Lisa Eischen

Freelance Graphic Designer & Photo Editor

1640
Location:Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/lisaeischen
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$40
Rate/Hr
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SUMMARY
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Graphic design professional with 16 years of well rounded experience including corporate, management, instructional, small business and freelance. Proficient with all latest design software and Microsoft office software on both PC and Mac platforms. Able to thrive in dynamic atmospheres and successfully balance multiple projects. A strong work ethic, with a strength of paying attention to details while delivering results on time in high-pressure situations.

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MAC AND PC PLATFORM SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE
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• InDesign CS5
• Illustrator CS5
• Photoshop CS5
• Acrobat
• PageMaker
• CorelDraw
• QuarkXPress
• iMovie
• iLife
• Word
• Excel
• PowerPoint

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GRAPHIC DESIGN WORK EXPERIENCE
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Graphic Services Manager - Eaton Corporation, Raleigh, North Carolina
January 2008 - March 2011
• Managed full-time, in-house designers, freelance writers and designers, and design agencies for Eaton‘s Marketing Communications department
• Project managed an average of 690 creative projects per year via phone, e-mail, personal meetings, and a web tracking system, following from design to print, as well as weekly reporting
• Initiated and managed a process to back-up over 3K source files to an internal server, which entailed vigilant monthly IT communication, weekly monitoring and updating of files, as well as being the point of contact for all global employee read-only access
• Owned a $220K annual budget for Creative Services for creative project outsourcing, photoshoots, and software
• Lead all photoshoots, ranging from $3K–$30K, which entailed hiring photographers, models, choosing location, and scheduling product delivery
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Senior Graphic Designer - Eaton Corporation, Raleigh, North Carolina
August 2004 - January 2008
• Created designs and layouts for all marketing materials such as product datasheets, brochures, posters, flyers, and magazine advertisements for Eaton‘s Marketing Communications department
• Lead all product photoshoots, with products ranging in size from 5”–20‘ long; was the in-house photographer for all smaller products, and hired professional photographers for the larger products
• Designed campaigns for product launches and direct mail demand generation needs
• Interacted in a team oriented environment with product marketing managers following daily announcement driven schedules and deadlines
• Generated publications from beginning to end including hiring outside vendors, proofing, pre-flighting, and printer scheduling
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Graphic Design Instructor - School of Communication Arts, Raleigh, North Carolina
May 2001 - November 2002
Taught the following courses:
• I. Illustration Techniques/Adobe Illustrator Course: teaching the fundamentals of drawing through various exercises, and applying drawing to the computer using Illustrator
• II. Digital Print and Production Course: teaching basic design principles and applying them to various design projects using Illustrator and Photoshop
• III. Publication Print and Production Course: teaching how to design multiple-page layouts using a basic knowledge of QuarkXpress; and introducing the basics of print production
• IV. Publishing/QuarkXpress Course: teaching QuarkXpress at an advanced level through lectures and various design projects; and extensively teaching the process of print production
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Graphic Designer - Duraleigh Printing and Office Supplies, Raleigh, North Carolina
December 1999 - October 2000
• Produced all graphic design for the company and their customers including business cards, letterhead, newsletters, brochures and other miscellaneous materials
• Communicated with customers directly via phone, e-mail or personal meetings on a daily basis
• Responsible for photographing, developing and stripping of camera ready artwork
• Manual trapping for 2-color, 3-color and 4-color separations to prepare for the printing press
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Graphic Designer - IBM Worldwide Marketing Group, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
April 1999 - December 1999
• Create designs and layouts of marketing collateral for new IBM products; for worldwide distribution to IBM geographies
• Interact in a team oriented environment with writers, editors, product image coordinator and producers following daily announcement driven schedules and deadlines
• Preflight final files to commercial printer for IBM‘s North American geography
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Graphic Designer - IBM Graphics and Publication Services, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
April 1995 - April 1999
• Create designs and layouts for marketing materials such as brochures, booklets, posters, fliers, newsletters and magazine advertisements for IBM internal customers
• Generate publications from beginning to end including hiring outside vendors, proofing, pre-flighting, and printer scheduling
• Communicate with customers on a daily basis via phone and personal meetings to discuss design options, budgets and deadlines
• Designed IBM‘s monthly newsletter, managed its production, and organized its distribution to 50 buildings in the Research Triangle Area

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EDUCATION
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University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse December 1994 - Bachelor of Science; Major: Art, Minor: Photography

References and portfolio available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Photo Editing