Brenda Gallagher

Freelance Magazine Designer & Page Designer

Location:Boulder, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
Brenda J. Gallagher
7963 Neva Road, Niwot, Colorado 80301 ¦ (303) 875-5407; (303) 652-6535
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Enthusiastic and dedicated graphic designer with over 15 years experience in magazine publication. Proven record in producing quality designs and deliverables under tight deadlines. Extensive experience and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 4; including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Flash, Dreamweaver, and also QuarkXPress 8.0, and Microsoft Office.

2007-present NewHope Natural Media, Boulder, Colorado.
Art Director: Art directing Functional Ingredients and Natural Foods Merchandiser magazines. Designing and assisting other NewHope custom publications including Delicious Living magazine. Designing marketing projects including media guides, web banners and advertising.

2001-present Brenda Gallagher Designs, Niwot, Colorado.
Owner/Designer/Illustrator: Freelance designing for print and for the web. Freelance designing for magazines and books. Balancing and managing several clients simultaneously, meeting deadlines efficiently.
1999-2001 Inside Communications Incorporated, Boulder, Colorado.
Art Director: Designed and art directed for Inside Triathlon magazine. Responsible for entire relaunch and redesign of IT at a new size. Lead a team of two production artists and one designer; maintained graphic integrity. In between production cycles for IT, assisted the art directors of special publications and Velo News, designing and producing. Art directed illustrators and photographers, organized preflight of digital ads for all publications, designed web banners and direct mail projects.
1997-1999 The Association of Brewers, Boulder, Colorado.
Assistant Art Director: Designer and assistant art director for The New Brewer, Zymurgy, and The International New Brewer magazines. Responsible for feature layout design and working with service agencies to insure proper film production. Other responsibilities included; art directing illustrators and photographers, and designing various marketing pieces.
1996 McCarthy Advertising Agency, Boulder, Colorado.
Intern: Created advertising for various local businesses to be published in local news-papers, international magazines, bus panels, and four color brochures. Worked with other designers on concept, communication, and production.
1994-1995 Circuit City Corporate Advertising, Richmond, Virginia.
Production Artist: Created and revised Circuit City newsprint ads for nationwide distribution using Camex computer software. Working hand in hand with marketing and creative departments.
2002-present Student of Fine Bookbinding,
American Academy of Bookbinding, Telluride, Colorado.

2000 Graduate of the Web design program,
Platt College, Aurora, Colorado.

1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with an emphasis on Illustration
Duel Major: Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

Professional Organizations
2002-present Book Arts League, Vice President.
2003-present Guild of Bookworkers, member.
2001-2005 Boulder Independent Business Alliance, sustaining member.
1999-present American Institute of Graphic Arts, professional member.

Hobbies and Interests
Learning design fine bookbinding. Teaching basic bookbinding classes through BVSD Lifelong Learning and through the Book Arts League. Letterpress printing with an Old Style, 19th century, Chandler & Price, cast iron letterpress. Playing Grass Roots Ultimate Frisbee, and beekeeping.
Skills (2) Rating
Magazine Design
Page Design