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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!
Brochures & Handouts
Custom Invites & DIrect Mail
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