Karen Keene

Freelance Graphic Designer & Magazine Designer

Location:Macon, Georgia, United States
2 Skills
• Creative, versatile and innovative graphic designer
• Ability to conceptualize and execute designs that fulfill and exceed customer expectations
• Works well independently or collaboratively
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects from development and design to production
• Works creatively and efficiently in a high stress, deadline driven environment
• Strong work ethic, reliable and conscientious self-starter and problem solver
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• More than 25 years experience in newspaper and commercial print media

Software skills/operating systems/database:
Adobe Creative Suite: Adobe In-Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat; QuarkXPress on MAC OSX platform, Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel), Adspeed, Pro-Image, Saxopress

Work History:

Graphic Designer, Volunteer
Beth Yeshua International
Macon, GA
• Graphic Design for Power Point presentation and website
• Book cover design "From the Projects to the Palace" on Amazon
• Brochure design
• CD and DVD cover design
• Quarterly magazine design for on-line flip book

Graphic Designer
The Telegraph
Macon, GA (24 years)
• Design ads and all In-house promotional materials: house ads, logos, brochures, flyers, rate-cards, rack-cards, etc.
• Design and layout of special section tabloids and magazines: Southern Style, Dining Guide, Home Finder, etc.
• Pagination of daily newspaper, pre-press preparation and transmission of digital files to off-site printers
• Assign ads, track and manage ad flow and provide instructional support for off-shore team
• Work with advertising sales staff and managers to coordinate ad materials and meet deadlines
• Maintain quality control, trouble shoot technical problems during ad production and publication

Graphic Designer
Panaprint Printing Company
Macon, GA
• Magazine, book, brochure design and layout

Graphic Designer
Singer Corporation (NASA Subcontractor)
Houston, TX
Technical drawings

Art City Design Agency
Houston, TX
Graphic Designer
• Logo, magazine, book, brochure design and layout


University of Houston
BFA Graphic Communications1982 - 1984
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Magazine Design