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Laura Long

Freelance Graphic Designer & Magazine Designer

1873
Location:Tyler, Texas, United States
Phone: 2148811027
Website: http://thinkbotmediaworks.com/
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/doubleldesign
5
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
Award Winning Graphic Designer – 15+ years extensive experience of print graphic design. I also have basic Flash and web design experience. Developed brand and corporate identities, advertisements, vehicle graphics, illustrations, annual reports, magazines, brochures, POP, packaging and sales collateral for clients in retail, professional services and corporate industries.

Effective Team Player – known for creativity, flexibility and sense of humor. I have an uncanny ability to interpret the client’s unspoken wishes and come up with the right solution.

EDUCATION

Graduate of Robert E. Lee High School - Tyler, TX - 1984
Graduate of Tyler Junior College - Tyler, TX
Associates in Commercial Art - 1998
Internship at Business Direct Marketing
Other Courses of Study -
Accounting/Medical Terminology/Business

EXPERIENCE

THINK•BOT MEDIA WORKS - Dallas/Tyler, TX
June 2001 – Present
Title: Freelance Creative Director
Responsibilities: Art Direction; photo shoots for products and fashion models for print and web. Advertising; campaigns, branding, web site design, photo manipulation, basic flash, ads, signage, magazines and promotional pieces using Adobe CS5. Prepress; prepping files, including color correction, press checks, trapping and proofing using Adobe CS5 and QuarkXpress.

MOST RECENT CLIENTS
Impressive Image Works - Tyler, TX
Title: Graphic Designer
Sept. 2013 - Oct. 2013
Responsibilities: Advertising; produced ads, signage, brochures, promotional pieces, T-shirts and logos, using Illustrator and Photoshop at a full service printing company. Prepress; prepped files for printing and out put to film.

Put It In Print! - Tyler, TX
Title: Graphic Designer
Jan. 2010 - Present
Responsibilities: Designed; brochures, letterhead, business cards and other print materials, using CS4.

D Magazine - Dallas, TX
Title: Graphic Designer
July 2012 - Aug. 2012
Responsibilities: Designed; Magazine Ads and laid out pages for different type of magazines using CS5.

freshmeet Media - Dallas, TX
Title: Freelance Art Director
Dec. 2011 - May 2012
Responsibilities: Art Direction; photo shoots for products and fashion models for print and web. Designed; logos, ads, brochures, magazine and other promotional pieces.

Mentoring Minds - Tyler, TX
Feb. 2011 - Oct. 2011
Responsibilities: Designed; graphics and produced educational tools such as, mathematical books, catalogs, flip charts and other graphical needs for elementary schools.

THE UPS STORE - Carrollton, TX
Oct. 2009 - Feb. 2010
Title: Printing and Graphics Manager
Responsibilities: Managed; branding, printing and design for the print shop; taking orders, customer service, inventory and quotes. Overseen employees on quality and production of design pieces for customers. Designed; brochures, corporate identity and other print materials using Adobe CS4. Implemented solutions that worked well within the current architecture to maintain high standards of service.

BRING IT ON! DALLAS - Carrollton, TX
Oct. 2008 - Jan. 2009
Title: Design Manager
Responsibilities: Managed; designed proposals for events management company, using Photoshop CS3, InDesign CS3 and Illustrator CS3. Branding; new promotional pieces including web/flash and images as well as corporate identity.

PRINT WISE PRINTING - Addison, TX
April 2008 - June 2008
Title: Office/Design Manager
Responsibilities: Responsibilities: Completely set up new office and managed printers and employees. Designed; brochures, letterhead, business cards and other print materials, using Illustrator CS2 and Photoshop CS2. Managed; customer service, taking orders, shipping/receiving, A/P and A/R, printing on RISO duplicator and Xerox laser printer.

LUMINANT STUDIOS - Dallas, TX
Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2007
Title: Graphic Designer
Responsibilities: Illustration; created illustrative elements for SixSigma and other Flash training modules using Xara software for business management training classes for corporations. Work closely with the technical lead on technical designs and design issues.

DESIGNER GRAPHICS - Tyler, TX
Oct. 2004 - Dec. 2005
Title: Graphic Designer
Responsibilities: Advertising; produced ads, signage, vehicle wraps, brochures, promotional pieces, T-shirts and logos, using Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop at a full service printing company. Prepress; prepped files for printing and out put to film.

ENCORE MULTIMEDIA - Longview, TX
March 2004 - Sept. 2004
Title: Graphic Designer
Responsibilities: Produced web pages, flash elements, ads, signage, promotional pieces, brochures and logos, for the Account Executives. Prepress; including prepping files and preflight files to ftp to the printer; including color correction, press checks, trapping and proofing using Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop.

BROOKSHIRE GROCERY - Tyler, TX
Nov. 1999 - Oct. 2001
Title: Graphic Designer
Responsibilities: Advertising; campaigns, branding new product lines and store images as well as corporate identity packages. Art Direction; photo shoots and web design; including web structure, the design and build new features and enhancements and utilize best practices in design. Prepress; prepped files and preflight for sending ftp files to the printer; including color correction, press checks, trapping and proofing.

COMPUSA - Dallas, TX
May. 1999 - Nov. 1999 / Jan. 2005 - Oct. 2006
Title: Graphic Designer
Responsibilities: Worked with a team of twelve artist to help produce ads, weekly circulars, signage, promotional pieces, using Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop.

NOUVEAU EYEWEAR - Carrollton, TX
Jan. 1999 - May 1999
Title: Graphic Designer
Responsibilities: Produced brochures, promotional pieces and presentations for L.A. Gear, Sharper Image and
Christie Brinkley eyewear using Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop.

D MEDIA, INC. - Dallas, TX
Aug. 1998 - Jan. 1999
Title: Production Artist
Responsibilities: Produced brochures, newsletters, annual reports and assisted Creative Director on design projects, using Quark, PageMaker, Illustrator and Photoshop.

STRICTLY DESIGN - Tyler, TX
May - June 1998
Title: Contract Graphic Designer
Responsibilities: Worked with Art Director on brochure designs, corporate identity and presentations using Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark.

BUSINESS DIRECT, INC. - Tyler, TX
Jan. - May 1998
Title: Intern
Responsibilities: Helped art department on production using Quark and Illustrator. Also, helped with accounting and other core functions of advertising.

THE CHILDREN'S ART STUDIO - Tyler, TX
1995 - 1997
Title: Owner
Responsibilities: Teaching Art Lessons; basic skills in water children art lessons; including: drawing in charcoal, pastels, color, oil and acrylic painting, and pencils.

SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Suite CS5
Adobe PageMaker
Adobe GoLive
QuarkXpress
CorelDraw
MS Front Page
MS Office
Xara

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE

PC & Mac Literate
Production Layout
Graphic Design
Web Page Design
Art Direction
Prepress
Photography
Airbrush
Drawing
Painting

AWARDS

Won an Addy® Award for LeCarb package design.
Won several awards at the East Texas State Fair for Photography and Art.

SAMPLES

http://www.coroflot.com/doubleldesign/
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Magazine Design