Portfolio

Work History

Work History
Nov 2008 - Present

Graphic Designer

Freelance
  • Creating designs for print ads, email blasts, PowerPoint presentation
  • Corporate ID collateral
  • Logo design
  • Book layout & cover design
  • Volunteered services for non-profit organizations
  • WordPress implementation & custom themes
  • Managing multiple clients & projects
Apr 2009 - Present

Graphic / Web Designer

http://www.creativebreakthroughs.com

A leader in network security, integration & management. CBI provides products & services that help small companies to large enterprises secure & manage their IT infrastructure.

  • Standardized corporate branding across all collateral
  • Created effective materials for the sales team
  • Design resultant banner & booth graphics for tradeshows
  • Maintain & manage website, event notifications & social media presence
  • Administer & monitor company webinars
  • Design email campaigns for events & product information
  • Assist in event planning & execution
Sep 2005 - Sep 2008

Designer

http://www.cology.com

Cology, Inc. is a technology and business services company providing innovative solutions to help companies succeed in the student loan industry.

  • Designed corporate branding as well as graphic and web design for parent company and affiliate marketing partners
  • Successfully managed multiple client streams that required marketing collateral, promotional items, and web design
  • Assisted sales team to increase clients and customers by creating memorable brochures and posters
  • Created and managed identity brand for contract companies and ensured brand was consistent in their print, promotional, and web designs
  • Cascading Style Sheet theme developer for leading edge online community in the higher education finance industry
  • Managed content updates on both parent and affiliate partner web sites
  • Oversaw project and production management for all internal marketing department projects
  • Marketing Coordinator with vendors and responsible for quotes, production specifications, and any issues with pending projects
  • Built customized project management platforms and reports utilizing QuickBase
  • Responsible for additional areas including client management, presentations, and sales
Nov 2004 - Sep 2005

Graphic Assistant

La Crosse Technology

La Crosse Technology creates consumer electronics products, which include radio-controlled clocks and watches, wireless weather stations, power monitors, and other measuring devices.

  • Worked one-on-one with the Creative Director to insure sales department had required collateral and promotional materials
  • Updated websites for multiple company and global affiliate sites (one site was in 5 different languages)
  • Designed and distributed marketing collateral to remote sales affiliates around the world
  • Provided designs and branding for trade show signs and promotions
  • Oversaw designs for publication advertising, packaging, and product photography
  • Manipulated photos to ensure all products had a consistent look and feel in the company’s collateral

Affliations

On the web

Career Objective

Graphic & Web Designer with over seven years experience in leading creative & successful brand identity & marketing collateral. ProfileThroughout my career, I have worked in a variety of industries, along with volunteering my services to non-profit groups. By utilizing my skills in graphic/web design & customer service, I am able to bring a diverse assortment of abilities to any position.

Education

Education
Sep 2000 - Dec 2001

Associate of Applied Science

http://www.aipx.edu

Graduated with Highest Honors

Skills

Skills

Drupal

I have an understanding of how Drupal works with the usage of blocks and modules. I am able to install modules and configure them to the needs of the website.

Wordpress

Ability to install Wordpress on any hosting plan. I am also proficient in the installation of plug-ins and themes, along with manipulating the CSS of a theme to customize to client's need.

Photography

Expanding my skills from personal photos to creative photos of landscapes and inanimate objects.   Flickr Stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennimurr

Social Media

Able to understand a strategy to utilize social media to enhance a company's brand and presence on the web. Frequent user of Twitter and Flickr and I have created personal and company profiles in Facebook and LinkedIn.

Adobe Illustrator

I am familiar with the tools Adobe Illustrator provides. I use this program for creation of logos and custom vector images.

Adobe Flash

I am currently re-learning this program and ActionScript 2.0 / 3.0. I am able to create basic animations using the timeline and create custom shapes within the program.

HTML & CSS

When designing websites, I am able to use HTML and CSS together to create dynamic sites. With this knowledge, I am able to manipulate code on other sites and create custom themes and layouts (i.e. Joomla, Community Server).

Adobe Photoshop

With Photoshop, I am able to crop images, remove backgrounds, color and exposure correction, create textured backgrounds, restore damaged images, and optimize images for the web.

Adobe InDesign

Proficient in creating layouts for all types of print projects (i.e. booklets, posters, business cards, etc.) and ensure the files are ready for print production.   I am also skilled in creating tables and using master pages to complete a design.