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Elizabeth Phail

Freelance Magazine Designer & Event Photographer

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Location:South Carolina, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/elizabethphail
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OVERVIEW OF QUALIFICATIONS
• Passionate, creative, energetic, organized, detail-oriented individual able to manage a customer base and team as a result of strong multi-tasking skills, excellent problem solving, and a keen aptitude for client and employee needs
• Technically proficient in Mac/PC, Adobe Creative Suite 6 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
FREELANCE – SC September 2007 – Present
Graphic Designer / Photographer
• Oversaw creative direction/branding and designed all artwork for two successful political campaigns
• Designed multiple, large projects including two annual membership directories for Greer Chamber of Commerce, floor slicks for neighborhood development, sports posters for schools, and retail signage for stores and exhibits
• Designed digital/social media assets, direct-mailings including flyers, posters, postcards, palm cards, door hangers, invitations, catalogs, email blasts, website banners, and social media ads
• Photographed weddings, bridal portraits, engagement sessions, social events, and products/people for ads and articles
• Conducted time-keeping and billing of projects, staying within budget constraints of clients

GREERNOW MAGAZINE – Greer, SC September 2007 – September 2010
Editor / Graphic Designer
• Created and maintained editorial calendar, hired and managed writers, set deadlines, assigned and edited articles
• Hired and managed photographers, scheduled and managed photo shoots for covers, articles, and ads
• Designed layout of magazine, proofed final version, uploaded digital format to printer, approved press proofs
• Maintained advertising calendar and communicated with advertisers regarding ad material, deadlines, and proofs

CLEMSON ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY DEPARTMENT – Clemson, SC April 2003 – May 2004
Graphic Designer
• Edited and distributed the Comprehensive Environmental Health & Safety Plan Manual (1300+ pgs) and maintained website
• Developed and maintained a timeline to ensure completion by established deadline

PRATT CORPORATION – Indianapolis, IN January 2003 – April 2003
Marketing Internship
• Organized company trip to Chicago for 44 employees and luncheon for 200 clients
• Arranged the shipping, rigging equipment, electrical setup, carpet installation, labor assembly, and dismantlement of company’s booth at the Global Shop Trade Show – the world’s largest retail design and in-store marketing trade show
• Compiled marketing material, set up lead retrieval system, wrote press releases, researched prospects

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY UNION PROGRAM & ACTIVITIES COUNCIL – Clemson, SC August 2000 – December 2003
Executive Board of Publicity & Design – Graphic Designer
• Promoted and lead social and recreation campus activities
• Designed and distributed banners, flyers, brochures, and table tents

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Production Assistant for Woods Market Research
Database Creator for Bob Campbell Natural History Museum
Sales Associate/Sales Support for White House Black Market
Sales Representative for G2 Silver
Sales Representative for Heartland Payment Systems

HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
Greer Chamber of Commerce Member, Charleston Restaurant Association, Hospitality Association of SC, Gamma Epsilon Tau Graphics Honor Society – CU Charter member, PR/Fundraiser Officer of CU TAGA Student Chapter, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society – Graphic Design Officer, National Society of Collegiate Scholars,
Union Programs & Activities Council Committee