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  • Marie Smith

    Graphic Designer

    Cleveland, OH

I am a graphic designer with over 20 years experience servicing small to medium sized businesses, institutions, publishing companies, and individuals. I am available immediately for any job, large or small, out of my office or on location at yours. I am also available on a part-time or full-time temporary, or part-time permanent basis, and I would certainly consider full-time employment with the “right job.”

Work Samples


Work History

    • Management magazine - Penton Media, Inc.

    Food - Art direction, design, layout and prepress (onsite/monthly) Responsible for monthly production of magazine (art direction, page layout, and production). Worked with editors, photographers, illustrators and the printer to produce one of the leading magazines in the non-commercial food sector. Employed as a contractor on location 2 weeks per month.

  • various positions (onsite/full time)

    • Penton Media Inc.

    Hired as a keyliner in 1987 and quickly promoted to Assistant Keyline Manager, Junior Designer, and Senior Designer. One of the first employees to transition from manual to digital production with minimal training. Designed promotional materials, media kits, logos, stationery, ads, brochures, magazine proposals, start-ups, and redesigns for dozens of trade magazines. Designed and produced numerous magazines such as Lodging Hospitality, Foodservice

  • Pittsburg (offsite/prn)

    • Kirby Creative - Ad creation and production for design company
  • Town Planner Community Calendars - Ad design/production support (onsite/seasonal)

    • Pauler Communications
    • National Restaurant Association
    • Present

    Show Daily Magazines - Penton Media, Inc. - Design/production (onsite/annual)

    • Custom Media Group

    - Penton Media Inc. - Design, redesign, production for special publications (offsite/prn)

  • Graphic Designer / Owner - Radiant Graphic Design

    • Design print materials

    publishers, small business, individuals and organizations: Logos, brochures, booklets, ads, magazine layout and production, publication redesigns, books, annual reports, fliers, posters, signage, packaging, CD/ DVD covers, and web design. Clients (current): Case Western Reserve University (various departments), City of South Euclid, One South Euclid, Music is Elementary Publications, WTWH Media, Insight Learning and Wellness Center, Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland, TLC Counseling, LeadershipEADTM, Kirby Creative Design, Workplace Impact, Integral Life Center, Rita Weinberger LMT, and others. (Previous: Scriptype Publishing, Penton Media, Pauler Communications, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Center for Families and Children, The Center for Community Solutions, TECT Power, Society for Photographic Education, Cleveland State University, EB Dynamics, APB and Associates, Modern Trade Publications, Harbor Communications, Dix and Eaton, Belladetto, Just Gumbo, Well Dressed Windows, The Lounging Gourmet, Anne Gruettner Photography, Taste Culinary Gifts, Sacred Touch Massage, Circle of Light Integrative Healing, Renaissance Unity Church, City Year, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cuyahoga Community College.)


  • Louisville School of Art

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Salem College

    • Associate of Heritage Arts



BFA sculpture, minor painting