.04 - 06.08 Daily office operations; payroll, budget reports and account payables and receivables. FREELANCE The Lake Forest Media Group, 02.09 - 12.12 Design of promotional brochures and postcard mailing decks Valspar, 08.08 - 11.08 Informational displays and brochures, package design Silver Leaf Construction, 02.07 - 07.08 Created identity, designed logo and website Beechen & Dill Builders, 09.06 - 04.08 Designed logo, promotional mailer and ads Stella Boutique, 09.07 - 12.07 Created identity, designed logo and website Eye 4 Style, 01.07 - 03.07 Created identity, designed logo and promotional mailers Center for Dermatology & Skin Cancer, 02.06 - 10.06 Designed ads and banners Oak Creations of Arlington Hts., 10.02 - 06.06 Designed business cards, promotional mailer and postcards TECHNICAL SKILLS Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Dreamweaver MX, Microsoft Office, Frontpage, Mac and Windows Operating Systems, Quickbooks Pro

Education

  • The Illinois Institue of Art

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Visual Communications
    • 2000 - 2003

Specialties

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