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Work experience

May 2009Apr 2013

Graphic Designer and Gallery Assistant

Atlanta Artists Center
  • Non-profit art gallery sales and customer service, maintained membership database, updated website, created monthly e-newsletter, promoted the work of member artists to collectors, created monthly e-newsletters and announcements, assisted with the jurying and hanging of monthly art shows, setup of facilities for meetings, receptions and workshops
Aug 2010present

Graphic Designer

America's Best Choice Windows
  • Created trifold brochures, mailers, magazine and newspaper ads, Facebook ad, coupons, signage, tradeshow graphics, logos, sales sheets, product sheets and web graphics
  • Wrote copy for nationwide ad campaign for dealer recruiting
  • Ordered company printing and signage
  • First-response and follow-up communications with dealer candidates
  • Provided graphics and marketing support to a nationwide network of 50+ dealers
Nov 2008Jan 2009

Graphic artist

Aspen Marketing
  • Page layout, design and production for direct-mail retail marketing programs, regional telecommunications bundle offer letters and non-profit fundraising communications.
Apr 2008Oct 2008

Graphic artist

Goody Products, Inc
  • Used Adobe Illustrator to create graphics used in product packaging.
  • Prepared and color adjusted digital product images in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Prepared mockups for new product lines used in sales-team presentations.
  • Used InDesign to create multilingual versions of online product catalogs.
Nov 2006Aug 2008

Color Retoucher

Ballard Designs
  • Matched product colors in Adobe Photoshop for digital images used in seasonal home furnishings catalogs.
  • Color adjusted images to compensate for printing inconsistencies and ink gains.
Sep 2007Mar 2008

Graphic artist

Harland Clarke
  • Created collateral artwork in Photoshop and Illustrator to meet unified company design standards for corporate rebranding and new product launch.
  • Produced catalogs, insert ads and foldout brochures in Adobe InDesign highlighting consumer and business checking product lines offered by major banking clients.
  • Proofread and inspected printer proofs for quality, accuracy and consistency.
Apr 2007Aug 2007

Graphic artist

Adventure Advertising
  • Implemented copy and layout revisions to recreational product catalogs.
  • Prepared digital images for maximum impact in print marketing.
  • Designed mockup layouts for website and catalog covers.
  • Updated and revised online marketing text and charts.
Oct 2006Nov 2006

Production Artist

John Wieland Homes
  • Revised copy and layout for real-estate brochures, calendars, maps and newsletters.
  • Organized and streamlined real-estate image database.
Jul 2006Jul 2006

Graphic artist

Atlantic-American Corporation
  • Organized and prepared internal sales convention newsletter.
  • Created brochures in QuarkXpress highlighting advantages of sales team integration.
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentation outlining employee Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
Apr 2006Jun 2006

Color Retoucher

ExchangeBlvd.com
  • Retouched digital images in Adobe Photoshop for visual appeal in launch of online auction site.
Jul 1997Aug 1999

Prepress and Output

Webco Printing
  • Preflighted and set trapping for catalogs, flyers and direct-mail pieces in a high-volume printer.
  • Assured accuracy and quality in ink color, density and trapping.
  • Assembled files into printer spreads through INPosition.
  • Output film through laser imagesetters.
  • Produced print-quality matchproofs for client review.
Apr 1991Jun 1996

Prepress and Output

Stein Printing Company
  • Page production and film output for corporate printing projects including text and layout revisions, proofing and quality control.
  • Preflighting and troubleshooting of imaging problems.
  • Assisted clients with rapid turnaround of printing projects.
  • Produced color keys, bluelines and matchproofs for client review.

Summary

CORE SKILL AREAS

Graphic Design

Copywriting

Photo Retouch

Recruiting

Marketing

Business Development

Market Research

Adobe Creative Suite

MS Office

Education

Sep 1982Aug 1986

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Florida State University

References

Nicola Simmonds

Mike Hyde

Tish Ganey

Tracy Wilson

Portfolio

Skills

QuarkXpress
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop

Portfolio

Portfolio

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