David Ramsell

David Ramsell

Work History

Work History
1990 - Present

Freelance Graphic Designer and Owner

Grantstreet Creative

• Cultivate relationships with freelance clients 

• Responsible for creation of unique and cost-effective promotional materials for small and medium-sized businesses  

• Client projects include brochures, logos, posters, newsletters, point-of-purchase merchandise, as well 

as magazine covers and spreads

1994 - Jan 2010

Lead Graphic Designer

Babcox Publications

• Lead Graphic Designer for BodyShop Business magazine 

• Responsible for creative concept and design within the monthly magazine including cover design, feature articles and regular columns

• Responsible for creative concept and design of client advertisements 

• Responsible for cost control and quality control relating to production of magazine

• Created photo and digital illustrations for magazine layouts and client projects 

• Responsible for website content through Content Management Systems

• Developed creative concept and design of website comps utilizing Photoshop and Dreamweaver

• Created website banner ads utilizing Imageready and Flash

• Responsible for creation of tradeshow promotional materials including posters, flyers, and point-of-purchase display materials

• Supervised graphic intern with creative assignments

• Developed relationships with printers and suppliers

• Maintained continuing education for evolving software and design trends 

• Provided in-house training to editorial staff on use of new software 

Education

Education

Associate of Applied Business

University of Akron

Bachelor of Fine Art

University of Akron

Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Painter

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Quark XPress

Objective

To acquire a full-time position in the visual communication field, enabling me to use my design skills and my people skills to deliver products and services while assisting a company in building its client base and profitability.

Awards and Accomplishments

• Visual communication strategies for first-ever Bodyshop Business Waterborne TradeShow, 2009

• Lead Graphic Designer for Bodyshop Business, 2006-2009

• On-site daily creation of 12 page Trade Show Newspaper for NACE Tradeshow, 2000-2003

• ASBPE Graphic Award: Publication Redesign Bronze Award, 2000    

• ASBPE Graphic Award: Second Place Front Cover Photo, 1998  

• ASBPE Graphic Award: Second Place for Regional magazine cover Design, 1996

Interest

Restoring vintage motorcycles

Fishing

Cleveland Browns football