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I am a graphics guy, I love working with people as much as I love working alone. I am at my best when creating. Let's create something together. Majority of my work has been done for non-profit organizations, campaigns, bands and freelance design (mostly logos, characters, tee shirts, social media/web elements and Art for fundraisers). I work independently though I have worked with (and managed) teams of paid employees and/or volunteers. I have 13 or more years experience working with backends and content management systems (so I have basic html knowledge even though most CMS's don't require as much). I have also grown, designed and developed social media pages. Other than that I'm free spirited, hard working and creative. My ideal work environment is a place where thoughts and ideas can be exchanged in a positive atmosphere, where we truly can work as a team. Otherwise working on my own projects remotely suits me. When Freelancing and working on other projects, I strive to deliver exactly what the client wants in the most timely fashion and will gladly produce references at your request. I'm always open for new projects and I am currently managing art as needed for a NY/NJ talent as well as providing imagery for social media outlets, and selling individual prints. I have recently learned "Sign Design" where I did design for everything from Speed Limit Signs (and various Road Signage for Communities) to ADA Signage, Plaques, Car wraps, window designs, Channel Letters, Box Signs, Monuments and Pylons (and a whole lot more). Also I have been able to learn a new program (CorelDraw) and pick up some new skills in production on the table (cutting, weeding, applying) and assisting on Installs (setting sign posts to the correct depth, leveling, cementing to hanging signs on buildings and installing faces in pylons). There is always so much to learn. CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org or 561.379.3356 but it is far easier to contact me via email.
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EXPERIENCE FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGN - 2000 to Present FAST SIGNS - 2016 to Present • Along with my normals graphic skill set (designing logos, business cards, post cards (etc) and social media art) - I Design for everything from Speed Limit Signs (and various Road Signage for Communities) to Channel Letters, Box Signs, Monuments and Pylons. Also I have been able to learn a new program (CorelDraw) and pick up some new skills in production on the table (cutting, weeding, applying) and assisting on Installs (setting sign posts to the correct depth, leveling, cementing to hanging signs on buildings and installing faces in pylons) . DIRECTOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN & WEB DEVELOPMENT - 2010 - 2013 SOMERSET HILLS YMCA, BASKING RIDGE NJ • Design and Produce all collateral materials for the YMCA (i.e. Annual Report, Program Guide, Community Newsletter, brochures, flyers, advertisements, digital media and website graphics etc.). Ultimatly responsibile for accuracy and quality of all art related materials. • Serve as key point person with printers and vendors regarding marketing materials and advertisements. • Serve as main facilitator and developer of SHYMCA social media outlets.. • Serve as expert in advising organization on best print options for cost savings and quality of materials. • Serves as organization’s graphic design/desktop publishing specialist assisting departments with collateral needs. • Responsible for the front-end website, as well as all social media initiatives, including making daily updates to ensure content is current and provides our membership and other website visitors with correct schedules and event information, and educates constituencies about the YMCA’s mission. • Responsible for implementing and overseeing the digital media system, as well as producing and updating the content on the system. This includes daily updates and building out monthly calendars for system content. • Provide art direction and support for all programs in the YMCA and serve as a marketing/public relations resource for the Association. • Provide art direction and support to the Annual Campaign and all other development efforts including capital campaign, endowment, and special events. • Responsible for administrative support to the Vice President of Marketing and to support necessary marketing functions. • Participate in the Marketing & Communications Committee. • Act as staff liaison to the Graphic Standards task force. • Participate in appropriate related special event committees. • Attend appropriate community events to represent our YMCA. • Performs any other tasks deemed necessary by the Director of Marketing & Communications for the smooth and efficient operation of the association. • Implement character development and the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all public relations aspects of the association’s operations. • Responsible for direction, growth and support to the Creative Assistant and to support necessary marketing functions. RELATED EXPERIENCE GRAPHIC ARTIST - 2004 - 2010 SOMERSET HILLS YMCA, BASKING RIDGE NJ Created all art and design for print, web, and clothing. Created materials for use with large scale media including collaboration with local NJ YMCAs. Was responsible for compiling information and designing annual reports and quarterly program guides. Interviewed and hired provider of digital media and successfully directed installation and implementation of digital media system and all materials hosted on it. Designed mascot for “clean-up” campaign. EDUCATION Piscataway High School, Piscataway, N.J. – 1989-1992 Middlesex County College, Edison, N.J. - 1993 - 1996 SKILLS Adobe Creative Suite CS6, particularly Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign; Flash and Microsoft programs like Publisher and Word Basic knowledge of HTML / CSS and website related material Successful poet and aspiring children’s writer I have written, performed and recorded over fifty songs I am a skilled traditional illustrator I have created tutorials and lesson plans for art-related classes for children and adults I am capable of training people in basic Photoshop and graphic needs. I have assisted in the opening of 2 new YMCA branches