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.
This illustration was produced using Photoshop and used the CareerBuilder Front Page for an article about Holding Out for the Job You Want.
I coordinated the advertising production on the Coupon Clicker. Ads were built in Illustrator and Photoshop. They were uploaded using Fetch FTP and HTML was edited using BB Edit.
This was a bit of Photoshop fun. The aim was to take a photographic image and change it into a pencil drawing.
The image used in this ad was chosen to mimic the red bathing suits used in the Baywatch televison series. The ad was designed using InDesign and Photoshop.
Before I could design the ad for a local clothing store, I had to put the image back together using Adobe Photoshop
This 1/4 paged ad for Azur Restaurant was designed to showcase their Valentine's day dinner special. I used InDesign and Photoshop to design this ad.
May 2010 - Present
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
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.
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.