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Summary

Dynamic Graphic Designer with over 20 years experience. 

Enthusiastic & reliable professional with a passion for art and design. 

Work History

Jan '13July '19

Graphic Designer

Kwik Kopy Business Solutions - Store 709

PROVIDED GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES: Created unique products from concept to completion, such as business cards, brochures, flyers, forms, stationary, labels, post cards, direct mail using variable data, Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM), rack cards, invitations, event programs, raffle tickets, signs, banners, posters, booklets, directories, promo materials and more!

PRINTING AND PRE-PRESS SETUP: Operated digital color printers using the Fiery Command Workstation software and communicated with vendors for outsourced production via on-line ordering, email, and phone communications. Reviewed and set-up print-ready customer files for in-house production.

WEB DESIGN DEVELOPMENT at www.cyfairprinting.com: Managed the Key Account Program/Customer Portals using the MyOrderDesk on-line ordering system from PagePath Technologies. Updated the web pages using WordPress, a content management system used to build and maintain websites.

PRINT AND EMAIL MARKETING: To build loyalty, trust and brand awareness I created marketing materials for Kwik Kopy to be mailed, displayed in the shop, or to be used by the Sales Manager for meetings with customers and networking events. Also, utilized Constant Contact (on-line marketing company) to send newsletters and advertisements via email.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Answered phone calls, emails, and assisted walk-in customers. Sold products and services, entered orders and estimate requests, sent proofs to customers, maintained good relationships with repeat customers.

Mar 2005Oct 2007

Graphic Designer

ETA Cuisenaire (now ETA Hand to Mind)

Worked with a team of designers in the Creative Services Department for an educational teaching aid manufacturing company. Served as the Catalog Lead Designer for the 2006 & 2007 PreK-K catalogs that entailed project management, page design and photography production. Created teacher resource guides, activity cards, packaging and trade show signs for the Sales and Product Development departments.

Feb 2000Dec 2004

Graphic Designer

The Daily Reporter Publishing Co.

Collaborated with Editorial, Advertising and Public Notice groups to produce quality editorial layouts and advertisements on tight deadlines for The Daily Reporter and Wisconsin Law Journal newspapers and the Wisconsin Builder magazine.

Aug 1998Dec 1999

Graphic Designer

City Desktop Productions

Designed book pages and updated manuscripts for a full-service book publishing company.

Oct 1997Dec 1997

Photography Assistant

Carroll Studios

Portrait photography, digital retouching, album production.

Software Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite: Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat
  • Microsoft: Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher
  • QuarkXpress
  • Mac & Windows Operating Systems

Education

2009

Web Design class, A

Milwaukee Area Technical College

www.matc.edu

Adobe Dreamweaver software

19951999

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Visual Communications and Computer Graphics

Milwaukee Area Technical College

www.matc.edu

Completed internship in Audio/Visual Dept. at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, 1998

Portfolio

Kwik Kopy Business Solutions

ETA/Cuisenaire (now ETA Hand to Mind)

Graphic Designer in the Creative Services Dept.

Freelance Projects

The Daily Reporter Publishing Co.

Portfolio pieces from The Daily Reporter Publishing Co. where I was a full time Graphic Designer.