Communication Designer and Illustrator, 3+ years professional experience, seeking full-time, part-time and freelance work.

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Work History

Nicholas E. Simson Communication Designer CONTACT Email: nicksimson@mail.com EDUCATION BFA, Visual Communication, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff,AZ PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Freelance Designer/Illustrator (Independent Contractor) Nashville, TN July 2009-present 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. SKILLS 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 EXTRA-CURRICULAR 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

Education

Northern Arizona University

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA (Arizona Chapter)

Awards

Lectured to Junior/Senior Graphic Design class, Northern Arizona University, February 2009. 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)

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