Carol Bevis

Freelance Print Ad Designer & Graphic Designer

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Location:Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/caroldioca
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PERSONAL PROFILE AND QUALIFICATIONS
I am a highly motivated experienced professional who can design, manage and
produce any creative project from concept to final printed piece. The bulk of
my experience has been working on the production of multi-page projectspublications/
books/magazines/catalogs. One of my major strengths is my
adaptability. I am able to jump easily from design, production, software/hardware
troubleshooter to decision maker.
I have been using Adobe applications for over 15 years and have an expert
knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe
Acrobat, as well as QuarkXpress. I recently completed coursework in: Adobe
Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Flash, HTML and CSS.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SHOPPING CENTERS,
NEW YORK (telecommute contract position) 03/2011 - 06/2011
Art Director: Temporary take over for Art Director who was hospitalized
• Worked with Editor in Chief to produce and coordinate monthly VRN publication
and quarterly IOJ publications. Managed and produced collateral material and front
end web graphics.
• Manage project calendars and work flow to ensure deadlines were met while
communicating with various vendors/staff

CAROL DESIGN INC., 1998 TO PRESENT
SELF-EMPLOYED CREATIVE SERVICES
Cruising Guide Publications, Dunedin Florida:
Production/Design of various 400+ page yachting guides to exotic locations
North Shore-LIJ, Manhasset, New York:
Production/Design of various medical research related publications/brochures
FX Marketing Tampa, Florida:
Production/Design of 200+ page, “Nascar Hall of Fame Legends” Publication
Jadon LTD. Clearwater, Florida:
Production/Design of Specialty Markets Catalog
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida:
Production/Design of various medical related publications/brochures
Past Clients: Corporate Events, Promotional Products of Florida, Diagnostic Clinic,
Renaissance Center, Suncoast Family Medical Center, 180 Carillon Center, Bayshore Health
Center, Pinellas County Democratic Society

SULLIVAN ADVERTISING GROUP, 1993 - 2009
SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA
ART DIRECTOR: Began career as a graphic designer and progressed to
managing an art department of 2-4 designers.
• Manage numerous, complex projects for clients requiring high-level design
capabilities with minimal to no supervision. Projects range from simple logo designs
to 100+ page catalog publications and all collateral pieces involved.
• Make capital budget requests, research and recommend software/hardware
alternatives and enhancements; keep abreast of new graphic techniques and
technologies, recommending changes as appropriate for an MAC OS operating art
department.
• Interview, hire and train designers for various projects
• Manage project calendars and work flow to ensure deadlines are met while
communicating with various vendors when appropriate e.g.; photographers,
printers, pre-press.
• Meet and communicate with clients to assure their creative services are being met.
• Maintain a MAC OS art department. Fixing problems when necessary and knowing
when to facilitate outside technical help.
CLIENTS LIST AT AGENCY: BIC Corporation, Adva-Lite, Inc., Corvest Promotional
Products, Dart, Distinctive Brands, Dorcy Special Markets Division, Evans Manufacturing,
Inc., Galactic Balloon, Image Matters, It’s All Greek To Me, Maple Ridge Farms, Next
Products, LLC, Pedre, Sheaffer Pens, TargetLine and Toppers, LLC.
AWARDS WITHIN INDUSTRY:
Advertising Specialty Institute - 1st Place for Cover Design - Adva-Lite (multiple awards)
Supplier Achievement - 1st place for Adva-Lite (multiple awards)

LARGO QUICK PRINT, LARGO, FLORIDA 1998 - 2006
ART DIRECTOR AND PRE-PRESS COORDINATOR OF ALL INCOMING ART FOR
PRINT WORK. WORKED IN EVENINGS AS NEEDED. This company was owned and
operated by my husband, Bruce Bevis and was closed down for business in 2005.

CASNELLI ADVERTISING AND MARKETING, 1994 - 1998
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA
WORKED AS A FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER ON A AS NEEDED BASIS.
• Created layouts and designs for overflow of work.
• Provided technical training in software programs to graphic designers.
GRANUTEC INCORPORATED, 10/1992 - 07/1993
LARGO, FLORIDA
GRAPHIC DESIGNER FOR PRIVATE LABEL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY.
• Created designs for packaging working exclusively in Adobe Illustrator. All artwork
was illustrated in the software program.
• Responsible for all trapping of all artwork. Worked closely with printer for specs.

TRADER PUBLICATIONS/COX ENTERPRISES, 07/1987 - 03/1992
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA
HIRED ORIGINALLY AS A PASTE-UP ARTIST AND WAS PROMOTED TO A DESKTOP
PUBLISHER ARTIST.
• Scanned in artwork and re-touched images to use in final ad layout
• Designed and produced display ads in a variety of deadline driven publications

GTE CORPORATION,
ST. PETERSBURG FLORIDA 02/1987 - 06/1987
JUNIOR ILLUSTRATION ARTIST FOR THE YELLLOW PAGE PHONEBOOK ADS
• Created pen and ink camera ready artwork to be forwarded to the paste-up
department for display ads

GOOD TIMES MAGAZINE, 07/1985 - 07/1986
ALBERTSON, NEW YORK
MECHANICAL ARTIST
• Created illustrations with pen and ink, Hand Lettering, any piece of art that was
needed for ads and layout and design of bi-weekly publication.
• Typeset all type needed using Compugraphics 7300

YELLOW BOOK, 07/1984 - 07/1985
OCEANSIDE NEW YORK
MECHANICAL ARTIST FOR THE YELLOW PAGE PHONE BOOK ADS
• Created illustrations with pen and ink, Hand Lettering, any piece of art that was
needed for ads and layout and design of biweekly publication.
• Typeset all type needed using Compugraphics 7300

EDUCATION
BOCES, New York Arts and Design Vocational School - Certificate
New York Institute of Technology: Westbury, New York - Major Graphic Design
St. Petersburg College: Clearwater, Florida - Major Graphic Design
Noble Desktop - Web Design Seminar
Pinellas Technical Institute - Web Design - currently completing online training
Skills (2) Rating
Print Ad Design
Graphic Design