Gina Haskins

Freelance Graphic Designer & Brochure Designer

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Location:Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/ginahaskins
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GINA REYNOLDS HASKINS

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
• More than 20 years newspaper experience as assistant news editor, lead designer and copy editor, laying out, designing and paginating news, features, sports pages, as well as writing and reporting. Managed staff of 10
• As Marketing Director and Graphic Designer, elevated Burritt on the Mountain’s image with printed materials and marketing campaigns and continue to create and design advertising and promotional materials that are innovative attractive and professional
• Managed Burritt’s website and was instrumental in its redesign
• Led Burritt through a rebranding campaign, resulting in increased attendance, membership and name recognition
• Launched ad campaigns for 2009 and 2010 Taste of Huntsville events. Created the theme and headed design and decorations committee for 2010
• Designed rack card for Home for the Holidays in Huntsville campaign and coordinated with area attractions an the Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote campaign
• Redesigned and built ads for regional golf magazine

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Experienced in desktop publishing, designing magazines, brochures, advertisements, newsletters, letterhead, business cards, etc.
• Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines while being creative, flexible and accurate
• Maintain strong ties to media, attractions and hospitality industries in the region

COMMUNICATION & PEOPLE SKILLS
• Exceptional command of the English language with strong writing skills
• Maintain a positive attitude and enjoy working with others and helping people
• Effectively work with people of different backgrounds and temperaments
• Accurately record and communicate detailed information

TECHNICAL SKILLS
• Extensive knowledge and years of using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, websites, other computer programs
• Quick and accurate on the keyboard, able to learn new computer programs quickly and well

ORGANIZATION & TIME MANAGEMENT
• Produce quality work under demanding deadlines
• Ability to grasp complex situations and solve problems quickly
• An enthusiastic self-starter who can take charge as well as take direction

EDUCATION
• The American High School of Chicago, 1978-1882
• St. Louis Community College Meramec, 1983-1985
• Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, 1986-1987
• University of North Alabama, 1987-1988 ~ Graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in English

WORK HISTORY
• Marketing Director and Graphic Designer, Burritt on the Mountain, March 2008-present
• Freelance designer, writer, editor, 2005-present ~ Freelance contracts include writing for the Huntsville Times’ Research & Development Magazine, for The University of Alabama at Huntsville, a variety of design work
• TimesDaily, Florence, Alabama, copy editor, designer, youth page coordinator, part time, 2004-2007
• TimesDaily, Florence, Alabama, Award-winning reporter, sports writer copy editor, news editor, lead designer, special projects designer, 1988-2004

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
• Served as a member of the Huntsville/Madison County Hospitality Association and wore a number of hats on the Taste of Huntsville Committee, 2009-2011
• Privileged to continue to work and coordinate with area charities
• Enjoy doing design work for the Greater Huntsville Humane Society’s Dog Ball 2009-present
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Brochure Design