Kelly Vogl is a graduate of Millersville University where she earned a Bachelor of Art/Commercial Art degree. She is a seasoned designer with twelve years experience working with small business, corporations and manufacturers. Kelly works very well in a team environment and is able to work independently. The clients' overall happiness with the design is what drives her during the creative process. Kelly aspires to earn a position as a Creative Director in the future.
Sales Office Manager February 2013-Present GF Management -Project Management. -Marketing & Advertising. -Guest Services. -Compile financial data. -Networking. -Sales. Graphic Designer January 2010-Present Kelly Vogl Design -Creative direction. -Design. -Print management. -Project management. -Marketing/Advertising Consulting. Graphic Designer July 2006-October 2009 Ames True Temper -Graphic Design responsibilities included: designed all packaging, logos, labels, point of purchase (POP) pieces, catalogs, instruction sheets and signage for six major brands owned by Ames True Temper. -Managed multiple short and long term projects simultaneously. -Involved in all design from concept to completion. -Involved in projects and communication with customers in Mexico, Australia, Canada and USA. -Adhered to strict brand guidelines for all Ames True Temper brands and private party brands for customers such as Kmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Sears, Ace Hardware and Target. Also adhered to ANSI guidelines for safety warnings. -Participated in Creative Brief meetings that explained target audience and detailed description of key communication points that would be integrated into the design, copy and images used. -Ensured fulfillment of translation requirements to complete copy for packaging. -Responsible for communication with Marketing, Engineering, Purchasing and Quality director to ensure that all correct information was accounted for, all warnings were correct and to ANSI spec, and that the artwork was then sent to the appropriate print vendor whether domestic or abroad. -Collected images and formatted to needed specs for both in house requests and outside agencies. -Photographed products for placement in Women’s Day Magazine. -Organized and maintained art database and images. -Formatted, color corrected and uploaded images onto the Ames True Temper image database where customers can download logos and images at their convenience. -Created comps, mockups and renderings when needed for presentations to buyers. -Created and implemented project tracker which enabled the Marketing team to be able to access the current status of any given project. -Created and implemented print checklist for final art that ensured all required information appeared on appropriate packaging. Freelance Graphic Designer March 2006-July 2006 Ames True Temper -Designed labels for Wal-Mart product launch 2006, clipped and color corrected images Freelance Graphic Designer December 2005-January 2006 206 Design -Created 100 page catalog for Alcoa Siding Company. Responsible for image preparation, file collection, page layout and placing copy. Freelance Graphic Designer November 2005 Ameritech Media -Designed large posters for exhibitor booth. Business Marketing Specialist February 2005-November 2005 Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC -Graphic design responsibilities included: designing logos, ads, forms, nametags, brochures, program books, collateral materials, billboards and web graphics. -Web duties included: image preparation and uploaded images onto the web. Also, created web banners and animated .gifs. -Designed, created and scheduled blast emails. -Created PowerPoint presentations, sponsor loops and outlines for events. -Directed audio/video at events. -Assisted with registration at events. -Worked with various printers and local advertising agencies. -Active member of numerous committees that would plan events for the upcoming year. -Responsible for all photography and color correction of all images. -Responsible for all prepress related duties including: file preparation and image preparation. -Continuously researched better ways to market the Chamber and its services to its’ members. -Suggested branding the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC logo and implemented the branding of the logo. -Published monthly advertisements in Central Penn Business, The Patriot News and B2B Magazine. Graphic Designer/Catalog Production Assistant May 2003-February 2005 Dance Distributors -Layout and designed 4 catalogs annually. -Responsible for placing all copy, editing all text, image preparation and all prepress related duties. -Designed T-shirts and any other printed advertisements. -Prepared and uploaded images onto the website. Also, archived all web images into a single database. -Created web banners and animated .gifs. -Digital Photographer for all in-house photo shoots. -Attended and participated in vendor meetings. -Assisted in selecting merchandise to be sold in the new fall and spring lines for the upcoming year. -Attended professional photo shoots in Philadelphia, PA. Distributed clothing to models in an organized and timely manner which led to a decrease in studio/model time resulting in savings for the company. HARDWARE KNOWLEDGE Macintosh Computer PC Computer Flatbed Scanner Black and White Laser Printer Color Laser and Inkjet Printer Digital Camera Manual Camera SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE Adobe Creative Suite 6 Adobe Acrobat Microsoft Office Suite Strata 3D plug in for Illustrator Art Files 2-File Collection Utility for Adobe® Illustrator® (.ai) Documents UPC Barcode Software HTML