This position consisted of both Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer for one of the most prominent General Contractors in the United States and beyond. Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company, sets the bar for professionalism and creativity within the construction industry - challenging me to surpass the company's expectations as well as my own. I became well-versed in meeting fast-paced demands of multiple offices across time zones, in addition to successfully completing all internal deadlines for the main office in Portland.
Additionally, I was responsible for the coordination and preparation of marketing materials for the Portland office, while simultaneously providing support for the firm's Central Oregon, Phoenix, Guam, Seattle, San Francisco and LA offices. Working closely with Howard S. Wright's executive staff and proposed project teams, I assisted with the implementation of strategies for proposals that would gain new work while honoring the firm's mission and values. Impeccable written and verbal communication skills were required, as well as an eye for graphic quality, and the ability to successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.
Main daily assignments included proposal writing, editing, layout and production. I also worked with the Marketing Manager to publish monthly online newsletters/updates, press releases and announcements, project updates, commercial/event photography, newspaper/magazine advertisements, and all graphic design collateral as needed. Secondary components of this position consisted of lead tracking, business development/networking, and maintenance of various internal database systems for references, project information, proposal submissions, and case studies.
My artistic contributions included developing compelling graphic presentations and engaging proposal documents with Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign), PowerPoint and Prezi. Ranging from interview material, to trade show support, office presentations and lobby flatscreen displays - my skills as a Graphic Designer have been honed to accommodate the needs of the A/E/C industry.