Melissa Smith

Freelance Graphic Designer & Logo Designer

Location:Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
2 Skills
Experienced graphics professional with expertise in coordinating and generating both and digital media output. Proven ability to adapt to ever-changing technologies with skills in training team members in new technologies.

- Macintosh/Windows
- Adobe Creative Suite 6
- Microsoft Office
- Graphic Design
-Technical Illustration
- Basic HTML/CSS
- Branding/identity
- Research and planning
- Proofreading
- Training
- Communication
- Leadership
- Detail oriented
- Problem solving
- Time management
- Organizational
- Delegation
- Strong work ethic
- Positive attitude
- Creative thinking
- Energetic
- Flexibility/adaptability
- Resourceful
- Team player

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
Oct 2008 – Nov 2013
Senior Graphics Technician – Illustration and Processing
- Collaborated with various teams to research and test methods to generate and repurpose figures, illustrations, photos and maps to be utilized for print and digital output
- Created technical illustrations based on submitted author sketches, scrap art, or reference photos
- Trained temporary or new hire technicians, and assisted associate/intermediate technicians with developing skills, technical issues, and procedural problems
- Collaborated with designers to establish visual look and feel for various one-off consumer titles
- Processed screenshots through applescripts based on series specifications
- Pioneered and assisted in the development of workflows for the production of animated eLearning courses
- Department leader in the production of animated online banner ads and interactive digital publications
- Coordinated and maintained status of all eMarketing projects, including digital publications, landing pages, microsites, email blasts, and online banner ads
- Worked closely with supervisor to review schedule deadlines, project status and workload amongst technicians

Freelance Graphic Designer
Indianapolis, IN
Aug 2011 – present
Ratio Architects, Inc.
- Created a promotional tri-fold mailer to assist marketing and design teams
ProCourse Fiduciary Advisors
- Designed print and web advertisements for Resolve to Lead program, and
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Logo Design