Steven Arendt

Freelance Graphic Designer & Logo Designer

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STEVEN KIPFER ARENDT
228 Chenoweth Lane / Louisville, Kentucky 40207 :: (502)298-1751 :: kiparendt@fastmail.fm

PROFILE
• Experienced Graphic Designer with demonstrated success
– Creating and maintaining relationships with major accounts
– Training
– Production
– Budgeting
– Planning and scheduling
– Maintaining supply inventory
– Creating department structure
• Practical problem solver with excellent conceptual and creative skills
• Exceptional communicator
• Great knowledge of QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and general working knowledge of Adobe InDesign

WORK HISTORY AND EXPERIENCE
Republic National Distributing Company [2006 — 2010] | Graphic Designer
– Created in-house print department, choosing software and hardware to implement an aggressive force against competitors.
– Designed print request sheets that were easy to understand by people not familiar with print terminology.
– Worked with brand managers of major suppliers Brown-Forman and Jim Beam to execute graphic design consistent with corporate vision of products.
– Created and maintained excellent relationships with printers to ensure the best service and prices for any outsourcing.
– Established and maintained excellent relationships with fellow graphic designers and marketing managers of suppliers to ensure getting the best quality images to produce outstanding print work.
– Worked closely with operations managers to review budgets on a yearly basis, determining departmental needs.
– Monitored supply inventories to ensure quantities were ready to meet print demand.

Southern Wine and Spirits of Kentucky [1999 — 2006] | Graphic Design Manager
– Created in-house print department, choosing software and hardware to implement an aggressive force against competitors.
– Designed print request sheets that were easy to understand by people not familiar with print terminology.
– Created and maintained excellent relationships with printers to ensure the best service and prices for any outsourcing.
– Established and maintained excellent relationships with fellow graphic designers and marketing managers of suppliers to ensure getting best quality images to produce outstanding print work.
– Worked closely with operations managers to review budgets on a yearly basis, determining departmental needs.
– Monitored supply inventories to ensure quantities were ready to meet print demand.
– Interviewed, hired, and trained print department staff.
– Helped develop a print tracking system to assign job numbers, prioritize them and manage the workflow in a fast paced design department.

Embrey & Laun Creative [1998] | Graphic Designer
– Designed various print pieces for small local businesses to ones such as nationally known Harrah’s Casino.

General Electric Company [1997] | Graphic Designer
– Worked with brand managers to create graphics for appliances sold nationally.
– Took part in corporate planning meetings to discuss stages of product development.

Black and White Design [1996] | Junior Graphic Design Position
– Helped produce a publication called View Magazine, formatting content and creating chart concepts from start to finish, including all stages of printing during the printing process.
– Layout and conceptual work for Peptides International Catalog. Responsible for preparing job to print including press checks at Welch Printing.

EDUCATION
University of Louisville [1995]
Bachelor of Art with a Concentration in Graphic Design, Minor in Communication

CONTINUING EDUCATION
– Louisville Free Public Library course in Microsoft Excel
– Currently enrolled in Jefferson County Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education Class on Adobe InDesign

PUBLICATION
Hand drawn illustrations for Dr. Raymond G. Hart’s book, Emergency and Primary Care of the Hand, The American College of Emergency Physicians (2001)

References available on request
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Logo Design