Heather Gloria

Freelance Graphic Designer & Logo Designer

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Location:Montclair, California, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/heathergloria
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5.0
2 Skills
$25
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http:www.heathergloria.com

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Current:
Graphic Designer
Disney/ABC Television Group
Burbank, CA

Art Director / Graphic Designer
JJ Apparel (a.k.a. ***** Zebra) [April 2013 - December 2013]
Los Angeles, CA

• Helped new company launch by advising their branding and marketing approach.
• Developed new corporate website design for main fashion line and up-and-coming new fashion lines.
• Hired photographers and models and coordinated and directed photo shoots.
• Supervised assistants and other members of the web team.
• Retouched catalog photos and various web photos from photo shoots, as well as taught assistants how to do so.
• Designed various new fashion line logos and tags.
• Supervised and participated in social media updates.
• Created ad and banner layouts for the web, as well as print ad layouts.
• Relied on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals for the web team and entire company.

Art Director
The Brandon Agency [2005-2012]
Myrtle Beach, SC

• Performed a variety of tasks in a high-stress, fast-paced advertising agency environment, with intense deadlines.
• Managed own accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements.
• Directed photo shoots.
• Formulated basic layout design or presentation approach, and specified material details, such as style and size of type,
photographs, graphics, animation, video and sound.
• Created designs and developed campaigns from conception to completion for agency’s clients
• Supervised videographers, photographers, assistants and designers.
• Relied on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals for the team.
• A wide degree of creativity, latitude, and concepting skills used and expected to perform job.

Production / Pre-Press Manager
The Georgetown Times [2004-2005]
Georgetown, SC

• Ensured that the whole newspaper layout looked like and was printed as it was intended.
(Responsible for making sure all color separations were going to print correctly and that ads were ready for press.)
• Responsible for making sure all scheduled advertising was printed in the paper.
• Responsible for outputting the newspaper from computer to film, to plate, each night, before going on the press.

Graphic Designer
Coastal Printing [2002-2004]
Myrtle Beach, SC

• Gained experience in a fast-paced commercial printing company.
• Created all types of designs and layouts from logo designs and 2-color corporate identities to full-color brochures and rack cards.
• Gained useful knowledge of and experience with preparing designs to be printed on the press,
such as working with color separations and sending images to the image setter to burn plates.
• Learned firsthand how printing presses operate.

Graphic Designer
Eller Media Outdoor [2000-2002]
Myrtle Beach, SC

• Gained valuable experience in outdoor billboard design.
• Developed a creative plan after determining the message the client wanted to convey and
the type of design the client’s customers would find appealing.
• Devised catchy and easy-to-understand-quickly ad campaigns using less than ten words.
• Turned rough ideas and concepts into full color designs and prepared them for production/print.
• Produced work under deadline pressure.
• Frequently worked in creative team efforts.
• Met with Clientele on a “one-on-one” basis.

EDUCATION:

North Carolina School of Communication Arts, aka Digital Circus - Raleigh, NC
[Graduated in 2000 with a degree in Graphic Design]

Coastal Carolina University - Conway, SC
[3.8 GPA - Studied English and Art Studio in 1996]

Gifted and Talented program at the Academy for Arts, Science & Technology - Myrtle Beach, SC
[Studied Art Studio in 1995 and 1996]

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Art Honor Society at Conway High School in Conway, SC [1992-1996]
• Essay published in The Schwartz Guide to MLA Documentation by my professor at Coastal Carolina University [1992-1996]
• Work published in Outdoor Advertising Magazine [1999]
• Addy® Award - outdoor campaign for Hunter’s Ridge Plantation [1999]
• Prestigious Regional Best of Show Addy® Award (states of SC ,NC, and VA) - outdoor campaign for House of Blues [2000]
• Article Published about my accomplishments as a young professional in Coastal Carolina Business Journal [2000]
• Active Member of the American Advertising, Coastal Carolina Club [2005-2012]
• Addy® Award - The Brandon Agency’s holiday card [2007]
• Addy® Award - The Brandon Agency’s Website Design [2007]
• Addy® Award - The Brandon Agency’s holiday card [2008]
• Addy® Award - FTC Annual Report [2010]
• Addy® Award - Bus Transit Design for Freestyle Music Park [2010]
• Six Addy® Awards - March of Dimes Public Service Campaign [2010]
• Addy® Award - The Brandon Agency’s holiday card [2010]
• Print Award - Annual Report for FTC [2012]
• Addy® Award - Outdoor holiday campaign for FTC [2012]
• Two Addy® Awards - Driwood print campaign [2012]
• Addy® Award - Driwood website [2012]
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Logo Design