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Annmarie Sirotnak

Freelance Graphic Designer & Ad Designer

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Location:East Granby, Connecticut, United States
Website: http://www.agdesigngraphics.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/annmariesirotnak
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Summary
Dedicated to the field of Graphic Design with 15 years of Graphic Design experience.
Specializing in print design and management / business skills. Effectively communicates with clients to provide design consultations and price estimates. Strong project management and technical abilities; produces effective designs within time and budget guidelines.

Specialties
Specialize in quality print design including:
• Logo creation
• POS Material
• POP Displays
• Packaging
• Branding
• Print Collateral
• Cross-platform Mac and Windows
• QuarkXpress 6.0
• Adobe Illustrator CS5
• Adobe Photoshop CS5
Minimal experience with Basic HTML, Macromedia Flash and Adobe Go Live

Experience
Graphic Designer/Owner at AGDesign
April 2004 - Present
• Communicates with clients and external vendors to efficiently manage projects from concept
development to completion and follow-up.
• Leads conceptual development, design, and mechanicals.
• Designs logos, coupons, brochures, direct mailers, etc.
• Worked on high profile accounts George Weston Bakeries (Arnold, Thomas’, Entenmann brands), Ziyad Brothers (Wild Garden Brand)
• Worked with: Northway Church in Clifton Park, NY, Calvary Fellowship in West Hartford, CT

Senior Graphic Designer at BRIAN HAVARD ASSOCIATES
March 2001 - March 2007
Freelance Graphic Designer (May 2004 - March 2007)
• Communicated with clients, internal staff, and external vendors to efficiently manage projects from concept development to completion and follow-up.
• Lead conceptual development, design, and mechanicals.
• Designed packaging, POS displays, sell sheets, PowerPoint / sales presentations; designs /
updates website pages and digital retouch.
• Worked on several high profile accounts such as Bic Corporation, Sheaffer, Phillips Industries, High Liner Foods (USA), Price Pfister, George Weston Bakeries (Arnold and Thomas’ brands) and Ziyad Brothers (Wild Garden Brand)

Graphic Designer at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway
October 2004 - May 2006 (1 year 8 months)
• Communicated with internal marketing staff, and external vendors to efficiently manage projects from concept development to completion.
• Lead conceptual development, design, and mechanicals.
• Designed direct mail pieces for monthly promotions, signage, logos, prepared images for website and digital retouch.
• Managed multiple design projects and insured timely design and production of print materials to meet tight deadlines.

Graphic Designer at DESIGN SOURCE
June 2000 - March 2001
• Oversaw consultation and design services.
• Designed catalogs, flyers, store coupons, posters, logos, direct mailers, newsletters, and web banners; updated websites.
• Managed output procedures, including film and stat paper output, fiery prints, and matchprints.
• Worked on several high profile accounts such as Northern Trust, Care Technologies, Philips, Fort James (Dixie, Mardi Gras, Brawny, Quilted Northern), and Avaya (Lucent Technologies).

Graphic Designer / Production Assistant at APRESS INC.
June 1996 - June 2000
• Interacted with customers; completed price estimates; provided design consultation; and
developed designs.
• Experienced in all phases of the printing process, from initial concept / design (accurately and efficiently producing camera ready artwork / files, negatives, and plates) through on-press
manipulations and authorization.
• Designed brochures, stationery, flyers, menus, invitations, postcards, magazine spreads, announcements, books / booklets, and programs.

Education
Central Connecticut State University
BA, Graphic/Informational Design, 1997 - 2000

Tunxis Community Technical College
Associates, Graphic Design, 1995 - 1997
Bristol Central High School
1990 - 1994

Honors and Awards
Certificate of Merit / Golden Key in Printmaking, Connecticut Regional Scholastic Arts Award, 1993
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Ad Design