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Witte Design and Consulting

Freelance Magazine Designer & Graphic Designer

1720
Location:Wisconsin, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/wittedc
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$25
Rate/Hr
I have worked as a corporate and freelance graphic designer for the past 12 years. During this time I have specialized in B2B magazine and marketing production, ad design, brochure/flyer design, email marketing campaigns, educational materials for the classroom, trade show preparation, and catalog production.

I feel that my extensive experience in book and magazine production, educational print design, template design, image rendering, presentation displays, catalog layout, marketing and advertising would be a strong asset to your team. In addition to my experience I am also highly motivated, maintain an excellent work ethic, am innovative, pay great attention to detail, produce quality materials in a timely manner, have great communication skills, have the ability to work in both a team and individual environment and enjoy creating projects from inception to completion. I also own and am highly skilled in the Adobe Creative Suite (CS5.5), especially InDesign. I also have access to both a Mac and PC platform.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Witte Design & Consulting, LLC

EDUCATION:
August 2000 -- Graduate UW-Whitewater
Bachelor of Arts - double major: GRAPHIC DESIGN and PSYCHOLOGY

WORK EXPERIENCE:
January 2002 - Present -- Witte Design & Consulting, LLC
Graphic Designer/Marketing Coordinator/Program Consultant
• Work with Creative Directors and Publishers to design magazine layouts and articles for direct business companies
• Design educational games, posters, test-prep cards, workbooks, textbooks, and marketing materials for several companies
• Serve on a product development team to conceptualize and design educational products for the classroom and marketing materials for trade shows
• Work with business owners to design promotional flyers, banners, marketing pamphlets, sell sheets, and Power Point presentations
• Conceptualize and design logos, business cards, letterhead, newsletters, and advertisements for local businesses
• Conduct photography for marketing materials, advertisements, and web sites
• Design and print awards, name badges, and signs for business presentations
• Work with design managers and business owners to conceptualize marketing materials for conferences
• Work with printers to organize production of print materials
• Provide Creative Suite and Microsoft training and technical support to individuals on both a Mac and PC platform

September 2004 - March 2011 -- Grainger/Lab Safety Supply/Highsmith
Graphic Designer
• Designed for Edupress, Upstart, MindSparks, Interact, and Highsmith producing teacher and student materials for the classroom
• Reviewed manuscripts and new product submissions for educational materials
• Reviewed web sites and marketing materials to monitor consistency of product images and information
• Collaborated with coworkers in the product development process on several product lines
• Worked with buyers to establish selling and buying prices of products
• Attended photo shoots and press checks to establish consistency throughout product lines
• Assisted customer service in answering questions and concerns
Marketing Coordinator
• Coordinated layout of catalogs, special inserts, mailings, monthly e-mails, and web content
• Worked with catalog team, buyers, marketing, and web team to coordinate the production and completion of direct mailings and e-mails
• Attended production meetings for various product lines to contribute marketing and design input of new products and mailings
• Worked with product teams, warehouse, advertising, and order entry to coordinate trade shows
• Visited dealer stores to assist in displaying and advertising product and marketing materials to bring more attention to our product
• Reviewed sales and inventory with marketing manager and buyers to select product status
Exercise Instructor/Wellness Facilitator
• Instructed several fitness classes on proper body mechanics and equipment usage to increase individual performance
• Created and instructed classes to educate women on importance of exercise and strength training
• Served on a wellness committee and designed programs for employees to increase daily activity
• Served as a First Responder (CPR and AED certified)

January 2004 - September 2004 -- Cygnus Business Media
Production Artist/Graphic Designer
• Designed reprints, large format posters, and plaques for client distribution
• Worked with sales representatives and customers to produce quality advertisements for direct business magazines
• Worked with design interns and educated them on design essentials
• Attended design meetings to review workloads and offer assistance

January 2001 - January 2004 -- The Milton Courier and The Southern Wisconsin Auction Barn
Graphic Artist/Production Manager/Marketing
• Performed production and conceptual design of newspaper, along with solutions to design issues
• Instructed coworkers on production and layout of CMYK and spot color separations
• Performed and instructed coworkers on manipulation of photography
• Initiated all production and sales of high school sports pamphlets
• Conceptualized, researched, marketed, and designed a monthly publication specifically for auctioneers
• Designed logo, business cards, letterhead, marketing material, and layout of auctioneer publication

PROFICIENCIES:
• Proficient in CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Reader and Distiller), QuarkXPress, PageMaker, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
• Proficient on both Mac and PC platforms with the ability to troubleshoot on both systems
• Proficient in photography (digital and 35mm cameras)
Skills (2) Rating
Magazine Design
Graphic Design