Craig Brandenburg

Freelance Graphic Designer & Ad Designer

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Location:Marysville, Ohio, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/craigbrandenburg
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CRAIG MITCHELL BRANDENBURG
1433 SASSAFRAS LANE, Marysville, Ohio 43040
Tel:ONE-937-642-4506 | cbrandenburg@me.com

EDUCATION:
Columbus College of Art & Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising and Graphic Design 2006
Maintained a 3.7 GPA the last two years of undergraduate degree

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS:
• 2007 PRSA award of Excellence (Non-Profit Brochure)
• 126th Annual Student Exhibition: Seven print pieces exhibited
Columbus College of Art & Design, May 2005– August 2005
• 125th Annual Student Exhibition: Five print pieces exhibited Columbus College of Art & Design, May 2004– August 2004
• Dean’s List, Freshman Year, 1987

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2011 January- Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
Visual Innovations

• Providing full service creative development of concepts for print, web, multimedia, strategy, packaging and point of purchase.

• Development of current and potential client base to provide the highest standards of marketing communications.

• Management of project timelines from proposal stage to final completed work. Responsible for budget estimates and vendor relations.

2010 May–2010 December
Kernacopia Ltd.
(Graphic Designer/Sales Development/Project Manager)
103 Professional Pkwy., Marysville, Ohio 43040

• Provide full service marketing firm with high quality creative. Responsible for developing concepts for print, web, multimedia, strategy, packaging and point of purchase.

• Development of firm’s current and potential client base to provide the highest standards of marketing communications.

• Management of project timelines from proposal stage to final completed work. Responsible for budget estimates and vendor relations.

2001–2010
State Teachers Retirement System
(Graphic Designer)
275 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215

• Conceptual thinking and design for one of the premier pension funding systems in the nation. Collaborated with in-house creative team to develop high quality communication materials with consistent corporate image and demographic positioning.
Daily production of:
– Brand Identity – Signage/Posters
– Brochures – Powerpoint Presentations
– Direct Mail – Forms/Applications
– Annual Reports – Web Graphics

• Assist production, web and editorial teams to ensure projects meet departmental and organizational standards. Coordinate assigned jobs with appropriate discretion.
– Make formal presentations to clients when necessary;
– Utilize the print buyer — coordinate delivery of electronic files; oversee the proofing process and perform press checks;
– Coordinate in-house jobs with copy center personnel.

• Served three consecutive years on the STRS Ohio Associate Activities Committee. Chaired the committee in my final year of service providing leadership in coordination of multiple social events and fund raisers for over 600 associates.

I993–2001
Fed Ex Kinko’s
(Computer Specialist)
45I6 Kenny Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43220

• Worked in a high volume, retail atmosphere, with stringent deadlines. Computer Publishing along with networking of jobs to various pro­duction printers. Assisted customers in trouble-shooting various digital problems with a variety of applications.

• Highly skilled in the operations of Xerox Digipath, Xerox 5690 Black and White printer, Xerox 8830 Oversize Printer, Canon Series 800 color copiers and Fiery Server. Xerox Docucolor 2000 and Fiery Server, Tektronix Phaser 780 Plus. HP 2500 Oversize Color Printer Certification.

1990–1993
DemoPlus
(Demolition & Renovation Laborer)
1365 Firwood Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43229

• Dealt with operations of heavy equipment, blue- print reading, general renovation. Worked on Ohio State House and Senate Annex renovations. High level of historical preservation utilizing various art restoration techniques.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
Microsoft Office Suite: Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel
Adobe CS Indesign
Adobe CS Illustrator
Adobe CS Photoshop
Adobe CS Dreamweaver (basic HTML and CSS)
Adobe Acrobat Exchange & Acrobat Distiller
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Ad Design