Sales and Marketing Coordinator / Graphic Designer
Martinrea International Inc.
Feb 2011 - Nov 2015 (4 years 9 months)
Responsible for design and marketing pieces that supported Martinrea's internal and external branding. Created new presentation design and template defined and managed corporate branding standards designed clean, streamlined, easy-to-read excel forms was responsible for trade show booth designs and their production directed corporate apparel and promotional item design and management spearheaded Company letterhead and business card re-design supported special projects, ie shareholder and investors meetings Traveled both domestically and internationally to support the company's marketing needs via photography, videography and post production of Martinrea's people, plants and processes. Supported the CEO, the Executive VP of Sales, and the Director of Communications. Also did event planning for the executive team events and off-site staff meetings.
Co-Founder / Creative Director
Harrison Township, MI
Feb 2001 - Feb 2011 (10 years)
Freelance graphic designer specializing in corporate identity development and logo design, apparel design and production, menu and menu board design, counter and table signage, photography, custom design of announcements, thank you cards, Christmas cards, save the dates, and invitations for birthday's, anniversaries, weddings, showers and custom postage stamp design. Social event planning and theme development/coordination including centerpiece design, favors, thank you, flowers, table set up, place cards including innovative display ideas.
Graphic Designer / Project Coordinator
McElfish & Company
Dec 1997 - Jan 2001 (3 years 1 month)
Managed all aspects of the design process including maintaining client relationships, design conceptualization, art direction, print buying, pre-press preparation, job-specific budgeting, client/job file maintenance and project completion. Designed pieces for national and international accounts including General Motors, Kmart and Grace International Foods, Inc. Was also involved *in the interview process for General Motors contract employees. Worked individually and as part of a team on projects including posters, brochures, banners, logos, newsletters, presentations, binder covers, spines and video labels.
General Motors CSG
Apr 1997 - Dec 1997 (8 months)
McElfish & Company contract employee. Duties included acting as salesperson, print buyer, graphic designer and illustrator. Responsible for working directly with clients, guiding design direction and managing other designers, layout and design work as well as seeing jobs through *to completion with printers and service bureaus. Acted as production manager in charge of the entire design process including pre-flight for all jobs. Collaborated with writers, clients, vendors, printers and co-workers on a daily basis. Projects included binder covers and spines, banners, posters, t-shirts, flyers, press kits, advertising and newsletters.
Graphic Designer / Illustrator
Bentley & Associates
Apr 1996 - Apr 1997 (1 year)
Designed and produced graphics for print media including brochures, business cards, logos, corporate identities and annual reports. Clients included St. Mary's Medical Center, Dow Corning, The Buick Open and Mid - Michigan Regional Medical Center. Maintained a network of Macintosh computers and color and black and white printers. Produced original, hand-drawn illustrations.
Graphic Designer / Apparel Designer
Rose City, MI
Dec 1994 - Feb 1996 (1 year 2 months)
/ Bad Frog Brewery Co. Graphic Designer / Apparel Designer Responsibilities for Wauldron Corp. included the design and production of graphics for t-shirts. Clients included ESPN2, Disney and Trench Mfg. Designed licensed graphics for the CLC, NFL, NBA and NHL. Prepared spot color separations and produced film positives for finished designs. Bad Frog Brewery grew out of Wauldron Corp. Helped launch and set up distributor network in *5 states and established media contacts to promote and market Bad Frog Beer.