Brittany Howes

Freelance Graphic Designer & Book Designer

Location:Destin, Florida, United States
2 Skills

Residing in Leysin, Switzerland
From Braselton, GA

Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia [Class of 2010]
Bachelor of Arts: Visual Communication Major with Minor in Art (GPA: 3.7/ 4.0)

Work Experience

Leysin American School [Web & Publications Coordinator]
Leysin, Switzerland (August 2012 - Present)

- Designed 100 page booklet for school promotion worldwide

- As the Brand Manager for the school, I designed all promotional materials for the school including brochures, posters, advertisements, applications, powerpoints, letter heads, etc;

- Corresponded with the printing companies in Switzerland, China, and U.S. to ensure correct bleeds, margins, resolution, and color

- Managed the complete production and design of the annual Panorama Magazine distributed to Alumni worldwide

- Achieved a strong, visible social media presence for the school and developed concepts with viral potential

- Increased social media statistics: Facebook Page likes by 282%, Twitter followers by 240%, Pinterest by 606 followers, Youtube by 6, 458 views and Instagram by 137 followers

- Updated content of school website periodically using the Expression Engine content management system

Big Time Products [Graphic Designer]
Rome, Georgia (January 2012 - August 2012)

- Utilized Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign on a daily basis to create glove concepts, packaging, promotional displays, and advertisements for the various in-house glove brands (Grease Monkey, Soft Scrub Gloves, Wrangler, Digz, True Grip, and Firm Grip)

- As the Digz Brand Manager, I conceptualized, sketched, and designed the 2013 Spring gardening glove collection sold at The Home Depot

- Created original glove diagrams, packaging, and patterns

- Researched color trends to choose a specifc Pantone palette to match the target consumer's preferences

- Worked directly with vendors such as Wal-Mart and The Home Depot as well as overseas manufacturers in China, Malaysia, and Pakistan to ensure correct colors, bleeds, resolutions patterns, dimension, and glove sizing

V3 Magazine [Graphic Designer]
Rome, Georgia( January 2010 - March 2012)

- Worked one-on-one with advertisers of V3 Magazine to create compelling ads and full page layouts seen by over 30, 000+ readers per month, while meeting strict deadlines

- Updated website periodically using the Joomla content management system

- Designed logos, brochures, business cards, fyers, newspaper ads, billboards, letter heads, cookbooks, banners, t-shirts, etc; for various businesses in the Rome area while also supervising the printing and distribution

- Collaborated with the Editor of V3 Magazine to design and layout the entire V3 Wedding issue printed in April 2011
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Book Design