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JoAnn Barnes

Freelance Graphic Designer & Package Designer

Location:Concord, North Carolina, United States
Phone: 980-207-4542
2 Skills
University of Cincinnati - Raymond Walters College
Associate of Applied Business in Commercial Art, June 1997, GPA 3.85 Extensive study in graphic design including advertising layout and design, lettering and typography, marker rendering, publication design, advanced promotion design, corporate identity systems, package design, and computer graphics in design. Mechanical and computerized layout and design, typesetting, finished art, and illustrations.

Recent Technical Training & Memberships
• PhotoshopWorld 2011 • Flash CS3, 2009 • Kelby • NAPP

Production Designer - Marsh Inc. 1/09 to 6/11
Produced packaging and POP. Clients include Reckitt Benckiser-AirWick®, Heater Meals®, Schwans-Burger King®, Cafe Carolina and Bakery, Steak-n-Shake®, and Boston Market®. Worked mainly on point of purchase for Carls Jr.® and Hardees® which involved working with the designers and account managers in building out all mechanicals for window clings, menuboard translites, menu board banners, register cards, ceiling danglers, coupons, and menus using Illustrator CS5, Photshop CS5, InDesign CS5 (occationally), Acrobat CS5 and Adobe Bridge. Worked on Print on Demand projects. Also, played an important part in producing all mechanicals for International menuboards including China, Mexico, Indonesia, Russia, Singapore and Mallaysia.

Freelance Graphic Designer - Dunamis Imagery 1/01 to present
Production Designer for Marsh Inc. for packaging and POP 4/07-12/08. Design and produce finished art for Legacy Audio Books, Inc. and Voice Over Guy, LLC which includes audio book covers, logos, business cards, ads and images for the web. Design and produce finished art for Key Magazine, Sorg Opera, Cardinal Solutions, Reliable Family Financial Services, Keystone Group, First Church of God, Eden Grove Academy and Rockdale Temple. Projects include: magazines, ads, newsletters, brochures, opera programs, seating charts, logos, letterhead, envelopes, business cards using Illustrator 9.0, Photshop 5.5, PageMaker 6.5 and Acrobat 4.0.

Packaging Graphic Designer - Hasbro Inc. 3/98 to 12/00
Design and produce finished art for the separator on Pokémon™, Tonka®, Micro Machines® and Star Wars™ packages using Illustrator 8.0, Photoshop 5.0 and Acrobat 4.0. Produce U.S., European, and Canadian packages which contain multiple languages. Create production art for Starting Lineup™, G.I. Joe®, Nascar® Racers™, Beast Machines™, Winner’s Circle, and Batman® packages.

Freelance Illustrator - F.A. Davis Publishers 11/97 to 5/99
Design 75-100 black and white illustrations for an oral radiography textbook written by two faculty members from the Dental Hygiene department at Raymond Walters.

Graphic Designer - Able Graphics - Mason, Ohio, 11/96 to 1/98
Design and produce finished art for business cards, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, newsletters, and logos using Macintosh software Macromedia FreeHand 5.0, and Adobe PageMaker 6.0, QuarkXpress, Photoshop 2.5 and Ofoto scanning software.

Won the Christmas Card contest at Hasbro, Inc., 1999
Award for Academic Excellence, 1997
Outstanding Commercial Art Graduate Award, 1997
Raymond Walters "The Years Best 1995-7 Poster"

Magna *** Laude; Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 1993-1997; Deans List

Illustrator CS5
Photoshop CS5

Acrobat CS5
Adobe Bridge
Microsoft Excell, Word and Outlook
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Graphic Design
Package Design