Lauren Russell

Freelance Ad Designer & Print Ad Designer

Location:Duncan, South Carolina, United States
2 Skills
I am writing to express my interest for a freelance opportunity with your company. I have a solid background in marketing, business development, graphic design, corporate communications and computer technology. My expertise includes project management and graphic design. I would welcome the opportunity to expand my passion and knowledge within your company and confidently accept any and all challenges that are set before me.

I pride myself with having strong communication skills, organizational capabilities, sincere work ethic and the ability to work well under pressure which will make me an excellent choice as a member of your team. I take deep pride in my work and strive to maintain a positive attitude at all times.

The accompanying resume will provide you an idea of my potential for making a worthwhile contribution to your organization. I believe it would be mutually beneficial for us to talk, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Work/Technical Experience

Dec 2007 to Present
Employed at Sealed Air Cryovac Graphics (Simpsonville, SC)
Marketing Coordinator

Responsible for the marketing of several regional and national NE customers. Providing each customer with the support and service they deserve and ensuring expectations are exceeded in every way.

July 2005 to Dec 2007
Employed at Indexx Inc. Printing Solutions (Greenville, SC)
Graphics Specialist

Responsible for managing workflow and scheduling, preflighting files, technical problem solving, photo color corrections, file management, design/layout, as well as, operating proofing and plating equipment.

July 2004 to 2005
Employed at IWANNA (Greenville, SC)
Graphics Designer

Responsible for creating ad layouts, updating company website  daily and working directly with sales representatives to understand customers’ wants and expectations.

2000 to Present
Freelance Designer for Elliott Davis (Greenville, SC)
and several other local clients

Responsible for design/layout of a variety of media to promote company’s brand. Maintained excellent communication, scheduling and organizational skills throughout each project.

Computer/Technology Skills
• Mac and PC Platform
• Microsoft Word
• Microsoft Excel
• Microsoft PowerPoint
• Illustrator CS5
• InDesign CS5
• Photoshop CS5
• Adobe Acrobat

2002 to 2004 Piedmont Technical College (Greenwood, SC)
(Associate Degree in Graphic Design - 4.0 GPA)
(Presidential Ambassador for the Leadership Program)

2000 to 2003 Williamston Career and Technology Center (Williamston, SC)
(Majored in Commercial Design and Graphics Communications)

1999 to 2003 Belton-Honea Path High School (Honea Path, SC)
(Honor Graduate)
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Print Ad Design