Objective: Graphic Design Position
With more than twenty years of proven experience, my skills include Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Acrobat), Quark, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. I manage my workflow with attention to detail and deadlines.
Brinly-Hardy Co. (February 2008 to present)
Update and maintain company websites. Design new websites for certain products using Dreamweaver with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Design layout of brochures, flyers, catalogs, newsletters, magazine and newspaper ads, product packaging, point of sale displays, banners, trade show graphics, meeting programs, and other print and web collateral.
Interact with John Deere, Home Depot and Lowe’s to adhere to branding requirements.
Project management of all marketing materials.
Collaborate with ad agencies, freelancers, photographers and commercial printers.
Plan and art direct photo shoots.
Served as company photographer for in-house photo shoots.
Design and execute email-advertising campaigns using Constant Contact.
Manage photo library.
Senior Graphic Designer?Jacksonville Transportation Authority (March 2007 to February 2008)
Design company magazine, newsletters, newspaper ads, brochures, flyers and signage for public transportation systems.
Design bus schedules for visual legibility in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act.
Draw colorful Jacksonville maps for Skyway and Trolley routes to illustrate the downtown business area with hotels, buildings and attractions.
Design Jacksonville Jaguar football game banners for parking and transportation to and from the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.
Serve as company photographer for public meeting events, magazine and newsletter features.
Draw bus maps for regional bus schedules serving seven counties.
Create website graphics for bus schedules, maps and other images.
Senior Graphic Designer?Dudley Products, Inc. (December 2000 to January 2007)
Design layout of brochures, flyers, catalogs, newsletters, magazine and newspaper ads, product packaging, point of sale displays, banners, trade show graphics, conference materials, and other print and web collateral.
Daily use of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat) and Quark.
Proofreading and editing all marketing materials.
Image editing and intensive Photoshop art composition including replacement of missing products or people in photos.
Silhouette objects by drawing complex clipping paths using the pen tool and alpha channels.
Website design using Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS.
Color correct digital photos.
Serve as company photographer for events and product photo shoots.
Plan and art direct photo shoots.
Take project concept from marketing team and develop through to finished product.
Maintain and update packaging art screens for products in Adobe Illustrator.
Logo development for products, events, divisions and departments within company.
Develop and adhere to branding specifications.
Archival and organization of all digital photos.
Preflight print files before submission to commercial printer to reduce prepress problems.
Work with commercial print suppliers to obtain the best quote price on printing needs.
Project organization and tracking by creation of database in FileMaker Pro.
Matthews International (February 2000 - December 2000)
Redraw scanned art in Illustrator and place on CADD box drawings.
Work with large format printers for corrugated box designs.
Perform prepress checks on files before sending to plate separations.
Production Graphic Designer
Cooper & Cockerham Advertising Agency (August 1999 - February 2000)
Create line drawings for furniture industry catalogs using Adobe Illustrator.
Layout and type catalog and brochure text.
Proofread final print material.
Package and preflight print files for submission to commercial printer.
Mock-up of brochure designs for client approval.
Marcal Paper (October 1998 - August 1999)
Create original designs for custom restaurant placemats and napkins.
Redraw scanned art in Illustrator.
Work with prepress to preflight files before being sent to plate separations.
Salem College, Fine Arts, Graphic Design
University of South Carolina-Aiken, Fine Arts, Graphic Design