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I am an enthusiastic, self-motivated designer and I enjoy working with clients and a creative team to develop visual solutions that can be carried out from conceptualization through production and distribution.

  • Extensive experience in artistic leadership
  • Thorough knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Constant Contact; experience with Macromedia Dreamweaver
    and HTML
  • Skilled in photography, copywriting and editing
  • Able to multi-task and work efficiently under demanding deadlines

Work History

Oct 2007Present

Senior Graphic Designer

Conklin Company
  • Art-direct quarterly publications, catalogs, advertisements, branding, logos, product packaging, and convention exhibits for all product divisions, which include agriculture, animal, vehicle, health, cleaners and building products
  • Manage projects from conceptualization through production and distribution; oversee routing process through ownership, managers, and regulations; proof finished products from printer
  • Direct a team of graphic designers, copywriters, and photographers to produce high-quality work
  • Help maintain website by developing content and display standards, update content and graphics, identify improvement options and maintain hyperlinks
  • Distribute weekly digital newsletters and eblasts using Dreamweaver, HTML, and Constant Contact
  • Instrumental in strategic communications to provide product distributors with marketing materials that benefit their businesses and increase company sales
  • Provide training, direction, and assign tasks to support continued creative development for junior creative
  • Design product labels to be graphically pleasing while meeting regulation standards
  • Collaborate closely with supply chain to ensure adequate inventory of print materials


  • Promoted to Senior Graphic Designer during tenure
  • Created, marketed and delivered seven national conventions which involved:
    • Working with team to decide on theme, speakers, entertainment, and overall flow of convention
    • Creating overall look and feel through logo design, printed materials and power point presentations
    • Working with a production company on stage design, music, scripts, and lighting queues
    • Promoting event through print, social media, and eBlast campaigns
    • Developing stage activities, incentives for attendees and recognition for high achieving distributors
  • Created and managed a Communications Project List to track all projects and their routing process
  • Strengthened corporate brand identity by creating standards for logos, graphics, color and font usage that is used consistently throughout product divisions
  • Support product sales through marketing communications contributing to annual growth reaching 80 million during eight year tenure
Mar 2000Oct 2007

Graphic Designer

New Summit Media
  • Sole designer for agency whose clients included Wal-Mart Benefits, JoAnn Fabrics, International Travel Guide, Hawthorne Bank, and downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri renovation
  • Collaborated with company CEO, vendors, and internal departments
    to coordinate overall marketing efforts
  • Studied the project requirements and planned the design and presentation approach
  • Designed array of marketing materials for print and web
  • Worked closely with printers to ensure best possible pricing and
    quality for printed projects
  • Efficiently adhered to a tight schedule while working on
    multiple projects

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Miscellaneous Printed Pieces




B.A., Graphic Arts Management and Technology

Central Missouri State University

Emphasis Area: Design

Continued Education in Adobe Creative Suite and Photography