Amanda Laurence

Freelance Magazine Designer & Website Designer

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Location:Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/amandalaurence
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Kudos
4.5
2 Skills
$18
Rate/Hr
INNOVATIVE GRAPHIC, WEB AND LAYOUT DESIGNER

Progress-driven graphic designer with talent, versatility, and experience in designing projects with impact.

Talented and inventive graphic and web design professional with experience in web design, photography, and graphic layouts, seeking to utilize expertise in challenging work environment. Streamlined operational processes, and improved productivity, exceeding deadlines for the advancement of corporate goals. Top-flight communication, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills with the ability to create systems architecture design across multiple platforms to ensure optimum performance.

Core Knowledge & Skills:
? Layout Design ? Creating Interactive Atmosphere ? Magazine and web Layout
? Project Team Collaboration ? Photography Retouching ? Site Analysis
? Corporate Presentation ? Design Management ?Web Coding

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bridal Beauty Magazine, Jacksonville, FL 2013- Present
Sr. Art Director / Editor

Branded and created this unique bridal magazine from the company’s beginning. Worked with a talented team to create the website, branding, and magazine. Collaborated in the design, completion and assembly of their premier magazine, utilizing technical knowledge and attention to detail. Worked to create a consistent product from start to finish, using both photography and layout skills to create the first issue. Working with the executive team to make sure the design and layout stayed within the company’s graphic standards.

Selected Accomplishments:
-Created the original website design using WordPress to create a blog style site. (www.bridalbeautymag.com)
-Worked together with a team to create the overall look and feel of all of the issues of Bridal Beauty magazine completing the design on time and on budget. (http:// http://issuu.com/bridalbeautymag/docs/full_mag)
-Produced ads working directly with clients to create attention getting ads that worked with the style of the magazine.

Freelance Graphic Design, Jacksonville, FL 2010- Present
Graphic Designer

Work with a multitude of clients in both the web and graphic disciplines. Collaborate with the clients to ensure that the final product is exactly what they require. Meet deadlines set by the clients on an ongoing bases. Project management with timeline check-ins based the agreed upon deadlines.

Selected Accomplishments:
-Beauty by Kerri - http://beautybykerri.com/
-Hair Dresser Sabrina Heirs - http://sabrinahiers.com/
-Bright Star Builders Inc - http://brightstarbuildersinc.com/

A Beautiful Little Bride Magazine, Amelia Island, FL 2011- 2013
Art Director

Collaborated in the design, completion and assembly of their premier magazine, utilizing technical knowledge and attention to detail. Single handedly designed the 86 page first issue using both photography and layout skills to create the first issue. Working with the executive team to make sure the design and layout stayed within the company’s graphic standards.

Selected Accomplishments:
-Led the design process of the A Beautiful Little Bride website utilizing WordPress and hosting to create this blog style site. (www.abeautifullittlebride.com)
-Worked as the only designer on the first issue of a beautiful little bride magazine completing the design on time and on budget. (http://issuu.com/abeautifullittlebride/docs/issue1)
-Produced ads working directly with clients to create attention getting ads that worked with the style of the magazine.

Rulon International, St. Augustine, FL 2011- 2013
Design Engineer

Collaborated in the completion and design of assembly and detail drawings, utilizing technical knowledge and attention to detail. Led the design and draft production in tandem with the Project Manager for major structural projects, coordinating client needs and structural integrity.

Selected Accomplishments:
-Led the design and draft process in major corporate projects, including the Oblate School of Theology, NBC Studios NYC, and Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia utilizing architectural engineering and CAD technology.
-Worked as the senior CAD specialist on staff training and helping to develop company structure and support in the AutoCAD Department, to improve performance and time management within the department.

-Produced drawings for up to 10 projects weekly, utilizing project management and organizational skills

TAYLOR ENGINEERING, Jacksonville, FL 2007- 2010
Project CAD Technician

Collaborated in the design of manufacturing and detail drawings. Led the design in tandem with the Project Engineer for major projects, coordinating client needs and structural integrity. Progressed from design concept to finished design, including layouts, tolerance valuations, and detail drawings, demonstrating exceptional project lifecycle management.
Selected Accomplishments:
-Led the design and draft process in major corporate projects, including the Miramar Parking Structure, and Lantana Seawall Project Phase I & 2, and Broward County Deepening Project, utilizing concept engineering and CAD technology.
-Worked with Florida Inland Navigational District to complete multiple dredged material management projects, securing additional contracts due to exemplary performance.
-Produced drawings for up to 10 projects weekly, utilizing project management and organizational skills.
-Collaborated in the Inter-Coastal Waterway Project advancing corporate involvement in major structural design.

A.J. JOHNS, Jacksonville, FL 2006- 2007
AutoCAD Technician

Collaborated with the Director of Surveying in the completion of residential, commercial, and civil design and engineering plans. Transformed engineering plans and surveying information in to workable CAD drawings, creating asbuilts, improving organizational efficiency for output and production. Participated as integral member of creative team, establishing performance reputation and corporate recognition.
Selected Accomplishments:
-Advanced project completion rate from a back log to 9 month surplus demonstrating technical knowledge and corporate commitment.
-Completed 60- 100 projects, illuminating exemplary work ethic, and project management.
-Achieved 100% compliance to corporate deadlines, utilizing advanced system knowledge.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MOHAWK COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS & TECHNOLOGY, Hamilton, Ontario
Architectural Technician - 2002

FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE, Jacksonville, FL
A.S. Multimedia – Graphic Design Degree- 2012

FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE, Jacksonville, FL
B.A.S. Multimedia – Graphic Design Degree- 2014

Technical Proficiencies:
Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Html 5, Java Script, Microsoft Suite, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Mechanical 3D, Micro Station, 3D Studio Max, Corel Draw Package, Land Desktop, Revit, Maya.

Professional Affiliations:
*AUGI
*AIA
*AIGA
Skills (2) Rating
Magazine Design
Website Design