Karen Ayers

Freelance Ad Designer & Brochure Designer

Location:Baltimore, Maryland, United States
2 Skills
• Over 20 years of extensive experience in graphic design, desktop publishing, and photography.
• Demonstrated ability to produce a wide variety of graphic products including direct mail, brochures,packaging newsletters, business cards, logos as well as diverse promotional materials.
• Proficient in Macintosh programs.
• Creative, strong communication skills and consistently meets deadlines.


January 2007 - December 2010
Med-IQ - Creative/Art Director - 5523 Research Park Drive., Baltimore, MD
Responsible for all internal and external design for a medical education company, including: direct mail, brochures, trade show materials, logos, photography for newsletters and publications. Played a pivotal in the branding effort, maintaining a consistent, quality image that reflected the mission and goals of the company.

June 2003 - November 2006
Euro RSGCG 4D - Senior Graphic Designer - 10 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD
In charge of studio operations, traffic and training interns, for direct mail advertising agency. Cients included Chase Bank, BMW, Saab, Bath and Body Works, and Nationwide Insurance.

December 2000 - April 2003Freelance Art Director and Designer Clients included RTC Communications in Georgetown, D.C., a direct mail advertising agency, and temp work for
various agencies and in-house design departments. Involved in all aspects of design and production, including client contact and marketing consultation. Excellent at comps and presentation materials.

December 1999 to December 2000
Visions Marketing - Senior Art Director - 1 E. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21202
Directed production, concepted, and wrote ads and collateral pieces, directed photography. Accounts included Sterling Optical, Shoe City, Washington Restaurant Group, various small banks and retail accounts.

December 1992 to December 1999
Karen Ayers Design - 1020 W. 42nd St., Baltimore, MD 21211
Self employed freelance Art Director and Designer. Involved in all aspects of design from concept to computer production, packaging design and web pages. Accounts included Duty Free International, Samuel Meisel and Company and The Washington Times.

August 1992 to December 1992
Telesis - Graphic Designer/Art Director - 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218
Designer for a firm specializing in corporate identity, and package design.

December 85 to February 1988
The Top Banana - Art Director - 2221 Morton St., Baltimore, MD 21218
Responsible for design, layout, estimating, print contracting, directing photo shoots, and daily client contact. Clients included McCormick and Company, Inc., Service America Corporation, Eskimo Pie Corporation, (packaging design award from the NY Art Directors Club) and Maryland Cup Co.

Education Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Brochure Design