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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 14 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 experience

2011Present

Advertising/Graphic Artist

SpartanNash (formally Nash Finch) - Advertising Image Center

Proficient Macintosh and PC computers, Indesign, Illustrator & Photoshop to layout and design creative weekly grocery advertisements for corporate and independently own grocery stores
Design and layout multiple grocery store flyers, Facebook images and local newspaper ads weekly using Indesign
Create special art drop-ins using Illustrator and Photoshop
Work closely with clients to ensure quality and satisfaction
Create ad versions for individual stores needs
Consistently able to meet tight weekly publications deadlines
Work in Photoshop to clip, color correct and resize images for print and digital design
Acquire knowledge of how plates and printing press work
Became 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

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
Plan, organize, design and maintain the beauty image library for digital composers
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
Create PDF for print production
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

Managing a team of 5 responsible for Custom, Southeast, Midwest and Corporate advertising
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
   workgroup. 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 workgroup.  
Monitor and approve of all workgroup 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
  workgroup.
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

Portfolio

Single Ads

Portfolio

Full Grocery Ads