Work History

Work History

Production Artist

The Creative Group

Working at Kaiser Permanente (KP) on a short-term contract position.• Redesigned 18 KP medical center brochures adding pages for doctor listings• Extensive corrections and changes made to existing directories, mailers, brochures and other printed material• Commended for quick and accurate turn-around of work

Nov 2009 - Jul 2010

Contract Graphic Designer

Integrated Merchandising Systems (IMS)

• Created permanent in-store POP signage for more than 2000 The Home Depot (THD) stores worldwide including more than 560 bilingual signs for a new store opening in Puerto Rico

• Collaborated with art director and account executives on high profile projects for vendors such as The Dow Chemical Company, Kidde, GE and Rigid Tools

• Ensured readability of signage through type sizes by taking viewing distances into consideration

• Made positive layout suggestions to improve customer readability while enforcing THD brand standards

• Saved company money by finding and correcting errors and inconsistencies before projects went to press

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

Creative Specialist

RaceTrac Petroleum

• Created monthly promotional in-store POP and exterior signage, direct mail, gift cards and brochures for more than 200 stores

• Maintained consistency of RaceTrac brand over all signs within a promotion

• Repeatedly commended for efficiency, expediency and accuracy by creative director and clients

• Supervised photo shoots and coordinated contracts with photographer
Sep 2005 - Sep 2007

Freelance Graphic Designer and Production Artist

The Creative Group

Designed print ads, newsletters, publications, brochures and web banner ads

Clients included: Georgia Quick Start, Ambrosi-Atlanta, Women’s Health and Fitness magazine, Pregnancy magazine, Promotional Partners, Reflections by Sisters

Jun 2000 - Sep 2005

Senior Graphic Designer

SouthComm Publishing Company

• Designed full-color community magazines for more than 150 clients • Created layouts with extensive text formatting and image placement• Selected and color-corrected photography• Coached design assistants in layout, typography and design

May 1999 - Jun 2000

Packaging Designer

Cavanagh Group International

• Used Illustrator to develop mechanicals for packaging of retail products 

• Designed graphics for licensed products such as magnets, key chains and mouse pads• Licensees included: Harley-Davidson, Coca-Cola, DreamWorks and Hasbro

Education

Education
1995 - 1997

Associate

Art Institute of Atlanta

Memberships

National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Member since 2008

Summary

I am a highly experienced print designer, very skilled in all of the relevant applications, especially InDesign. I am interested in a full-time position where I can use my production skills and my proficiency to manage schedules and deadlines. I am efficient, organized, good at handling multiple tasks and deadlines, and possess the ability to learn and adapt to change quickly.

COMPUTER SKILLS

• Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS4, InDesign CS4, Acrobat, Word, Excel

• Layout, design

• Typography, text formatting

• Layer masks, clipping paths

• Style sheets

PERSONAL VALUES

• Detail-oriented

• Organized

• Accurate

• Deadline-driven

• Problem-solver

• Dependable