Ann Geanuracos

Freelance Print Ad Designer & Brochure Designer

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Location:Bethel, Connecticut, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/anngeanuracos
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Ann Geanuracos
14 Joes Hill Road, Danbury, CT 06811
H (203) 790.1020 • C (203) 209.3475
Email: annietgas@comcast.net
Web Page/Portfolio: http://www.thegraphicartstudio.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Graphic Art Studio, Inc., Trumbull, CT — December 2008 to date
PRESIDENT
As sole proprietor of a full-service design studio that provides clients a range services, including original design for all types of advertising, marketing, promotional materials, and interactive media. I continue to work with a few key clients on a consulting basis.
• Design and maintain the web site for The Copper Beech Inn
• Collaborate and design a travel exercise book for Personal Best Publishing
• Design and produce sales materials and marketing pieces for Casanova Caviar de Venise®,
J.A. Henckels, Wusthof, StepGroup Engineering

Direct Media, Inc., Greenwich, CT — September 1994 to December 2008
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR
Coordinated the design, development, and execution for all advertisements, collateral materials, and interactive media created for clients’ direct marketing campaigns. In 2000, spearheaded the transition from print based advertising to interactive design, keeping current with the evolving technology.
• Point-of-contact for client interactions; worked directly with AEs
• Supervised advertising production from design through execution
• Scheduled and budgeted for all advertisement insertions
• Partnered with creative team to develop and present creative concepts
• Managed vendor and supplier relationships
• Supervised pre-press, photography layout, and budgets
• Provided on-press supervision to ensure quality of all printed/web materials
Clients: National Geographics, Eddie Bauer, Newsweek, Spiegel, Pitney Bowes,
Reiman Publications, Staples, Hearst Magazines, Omaha Steaks

The Magellan Group, Rowayton, CT — February 1994 to September 1994 (Start-up Situation)
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR
Duties the same as under The Media Development Group following the
companies liquidation and re-opening under new name.*

The Media Development Group, Norwalk, CT — August 1989 to February 1994 (Liquidation)
ART DIRECTOR
Designed and managed the execution of four-color advertisements for direct marketing company, primary distribution channel through magazine publications.
• Managed art department, including invoicing and delegation of responsibilities
• Supervised advertising production from design to execution
• Designed and provided layout for product development
• Supervised and provided layout for photography
• Transitioned from mechanicals to computer generated graphics
• Primary contact for color separators and vendors
• Managed production and pre-press
• Supervised on-press

The Graphic Art Studio, Inc., Trumbull, CT — July 1988 to date
PRESIDENT
Launched full-service art studio that provides clients a range of design and production services, including concept design, comprehensives, mechanical preparation, typesetting, and print supervision.
(Went on to work full time but company remains active with a few key accounts.)

• Output includes point-of-purchase displays, FSI’s, direct mail packages, and brochures
• Managed full operations as small business owner
• Managed client and vendor relationships, including pricing, billing, public relations
Clients: General Electric, M&M Mars, Citibank, Duracell, Fairfield University, Howe Furniture Corporation, Devar Inc., PDC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, etc.
Promotion Development Corporation, Westport, CT — June 1986 to April 1988
SENIOR DESIGNER
Assisted Art Director with direct-mail advertising.
• Comprehensive assembly
• Type specifications
• Mechanical layout and paste-up
• Assist with photography shoots
• Assist with supervision of printed materials
• Darkroom procedures

The Media Works, Inc., Bridgeport, CT — February 1985 to June 1986
STUDIO ARTIST
• Mechanicals and paste-up
• Darkroom procedures
• Typesetting and specification

COMPUTER EXPERTISE
QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, GoLive, Dream Weaver, Flash (CS4) PowerPoint, Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Filemaker

EDUCATION
University Of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut
BS. degree in Graphic Design (May 1983)
Skills (2) Rating
Print Ad Design
Brochure Design