Aug 2013 - Present (7 years 10 months)
Graphics Lead for multimillion and multibillion-dollar infrastructure proposals; managing graphics and supporting design staff from initial concept to final submittal phases.
Engaging with business development, marketing, and engineering staff; helping to identify graphics scope and strategic, proposal-winning design solutions.
Collaborating with the 3D visualization team on renderings, technical graphics, and video projects in order to deliver compelling presentations and proposals.
Consistently executing attractive visual branding, infographics, document templates, color schemes, and complex technical graphics in compliance with the Request for Proposal specifications of various state, national, and international transportation and government agencies.
Designing a variety of strategic marketing collateral in accordance with corporate brand standards, including ads for print and web, exhibit graphics, and award-winning printed deliverables.
Freelance Graphic Designer
Jul 2013 - Jul 2013
Collaborated with Art Director to develop creative visual concepts for a Chicagoland healthcare ad campaign.
Provided elegant advertising design solutions in the following formats:
• Print – Subject-specific for newspaper and magazine, umbrella/omnibus ads
• Out-of-home – Bus shelter, diorama, outdoor pole banners, and billboards
• Television – Graphic storyboards
• Digital – Web banners
Jun 2006 - Feb 2013 (6 years 8 months)
Conceptualized, developed, designed, and presented graphic design and strategic marketing communication in a variety of formats for corporate, healthcare, and academic institutions.
Classically trained, with abilities to use observational techniques and sketching proficiencies to expedite design lead times.
State-of–the-art skills in contemporary graphics and photographic software, driving innovative, aesthetically compelling work.
Provided a customer-centric, client-focused environment interpreting needs with ongoing communication, insight, intuition, perception, and sense of urgency.
Excellent time management abilities for balancing changing priorities in time-critical environments with quality deliverables always meeting deadlines.
Able to develop creative solutions congruent with brand standards and visual guidelines.
Successfully managed projects, with a combination of clear vision, adept problem solving, persuasive leadership, and sense of humor that garnered the respect and cooperation with client and vendor teams, for flawless execution.
Continually requested by clients to direct recurring annual projects or undertake assignments of advanced complexity due to demonstrated abilities in meeting or exceeding expectations.
Oversaw the freelance designers on large or complex projects. Provided an engaging atmosphere, while still requiring high levels of accountability in a fast-paced environment.
Established mutually beneficial relationships with vendors. Negotiated optimal pricing and deliveries while offering attractive work volumes with well-defined client specifications.
Adept in pre-press production methods ensuring the correct font types, color palettes, and equipment issues are properly addressed, eliminating delays.