Twelve years communication, design and media experience in the automtive industry. Three additional years communications support and events planning experience at a university. Ten years personal freelance experience. Sought-out community and philanthropic project leader since 1991. Proven self-starter who works well independently, while contributing to the success of a team. Demonstrated client-facing expert in applying the techniques of digital design and total customer satisfaction.

Work Samples

  • Automotive Poster Designs

  • Presentation Material

  • Chart Examples

Work History

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS (EDS) February 1996 to Present EDS RTP INTEGRATION: Detroit, MI Account Specialist GM Global IS&S Cataloging Proof and upload electronic catalog feeds to global website. Maintain tracking logs of daily catalog feeds, categorization decisions, and image requests. Complete all projects within 24 hours of valid request. Maintain image database for hardware catalog items. Provide consultation for best visual image and layout of website. Record and publish weekly client and team meeting minutes and action items. EDS GRAPHICS: Warren, MI Computer Graphic Designer Vehicle Line Team: Product Development and Quality: Manufacturing Provide consultation for best visual design and layout communications for 50+ clients Responsible for overseeing and completing projects through all stages from requirement gathering, capturing and manipulating images, design and layout, editing and final publication Assist with all levels of events planning coordination and provide on-site technical support for multiple corporate client conferences and events Daily interface with global and local customers on business items and project requirements Interface with entire support team to ensure all projects are completed on time and exceed customer expectations Maintain conference schedules and weekly cadence for two multi-media ops rooms Provide back-up support for scheduling and maintaining vehicle evaluation fleet of 10+ vehicles Subject-matter expert contact to empower client on communication improvement issues Understand vehicle segments, annual launches, global segments, manufacturing processes, competitive market, marketing needs and advanced vehicle technology Maintain high-level of confidentiality with client embargoed and secret information EDS DATA SUPPORT: Warren, MI Data Analyst Quality: North American Operations Provided presentation graphic support and assist in analyzing client quality data Collect and input manufacturing plant quality data into tracking system, generate various monthly reports and analytical charts Daily interfaced with customer on business items and project requirements Suggest process improvement ideas to better align client objectives within competitive market Understand vehicle segments, annual launches, manufacturing processes and competition Provide back-up support to Team Leader, coordinate volunteer and fundraising projects FREELANCE DESIGNER / PHOTOGRAPHER April 1998 to Present Capture sports, family and life’s milestone moments digitally Creatively enhance photos and compose copy text Design invitations, announcements, milestone artwork, sports montages, logos, and apparel artwork per client requests SIENA HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY August 1992 – May 1995 Student Activities Office Graphics / Activities Assistant Designed print media graphics for all college sponsored student events Coordinated events of incoming vendors, artists and musical performers Developed annual schedule of dates, make event and travel arrangements Coordinated contracts and followed pre-determined budget Admission Office Admissions Assistant Work from database to recruit potential high school students Attend college fairs and assist Director of Admissions with face-to-face recruiting

Education

Siena Heights University

Specialties

Affiliations

Decora Park Board of Directors, Olympia Gymnastics Booster Club, Phi Sigma Sigma Alumni

Awards

Tourneau Co-Survivor Team Award, Best Shirt Design Nominee, ACS RFL Top Fundraiser Individual Website & Most Spirited Team, Breast Cancer 3-Day Participant, Magna Cum Laude Honors, Top 5 Outstanding Student Award, Who's Who Amoung Colleges & Univ, St. Catherine of Alexandria Nat'l Leadership Medal

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