Desiree McCormick

Freelance Graphic Designer, Print Ad Designer, & More

Location:Portland, Oregon, United States
Phone: 503-707-6826
4 Skills
[I work quickly and efficiently. I am willing to work within budget constraints and happy to assist with any and all graphic design needs of individuals and companies.]

Expert in Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point, Photography, Photo Editing and Manipulation, Designing and Writing: PR Plans, Creative Briefs, Marketing Plans, Press Releases; proficient in Illustrator, Quark, Dreamweaver, Web Design & HTML coding, experienced in painting, drawing, sketching, typography, color theory, use of texture, spacing, and scale, visual presentation development and layout.

Work Experience
October 2011-Present
MI-Squared – Tigard, OR (503) 564-4670
Marketing /Graphics
Organize marketing campaigns, Oversee marketing projects, Design, create and produce marketing materials for current and potential clients, Design trade show displays, Research target markets, Design, create, produce and deliver direct mail campaigns.

April 2007-September 2011
Audix Microphones – Wilsonville, OR (503) 682-6933
Graphic Designer
Design, create and produce print ready advertisements according to varying production specifications for national and international magazines and websites. Identify appropriate magazines and websites to advertise in within budget constraints. Coordinate ad schedules and send print ready ads to magazines and websites. Recognize market trends and opportunities for advertising. Develop brand positioning strategies within the market. Design, create and produce fliers, marketing materials and specification/sell sheets for all products. Design, create and produce full line and quick reference product marketing catalogs. Design trade show booths and booth graphics. Design product packaging. Photograph products for marking use. Photograph concerts and artists for marketing use. Maintain website content. Maintain all social media content. Maintain relationships with customers and media contacts.

Sept. 2006- March 2007
Sweet Indigo Marketing Design - Albuquerque, NM (541) 515-3374
Design Artist, and Co-Founder
Freelance marketing projects. Design, create and produce fliers, brochures, ads, coupons, business cards, logos, photography

Sept. 2005- Jan. 2006 Internship
Oregon Daily Emerald – Eugene, OR (541)-346-3712
Advertising Executive
Selling ad space to current and new advertisers in a goal driven setting. Some design work as a collaborative effort with clients.

June 2005- Sept. 2005 Internship
Balthrop Advertising and Marketing Solutions – Tigard, OR (503)-670-0372
Promotional Advertiser, Team Leader
Business to business sales and communication, team building, interviewing and training new team members. Goal driven setting.

Patient/Physician Cooperatives
Member Support
Organize and run community meetings. Design marketing materials. Website and social network upkeep.

Ethos Music Center
Board Representative
Serve as Secretary of the Board, Chair of Fundraising Committee, Assist with Graphic Design needs as well as decisions made for the well being of Ethos Music Center.

University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication – Eugene, OR
Bachelor of Science
Advertising Major
Communication Minor

*References available upon request*