Senior Graphic Designer
Beacon Funding Corporation
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020 (2 months)
Senior designer in the marketing department involved in the direction and production of a variety of digital marketing assets and marketing materials for the Beacon Funding brand along with the real estate, financial services, and various e-commerce companies within the company umbrella of brands.
• Design direction and layout for e-mail marketing campaign blasts
• Website UX/UI design for e-commerce brands
• Tradeshow marketing materials and assets such as print literature, banners, and presentations
Klein Tools, Inc.
Dec 2015 - Jan 2020 (4 years 1 month)
Senior member of the creative department providing art direction, brand management and project management of variety of creative assets, marketing materials and campaigns used across multiple channels.
• Provides art and strategic direction, along with UX/UI best practices layout for the
redesign of KleinTools.com website to increase product and brand awareness.
• Key player in the development and implementation of PIM automated catalog production system to improve catalog workflow processes.
• Directs and coordinates in-house and job site photo shoots and provides
digital asset management.
• Acting deputy and management support for Creative Director.
• Selected for the Dale Carnegie Leadership Development Training Program.
Buffalo Grove, IL
Jul 2012 - Oct 2015 (3 years 3 months)
Project management, creative direction, and strategic planning for packaging, sales and marketing materials, in-store retail displays, and tradeshow displays for Grip-Rite core
branded product lines, National account department, and Major account departments.
• Art directed and managed the complete redesign of Grip-Rite branded fasteners.
• Established brand and identity of PrimeSource and Grip-Rite brand with team members.
• Directed and coordinated in-house and job site photo shoots.
Pre-Press Manager/Graphic Designer
Glendale Heights, IL
Jul 2004 - Jul 2012 (8 years)
Managed department, employees and company functions to ensure projects were met to client and company standards.
• Established and maintained company branding standards.
• Developed templates and workflow systems to improve department efficiency by 75%.