Kenneth G

Freelance Graphic Designer & Ad Designer

Location:Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
2 Skills
Skills Summary:
Expert proficiency in the following software programs
• Microsoft Word • PowerPoint • Publisher • Excel • QuarkXPress
• Adobe Creative Suite (with a focus in Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop)

Professional Experience: Graphic Artist/Designer
As a graphic artist for The Plain Dealer, I:
• Designed full page, full color retail and classified ads for publication in newspaper, and glossy paper stock magazines
• Laid out bi-monthly advertising tabloids. This included creating cover designs, story layout and ad placement
• Produced promotional materials for direct mailings such as flyers and postcards
• Assisted the sales reps with securing new and established clients by tailoring ad campaigns to meet their specific needs
• Worked with clients from concept to completion of their projects, addressing and solving any questions or problems
• Created PowerPoint presentations. This visual aid was instrumental in securing new and repeat business
• Trained 20 staff artists and art assistants in CS Creative Suite package (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop) saving the company the expense of hiring an outside contractor and focusing on the immediate and long term needs of the staff
• Made a schedule, timetables and goals for training sessions
• Color corrected CMYK and gray scale photos and created new artwork using Photoshop
• Taught advanced color correcting and photo touchup techniques for color and gray scale photos
• Excelled in a fast paced, high pressure, goals oriented environment

Work History:
Graphic Designer/Owner September 2010 – present
K & Us, Cleveland, Ohio

Graphics Consultant (Advertising department) April 2010 - July 2010
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

Trainer April 2005 - September 2005
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

Graphic Artist (Advertising department) September 1994 - November 2009
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

Devry University, Cleveland, Ohio July 2010 - present
• Goal: to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Multi Media Design
Cleveland State University September 1989- June 1994
• Major: Political Science
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Ad Design