Melissa Gibson

Freelance Graphic Designer & Ad Designer

Location:Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
2 Skills
Profile Summary: Dependable, motivated, and organized graphic designer with over 20 years prior experience in customer service in various industries. Effective communicator with clients, management, co-workers and subordinates.

Education:The Art Institute of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Bachelor in Arts degree in Graphic Design
&Honors: Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society, Work selected for the cover of AI student handbook 2010-2011, 3 awards from the S.C. Press Association, Demonstrated watercolors to AI students at faculty member’s request, Logo selected to represent Creative Showcase and Creative Voices 2011& 2012

Concept Development, Corporate Identity, Digital Illustration, Photography ,Print Layout 3-Dimensional Design, Traditional Illustration, Customer Service, Package Design
Print Production, Signage, Management

Proficient knowledge in software/ tools:
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mac and PC platforms.

Experience: Richa Graphics/ Internship Assistant Designer Charlotte, N.C
July 2011- September 2011
•Developed Corporate Id for customers
•Worked with Supervisor to develop signage for existing customers
•Designed Business card templates

Civic and Cultural Arts Center of Pineville/Freelance Graphic Design, Pineville, N.C.
April 2011-August 2011
•Developed logo and collateral for the Kidz Summer Art Camp
•Designed collateral for Mid Summer Night’s Dream Gala

The Goddard School/ Freelance Graphic Design, Fort Mill, S.C.
December 2010- January 2011
•Developed poster for Summer Carnival
•Designed flyer for Jr. Kindergarten and Afterschool program

Aiken Standard/ Ad Executive, Aiken, S.C.
March 2005- May 2006
•Assisted over 100+ clients in their overall ad campaign
•Worked in a neglected area and returned it to profitability by 700 %
•Communicated with Ad manager and Design staff to meet the expectations of
the customer
•Coordinated Ads with varying deadlines and completed required tasks on time

Alltel Communications/ Lead Sales Rep, Burlington, NC; Durham, NC; Aiken, S.C. December 1999 -June 2004
• Rapidly promoted twice within seven months from cashier to lead
sales representative
•Performed retail store manager’s duties, including staffing, scheduling, training,
merchandising and inventory
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Ad Design