Specializing in graphic design for print and presentations. I design all types of print work, and I develop and operate fully animated, graphics-intense, high-end corporate shows (Keynote & PowerPoint), as well as traditional business presentations. Presentation animation is my forte, and I also design Keynote movies.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE . . . . . . . . . .
GRAPHIC DESIGNER/OWNER, TAKOBOT MEDIA INC
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER/OWNER, LAUREN DENNIS DESIGN
APRIL 2006-APRIL 2011
FREELANCE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
GFS STAGING CONSULTANT, INC.
EDISON, NJ . OCTOBER 1997 – PRESENT
Assist technical director with graphics, stage-managing, set-up, etc.
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
AUGUST 2004 – APRIL 2006
ADVERTISING MANAGER/GRAPHIC DESIGNER
CLIFTON CHILDRENSWEAR & BABYWEAR CENTRES
CLIFTON, NJ . JUNE 2004 – AUGUST 2004
Conception through production of all advertising and photography for two retail locations, maintain store image with signage and displays, hire models and run photo shoots, coordinate sales, develop marketing strategy.
HEAD OF ADVERTISING/GRAPHIC DESIGNER
MULTI-SERV INTERNATIONAL, LLC.
EDISON, NJ . JANUARY 2002 – MAY 2004
• Quickly reorganized department to operate more efficiently by consolidating responsibilities of direct and top management. Result: Company nearly tripled amount of advertising without increasing size of department.
• Recognized by our top client for precision and talent, thus becoming one of only two designers on the east coast with permission to create own ads. Result: 5% drop in production fees, amounting to approximately $100,000 in savings per year to company for ROP advertising alone.
• Recognized by newest client for creative talent. Client used my ads as inspiration for their corporate design team.
• Responsibilities: Manage, direct and/or create all advertising for our lease operations, including Macy’s East Home Services, Hudson’s Bay Company Home Services (Canada), Renewal by Andersen of Delaware and 1-800-FareUpdate. Coordinate promotions/campaigns for each branch, maintain legal compliance, manage advertising database, payments, bookings, cancellations, approvals, etc. Develop company identity (logo, business cards, truck decals, etc.). Design business proposals.
SKILLS . . . . . . . . . .
PowerPoint & Keynote Presentation Specialist
GFX Designer & Operator (Corporate Meetings)
Mac & PC Platforms
EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . .
Annually: Photoshop & InDesign Seminars
Middlesex County College
Edison, NJ . May 2000 – May 2002
Associate in Applied Science Degree: Marketing/Media Arts and Design (option: Graphic Design)
National Geographic Photography Trek
NY . February 2002
Lectures and one-on-one field instruction by National Geographic photographers
DuCret School of Art
South Plainfield, NJ . Fall 1998 – Spring 1999
Fashion Institute of Technology
Manhattan, NY . Summer 1997
Course: Sewing for Fashion Design
INTERESTS . . . . . . . . . .