Objective

Graphic Design for Print and Web, Video Editing, Motion graphics and Production, Animation, Advertising, Layout, Publishing, Photography

Summary

Recent experience in digital design, including banners, emails, newsletters, standard sites and ipad applications. Design for print publications, direct mail, catalog/editorial layout, direct sales pieces and digital conversion. Experience in video production, editing and motion graphics. Recent experience in 

CSS/HTML, some ASP/javascript, for B2B, e-commerce and customer-facing sites. Previous xperience writing and copy-editing.

Additional Design Samples

Video Samples

Skills

Skills

foreign relations

Lived in England, in Brighton and London. Spent a year study abroad at University of Brighton; Brighton, England (2001-2002). Focus on international media and culture.     Spent a semester in Melbourne, Australia as an internship for Leader Newspaper Group (2004). Photographed subjects and events for papers’ 31 regional branches, and as assistant photo editor, scanned, corrected and edited photos for publication. Wrote and published weekly stories; conducted interviews for business, entertainment and hard news.

Leadership/Organization

Experience in design for graphic print pieces, video and web; filming and video editing; production, photo retouching, publication and advertisement creation, editorial layouts and design. Experience troubleshooting software issues for PC/MAC and video encoding. Write, design and edit quickly and concisely, and have experience in writing, photography and editing for newspapers and magazines in domestic and international environments. Experience working with pre-press, marketing and advertising agencies. Experience designing print collateral, direct marketing pieces, and rotating web buttons and banners.

Technical

Proficient in Adobe CS2-CS6 (including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Bridge), Quark 8/9, Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro, Motion and After Effects, Soundtrack, CatDVPro, MPEG Streamclip and codecs, MS Office, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Bridge and FTP sites/servers Experience with Flash, Dreamweaver, CSS, HTML/XHTML, and Sharepoint. Proficient with Digital SLR Cameras, HD/DV video cameras and scanners. Mac and PC proficient.

Work History

Work History
May 2014 - Present

Production Artist

Catapult Marketing

Working on a variety of print and digital media for national clients such as ConAgra, Mars, Nestle, Bayer, Clorox and Johnson & Johnson. Work on large scale print projects, signage, flash banners, print ads, landing pages and emails. Provide mockups of how signage will look in-store.

Nov 2009 - Jun 2014

Reprint Designer - Freelance

Dolan Media

Repackage/redesign news articles and special sections into a print- and frame-friendly format for individuals and companies, using Quark 8.

May 2012 - May 2014

Digital Production Designer

Wunderman

I am a Digital Production Designer for Wunderman working on the Best Buy client account. I wireframe, create digital artwork for, and work on the production of the deals.bestbuy.com weekly website. I provide production assistance on banners, emails, special premium inserts, and special projects.

Dec 2011 - May 2012

Communications Specialist

CSI Companies: Suttle, Inc.

Updating and redesigning print, video and web collateral as part of a corporate re-branding campaign. Incorporating Flash interactive animations into user-end experiences. Work on ordering guides and sales collateral.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Graphic and Web Designer

Digital People

Work on site for Stude-Becker Advertising and Communications. Update brochures, marketing materials, advertisements and a variety of other pieces for Insurance and Medical Companies. Create flash banner ads and modify websites using Dreamweaver CS5 and Flash CS5. Create/modify concepts for sales campaigns. Updated company website and launched 12/2.

Currently freelance for Stude-Becker on website and graphic design for key clients.

Sep 2009 - Aug 2011

Production Specialist

Creatis

Design and manage a variety of print, video and digital media items for Schwan’s Consumer Brands. Frequently film and edit internal videos, design sales kits and external sales pieces, and specialty items. Storyboard, script, edit and provide soundtrack for videos, coordinate visual elements to create a unified brand vision. Some experience with animated videos and web design. Completed a course in Sharepoint Designer.

Jul 2006 - Aug 2009

Promotions Designer/Video Coordinator

http://www.affinitygroup.com/

Film, capture and edit DV and HD video, coordinate visual elements, create motion graphics and soundtrack for video and encode in multiple formats for use on various platforms. Manage and design sales and circulation pieces for all print consumer and b2b magazines. Create web banners, buttons, emails and landing pages for various sites. Assist with special issues, media kits, interactive Flash sales pieces, editorial layouts and advertisements.  Troubleshoot technical issues. Moved video editing facilities in-house, saving employer $80,000 per year.

Sep 2005 - Jul 2006

Creative Services/Ad Designer

Northfield News

Create and design advertisements and special sections for clients published in the Northfield News and the Area Shopper. Paginate paper, place advertising, edit and classified content in the paper and prepare for pre-production.

Education

Education
Aug 2000 - Dec 2004

BS

St. Cloud State University

Program nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Member of Honors Society 2000-2004, Dean’s List 2003-2004, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Gained extensive experience in photography, editing, layout, writing and design, as well as studies of recent culture, theory and law. Spent a year study abroad at University of Brighton; Brighton, England (2001-2002). Focus on international media and culture.