Susie Harrington

Freelance Graphic Designer & Logo Designer

Location:Barrington, Rhode Island, United States
2 Skills
Susie Harrington { graphic designer

Skills & Experience

Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Wordpress, Quark, QuickBooks, iCal. Very comfortable with Client/Customer service and management; experienced in scheduling, prioritizing, and managing work-flow and deadlines. Strong writing and editing background. Adept in conceptualizing and problem-solving design concepts.


Petite Prints Silhouettes founder, owner { 2004-present
Founded the first stationery business to offer personalized stationery and gift products featuring custom silhouettes of children, family and pets. Conceived, designed and produced product line, logo, collateral, packaging, web site and all marketing materials. Manage work flow and deadlines, inventory and accounting. Developed / maintain quality control and customer service guidelines.
Hire and manage freelance help as needed, including Graphic Artists and Sales Reps. Products featured in Real Simple, InStyle and O, The Oprah Magazine, and twice on The Today Show. }

Susie Harrington Graphic Design freelance graphic design { July 1992-present
Clients include: Arts Alive!, an Arts education foundation; Wall 2 Wall Realtors; The Bay Bar, granola bars; Alicia’s Table, designer table linens; The Michael H. Flanagan Foundation, a foundation providing comfort for leukemia patients and their families; Brown University; Communication and Design Management (in RI 1993-present). Glaxo Pharmaceutical, design department; FGI Advertising, full service advertising agency (in NC 1992-3). }

Brown University graphic designer { January 1990–June 1992
Responsible for design from conception through print supervision. As one of three full-time designers, produced print materials for the University Relations and Development departments. Managed work flow and deadlines, client contact and press approvals. Projects included, event publicity and programs, direct mail, brochures, logos and stationery systems, posters, invitations and announcements, and the Brown Alumni Monthly. }

The Art Institute of Chicago assistant graphic designer { April 1988-December 1989
Supported senior designers with large exhibition collateral, museum-wide signage, and mechanical production. Managed smaller exhibition and development design projects from conception through production and implementation. Projects included facade and interior signage, street banners, exhibition and museum shop products, brochures and catalogues, invitations and announce-ments – for more than 60 yearly exhibitions. }

Robert’s & Dana Advertising receptionist/production assistant { January 1986 - September 1987
Managed front office. Supervised and aided in production of print advertising and collateral pieces. Provided estimates and selection of vendors. Assisted pre- and post-production quality control – including press approvals. }


DePauw University { 1981 - 1985
Greencastle, Indiana. Bachelor of arts, English Literature. January term 1984 in black& white photography. }

Northeastern University, New England School of Art & Design, The Art Institute of Boston { 1986-7
Boston, Massachusetts. Completed seven evening classes in graphic design, color theory, and print production in four semesters. }

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago { 1987-8
Chicago, Illinois. Completed two semesters of self-directed study in graphic design, including letterpress printing and calligraphy. }

Rhode Island School of Design { Spring, 2004
Providence, Rhode Island. Completed two drawing classes – figure and portrait drawing. }

The University of Rhode Island { Spring, 2008
Providence, Rhode Island. Completed two semesters of evening classes in web design and an illustrator/photoshop refresher. }

References available on request.

Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Logo Design