Barbara

Freelance Ad Designer & Graphic Designer

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Location:Newington, Connecticut, United States
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Barbara Keene
www.Keenegraphicsgroup.com
blenares@yahoo.com 58 Kirkham Place
Newington, CT 860-655-7792


Graphic Designer Profile and Qualifications Software proficiency includes, but is not limited to: QuarkXPress • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe InDesign • Adobe Illustrator Microsoft Office • Microsoft PowerPoint • DreamWeaver MX

• Proficient in both MAC and PC environment

• Imaginative and talented Designer with 8+ year’s hands-on experience presenting fresh
and creative graphic solutions and achieving superior results
• Extensive experience creating visually engaging, concise, and effective photo
manipulation, marketing brochures, technical documentation, corporate logos and other
communication media art
• Outstanding interpersonal skills, ability to quickly develop cooperative working
relationships
• Able to effectively manage multiple projects to meet customer requirements
• Dedicated collaborator and team player who can work effectively to take ideas from
concept to completion
• Committed to sensible, effective, and informative layouts and designs to successfully
convey the target message

Experience
Middletown Press–January - 2010- July 2011
Production/Graphic Artist www.middletownpress.com

• Design, create and layout advertisements for widely distributed weekly and monthly
circulars and associated publications
• Effectively collaborate with advertisers and sales staff to achieve customer objectives
• Maintain project records and art files of all customer work
• Enhance customer provided copy and graphics to create advertisements in a 4-color
environment
• Construct/design special sections of the daily and weekly papers
• Produce front and back cover designs for daily and weekly papers
• Recognized by customers and management as imaginative, innovative, and resourceful

Keene Graphics Group, Newington, CT 2003 – Present
Owner - www.keenegraphicsgroup.com

• Independent contract design services targeting small business
• Brochures, business cards, logos, banners, booklets, labels
• Business forms, branding and marketing products,
• Flyers, menus, posters, websites, and advertisements for publication
Some web pages include:
www.Keenegraphicsgroup.com
www.Chessmanagementllc.com
www.Rarereminder.com
www.Chroniclect.com
www.northeastooadventures.com
www.firesidesupply.net
www.dependablecontractingservices.com
www.independentllc.net
To view other websites in production http://www.keenegraphicsgroup.com "website samples"

Rare Reminder, Rocky Hill, CT 2003-2008
Production/Graphic Artist/IT: www.rarereminder.com
• Design, create and layout advertisements for widely distributed weekly and monthly circulars
and associated publications
• Effectively collaborate with advertisers and sales staff to achieve customer objectives
• Maintain project records and art files of all customer work
• Partnered with a variety of local and nationally recognized brands/advertisers
• Enhance customer provided copy and graphics to create advertisements in a 4-color
environment
• Construct/design 4 special sections of the weekly paper i.e. Pet, Real Estate, Help Wanted,
and Medical
• Electronically assemble weekly paper for production
• Produce front and back cover designs for the weekly circular and yearly calendars
• Recognized by customers and management as imaginative, innovative, and resourceful
• Set-up and maintain, on daily basis email, FTP and all employee email accounts
• Researched, sourced and implemented new software/hardware platform for newspaper
layout and accounting functions. (Mac/PC platform)
• Design and maintenance of company website

Osprey Observer Valrico, Fl 8/2005 – 6/2006
Graphic Artist: www.ospreyObserver.com
• Design advertisements for monthly newspaper
• Create and design special sections for the paper
• Design brochures and business material

Other Employment
Infinity Broadcasting, Farmington CT, Traffic Administration, 2001 - 2002
Prophesy Transportation Solutions, Bloomfield, CT, Software Trainer, 2000 – 2001
Hartford Office Supply, Hartford, CT, Collections, Accounts Receivable 1998-2000
Sofista-Cut Hair Design, New Britain, CT, Owner operator 1982 – 1998

Volunteer
I have been involved with the “Out to Pasture”, and “Help Willy’s Friends” organizations for several years. I create all their market materials and help in other areas of both businesses as I’m needed.

Education
• Tunxis Community College for Graphic Arts Design / Creative Writing (GPA - 3.7)
(Associates degree)

References

Nancy Beaudoin (Personal)
Teacher
New Britain High School
nbnbhs@yahoo.com
860-224-9995

Cyndi Sheftel (Professional)
Sales
cyndiksheftel@att.net
860-798-7445

Mark Paturzo (Personal)
Founder of Help Willy's Friends
willy@helpwillysfriends.com
www.HelpWillysFriends.org
203-988-1718

Marisa Calvo (Professional)
Business Owner
Marisa Calvo Design
marisacalvodesign@comcast.net
860-537-6997

Cindy George (Personal)
HR/DMV
Smylee2@aol.com
860-666-0009

Colette Spada (Professional)
Graphics Manager
Rare Reminder, Inc.
Colette@rarereminder.com
860-563-9386

Jeannine Tobin (Personal)
Graphic Designer
Sounding Publications
jtobin@soundingspub.com
1-518-265-9051

Donta Johnson (Professional)
Business Owner
Drive4Stardum
drive4stardum@yahoo.com
860-922-9701

Leslie Friedlander (Professional)
Sales Representative
The Middletown Press
lfriedlander@ctcentral.com
860-347-3331

Lisa Basile (Professional)
Sales Representative
West Hartford News
lbasile@ctcentral.com
860-347-3331
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Graphic Design