Su Brooks

Su Brooks

Summary

Communications Professional with over 34 years of experience in arts, computer supplies/accessories, Continuing Medical Education, ethics awareness, health & fitness, dental, fashion, financial services and interior design areas. Software skills include InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress and Microsoft Office Suite.

Managed and produced advertising, annual reports, billboards, books, brochures, catalogs, corporate collateral material, direct mail, event promotions, magazines, posters/banners and website graphics.

Awards, Honors

2009 Empowering Today's Professionals Network Excellence Award: Jersey Shore Networking Group Ambassador

2008 NAYDO Communication Award for The Community YMCA Heritage Club brochure First Place: Endowment & Planned Giving; $10-$25 million category

Toastmasters: ACG, CL (Advanced Communicator Gold, Competent Leader), Leadership Excellence award

2013 AT&T Middletown Toastmasters Club Toastmaster of the Year Award

Boy Scouts:

Order of the Arrow, Na Tsi Hi Lodge 71, Vigil Honor Leadership in Service Award, 2006, 2007

Wood Badge, 2010

National Leadership Seminar, 2010

Interests

Toastmasters 2000-2013

• Club officer roles: President and Vice President Education.

• Actively involved in club meetings to develop public speaking, leadership and presentation skills.

• Mentor new members with skills development.

• Served on a Guidance Committee and Action Committee for fellow club members'  High Performance Leadership project.

• Developed and presented training sessions for officers.

• Contest Leadership Roles: chief judge, judge, target speaker, sergeant at arms and ballot counter at the Club, Area, Division and District levels.

• Guest speaker: community events in Monmouth, Ocean and Union Counties.

• Current member of AT&T Middletown Toastmasters Club 2634

• 2013-2014 Toastmasters District 83 District Secretary

Boy Scout Troop 49, Fort Monmouth, NJ

Venture Crew 49, Eatontown, NJ

Boy Scouts of America

Volunteer Leader

• Partnering with other team leaders, deliver an engaging camping and outdoors program for young men and women ages 11-20 for leadership skills development.

• Maintain troop website.

Order of the Arrow NaTsiHi Lodge 71

• Past Publications Committee Adviser

• Recruit, train and supervise team of youth and adult leaders for quarterly newsletter production.

• Develop estimates for annual budget. Report quarterly expenses and monthly status updates.

Work History

Work History

Graphic Designer, Assistant Managing Editor, Managing Editor

Billboard Publications

• Supervised publication print quality on press checks.

• Scheduled monthly assignments for staff and freelance writers.

• Managed reprint department including extensive account management and customer contact. Reprint department profit: $30,000-60,000 per year.

Graphic Designer

Misco

Designed and produced direct mail campaigns and catalogs for computer supplies and accessories. Hired and supervised freelance designers and illustrators. Art directed all in-house photography.

Graphic Designer

Hershey Communications

• Produced fashion and home catalogs.

• Taught Macintosh skills to creative director, account executive and proofreader.

Senior Graphic Design Associate

Prudential Financial

•  Creative collaboration as a team member partnering with writers, account executives, production managers and other designers to produce advertising, corporate collateral and sales materials.

• Developed and maintained project management database and art database for 15 designers.

Graphic Designer

http://www.cymca.org

• Design and manage projects for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

• Implement national branding standards for print and website graphics.

• Provide price quotes and cost-saving strategies for print projects.

Mar 2004 - Present

Freelance Art Director

Self Employed

• Design and manage projects for educational consultant, healthcare and Continuing Medical Education, 

corporate communications ethics awareness and compliance.

• Create and deliver customized one-on-one software training sessions for designers.

Sep 2012 - Present

Proofreader

Lanmark360

Proofreading, editing and fact checking for print and online assignments. Work with production team, account executives and creative team to prioritize assignments to meet the needs of clients in the medical and dental fields.

Train freelance proofreaders to learn the specifications for each client and project.

Jul 2010 - Sep 2012

Freelance Desktop Production Artist, Proofreader/Editor

Lanmark360

• Page makeup for catalog, quarterly sale flyers and rewards guides for Darby Dental Supply.

• Proofreading, editing and fact checking for print and online assignments. Work with production team, account executives and creative team to prioritize assignments to meet clients’ needs.

Education

Education
Sep 1975 - May 1979

BFA

Parsons School of Design

Skills

Skills

InDesign

Illustrator

Quark XPress

Photoshop

The Community YMCA

Shaping Red Bank

Certifications

Certifications

Certifications of Completion

lynda.com

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