Michele CunninghamScott

Freelance Graphic Designer & Book Designer

1087
Location:Coppell, Texas, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/michelecunninghamscott
1
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$35
Rate/Hr
TECHNICAL SKILLS
MAIN PROFICIENCY

Adobe Photoshop CS5
Adobe Illustrator CS5
Adobe InDesign CS5
MAC/PC
Photography
Writing
Acrobat Professional

SECONDARY PROFICIENCY
Quark X Press
Dreamweaver
Power Point/MAC/PC
Microsoft Office

BUSINESS SKILLS
*Excellent at working to deadline
*Art/Creative Direction
*Team Management
*Marketing skills
*General Management
*Excellent communication skills
*Project management & workflow
*Excellent Writing Skills
*Editing and Proofing

787 Lakeview Drive • Coppell • TX • 75019• 972 966 9249 MICHELE CUNNINGHAM-SCOTT
| OBJECTIVE |

I seek out challenge, and opportunity within a dynamic organization, that will present me with opportunities to leverage my skills in a manner that will be mutually beneficial.
| PROFILE |

I offer old-fashioned work-ethic and excellent prioritization abilities, developed over nineteen years of local and abroad work experience, and through balancing rigorous academic and employment objectives.

I am professionally committed and responsible, adapt easily to new situations, and successfully handle a wide range of functions using a combination of creative, organizational, writing, marketing, and management skills.

I maintain focus in demanding work environments and under deadline conditions. I meet challenges head-on and always find ways to effectively complete multiple assignments or tasks.

For the past seven years I have been immersed in the publishing industry, first as a Sr. Designer and then as an Art Director. I have worked closely with designers, editors, marketing staff, local and off-shore printers, members of management, and company owners. I have helped develop company systems, strategies and have implemented essential quality control procedures.

My commitment is one of ownership and integrity.
| EDUCATION |

4 Year Degree in Commercial Art
2 Year Diploma in Creative Writing

| RELATED EXPERIENCE |
CURRENT ACTIVE ORGANICS Dallas, TX CONTRACT CREATIVE/ART DIRECTOR
• ART DIRECTION
• CONCEPT AND DESIGN OF NEW PRODUCT PIECES
• LAYOUT OF NEW PRODUCTS
• PROOF READING AND EDITING
• AD DEVELOPMENT
• BROCHURES AND MARKETING PIECE DEVELOPMENT
• PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY
• PRE-PRESS
• QUALITY CONTROL

OCT 08 TO CURRENT ART SQUAD , Dallas, TX CREATIVE | ART DIRECTOR
• CONTRACT WORK THROUGH ART SQUAD FOR VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS.
• REGISTERED AS ONE OF THEIR TOP TOG TALENTS
• CONTRACTED WITH THEM TO THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS FOR 6 MONTHS

NOV 07 WIDE ARRAY PUBLISHER Dallas, TX AUTHOR
• PUBLISHED WORK IN SHORT STORY COLLECTION (BOOK FEATURED IN D MAGAZINE
JAN 08)

SEP 05 TO 08 PANACHE PARTNERS, Dallas, TX CREATIVE | ART DIRECTOR
• ART DIRECTION
• PROJECT MANAGEMENT
• TEAM MANAGEMENT
• CONCEPT DESIGN OF NEW PRODUCTS
• LAYOUT OF COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
• AD DEVELOPMENT
• BROCHURES AND MARKETING PIECES

ADDITIONAL
EXPERIENCE

Additional work experience gathered over a nineteen-year work span includes marketing skills, promotional skills, sales, project management, proof readi¬¬¬ng, editing, and workflow management.

• PHOTOGRAPHY
• PRE-PRESS LOCAL AND OFF-SHORE
• QUALITY CONTROL
• HIRING AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW STAFF
• QUARTERLY STAFF REVIEWS
• YEARLY DEPARTMENTAL PROJECTIONS

AUG 04 – AUG 05 ACTIVE ORGANICS INC. Lewisville, TX ART DIRECTOR

• ART DIRECTION
• TEAM MANAGEMENT
• GRAPHIC DESIGN
• MAGAZINE AD DEVELOPMENT
• TRADE SHOW BANNERS AND GRAPHICS
• BROCHURES AND MARKETING PIECES
• PHOTOGRAPHY
• PACKAGING DESIGN
• POP
• LENTICULAR DESIGN
• PRE-PRESS

MAR 02 - AUG 04 AVIDGOLFER MAGAZINE Irving, TX SR. GRAPHIC DESIGNER

• GRAPHIC DESIGN
• WEBMASTER
• NEW ADVERTISEMENT DESIGN
• SPECIAL PROJECTS
• CONTENT LAYOUT
• CONTENT RESEARCH

JAN 01 TO FEB 02 FINE PRINT INC Dallas, TX HEAD DESIGNER

• PRINT AND WEB DESIGN
• E-FLYERS
• PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL
• PRE PRESS PRODUCTION
• PHOTOGRAPHY
• MANAGING BILLING
• MANAGING ADDITIONAL DESIGNER
• ART DIRECTION
• ONE ON ONE CUSTOMER SERVICE, AND INTERACTION

| FREELANCE AND CONTRACT – USA | SEP 98 - CURRENT

I have done freelance work for various companies and institutions over the span of my career, ranging from logo design , packaging, branding, web graphics, web design, posters, trade-show graphics, publications, booklets, fliers, editorial content development, photography, art direction, creative direction, project management, hiring of staff, promotional material, book covers, magazine development, book layout and training materials among other things.

| INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE – South Africa |

SEP 95 – SEP 98 NEWSCLIP MEDIA MONITORING AGENCY Johannesburg, SA

• TOP 100 ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
• QUALITY CONTROL
• NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
• FOLLOWING MEDIA COVERAGE ON TOP 100 CLIENTS
• REPORT WRITING
• PRESENTATION OF STATISTIC MATERIAL
• PREPARATION OF PRESENTATION MATERIAL
• CUSTOMER SERVICE
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Book Design