Kimberly Griffin

Freelance Banner Designer & Business Card Designer

Location:Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS--------------------------------------------------------------

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite CS5
Extensive background in client relations, advertising campaign management and media buying
Recognized by clients and executive management as an excellent communicator with a natural flair for creativity and attention to detail
Thrive in a fast-paced creative and collaborative environment
Avid Facebook and LinkedIn user with strong knowledge of social media marketing
Earlier career includes 8 years of studio camera operation and master control experience for a live community news broadcast

Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Farmington Hills, MI
October 2010 - September 2011 - Digital Media Arts Certification, 3.57 GPA
Adult Scholarship Recipient
Coursework included: Scriptwriting, Video Production/Editing, Graphic & Web Design

Howard University - Washington, DC
Communications - 2 years

INDUSTRY RELATED EXPERIENCE---------------------------------------------------------------

Independent Freelance Work Southfield, MI
October 2009 - Present
Marketing Consultant/Graphic Designer/Ad Copywriter
Develop marketing plans and advertising campaigns for businesses
Create logos, business cards, print and online advertising designs
Write advertising copy and tag lines

Ntouch Communications Group Southfield, MI
December 2007 - June 2008
Account Manager (short-term contractor)
Created business development strategies and protocol for marketing, advertising, event planning, public relations and graphic design services targeting multicultural audiences
Developed and implemented public relations campaign for Chene Park Amphitheater
Designed in-house agency e-newsletters
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WORK HISTORY

AT&T Southfield, MI/Parsippany, NJ/Wayne, PA/Silver Spring, MD
June 2008 – October 2009 & 1988 - 1997
Marketing Consultant/Technical Sales Specialist/Customer Service & Sales Representative
Sold print, online and search engine marketing solutions to businesses
Acted as technical consultant to sell Internet-protocol (IP) and telecom technologies
Conducted problem analysis and resolution for consumer accounts

Thomson Learning Farmington Hills, MI & Lawrenceville, NJ
January 2005 - February 2007
Business Development Manager & Regional Sales Manager
Sold licensing rights of reference and periodical content to online businesses
As Regional Sales Manager in NJ: Sold student recruitment-advertising to colleges and universities in NY State, Europe and Canada

Educational Testing Services (ETS) Princeton, NJ
November 2002 - July 2004
Account Manager
Managed the daily operations and performance metrics of the SAT testing program and Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
Coordinated operations in conjunction with the company’s functional departments

SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS---------------------------------------------------------------

Technical Skills
Adobe Creative Suite CS5: Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver & Flash
HTML, CSS & Javascript
Apple Software: Motion, Compressor, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro
MAC & PC Platforms
Microsoft Office Suite & Apple iWork

Business Skills
Building and maintaining client relationships with integrity and professionalism
Creative project management including budgets, deadlines and deliverables
Expertise in managing global accounts of $500k+ in annual revenue