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Creative Director/Graphic Design
Stacie Hampton is a team player that knows how to get the job done! I've been working with Stacie for over 10 years. She is not only a very talented and experienced designer, but she truly understands the reality of client-driven corporate work. She tackles design challenges head on and has proven to be a true asset on any team. When delivering top notch creative and meeting tight deadlines is key, Stacie Hampton is my first choice.” — Nonie Ravenberg, Managing Director, Nth Degree Events
>>Profile I have over 20 years experience in the creative industry designing effective, award-winning work for a variety of clients. Recent and past projects include event marketing materials, annual reports, logos, business identity, corporate collateral, packaging, websites, e-newsletters, and corporate branding kits. I am a conceptual designer that is passionate and enjoys the entire creative process, from brainstorming to completion, excelling in long-term projects that require self-motivation and –management. Whether collaborating with others or working independently — solving problems creatively, on schedule, and within budget is always the focus. >>Objective To help my clients meet their goals using my design skills and creative passion in a contract/freelance position. >>Technical Proficiency • Expert in MAC OS X • Expert in Adobe Creative Cloud—Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro • Advanced working experience in Flash, Dreamweaver, SquareSpace, Word and PowerPoint • Working experience in Pages, Keynote, and Excel • Knowledge of Windows (XP, Vista, 7) >>Capabilities • Highly creative and very dedicated • Strong writing, visualization, and conceptual skills • Expert in writing specs and managing production • Great organization and time-management skills • Ability to take and give direction • Experience in handling tight deadlines on multiple projects • Good client presentation and interaction skills • Strong brainstorming, sketching, and mood board design skills • Ability to articulate and present thoughts and creative ideas • Self-motivated and accountable • Excellent problem solver and team player • Proficient in digital prepress and printer coordination >>Organizations AIGA >>Work Experience DEC 2005 to PRESENT ~ Creative Director/Graphic Designer Nth Degree Events (Atlanta, GA): Play an active role as a contract Creative Director/Graphic Designer for this global events marketing company that services Fortune 500 companies. Responsible for driving teams creatively by participating in brainstorming sessions, creative strategy meetings, and presentations, as well as delivering concepts and executing final designs for websites, email communications, direct mail, event promotions, and internal marketing materials. OCT 2001 to PRESENT ~ Creative Director/Graphic Designer LiquidNoise (Philadelphia, PA): Provide creative services focused on helping clients reach their marketing goals. Clients include marketing/advertising companies, IT companies, healthcare, restaurants, record labels, dance studios, and small local businesses. Work includes business identity, corporate collateral, websites, logos, posters, and email communications. APR 2000 to OCT 2001 ~ Art Director/Graphic Designer Nth Degree Events (Atlanta, GA): Developed a strong working relationship with this global events marketing company. In doing so, helped the marketing department triple their revenue and forged working relationships with many Fortune 500 companies. Work included national event promotions for clients like Phizer, Dell, Intel, SBS Communications, and Qualcomm as well as various internal marketing materials. JAN 2000 to MAR 2000 ~ Art Director US Interactive (Philadelphia, PA): Responsible for website concept and design for clients like Adidas and AIG Insurance, working internally with information architects and other creatives. JUL 1999 to SEP 1999 ~ Senior Designer GR8 (Baltimore, MD): Worked with Art Directors as well as other Designers to develop concepts and designs to further the company’s new direction in interactive design. MAR 1992 to JUL 1999 ~ Graphic Designer Freelanced for various agencies and studios in Philadelphia, NJ, and NYC. Enjoyed creating annual reports, brochures, and logos for a variety of clients and gained extensive knowledge of printing and using paper as an integral part of a design. JAN 1990 to MAR 1992 ~ Graphic Design Intern Studied, learned, and was inspired at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Interned as an undergraduate at a local design studio and began designing award-winning work such as annual reports, logos, and business identity programs prior to graduation. >>Awards Featured in national and international magazines including Step-by-Step, Graphic Design, and Aldus Magazine. Published in national and international books including AIGA Graphic Design USA and P.I.E. Books like Limited Color Graphics and Effective Sales Catalog Design. Nominated and Awarded for excellence in design for publications including Print’s Top 30 Designers under 30, organizations including Art Director’s Club and AIGA, and numerous regional design awards.
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