Susan Zolkowski-Kirk

Freelance Graphic Designer & Digital Artist

Location:Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
2 Skills
Susan Zolkowski-Kirk


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, January 1999

Work History

2011-Present – Office Manager, Sturtevant & Associates, LLC

2010-2011 - Designer, EnvisionInk
Design and Print sales, advertising and promotional materials and signs; design digital proofs; customer service; design and apply vehicle graphics; shipping and receiving;
General Manager, Pixels In Places
Oversee daily operations of business; design promotional materials and web catalog; design digital proofs, provide images and content for the 3 websites; correspondence with clients and publishers; design, print and assemble plaques; general book keeping, shipping, receiving, ordering, and inventory; training and managing assistants and interns; creating and implementing work flow processes.

2007-2010 - Director of Graphic Design, Orizon Ingenuity
Customer Service for promotional products sales; Print and assemble at shelf ad prototypes
Design promotional materials and catalog; design digital proofs, update product pricing
on websites; Design, Print and assemble plaques; Email correspondence with clients and publishers for reprints; Shipping, receiving, ordering and inventory; Training and managing graphic assistant; creating and implementing work flow processes

2006-2007 - Jewelry Designer/ Sales Rep., J. Anthony Jewelers
Custom design jewelry pieces, Sales, customer service, merchandise
display, shipping and receiving.

2006-2006 - Manager/Customer Service Rep., FastSigns
Oversee CSR, Graphics and Production Department daily responsibilities,
set daily production board, take customer orders, answer incoming calls,
coordinate with outside vendors to research and order sign/display materials
to best suit customer image/needs and wants, quality control, marketing research and
mail to existing and potential sign customers

1999-2006 - Display and Sign Coordinator, EAA
Responsibilities: Project manager of printed and vinyl signage, inventory signs and signage
supplies, produce artwork and coordinate with outside vendors for the production
of signage and display needs, billing and book keeping for the Display and Sign
Department; Design and produce signs, banners and decals (for convention,
museum, buildings, vehicles and aircraft), reproduce art and/or graphics on
repainted or restored aircraft, produce and apply graphics to museum displays,
produce signage for museum events and activities, do concept drawings and computer
generated designs for new exhibits, update informational displays as needed, frame
and hang art, certificates and awards, hang photo and art exhibits, order all non-printed
signage materials, document and bill departments for signage requested, supervise
interns and volunteers for convention, assist staff photographers on shoots when needed.


P.C., some Mac, Quick Books, Microsoft word, Microsoft Excel, Solomon,
Adobe Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS4, some Indesign CS4, Vinyl express sign, some Quark
software, Quickbooks, Roland 3000 Cutter/Plotter, HP 2500, 8850 and 3500, Canon IPf8100, Xerox 700 Color Laser, software/large format printers, Digital Goldsmith software,
Polaroid 35mm slide/neg. scanner, Lexpro Laminator, CD burner

Artistic skills and training:
Illustration - business cards, flyers, t-shirt designs, book cover, book illustrations and technical drawings 3-D medium: plaster, bondo, clay sculpting and ceramics, wood and woodshop machinery/equipment (prep and finishing) Frame shop: matting, framing, frame assembly
and repair, ordering, receiving, employee training and management
Free lance work: computer generated concept drawings, murals, ink, oil paints, pencil, pastel, charcoal, acrylic paints, watercolor, gouache and acrylic leather dyes

Personal skills:
Good problem solver
Quick learner
Good with measurements and numbers
Can work well with others as well as independently
Excellent customer service and phone skills
Detail oriented
Great organizational skills
Great eye for color and design
Supervisory and management

2 available upon request

References: available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Digital Art