Senior Graphic Designer
Sep 2011 - Present (11 years 4 months)
Design, production and collaboration for retail advertising and marketing projects. Projects include brochures, print and digital advertisements, weekly, deadline-driven promotional signage and a variety of other weekly and monthly projects. I provide art direction and styling for regular photo shoots, participate in production and marketing meetings, and assist with technical and equipment help when needed. I work as part of a team and independently, depending on the need.
Oct 2009 - Sep 2011 (1 year 11 months)
Successful development of marketing and collateral pieces for a small international diagnostic laboratory. Projects included rebranding campaign and redesign of logo, design and creation of corporate collateral materials and product brochures and booklets. Managed design and pre-press for all print marketing pieces, vendor relations, bid process, purchase orders and press checks. Organized work with freelancers, videographers and Web site developers, and provided consistent Web content management. Performed daily layout and prepress tasks or re-orders and new projects. Accomplishments: * Integrated company-wide new brand design and strategy * Art-directed redesign of 14 client brochures and managed editing of all content * Initiated and coordinated recycling project which reduced waste and enhanced revenues
Graphic Arts Technician
Oct 1999 - Dec 2008 (9 years 2 months)
Efficiently created marketing, informational and advertising materials from concept to final printed piece in a busy marketing department, including large tradeshow displays, presentations for executive staff meetings, class schedules and catalogs. Stayed true to the college brand and vision. Served as college photographer both in studio and at events. Skilled at pre-press, photo manipulation and vendor relations. Accomplishments: * Earned four industry advertising awards recognizing achievement in outstanding design * Developed a new file management system that streamlined new and archived job files.
1996 - 2001 (5 years)
Managing partner of a large format digital printing business. As the lead designer, managed all creative client projects and daily operations. Met with clients, set up timelines, delivered completed jobs. Ran the large format inkjet printer and laminator. Clients included Travis Design, Macabe Associates, Onyx Software, and Cody Publishing & Design.
1991 - 1996 (5 years)
Specialized in creating collateral, marketing pieces and illustration for small businesses and non-profits. Clients included Kleos Corporation, Health Information Services, Thornton Creek Alliance, Paramount Park Neighborhood Group, Ballard Marine Service, Dupuis-Schwimmer LLP, Normed, Pacific Printing & Imaging, SpaceLabs Medical, Inc., and Town Graphics.
1990 - 1991 (1 year)
Efficiently and effectively handled paste-up, stat camera and plate burning for the printing department.
Photo Typositor Department Manager
The Type Gallery
1984 - 1989 (5 years)
Managed and led the Photo Typositor department setting type by hand and supervising 2-3 employees. Clients included The Boeing Company, Ehrig & Associates, Tim Girvin and Marquand Books.