Proactive, highly organized creative professional with several years experience in visual communications, corporate brand identity, marketing and advertising. Significant background in health care, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Exceptional production skills to meet intensive deadlines in a wide variety of published materials. Seeking a challenging opportunity to advance responsibilities and innovation with a reputable design agency where creativity is valued and professional growth is allowed to flourish. Selected areas of effective skill and expertise:

* Computer Knowledge

* Project Management

* Customer Focus

* Community Involvement

* Problem Solving and Judgment

Work History

Work History


Fusion Marketing Partners, Colorado Springs, CO (2010)

Allegra Print and Marketing, Colorado Springs, CO (2009)

T Carson & Company, Monument, CO (2009)

Worked as a Marketing Manager for a national franchise in digital printing. Designed concepts of brochures, advertisements and table-top display for small businesses located in the Pikes Peak Region.

LeeWel Printing, Chicago, Illinois (1994)

Wrigley Display Group, Chicago, Illinois (1993)

ComCorp Inc., Chicago, Illinois (1992)

Print design experience in both Corporate and Agency environments; projects completed from conceptualization through implementation of finished product.

CarePak, Prospect Heights, Illinois (1996)

Ace Computers, Arlington Heights, Illinois (1995)

Cycle Tech, Carbondale, Illinois (1992)

Created original corporate identity campaign for small businesses which included extensive pre-flight, technical troubleshooting, and organizational skills. Directed production of large format graphics to enhance building exterior.

2002 - 2008

Graphic Designer

Advocate Health Care

Designed visual communication materials, including brochures, fliers, newsletters, posters and advertisements in a fast-paced, team oriented environment. Worked closely with creative director and account representatives to ensure corporate branding and guidelines by using specific color palettes, styles and templates. Researched and reevaluated departmental system processes to enhance production operations.

  • Created high-end sophisticated graphic solutions for new system-wide program for health care associates to achieve career goals and accomplishments.
  • Designed and developed a comprehensive marketing wellness campaign for health care fitness program.Earned an increase in corporate membership by 10%.
  • Documented procedures to ensure systematic management of projects, resulting in accurate production status and timelines. Achieved a 15% increase in productivity and effective client reviews.
1996 - 2001

Production Manager

Naperville Park District

Managed print production of marketing materials and prepared project specifications for print estimates. Identified design needs in order to create exceptional design concepts within tight deadlines. Created digital and 35mm photographs of all park district related events, programs, and activities. Served on Information and Publicity Committee for Ribfest, The Best Fest in the Midwest. Design duties included marketing and ad design, media kits, event program, signs, posters and fliers.

  • Provided web graphics to launch the premiere of the park district website. Streamlined the registration process and advanced involvement on the World Wide Web.
  • Managed Information Booth during Community Event. Trained volunteers and staff to inform guests of all food vendors and musical entertainment. Registered youth ages 12 and under for the Child Identification Program. Earned regional recognition for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Organized park dedication ceremonies to establish positive associations between park district commissioners and local community residents to help reduce criminal activity and vandalism to playground and park equipment. Resulted in a proactive neighborhood watch program.
1995 - 1996

Graphic Designer


Designed original company logo, letterhead, and advertisements. Managed print production of print materials including business forms, brochures, direct mailings, and sales coupons.

  • Increased business sales by 20% with the development of special promotional products.
  • Attended to walk-in customers to provide exceptional customer service which resulted in maintaining a high client retention rate.
1993 - 1994

Production Artist

Shaker Advertising & Communications Agency

Worked closely with graphic designers and account representatives to ensure the print specifications of recruitment advertisements. Ensured print quality of advertisements including branding standards, ink coverage, and accurate dimensions. Created proofs and converted ads into camera-ready artwork for Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and Daily Herald.

  • Significantly maintained a high degree of quality which improved the rate of return for existing clients.
  • Established archiving database for in-house art department to ensure the proper documentation of updated corporate brand identity standards. Increased the integrity of new client relationships.
  • Successfully notified creative specialists of revisions and modifications to implement the best quality product which achieved effective communication with account representatives.





Creative Manager Pro

Microsoft File Maker Pro

Microsoft Exel

Microsoft Word



Quark Express


Adobe Flash

Adobe Photoshop

Version CS5

Adobe Illlustrator

Version CS5

Adobe InDesign

Version CS5 (plus)

Adobe Acrobat