Melanie Leonard

Freelance Ad Designer & Brochure Designer

Location:Lanham, Maryland, United States
2 Skills
Experienced Graphic Designer that is passionate about the craft. Able to take an idea from conception and transform it into a highly marketable end product. Experience in print and advertising. Talented team member and driven team leader. Able to produce powerful results in a timely manner.

software expertise

Microsoft Office Suite
Mac Platform
PC Platform
freelance Work

Rainbow Kinderhaus Montessori Nursery
Andrea Wright, August 2010 – December 2012

Prepared illustrations or rough sketched of material, discussing them with my client and making necessary changes

Developed the company identity for the new company which included the logo, business card, letterhead and envelope

Developed signage for the new establishment

Created flyers and all other advertisement that was needed to help the company

Used computer software to generate new images

Confer with clients to discuss and determine different design layouts

Posters and Flyers
First Seventh Day Adventist Church, September 2007 – January 2012

Developed different flyers for the different events

Used computer software to generate new images

Prepared rough sketches of material, discussing them with the client and making necessary changes

Work Experience
Cashier/Designer, Frager’s Hardware Store
Washington DC, March 2008 – June 2013

Created the monthly ad’s that went out every month in the local magazine, any other advertisement that was needed

Received money for a private hardware store with an inventory of over $600,000

Used electronic scanners, cash registers, and the telecheck machine

Counted money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts were correct and that there was adequate change

Involved in processing daily credit or debit card transactions and validating checks

End of day reconciliation of financial transactions, usually of more than $4,000

Pre-Loader/Sorter, UPS
Landover MD, June 2006 – January 2008

Sorted items during the shipping process of a large multi-million dollar national company

Moved carts and dollies with customer items on them, unloaded trucks and boxes, and loaded pieces onto conveyor belts

Sorted items and compared against inventories

Cashier, Lord & Taylor
McLean VA, October 2004 – December 2006

Answered customers' questions, and provided information on company policies for a large multi-million dollar national retailer

Bagged, boxed, and wrapped customer merchandise, and prepared packages for shipment

Computed and recorded totals of customer transactions

Greeted customers entering the establishment, and maintained a clean and orderly checkout area

The Art Institute of Washington
May 2009, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Brochure Design