Experienced graphic design specialist seeks senior design or
creative management position in advertising and/or digital media industry.
-10+ years of experience in graphic design.
-Expert knowledge of standard digital design software.
-Translates business concepts into creative solutions.
-Communicates professionally and effectively.
-Produces strong marketing and advertising materials for print and web.
-Exceptional presentation, pitching and client-facing skills.
Computer and Technical Skills
-Adobe CS5 Suite: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Flash,
-Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher.
-Solid understanding of pre-press and print production process.
-Light user of ActionScript & CSS/XHTML.
-Knowledge of web standards & practices.
Powell Fine Arts, Inc. | Graphic Designer, 8/10-present
-Handle fine arts and graphic design projects for various local organizations, including the United Way, Omni Photo Studios, South Wake Academy and The Study Group @ COATS.
-Work with vendors, production companies, and printers on production projects.
-Traffic all projects and manage all aspects of production from concept to delivery.
-Ensure deadlines and budgets are followed and provide accurate estimations for delivery.
United Way of the Greater Triangle | Marketing & Creative Services Manager, 3/08–8/10
-Managed marketing, art direction, design and production of advertising collateral.
-Served as creative lead on new campaigns and presented creative to senior management, account teams and clients.
-Designed and managed production of all print and online materials across various departments.
-Worked with web designers, commercial printers, professional photographers, production companies and local media outlets, such as ABC11, News & Observer and TriangleBlvd.tv.
-Assisted Senior VP of Marketing with brand management and co-marketing with partners.
Tascon Technologies | Senior Graphic Designer, 5/03-3/08
-Created original design and layout for corporate identity and branding solutions (print and web).
-Led fine arts, graphic and web design projects for government and private organizations.
Montrose Christian School | Graphic Design Instructor, 8/01-5/05
UBO Network and 360HipHop.com | Designer, 8/99-9/00
MTV NY Animation Studios | Animation Production Assistant, 5/98-9/98
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Animation Film and Media, Pratt Institute of the Arts, NY | May 2000
Computer Graphics Certification Program, Cuyahoga Community College, OH | August 1997
Professional references are available upon request