Mar 2018 - Present (3 years 8 months)
Create signage, ads, vehicle graphics, custom design.
Consult with clients and internal parties on design creation, logos, and new product design.
Operation and maintenance of printers, mounting, laminating, folding, cutting, and binding equipment
Aug 2017 - Feb 2018 (6 months)
Freelance Graphics and design
“Pod” Lead Designer
Mar 2016 - Jul 2017 (1 year 4 months)
Work directly with clients to gather project information, create proposals and follow job to completion. Consult as sole client contact, fostered strong working relationships with multiple accounts
Advise clients on best practice, meet projected due date of deliverables, work through unforeseen issues. Client list includes dozens of national law firms, Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Publix among other companies.
Mar 2011 - Mar 2016 (5 years)
At Cousin I work with the senior designer as well as the jewelry design department to create packaging, catalogs, ads, and mailers. I also direct other lower level designers in the department, and collaborate with our photographers. As with my other positions I enjoy working with printing and production. This ranges from wide format printing to creating full product mockups, operating and maintaining our equipment and tracking and ordering supplies for the company. My organizational skills have helped the company's file setup, as the many new employees required a strict file structure, which was lacking when I started there.
Floorplan Artist ( please see below )
Mar 2010 - Feb 2011 (11 months)
Created interactive graphics
Print Lead and Interactive Designer
Sep 2006 - Aug 2009 (2 years 11 months)
Print production, proofing and layout of sales materials for major home builders. Tracked and ordered supplies, research and advise on new computers, software and print equipment
Proof job data entered by the sales team and work with graphics team to improve quality control. Implemented improved processes.
Trial Consulting Services
May 2004 - Sep 2006 (2 years 4 months)
Responsible for setting up and running new graphics department. Duties were similar to previous position at Trial Exhibits. In addition to more direct involvement with the clients, my duties included graphics creation, operating the large format printers, finishing of printed exhibits and ordering of all supplies relating to print production. My contributions to the company gave them the processes and skills to increase graphic income from 5% to 45% of company profits.
Oct 1999 - Apr 2004 (4 years 6 months)
Responsible for creating graphics and preparing photos for use in the legal field. I also supervised small staff in production of these exhibits from preliminary form to final full size printed output. Other duties included operation and maintenance of large format printers, finishing of exhibits with mounting and lamination, creating Flash graphics and charts, as well as ordering all supplies relating to print production. I have contributed to an increase in sales of over 200% in my years with Trial Exhibits. Software Adobe Indesign Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Acrobat PowerPoint Flash Hardware Macintosh and PC Baum paper folder Xerox Docucolor 7000AP printer 30" paper cutter Epson Stylus Pro 9500 44" printer Heat/vacuum press 60" Encad Novajet Pro 42e 42" printer Cold mount/lamination press 40"