Siena Heights College, Adrian, Michigan
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, December 1995, concentration in Graphic Arts
with a minor in Business
Saint Mary Catholic Central High School of Monroe, Graduated 1991
Owner and Senior Designer, Carter Design Studios, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Providing freelance marketing design services in the form of logos, business cards, brochures, flyers, postcards, catalogs, books, general stationary items, menus, invites, event signage and most recently web page design. From the first meeting with the client to full completion of each project. Maintaining client files for any future reprints and changes along with redesign and formatting options. Fully capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously.
Graphic Designer, Marketing Department, ICR Services, Inc., Livonia, Michigan
May 2001 – December 2002
Design and maintain Quarterly newsletters, Flyers for conventions and company events. Design specialty products including health nutrition labels, brochure and flyers alongside wine labels, product catalogs, and display boards.
Graphic Publications Designer, Scott Advertising & Publishing Co., Livonia, Michigan
March 1998-May 2001
Create layouts of articles and ads for publications in the Doll Crafter, Stamping Arts & Crafts, Soft Dolls and Animals, and Miniature Collector Magazines. Carrying things from the bedsheet stage of each magazine through to film output. Working with a team of five designers to complete each of our publications monthly. Extensive low-res and hi-res scanning and touch up Photoshop work. Managing the design of newsprint pullout patterns that are included in two of our monthly publications.
Senior Studio Designer/Layout Artist, Kolon, Bittker & Desmond Ad Agency, Troy, Michigan
August 1997-March 1998
Create layouts and designs for Arbor Drugs mailers and coupon books. Organize and direct photo shoots for all KB&D clients. Maintain daily operations and execute troubleshooting skills for an AGFA Accuset paper/film developer and exercise extensive keylining skills.
QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Freehand, Pagemaker, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel and WordPerfect on both MAC and PC platforms.