Kaleh Sampson

Freelance Brochure Designer & Ad Designer

Location:Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
2 Skills

Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, Concentrations in Journalism and Public Relations
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC, May 2011, GPA: 3.7

Study Abroad: Costa Rica, June 2009

Work Experience

Heartland Publications, Lumberton, North Carolina
Graphic Designer, April 2011 – Present
• Design page layouts using Adobe InDesign
• Responsible for the design of 10 publications in North and South Carolina
• Train new employees to use ftp sites and Newsengin system
• Meet press deadlines effectively

MAKS Designs, Lumberton, North Carolina
Freelance Graphic Designer, August 2007 – Present
• Design logos, business cards, wedding invitations, wedding announcements, brochures, posters, flyers, and programs
• Create designs using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
• In the process of using social networking to market business

Southeaster Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, North Carolina,
Internship, January 2011-April 2011
• Photographed events and people
• Write press releases, speeches and news articles for the organization
• Design ads and flyers for programs within the organization
• Assist in the planning and implementation of special events

The Pine Needle - Campus Newspaper, Pembroke, North Carolina
Layout Editor, August 2009-May 2011
• Design page layouts using Quark ExPress 8.01
• Design advertisements for organizations and companies who purchase ads
• Write stories as assigned

Office of International programs , The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Study Abroad Coordinator Assistant, November 2009-May 2010
• Assist the Study Abroad Coordinator in daily responsibilities
• Promote studying abroad on campus and assist in student recruitment
• Design flyers, brochures, ads and web pages for study abroad events and programs

Work Experience cont.

Drugs America, Lumberton, North Carolina,
Pharmacy Technician, December 2003- April 2011
• Work individually with customers to guarantee understanding of products
• Input prescriptions accurately in a timely manner using QS1 system
• Manage insulin inventory by using QS1 system
• Work with insurance companies to adjust prescription co-pays
• Train employees on systems

Computer skills
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe InDesign
• Adobe Illustrator
• Quark ExPress 8.01
• Microsoft Office for Mac
• Windows 7

Communication Skills (written and verbal)
• Clear and professional speech
• Ability to present ideas clearly, verbally, and in writing
• Ability to write news stories, feature stories, editorials, press releases, headlines, and photo cutlines

• Able to take digital photographs
• Understand lighting, camera angles, and other visual aspects
• Understand visual and technical aspects of photojournalism

Leadership and Management Skills
Multicultural Awareness
Time Management


Chancellor’s List, five semesters
Honor’s List, one semester
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 2011
Honorable Mention for Design by the “North Carolina College Media Association”
Skills (2) Rating
Brochure Design
Ad Design