Applications include: Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver (HTML), Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, QuarkXPress, Prezi Presentations, Apple Keynote MANAGEMENT SKILLS: Social Networking Campaigns, Process & Productivity Improvement, Training & Development, Brand Reputation Management, Business Management, Marketing Campaigns, Client Relations & Retention, Budget Management, Contract Pricing, Graphic Design, Quality Control and Technical Support
Sep 2007 - Jul 2012
Art Department Manager
Target media Partners
Hired to organize, simplify and structure a department that was struggling to function. Established office procedures, cross-trained junior staff, implemented simplified processes and cost saving efforts. Became more efficient by determining unneeded expenses in preparing for harder economic times. Successes include cutting overall payroll by 15%, redeveloped entirely new marketing media kit to be more functional and allow for easy changes, transformed a disorganized office, reduced training time of all new employees and boosted classified sales by 50% in just a month.
May 2011 - Jul 2012
Brought on to this start up company to build an impactful and lasting brand with consistent imagery. The client required a brand for both their website as well as for the ES3 application. I worked closely with the board of directors and investors to ensure their visions were brought to life. This was a contract position. Successes include creating original branding that has been praised for it’s technical and consistent look. Helped the company’s revenue to grow to over $100,000 in a very short period of time. Estimated sales to massively increase by end of the year with the completion of the ES3 application.
Mar 2006 - Sep 2011
Senior Graphic Designer
As a graphic designer, I worked with management and staff to increase visibility of the product and increase revenue through new avenues of marketing, essentially doing multiple roles.Successes include playing role in increasing visibility and valley-wide circulation, boosted revenue sales by splitting one publication into two different editions and generated new advertising avenues and increased profits by teaming up with sales teams to make a new marketing campaign packet.
Jul 2005 - Mar 2006
Xpress Print & Mail
This small local company was fairly new when I came on board with the company. The organization’s goal was for me to take over the production department, simplify the order processes and cut expenses where needed to reduce cost. I was also responsible for processing all orders from start to finish, client relations, advertising and more. Successes include improving the order process and reduced spending by 15% and restructured how the company completed UV coating jobs which significantly lowered the company’s cost.
Sep 2002 - Jul 2005
Senior Production Manager
During my career here, I took on many roles. I started as a cashier and quickly got promoted as a result of my good efforts. I took on many challenges and introduced many changes. When I saw and issue, I did my best to fix the problem.
Successes include spearheading copyright awareness program to prevent possible lawsuits and cut number of service calls in half to under contract limit after talking it on myself to learn tricks of the trade from the techs and trained the production staff.
Jun 2012 - Present
Cornell University Online
Jun 2003 - Jan 2007
Graduated Salutatorian (GPA: 3.9)