I graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree from Framingham State College majoring in Visual Arts and a concentration in Graphic Design.
I am currently a graphic artist for an advertising agency located in Worcester, MA. I have been employed there for 10 years and have worked on a number of different projects including circulars, brochures, logo design and poster design.
Objective - A position as a full time graphic artist that will allow me to be creative and to learn and grow within the organization.
- Proficient in Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
-Extremely familiar in both Mac and PC based systems.
- Experienced in preparing files for press.
-Basic knowledge of HTML
-Experienced in all Microsoft Office software.
June 2002 - Present Graphic Artist - Surabian Advertising, Worcester, MA
-Custom design and layout multipage circulars on a weekly basis.
-Manage several accounts while meeting deadlines.
-Lead special projects including developing special signage and banners
and creating prototypes for proposed clients.
-Research products for advertising descriptions and elements to meet clientsï¿½ needs.
-Proofread and set up documents for press.
-Work closely with President of company to design special projects and prototypes for clients.
-Create logo designs, brochures and booklet covers.
Oct. 2001 - June 2002 Graphic Designer/ Customer Service Representative- Pendleton Printers, Gardner, MA (Printer)
-Met with clients to review design jobs.
-Produced designs according to clients budget and needs.
-Proofread jobs prior to press.
-Provided customer service for walk-in and telephone clientele.
-Communicated and informed customer about status of job.
-Helped customers with a variety of questions concerning order.
-Cross trained in press procedures.
-Maintained daily filing and office procedures.
Jan. 2001 - June 2001 Graphic Design Intern - J.A. Webster, Sterling, MA
(Major veterinary supply company.)
-Assisted the Graphic Design Director in modifying page layouts on selected product information appearing in the J.A. Webster annual catalog.
-Assisted the Graphic Design Director and VP of Marketing in producing
company newsletters and promotional information.
-Designed product advertisements for three veterinary supply
manufacturing companies for publication in annual catalog which was distributed to veterinary clinics and animal hospitals across the nation.
-Framingham State College, Framingham, MA
-Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts, May 2001
-Major: Visual Arts with concentration in Graphic Design
-Minor: Visual Communications
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