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Sara McKinney Robbins
Bowling Green, KY
I am a graphic designer with over seven years of professional and freelance experience. I love typography, illustration, logo design and the internet. My favorite part of the job is helping other people give their ideas life as they transform from thoughts to tangible materials through the design process.
Valentine's Day Cards
Pi Day Tees
455 Three Springs Road, Apt. 11
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Passionate about all things graphic design with ample experience in print, marketing and project coordination. Committed to seeing all tasks through from conceptual stages to completion while collaborating with multiple departments and vendors to ensure timely delivery of an exceptional final product. Experience with corporate and freelance accounts requiring highly developed written and verbal communication skills. Strong ability to prioritize while addressing multiple tasks simultaneously. Creative experience in the following:
Branding and corporate identity
Photo shoot coordination
Flyers and Brochures
Screen Print Graphic Designer, Russell Athletic, Bowling Green, KY (May 2011-Present)
Research graphic trends and develop new screen print concepts for garments in the retail, licensed and college bookstore markets. Conceptualize graphic offerings as well as presentation, sales and promotional materials for sporting events such as the Little League World Series, College World Series, Final Four, Frozen Four and various bowl games and for major retailers such as Walmart and Kohl's. Work with sales people around the country to create screen print graphics promoting festivals, events and businesses. Retouch photography from in-studio and on location shoots to include screen print graphics on all garments shown.
Catalog Production Coordinator, Russell Athletic, Bowling Green, KY (December 2009-September 2011)
Coordinated in studio and on location photo shoots featuring Russell Athletic apparel for catalog and web applications. Built relationships with modeling agencies; scouted possible talent, locations and venues; ordered, organized and styled merchandise to be shot. Directed photo shoots while taking into consideration all possible uses for final photography by multiple departments. Designed and developed catalog layout, retouched images and worked with merchandising to ensure that all product descriptions and representations were accurate. Collaborated with in-house production team and print shop to complete, produce and deliver all catalogs and web images according to predetermined time lines.
Art Director for Ladies and Girls Divisions, Fruit of the Loom, Bowling Green, KY (August 2006-December 2009)
Developed packaging for ladies and girls underwear programs while maintaining a cohesive look across all product categories. Communicated with members of several marketing teams on a daily basis to determine how best to meet and exceed the expectations of national retailers such as Walmart, Target, Kmart and Dollar General to grow the Fruit of the Loom brand while displacing our competitors. Presented progress reports on current projects and suggested new creative direction at weekly meetings with marketing staff. Researched trends and materials to ensure creation of relevant and practical packaging concepts. Worked closely with retouching agencies, vendors and suppliers to develop budgets for each project. Explored marketing and design theories and practices in developing markets such as China and India. Redesigned various existing packaging to be more environmentally friendly and reduce waste and costs.
Graphic Designer, Camping World, Bowling Green, KY (December 2005-August 2006)
Created promotional and informational materials such as catalogs, brochures, flyers and in-stores signage for Camping World and it's subsidiaries including Freedom Roads, President's Club and Good Sam Club. Worked closely with various marketing departments to develop advertising collateral for multiple national magazines.
Bachelor of Arts (Emphasis in Graphic Design with a Minor in Marketing)
Western Kentucky University, Honors Graduate, December 2005
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Bridge
Microsoft Office Suite
Western Kentucky University
- Graphic Design/Marketing Graphic Design/Marketing
- 2003 - 2005
Elizabethtown Community College
- Associates Degree General Studies
- 2001 - 2003