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Laura Crary

Freelance Graphic Designer & Photo Editor

Location:Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Phone: (402) 875-0805
2 Skills
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Career Objective
Creative, conceptual, can-do graphic designer with high standards and a strong work ethic. Experience working in demanding environments, requiring strong organization, team building, technical and interpersonal skills. Confident and poised with ability to interact with individuals at all levels. Ability to multitask is detail-oriented, and able to complete projects based on deadlines with the most cutting edge artwork.

Graphic Designer
Foundation Supportworks Inc.
May 2012 – Present Omaha, NE
I work closely with the Director of Training and Development and the Vice President doing web design, logo creation, brochure layout and design, webinar flyer design, job site photography, photo retouching, business card design, assisting other departments as needed and vehicle wraps. I also am in charge of sending all files to the printer and reviewing all proofs before they go to print. Additionally I communicate with our different vendors in states all around the nation figuring out their design needs and helping fulfill them.

Graphic Designer
Ivie & Associates
September 2011 – May 2012 Omaha, NE
Weekly circular design and layout, proofing of circular pages, photo editing, placing photo orders, sending files to press, communicating with buyers and photography department about things the advertising department need or about reshoots. Helping show direction for photo shoots.

Shout Out Designs
October 2009 – Present
Graphic design on all levels, website, logos, magazine ads, cd albums, etc.??Photography consisting mostly of pets, families, engagement, children and weddings.

Graphic Designer
Speedway Motors, Inc
April 2010 – September 2011 Lincoln, Nebraska
Design and layout all catalogs, apparel photography, direct models in photo shoots, color correcting and photo retouching, powerpoint presentation building, facebook promo's, poster design, event designs (tickets, posters, maps, etc.), magazine ads, vehicle wraps, package inserts, cover design, box design, working with product managers on what products can fit in different catalog spreads, sending files to printer, getting quotes from other vendors, proofing all pages, coming up with new design ideas for future catalogs, product label design and training all new hires.

Graphic Designer
Shore Publishing
September 2009 – December 2009 Madison, CT
Designed ads, layouts and covers for the newspaper, special issue magazines, and monthly magazine they printed. Prepare files to be sent to printer. Also part of the web design collaboration team.

Graphic Designer
Bravo Ad Group
January 2009 – April 2009 Fairfield, CT
Design promotional material and websites. Also acted as an administrative assistant answering phones, setting up meetings, ordering supplies, setting up new vendors and assisting with model clothing purchasing. Retouch/color correct photos, design logos, posters, ads, promotional material and websites. Meet with customers and take orders. Meet with clients to get a feel for what kind of design they wanted.

Graphic Designer
Rockwell Studio
August 2008 – January 2009 Naugatuck, CT
Design promotional material, web updates, photo retouching, color correcting, and web design.

Leasing Agent
Grandridge Apartments
June 2006 – August 2006 Omaha, NE
Show apartments, answer phones, set up appointments, go through paper work with clients, make maintenance orders, and research former clients for other apartment complexes.

Skills & Expertise:
PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Catalog Design, Vehicle Graphics, Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite, Layout, Word, QuarkXPress, Illustrator, Graphic Design, Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Packaging, Mac, PC, HTML, Web Design, Logo Design, Photography, Graphics, Typography, Art Direction, Print, Signs, Digital Photography, Trade Shows, Posters, Photo Shoots, Image Editing, Image Restoration, Adobe Bridge, iMovie, Photo Restoration, Flash, Canon, PC, Package Design, Retouching, Epson, Organizational Behavior, Attention to Detail

The Creative Center Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design 2005 – 2008
Lincoln East High School General Education 2001 – 2005
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Photo Editing