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Freelance Children's Book Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Location:Evanston, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
Exceptionally qualified illustrator with web and graphic design experience. More than 10 years of experience conceptualizing and producing creative projects for organizations ranging from a statewide utility firm to a multi-billion dollar beverage company. Personable communicator, with demonstrated success in collaborating with clients, freelance designers, programmers, and vendors. Continuously boost brand awareness and market share, with proven record of accomplishing projects on time and within budget. Expertly design visually compelling materials including websites, illustrations, flash animations, logos, web banners, posters, signage, and more. Key strengths include:

Web Design • Graphic Design • Creative Art Direction • Creative Team Leadership • Brand Development • Creative Development • Web Layout Design & Coding • Negotiations • Pre-Press & Print Production • Client Relationship Management • Flash Animations • Project Management • Budget Management • Presentations


Staples Lincolnshire, Illinois • 2012 - 2015
Web and Email Supervisor (
Accountable for managing and directing a diverse work group of artists (entry-level, creative and senior creative designers) in the design and execution of digital media. From concept to completion, this work includes, but is not limited to web and email applications (creating versions, web ad support and final layouts from design concepts).

RR Donnelley, Oak Brook, Illinois • 2010 - 2012
Senior Web Designer (Ace Hardware)
Focus on concept, layout and design of online advertising and marketing initiatives. Design banner ads, interactive web site elements, social media interfaces, and emails. Take existing promotions and translate them to the web. Produce high-quality assets for HTML and Flash development. Work closely with the creative director, web developer, and graphic designers and understand their roles.

A&A MARKETING, Buffalo Grove, Illinois • 2009-2010
Art Director
Conceptualize, design and deliver websites, illustrations, email campaigns, and newsletters. Create flash animations and websites utilizing CSS, HTML, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Actionscript. Conceptualized brand / identity development. Research and analyze designs, trends, media, and testing for various websites. Manage and mentor junior designers and freelancers.

ACUITY BRANDS LIGHTING, Conyers, Georgia • 2008-2009
Senior Web Designer
Created user interface and page visual designs for print and web projects. Conceptualized and designed illustrations and flash animations (storyboards and production). Designed and coded web layouts and flash animation for corporate websites utilizing CSS, HTML, Dreamweaver, Flash, Actionscript, and MS Expressions in a .NET environment. Ensured compliance with brand guidelines. Provided design recommendations for improvements to existing creative.

GEORGIA POWER, Atlanta, Georgia • 2007-2008
Senior Web Designer
Collaborated with various internal departments and project managers to design, develop, and maintain 15 intranet sites, portals, landing pages, and departmental newsletters. Created flash animations (storyboards and production), presentations, and illustrations for corporate promotions, events, and websites. Presented comps and storyboards; translated client feedback into visual user interfaces and design improvements.

AMBROSI / THE HOME DEPOT, Atlanta, Georgia • 2004-2007
Graphic Designer
Developed design themes for stationary and special events. Contributed to production of weekly sales circular, newspaper advertisements, and in-store signage. Created web banners and icons for company websites. Released artwork and electronic pages for production.

OK TO DREAM, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia • 2002-2004 (CURRENT FREELANCE)
Art Director
Directed the creation of logos, graphics and illustrations for print, web and e-commerce projects, packaging, publishing, and apparel projects from concept to completion. Created websites and flash animations using HTML, CSS, Flash, JavaScript as well as designing and implementing WordPress themes. Collaborated with clients to conceptualize vision and designs to meet deadlines and meet objectives. Directed photoshoots for products and lifestyle. Managed and coordinated freelance designers, photographers, and consultants. Negotiated with vendors.

EARLY CAREER NOTES (full details on request)

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, ATLANTA, GA / Senior Graphic Designer
ARS ADVERTISING AGENCY, Chattanooga, Tennessee / Art Director
THE MYERS GROUP, Snellville, Georgia / Graphic Designer Manager


SNTIAL TECHNOLOGIES, Chicago, Illinois Conceptualized, designed and provide website site maintenance for various SNtial clients. Design flyers and signage for SNtial events and tradeshows.

THE GROCER EXCHANGE, Chicago, Illinois Art Director and brand manager for logo development, promotional material and websites.

MyPreventive Health, Chicago, Illinois Design company website and corporate identity. Responsible for all design, brand management and coordinating design/development contractors.

Visual Communications, American Intercontinental University, Atlanta, Georgia
Graphic Design, Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Animation & Web Design, Westwood College Online

HTML • CSS • JavaScript • Actionscript • Flash • DreamWeaver • MS Expressions • Adobe Image Ready • Adobe Premier Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Illustrator • QuarkXPress • Adobe InDesign