Communication Designer and Illustrator, 3+ years professional experience, seeking full-time, part-time and freelance work.
Nicholas E. Simson
BFA, Visual Communication, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff,AZ
Freelance Designer/Illustrator (Independent Contractor) Nashville, TN
Freelance Designer/Illustrator (Independent Contractor) Flagstaff, AZ
Nov. 2007-June 2009
Graphic Designer, NAU Marketing Department Flagstaff, AZ Feb. 2007-Jan.2009
Developed print collateral for University Departments and campus-wide information and environmental graphics in small in-house environment. Responsible for implementing and maintaining University design standards.
Project Manager / Designer, Visual Design Lab Flagstaff, AZ Spring 2007, Spring 2008
Worked in collaborative studio environment specializing in print, identity, editorial and information design for private, educational, and non-profit clients.
Led creative team as project manager, contributed with art director to create a unique visual style for the second issue of Corners, an interactive web-based magazine about the Southwest.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite Programs: Acrobat Professional, Bridge, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
Experienced in key graphic disciplines: print communication, information design, typography, imaging and layout
Knowledgeable in basic web design: Dreamweaver, CSS, XHTML, and Textile markup languages
Strong drawing/drafting skills
Effective communication, writing and presentation skills
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and working in both Mac and Windows operating systems
Member, American Institute of Graphic Arts
Active member of Northern Arizona University’s AIGA student group (positions held: Membership Officer)
Participant, AGI annual student conference, Chicago, IL
Northern Arizona University
Contributed to several award-winning designs recognized by the 2008 GDUSA Awards
Work displayed on AIGA Arizona web site and at September event.
Publication: Design for Obama the Book (Taschen, 2009)