Feb 2018 - Present (4 years 3 months)
Produce both print and online sales and marketing collateral, advertising, conference, direct response, informational, and other corporate collateral materials. Create print layouts, graphics, templates, image-based emails, web banners, and motion graphics within brand guidelines. Attend and participate in creative meetings to determine strategic and creative objectives of each project. Prepare files for pre-press and print vendors.
Visual Communications Specialist
Feb 2016 - Feb 2018 (2 years)
Design and digital production of a wide range of communication materials. Using software (primarily, the Adobe Creative Suite) to design, layout, produce, illustrate, and generate print-ready and Web-ready files for government and private sector clients, primarily the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. Create infographics and layouts for products such as brochures, newsletters, flyers, posters, reports, and other print pieces. Develop and incorporate graphics into reports, newsletters, and other print and digital publications with an emphasis on responsiveness, timeliness, and accuracy. Work with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as both source materials for designing print materials and as final products (e.g., PowerPoint and Word templates). Attend project meetings with editors, other designers, and clients to discuss and plan work. Monitor and track project production to ensure proper and timely completion.
Graphic Design Assistant, Jared Division
Oct 2013 - Jan 2016 (2 years 3 months)
Responsible for establishing the look and feel of all proposed promotional print materials for Jared The Galleria of Jewelry. Scope includes catalogs, store signage, direct mail, shopping bags, etc. Also assists with developing marketing material for Corporate whenever needed.
Graphic Design Technician
Giesecke & Devrient
Aug 2011 - Oct 2013 (2 years 2 months)
Worked in the Prepress department where I was responsible for creating layouts and designs utilizing customer supplied art files in preparation for offset and silkscreen printing. Created special plating files to produce finished product. Created customer proofs, collected finished approved art files for delivery to clients and other duties as assigned.
Freelance Graphic Designer
Elite Printing Plus
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011 (4 months)
Designed various projects such as, business cards, letterhead, flyers, brochures, store signs, etc. Created and/or redrew logos for various companies.
Graphic Artist II
Local Insight Media
Oct 2006 - Apr 2009 (2 years 6 months)
Worked in the in-house Ad Production department where I designed yellow page ads for print directories nationwide. Scanned and prepared artwork for print. Created and cleaned up artwork. Adhered to production and accuracy standards within a daily deadline. Proofed all ads/artwork and prioritized work volume according to department standards.
Graphic Design Intern
Summa Health System
Jul 2005 - Jun 2006 (11 months)
Designed various print collateral such as, newsletters, brochures, flyers, table tents, invitations, magazines, etc. Assisted with various aspects of production such as, paper cutting, scoring and operating folding machine. Filed job tickets for projects.