Freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Oro Valley, AZ
Design and illustrate for advertisements, brochures, logos, newsletters, signage, websites, PowerPoint presentations and custom patterns. - Clients include manufacturing companies, web design agencies, design firms and gift and stationery companies.
Car Wash Partners Inc.
Design advertisements, coupons, email offers, marketing materials, and indoor/outdoor signage for large national car wash chain. - Set up all designed materials for production, working directly with printers and vendors. - Organize and develop systems for department maintenance.
WNA Comet East, Inc.
Designed marketing materials, logos, line art and product identities used in many major corporations, including Wal-Mart / Sam's Club. - Created and maintained web site and web banners, as well as price lists for sales team - Production duties included making printing plates and sending film, as well as processing customer orders
Senior Graphic Designer
Provided art direction to freelance artists on a variety of contracted projects. - Lead a design and production team in the creation of graphics for retail customers such as Michaels, Wal-Mart, Target, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Costco, BJ's, Meijers, Ross, and Dollar Tree. - Developed stationery products and maintained relationships with the company's licenses: Laura Ashley, Hershey, Fairyopolis, Crayola, and Sue Dreamer. - Created sales and marketing materials for the Gift and Stationery department. - Produced original designs and illustrations for a large variety of stationery and storage products.
Art Department Manager
Birch Point Paper Products, Inc.
Worked closely with Production and Customer Service to provide a quality imprinted product, and managed inventory levels, and budgets of the Art and Plate-making departments. - Developed and managed an art department for a manufacturing company. - Worked closely with company's President and Vice President of Marketing and Sales to develop and create a consistent web presence, advertisement campaigns, sales catalogs, and other printed materials. - Created and maintained an image archive of the company's product line. - Researched and developed a Plate-making Department, which reduced cost to the company and motivated growth.
Art Department Manager
Master Pieces Puzzle Company
Work with President and Product Development to interpret ideas and brainstorm for original logos, copy, packaging designs and product to be sold to a wide variety of specialty and mass markets. - Interview, train, and supervise designers. - Manage multiple, concurrent projects in different stages for puzzles and crafts. Monitor projects to ensure timely completion. - Maintain department supplies and technology. - Create layout and design of promotional/marketing materials including flyers, brochures, trade shows and catalogs. - Create web banners and graphics. - Take photos for packaging and create mockups for sales requests.