Portfolio

Objective

Experienced graphic designer who likes to solve interesting problems for interesting products and services. Proficient in a number of computer programs. Enjoy learning new computer skills. Strengths are in the areas of graphic design, production planning and using social media.

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Present

Primary Collector

Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Responsible for the collection of delinquent accounts receivable from debtors and third party payers.  Research insurance, probate, attorney and self-pay accounts.  Negotiate acceptable terms.  Computer skills: Ontario FACS Workstation, McKesson Star Navigator, Mircosoft Outlook, Google Search.

Apr 2012 - Present

Digital Content Producer

WKYT-TV

Design banner ads, e-blasts and landing pages. Write and schedule social media posts for Facebook and Twitter. Setup Facebook contests using third-party apps. Post updates to the website. Setup live streams of broadcasts, clip and post videos to the website and You Tube. Prepare graphics for website, coordinate advertising traffic, online support for newsroom.

Apr 2009 - Mar 2010

Financial Services Professional

Mass Mutual Financial Group

Sold life insurance products, such as term life, whole life and annuities.  Presented solutions capitalize on financial opportunities and problems.  Gathered and analyzed financial data.  Maintained client database. Computer skills: Microsoft Outlook, Ecowealth, MM Designs, palm Desktop, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Open Office.

Aug 1991 - Aug 2008

The Lexington Herald-Leader

Advertising Design Team Leader, 1998 – July 2008

Designed print and online advertising. Coordinated workflow. Conducted press checks. Advertising Liaison.Designed print advertising for publication in a daily newspaper, inserts and mailers. Designed banner ads for Kentucky.com. Monitored workflow and assigned design projects to team members. Conducted nightly press checks. Acted as Liaison to other departments.

Highlights:

2007 KPA Awards, 1st Place – Daily Class 3 Entertainment/Dining, 2nd Place – Daily Class 3 Food, Drug, Liquor, 3rd Place – Daily Class 3 General Miscellaneous

Coupon Clicker Project – 2007, designed individual ads per template, updated website on monthly basis, coordinated advertising materials between sales, design and new media departments.

Computer skills: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Fetch FTP, BB Edit

Temporary Assignment on Newsroom Design Desk, Jan 2000 – March 2000

Designed news pages for City/Region section and inside “A” section pages using Quark Publishing System (QPS). Ordered art and photos through imaging department. Attended daily newsroom meeting to discuss which stories would make the paper.

Production Artist, 1993 – 1998

Designed print advertising for daily newspaper using Multi-ad Creator, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, Freehand and Pagemaker.

Compositor, 1991 – 1993

Paste-up newspaper layouts, Operated graphic design camera scanner. Prepped images for production using Adobe Photoshop. Color strip up of front sections and weather pages. Prepared negatives for use in plate making process. Maintained film processors.

Education

Education

Diploma

Central KY Vocational-Technical School
Aug 2000 - May 2005

Bachelor of Science

University of Kentucky