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Professional Experience

2007present

Freelance Graphic Designer, Business Owner

Amy Joy Endlich, dba Amy Joy Design Studio

I am available for a direct-hire or freelance position, full or part time, remote or on site.

• Own and operate my freelance side business.  Working remotely from my home office, I provide graphic design services and custom print products.

• Compose custom designs for customers while following their instructions to better serve their purposes.  Provide exceptional service to make certain their orders and needs have been met and they are satisfied with the end product. 

• Manage and organize bookkeeping, estimating and invoicing using FreshBooks accounting software which helps streamline my ability to be fair, accurate, organized and professional.

• Market and sell my products and services by maintaining my web site using WordPress, utilizing advertising methods, networking at events, and referrals.

• Happy customers have included: Vicki Michelle Dance Studio, FunctionZ (Event Management), ISA (International Society of Automation), SP+ Parking, Nabtesco, Houston Area Chevy Club, Emergency Medical Products, and School Kids Healthcare.

Amy Joy Design Studio Portfolio

Anderson Remodeling

June 2020Present

Marketing Office Assistant

Anderson Remodeling

• Typeset home remodeling bids in QuickBooks using the Estimator's notes. E-mail proposals to clients and call to follow up.

• Initiated and designed a large 16 page printed brochure that gets handed out to potential customers to build trust and market the company's professionalism.

• Enhance and update forms using Excel.

• Create email marketing campaigns and Facebook posts. Communicate with Web Designer regarding website changes.

• Schedule appointments on Google Calendar, then enter data into Microsoft Access. Project management using Google Keep.

• Assist Construction Dept. in gathering materials for sold jobs and help keep active jobs organized by typesetting cover sheets.

Kwik Kopy Business Solutions

20132019

Graphic Designer

Kwik Kopy Business Solutions #709 - Whithorn Dr.

• Created unique graphic design services and products from concept to completion from business cards and brochures to large signs and banners.

• Reviewed and set-up art files for in-house production. Operated digital printers using the Fiery Command Workstation.  Communicated with vendors for outsourced production.

• For company web site, CyFairPrinting.com, modified pages using WordPress and managed the customer web portals using the MyOrderDesk plugin from PrintReach.

• To build brand awareness, created marketing materials for meetings and networking events.  Designed custom postcards to be mailed and signs to be displayed in the shop. Utilized Constant Contact to send e-mail newsletters and advertisements.

• Contributed to customer service requests. Provided information about the products and services offered, sent proofs and entered invoices using PrintSmith.

Clients I worked with: Toshiba, Lonestar Chevrolet, Joe Myers Ford, Beck and Masten North, Abby Residential, Team Regan Realty, HCA Hospitals, United Methodist hospitals, Active Life Dentistry, Habitat for Humanity NW, Roland's Bakery, Phoenix Technologies, Fortis Alliance, Cyfair Chamber of Commerce, Houston West Chamber of Commerce, other small, local businesses...

Kwik Kopy Business Solutions Portfolio

hand2mind

20052007

Graphic Designer

hand2mind (formerly ETA/Cuisenaire)

• Worked with a team of designers in the Creative Services Department for an educational teaching aid manufacturing company. Developed and marketed fun, colorful products that help children learn and inspire teachers.

• Served as the Catalog Lead Designer for the 2006 & 2007 PreK-K catalogs that entailed project management, page design and photography production.  Designed a variety of marketing products, such as brochures and advertisements.

• Created teacher resource guides, activity cards and packaging for the Product Development department and trade show signs for the Sales Department.

hand2mind Portfolio

Additional Experience

19981999

Graphic Designer

City Desktop Productions

• Designed book pages and made corrections to copy-edited manuscripts for a full-service book publishing company.

• Book projects I was involved in included: Diamonds for Profit, The New Secrets of Charisma, Physics of the Body, Can This Child Be Saved? Solutions for Adoptive and Foster Families, and a series of career books for NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group.

19971998

Photography Assistant

Carroll Studios

• Photographed event, school, professional and passport portrait photography.

• Performed digital photo retouching using Adobe Photoshop.

• Assembled custom frames and photo albums.

19961997

Sales Representative

The Palette Shop

Sold art supplies in the Historic Third Ward, an art district in Downtown Milwaukee.

Education

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