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Summary

Professional advertising graphic designer skilled in page layout and design.  Seeking a challenging position in advertising with a progressive, respected brand that will benefit from my talent and experience.  With my more than 13 years of experience in the advertising design, production and print industry, I have solid skills that work well in challenging, fast pace and deadline-oriented environments.  I am proficient in design software programs such as Indesign, Quark, Photoshop & Illustrator. I am looking to  use my skills to further my career in advertising and design.

Work History

2011Present

Advertising Digital Composer/Graphic Design

Nash Finch Company - Advertising Image Center

Design and layout multiple grocery store ads per week using Adobe InDesign. Create special art drop-ins using Illustrator and Photoshop. Create ad versions for individual stores needs Acquire knowledge of how plates and printing press workBecame Familiar with different types of press printing and paper quality. Working closely with account coordinator in a team to achieve the highest quality of ad design. Use coworkers and resources available to me to further my knowledge in design programs to better my design skills

20082011

Imaging Coordinator

Nash Finch Company - Advertising Image Center

Proficient in Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and QuarkXpress

Design and layout high end grocery store custom weekly ads and special advertising projects

Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with internationally recognized Brands Integral part of a design team that promotes products and designs ads using the highest quality images and the most up-to-date packaging art. Promote products on a local and national level, researching appropriate digital images and advertising art, requiring careful attention to detail, quality and accuracy. Design and layout a weekly custom grocery ad for upscale grocery stores and maintain their website. Plan, organize, design and maintain the beauty image library for digital composers. Consistently able to meet tight weekly publications deadlines. Maintain online web database of slicks for Nash Finch private labels. Attend photo assignments; take photos, coordinate processing and filing. Produce and correct photographs for publication. Work in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment

20042010

Volunteer- Coordinator/manager

Monroe Dolphins Swim Club

Community Volunteer, Monroe Swim Team Manager 2007-presentI donate my services as the Monroe Community Swim Team volunteer coordinator and manager Organizing all swim meets, vendors, and associated fundraising activities, and as team treasurer.

20042008

Account Coordinator

Nash Finch Company - Advertising Image Center

Proficient Macintosh computers, Indesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop to layout and design creative weekly grocery store advertisements. Managing a team of 5 responsible for Custom, Southeast, Midwest and Corporate advertising. Work closely with clients to ensure quality and satisfaction. Organize workflow and input jobs into production system. Assign work on special projects on an as needed basis; perform audits to insure profitability. Develop and maintain a high standard for customer relations for all division personnel that are involved in the projects of his/her work group. This includes addressing inquiries and requests concerning design, billing, production, printing and deadlines. Provide training and/or training resources to staff personnel in order to maintain current and efficient production method. Maintain deadline schedules for customer information flowing into the production system. Create and maintain an on going system of cross training within the work group.  Monitor and approve of all work group billing activity prior to releasing to the customer. Administer financial objectives in his/her area of responsibility.Provide and conduct (with the Production Manager) annual employee performance reviews for all members of the designated  work group.On call after hours for any printer issues that may occur.

Education

Sep 1997Jul 2002

Visual Communications

Ohio University

Ohio University, Athens - Bachelors Degree 2002           

Communication college - Photojournalism           

Specialties in Anthropology and Physics

Skills and Additional Projects

Mac Systems - Indesign, Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Indesign, Iworks

Freelance logo design, photography, brochure design, book design

Photo & Design

Pages out of a nutrition cookbook. I arranged the food, took the photographs and designed the pages.

Page Layout

Brochure & grocery advertisements

Graphics & Layout

Illustrator

Photograph

Photography

Logos

Freelance logo design

Portfolio

Portfolio