An inspired, motivated designer seeking a creative career.
I am a hard-working, creative graphic designer with over 12 years experience producing visual communications for the diverse audiences of small businesses, non-profit organizations, and local artists. For the last 8 years, I have specialized in the print industry maintaining a full-time position in a local print shop while freelancing for local artists and small businesses. Working directly with the press operators, paper companies and clients, I have learned all the ins-and-outs of the entire advertising process from initial project planning to the finished, printed, delivered project. In a fast-paced environment, my daily norm is juggling multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines and problem solving production issues. Freelancing lends me more creative freedom and extended media options as many of these projects center on digital and web-based design. I am eager to learn new techniques and tricks and adjust easily to changing trends.Summary of Qualifications
~ Over 10 years of extensive participation in graphic design, advertising and desktop publishing.
~ Over 16 years of customer service and sales experience.
~ BA in Visual Communications from Kendall College of Art and Design.
~ Demonstrated ability to produce a wide variety of graphic products including newsletters, newspaper and magazine layouts, logo design, fliers, posters, stickers, signage, as well as various promotional materials.
~ Press relations including press releases, social media and press kits.
~ Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and Quark Express on Macintosh systems.
~ Creative, strong communication skills and consistently met deadlines.
~ Skills in digital and offset printing include estimating, customer relations, pre-press, bindery and logistics.