Aimee Sprogis

Freelance Graphic Designer & Ad Designer

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Location:United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/aimeesprogis
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4.5
2 Skills
$30
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AIMEE SPROGIS
Focused Graphic Solutions

"That pretty stick you applied
to the LIA flyer certainly knows
how to transform a wallflower
into a Cinderella! Great job!"
Richard Diedrichsen, President
Lordship Improvement Association

DESIGN SUCCESS

Many of my designs have won the control position in direct mail
advertising, doubly saving the company by avoiding outside
designers fees

CREATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

Developed outstanding creative relationship with company
president. Together we brainstormed, conceived and produced
top quality direct mail promotions, corporate pieces, as well as
personal graphics. This led to gaining more creative freedom,
while streamlining concept-thru-approval stages

DEVELOPED WIKI PROPOSAL

The goal was to create a company encyclopedia by eliminating
repetitive teaching for all personnel, from freelance staff to
upper management

SOFTWARE TRAINING

Instrumental in elevating company from point A to point B
regarding the latest software trends. An example is Adobe Acrobat,
where I taught promotional editors how to use the comment and
markup tools, as well as devising a plan with the Print Purchasing
Department requiring all printers previously printing from live files
to accepting the more stable Acrobat PDF files. I also led the move
from Quark to InDesign, by having my team use it for small
projects, gradually switching over completely in our department,
and ultimately becoming the InDesign "go-to" team for the rest of
the company.

FEARLESS IN-HOUSE BETA TESTING

Saved time for IT Dept, by beta-testing various software solutions
such as layout, barcode and plug-ins

STRENGTHS

* Over 15 years graphic design experience
* Strong conceptual and brain-storming skills
* Proactive in trouble-shooting software issues
and digital print workflow
* Ability to get top results from freelancers and staff
(train, schedule and supervise)
* Excellent at developing and maintaining good relationships
with creative staff and directors, account services, in-house
contacts, production team, printers and vendors

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2009-present, Current Freelance Clients
Hicks Nurseries
Lymphoma Foundation
Art House Studios
The Event Company
Joe Iaccobellis, fine artist
Premium Blend Productions

1989-2009, Boardroom Inc., Stamford, CT
Art direction, graphics and production for the largest newsletter/direct mail publisher in USA

1983-1989, Barnes & Noble Bookstores, NYC
Art direction and graphic design in retail advertising for books,
music and special appearances. Special projects for catalog. Window and
in-store displays for Fifth Avenue locations.

PAST FREELANCE CLIENTS

1989-1995
Conde Nast/Vogue
E&B Giftware
Ethnic Folk Arts Center
Glamour Magazine
Lewandowski Enterprises
Lundquist Design
Marboro Books
OíBrien Graphics
Joel Serebin, attorney
Seventeen Magazine
The Stonewall Chorale
Styria Studio
Troy Graphics
Viking/Penguin
The Weekly Standard

SOFTWARE

InDesign
QuarkXpress
Photoshop
Illustrator
Acrobat
PowerPoint
Word
Excel
HTML
WordPress

EDUCATION

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
BFA Communications/Advertising

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

ThunderLizard Photoshop Seminars, Boston, Chicago & NYC
Photoshop World Conference, Orlando
How Design Conference, San Diego
Noble Desktop classes, NYC
TED conferences, ongoing podcasts

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of Photoshop Professionals
Design Tools Monthly
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Ad Design