Eileen Fitzgerald Smith

Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Present

Designer

Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Jan 1985 - Dec 2014

Freelance Designer & Illustrator

E Fitz Smith
Ongoing design & illustration since 1985
Mar 2000 - Dec 2013

News / Information Designer

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, editorial designer
Under a very tight daily deadline, I often produce up to 4 complex pages of news product for print. Top editors confer with me, a member of a multi-tasking stable of designers, to formalize and finish the presentation of daily news stories. Developing print and web content integration to strengthen production workflow practices at NYDN editorial. Supporting the Design Department by constructing cloud computing tools to improve inter-department communications. Seeking initiatives, such as SND.org (Society for News Design) memberships, to raise the profile of the NYDN Design Departments.
1996 - 1999

Communications Manager / Specialist

American Red Cross, Southeast Region
ARC Southeast Region media go-to person at HQ in Savannah, GA. Replied directly to the regional, three state media about blood donation facts in order to improve blood donation influx and inform public about regional blood supply levels during emergency situations. Devised blood donor campaigns that inspired public and repeat donors to give blood. Local and nationally themed messages. Wrote regional HQ corporate communications during a regional three state realignment of ARC Blood Service offices. Maintained communications with the National ARC HQ. Oversaw print and collateral item production. Designed and outsourced production of collateral items for the ARC professional field coordinators - which they distributed to donors through their regional blood donation centers.

Education

Education

lynda.com

Ongoing tutorials covering specific digital design skills and evolving Adobe Creative Suite processes.

2005 - 2015

Digital Design Studies

HTML5 & CSS3 Studies

HTML5 intensive studies - Markana NYC, via Kaazing. Teacher: Peter Lubbers - Developer Relations Program Manager in the Chrome team at Google. O'Reilly Media subscriber oreilly.com

Jan 2007 - Jan 2009

School of Visual Arts

Digital design studies

Jan 2008 - Jan 2008

Quinnipiac University

Interactive Communications Studies

Jan 1978 - Jan 1987

BA Illustration / Design

Fashion Institute of Technology

BA Illustration & Design

Skills

Skills

CMS

QuarkXPress

Storytelling

Copy Editing

Magazines

Multimedia

Web Design

Blogging

SEO

Copywriting

Social Media Marketing

Editorial

Publishing

Digital Photography

Public Relations

Production

Marketing Communications

Mac

Logos

Corporate Identity

Logo Design

Art

Brand Development

Publications

Adobe Acrobat

Creative Direction

Art Direction

Layout

Advertising

Photoshop

Graphics

Illustrator

Graphic Design

InDesign

Adobe Creative Suite

CC / InDesign / Photoshop / Illustrator / Acrobat Pro

Photography

Communication Design

Illustration

Certifications

Certifications

Creating a Responsive HTML Email