Keith Barnett

Freelance Graphic Designer & Logo Designer

Location:Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
2 Skills
I desire to work for a well established company,
who will utilize my skills on a variety of retail
projects from concept to production

• Seasoned retail designer, with strong design skills in large and small format projects
• Completed projects for major clients, such as:Firestone, Lowe’s, PGA Tour Superstores, Miller Brewing, and Sunoco
• Strategic thinker and creative problem solver,with ability to gather research and turn into creative retail solutions
• Strong work ethic to meet deadlines with swiftness and efficiency, while handling multiple projects
• Experience in various print processes
• Able to communicate with multiple personalities
• Willingness to learn new medias

Macintosh Platform (some PC experience)
Adobe InDesign, Photoshop,Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Strata 3D, Microsoft Office
Experienced in designing layouts for flexography, litho, screen, and digital printing processes

John Herron School of Art [IUPUI]
1998 - B.F.A. in Visual Communication

PRATT CORPORATION, Indianapolis, IN 4/05 - present
Senior Graphic Designer
• Create and maintain graphics for retail environments, internal branding, presentations, signage programs, templated layouts, packaging, collateral, magazine and web ad campaigns
• Compose 3D renderings and illustrations for retail presentations
• Responsible for developing and maintaining company branding standards on various marketing and internal materials
• Delegating work to other designers, while maintaining my own
• Conduct on-site graphic surveys at various client locations
• Research stock imagery, color trends, and relevant project content
• Coordinate schedules and estimates with clients, directors, sales and project management
• Responsible for presentation layouts to show design intent, marketing content, and internal procedures
• Participate in brainstorming sessions, develop tag lines, promotional phrases, and copy for clients and internal marketing
• Help preserve digital assets on company server

Graphic Designer
• Created and maintained flexography package graphics
• Converted established graphics into flexography compliant specifications
• Package and display 3D renderings and illustrations as needed
• Managed digital files on the company digital asset management system
• Created package mock-ups for client approval
• Collaborated with project management to establish time lines and pricing
• Served on staff to establish ISO 9000 compliant procedures

FREELANCE DESIGNER, Indianapolis, IN 1995 - present
• Design various projects for national and local customers involving logos, stationery, ads, apparel, literature, signage, web site graphics and collateral
• Layout of the Indiana Minority Business Magazine [Indianapolis Recorder] from 2005-2011
• Completed ads for SLAM Magazine and the Indianapolis branch of the NAACP

SHELBYVILLE NEWSPAPER (Mac Staffing), Indianapolis, IN 7 - 97
Design Assistant
• Scanned photos, ads, text, film, slides, and Photoshop touch up

COMPANY ZOSH GRAPHICS, Indianapolis, IN 4/97 - 9/97
Informal Internship
• Assisted with logos, concept brainstorming, and collateral material
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Logo Design