Julie Swope

Freelance Ad Designer & Photo Editor

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Location:Palatine, Illinois, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/julieswope
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JULIE SWOPE
7661 N. Rogers Ave. | #1 | Chicago, IL 60626
773.386.2950 | swopeju@gmail.com

EXPERIENCE

QUAKER OATS Chicago, IL
Graphics Specialist June 2001 – April 2011
• Collaborated with brand management teams weekly to ensure the implementation of all promotional graphics were a holistic approach to all marketing objectives and brand essence
• Created communication pieces utilizing Adobe Creative Suite progressively from CS thru CS 5 that support the brand and message of the organization via the use of brand guidelines and design, best practices and tools.
o Coupons
o Point of Sale
o Sell sheets
o New product concepts
o Customer specific ads
• Created effective and visually appropriate customer and prospect presentations using PowerPoint and other presentation software where appropriate in cooperation with internal brand teams
• Managed contract printers to complete projects on time and within budget
• Managed brand graphics materials from design and concepting through printing and distribution
• Managed integrated project timelines across marketing, legal/compliance teams, agencies and indirect reports
• Managed photo and digital asset resource library
• Researched and recommended graphic design software and equipment

EDUCATION

Gridley Community High School Gridley, IL
Relevant coursework: art, accounting Aug 1967 – June 1971

Graphics Design
• Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign courses
o Ascend Training, Chicago, IL. 2008, 2009, 2010
o Mac University, Chicago, IL. 2006

SKILLS & TRAINING

• Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign), Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
• Cross platform experience working in PC and Mac environments
• Excellent project management skills, including organization skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks on tight deadlines
• Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
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Ad Design
Photo Editing