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New Haven, MI
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.
Automotive Poster Designs
ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS (EDS)
February 1996 to Present
EDS RTP INTEGRATION: Detroit, MI
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
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
Work from database to recruit potential high school students
Attend college fairs and assist Director of Admissions with face-to-face recruiting
Siena Heights University
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