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Cara S. Cox

Freelance Graphic Designer & Package Designer

Location:Worthington, Ohio, United States
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Being creative, responsible and passionate about doing a good job for my clients makes me an ideal graphic designer for your next project. Working out of my home office helps me focus on your work and gives me the edge I need to turn projects around fast and efficiently. I have freelanced for 10+ years and am able to handle any graphic design project that comes my way. If you need someone who's easy to talk to and ready to do her best on your next project please contact me. Below is my current resume:

• Development and implementation of print design from concept to final product
• Ensuring brand accuracy for design, color, fonts, graphics and production
• Collaborating with Directors, Managers, Store Operations, Marketing and Production departments
• Up-to-date technical skills in CS5 Suite-InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat on Mac platform
• Experienced in exhibit design, packaging, retail signage, brand development and photo manipulation

Victoria Secret Stores, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Communications Department: July 2009-December 2010
Conceptualized, developed, produced and implemented in-house communication materials for the Victoria’s Secret store associates. Main achievements: Standards of Procedures Operating Manual for Store Operations, designed and produced new labeling system for all 900+ store backrooms, redesigned brand look for HR Onboarding Manuals, designed and implemented all printed materials for Holiday 2009 and Summer 2010 Special Events Conferences, created associate training materials including-flyers, monthly calendars, workbooks, back room posters and holiday promotional materials.

Victoria Secret Stores, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Marketing Department: August 2008-July 2009
Developed, produced and mocked up all promotional materials for Victoria’s Secret’s store customers and retail store environment. This included all direct marketing collateral-CRMs, credit card statements, postcards, email blasts, retail signage-POS signage, seasonal sign packs, display graphics, and accessory packaging-hangtags, garment labels, product labels and product packaging. Illustration, photo manipulation and scanning done as needed.

Bath & Body Works, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Product Development Department: January 2008-April 2008
Product packaging development and mock-ups, holiday inspiration for patterns, logos and merchandise graphics. Illustration, photo manipulation and scanning done as needed.

M/I Homes, Columbus, Ohio
Marketing Department: July 2007-December 2007
Conceptualized, designed and produced communication materials for corporate associates, sales associates and M/I Housing development areas. Projects included flyers, brochures, calendars, postcards, human resource pamphlets and catalogues, housing signage, outdoor signage and special exhibit displays. Worked with photographers and photo houses as needed.

Longaberger, Newark, Ohio
Marketing Department: May 2007-July 2007
Conceptualized, designed and produced Longaberger communication materials for sales associates, corporate associates and the Homestead event materials. Items produced were flyers, posters, brochures, calendars, postcards, human resource pamphlets and catalogues, event signage and special exhibit displays. Illustration, photo manipulation and scanning done as needed.

May 1988-May 2007
The Limited, LImited Too, Express, Ohio Historical Society, Fitch, Acree Daily Corporation,
Columbus House Rabbit Society, Mathews Click Bauman, Pizzuti, Franklin International,
Hava Java Bakery, March of Dimes and Tuff City Records

Structure, Columbus, Ohio Graphic Designer: August 1992-May 1993
Degnan Associates Inc, Columbus, Ohio Graphic Designer: June 1991-March 1992
Vignelli Associates, New York City Graphic Designer: March 1988-September 1989
Bronx Zoo/NY Zoological Society, Bronx, New York Graphic Designer: September 1987-March 1988

Gerstman & Meyers, New York City
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Houston, Texas
Vignelli Associates, New York City
S&O Consultants, London, England

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio-College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning 1987. Received a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, *** laude. Participated in University of Cincinnati’s five-year Professional Practice Program. This included a year and a half of design internships.
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Graphic Design
Package Design