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  • Tara Detchemendy

    Illustrative Designer

    San Diego, CA

Results-driven creative professional with over 10 years experience in the graphic design, marketing communications field. I am a hard-working, collaborative individual who likes to think out of the box. A curiosity for learning new things makes me continue to grow within my career. I have conceptualized ideas with writers for ads and various campaigns. With a double degree in Illustration & Graphic Design, I am always pursuing design that merges organic illustration and graphic visualization.

Work Samples

  • Save Darfur- Annual Report & Collateral Materials

  • USDA- Know Your Farmer Know Your Food

  • Logos

Work History

OBJECTIVE I have a passion for typography and illustration and love using both to create memorable and tailored designs. EXPERIENCE Resource & Event Management, LTD. I Art Director February 2013 – February 2014 Manage and design event materials for non-profit Galas. Materials included: RSVP & Invitational cards/envelopes, tissue inserts, menus, monograms, stationery, posters, Keynote/PowerPoint presentations and more. Rock Creek Strategic Marketing I Art Director October 2007 – June 2012 • Chevy Chase, MD Managed and designed strategic ideas for branding, communications and marketing materials. Media included print and interactive. Clients were government agencies, commercial enterprises and nonprofits. The Design Channel I Senior Graphic Designer February 2007-October 2007 • Chevy Chase, MD Managed a variety of projects and production workflow. Worked directly with clients on a daily basis. Concepted and developed branding materials consisting of logos, brochures, stationery, and various collateral materials. Crosby Marketing Communications I Senior Graphic Designer March 2001-February 2007 • Annapolis, MD Concepted, designed and managed a variety of projects that included corporate identity and brand building, package design, trade show graphics, direct mail campaigns, advertising for print, Web and TV. Art directed photo shoots, video production that included post production as well. I also created original illustrations for a variety of projects. I produced a wide variety of large format design, which included banners, bus wraps, metro dioramas and related installation displays, kiosks and billboards. Also directed production artists, attended press checks and presented work to clients. Worked collaboratively with writers, art directors, media buyers, and production artists as well as account managers. Supon Design Group I Graphic Designer September 2000-March 2001 • Washington, DC Designed and illustrated newsletters, brochures and brand identity. Created mock ups and package design. Organized archive photosource. Worked closely with a team of designers. EDUCATION Bachelor of Fine Art, June 2000 Double major in Illustration/Graphic Design Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA Continuing Education Classes: • On-going member of Lynda.com • Corcoran College of Art: Web Design I-Dreamweaver, Summer 2007; Introduction to Flash, Fall 2006 • Anne Arundel Community College: Etching, Fall 2005­ I’ve attended many events sponsored by Art Director’s Club, the Ad clubs of DC and Baltimore, and those held by AIGA including a national conference in Boston as well as local events. SKILLS Adobe CS6 InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat/Distiller. Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, PowerPoint, Keynote and Word. Very strong fine arts and illustration skills, which I incorporate into many of my designs.

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design

Specialties

Awards

Baltimore Addy Award, 2007: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 2006 Annual Report / Baltimore Addy Award, 2005 & 2006: Kaiser Permanente, Federal Open Enrollment Campaign, Outdoor / Baltimore Addy Award, 2004: Anne Arundel Co. Health Dept., Xtreme Quitting Brochure I’ve also received recognition in the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, Graphic...
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