Nita Hughes

Freelance Graphic Designer & CD Designer

Location:United States
Phone: 5059181035
2 Skills
Nita Hughes, Graphic Designer
Interactive Version:
322 Amherst Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-918-1035

Professional Profile

Experienced art director/graphic designer (20 years) with marketing background. Extremely creative, organized designer, experienced in all areas including design of editorial, advertising, direct mail, catalogs, books & magazines, and annual reports. Always deadline and budget conscious, completing the job on time while retaining a sense of humor. Knowledgeable, confident and proficient with all current designer used applications on a Mac platform: Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark Express, Acrobat, etc.

Technical Expertise + Qualifications:

• 22 Years experience on Mac Platforms
• Adobe InDesign
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• QuarkXPress
• Graphics Computer Instructor
• Color Correction

Career History

HomeWork Design, January 1999 to Current
Graphic Designer
Owner and print designer for design/media development company. Concept and design of direct mail materials, magazines, books and catalogs; artwork for cds and dvds; logos, advertising, signage, exhibit, and program materials for corporate, trade, and civic functions. Clients include: • Sunset • Consumer Reports/Consumer Union • OIC International • Reader’s Digest • Lead Now Foundation • Parents Infant Org. • Food Marketing Institute • Prevention Magazine (Fit & Firm, Walking Fit, Quick & Healthy Cooking, Weight Loss) • Southern Living Book promotions • The Rodale Institute • Runner’s World • Kitchen Garden, Bird & Blooms, Fine Gardening, Fine Woodworking
Portfolio samples at

Moneta Therapy, Albuquerque, NM, 2010 to Current
Creative Arts Therapist
Owner and practitioner of a New Mexico-based creative arts practice for individuals disconnected with society: those with dementia, Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases, stroke victims and children with Autistim, Asperger's and Down Syndrome.

Organic Gardening Magazine 1996 to 1998
Creative Marketing Manager/ Advertising Art Director
Multi-titled position involved composing press releases, management of the yearly promotional budget, creating and writing all marketing materials, designing and running all aspects of trade show booths and coordinating advertisers
and the magazine on various collaborations; contests, trade show positioning, client incentives, and designing editorial content for branding purposes.

Bicycling Magazine, 1996
Advertising Art Director
Conceptualized all marketing and branding materials, presentations, attended and designed trade show booths and produced magazine advertisements.

Rodale, Inc Emmaus, PA, January 1989 to September 2001
Graphic Designer
Part of corporation’s creative design team for Rodale, Inc., international publishers of books and magazines. Projects included book and magazine promotion, creation of advertising materials, branding campaigns and team

Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA
Graphic Art Instructor for Lehigh University at non-profit Art School
Taught college level graphic courses and principles of design and instruction of software for professional artists.

Swain School, Allentown, PA
Summer Art Instructor
Developed activities and taught summer art program for ages 5-12 at private school


Edinboro State University, Edinboro, PA
1977-1979, Fine Art Painting, Graphic Design

Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
1979-1981, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
CD Design