G i l H o w a r d
2605 Brookhaven Drive, Yardley, PA 19067 215-321-7095 firstname.lastname@example.org
W O R K E X P E R I E N C E
11/08-PRESENT…HOWARDESIGNS – Yardley, PA
Owner / Creative Director / Designer – Sales & service, graphic design, art & photo direction, project management & coordination, and print preparation of packaging, pop displays, brand identity and sales promotion materials. Work directly with various size companies. Client base: Food, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing and B to B. Special Achievements: Designed new packaging and branding for start-up food company that increased sales 300% and opened the door to help expand their product distribution in Whole Foods Markets and beyond.
11/99–11/07…KRAFT/NABISCO FOODS – East Hanover, NJ
Project Manager / Graphic Designer (contractor) – Project management & coordination, graphic design, art direction and print production of corrugated packaging projects, POP and sales promotion materials. Worked with internal company clients and functions including: Marketing/Brand Managers, Package Design Managers, Package Engineering, Product Supply and Logistics. Created efficient and effective workflow process. Attended project kick-off and status meetings. Prepared timelines and estimates. Hired, managed and coordinated with external vendors and contractors. Managed one full-time assistant. Special Achievements: Increased the International Division’s products distribution through presentation of new display structure. Increased internal art department’s corrugated niche business six-fold in two years. Received Creative Services Department employee of the year for 2003.
3/96–9/98…EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE – Princeton, NJ
Project Manager / Graphic Designer (contractor) – Graphic design, art direction, project management & coordination and print production of corporate collateral, brand identity and sales promotion materials. Worked directly with internal clients and functions as well as outside vendors. Special Achievements: Provided an extremely high level of creativity raising reputation of internal publications department. Designed logo/branding for Advanced Placement program that created and received national recognition. Designed poster for new student art exhibit program that lead to wide exposure & expansion of Advanced Placement sub-program.
1/89–3/96…QUANTUM DESIGN GROUP – Willow Grove, PA
Owner / Creative Director / Graphic Designer – Sales & service, graphic design, art & photography direction, project management & coordination and print production of Free standing insert advertising, packaging, brand identity and sales promotion materials. Worked directly with small to medium sized companies. Special Achievements: Designed series of freestanding insert coupon ads for Diet Rite sodas that increased sales by 500%. Designed new packaging for Cedar Fresh products that took company from number nine to number one nationally in product category.
10/86–1/89…T. J. PAUL, INC. – Rydal, PA
Graphic Designer – Graphic design, art direction, comping, project management & coordination and print production of freestanding insert advertising, packaging, corporate identity and sales promotion materials. Special Achievements: Designed and comp’d many freestanding insert ads for presentation leading to client’s approvals. Worked overtime as necessary to insure completion of critical projects for Nabisco Brands client.
T E A C H I N G E X P E R I E N C E
9/98–2003…MERCER COUNTY COMM. COLLEGE – W. Windsor, NJ¬
Adjunct Professor – Teach courses titled Basic Advertising Design, Advertising Design I, Advertising Design II, Computer Art 2-D. Develop tests, lecture, write syllabus, and advise.
9/94–9/97…THE ANTONELLI INSTITUTE – Erdinheim, PA
Teacher – Teach courses titled Studio Design I, Desktop Publishing, Computer/ Production Applications, Computer Typography I. Develop tests, lecture, write syllabus and advise.
P O R T F O L I O W E B S I T E
C O M P U T E R S K I L L S
20+ years on Apple computer systems. Programs include: Adobe Creative Suite;
In-Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver. Quark Express, Strada 3D CX, Microsoft Office Suite. Quicken, various internet browsers, networking, misc. utilities, server & scanning. 15 years on PC computers – MS Windows XP Home and Professional, MS Office Suite, Outlook.
M E M B E R S H I P S
CAMA – Communications, Advertising and Marketing Association of Central New Jersey
River Communication Group
BSBC – Yardley, PA (current Vice-President)
I N T E R E S T S
Skiing, Biking, Hiking, Yoga & Cooking
E D U C A T I O N
1976-’78 The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA Major Graphic Design
1970-’76 Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA AFA Degree Art Education