Shawnette Wilmarth

Freelance Ad Designer & Graphic Designer

2346
Location:Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Phone: 605-251-7256
Website: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002129377938&sk=photos
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/shawnettewilmarth
3
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$25
Rate/Hr
In-demand Graphic Designer, with proven ability to transform advertising and marketing concepts
into a visual reality, is seeking freelance creative positions!

Combining creative and artistic talent with a functional mindset, I can deliver revenue-enhancing,
market-oriented visual pieces that exceed expectations. I am enthusiastic, innovative and
focused . I am loyal, hard-working and have a positive attitude and encourage design challenges. I
am a team-player and can manage individual assignments as well, both in a timely and professional manner.
I can meet multiple task dead-lines with calm and poise!

Education
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
B.A., Graphic Design 1994
B.S., Printing Management 1994

Professional Knowledge

• Graphic Design/Original Art
• 35 mm & Digital Photography
• Image/Brand Development
• Project Management
• Web site Design & Management Computer Skills
• Adobe Creative Suite II (CS3)
Bridge, Device Central, Dreamweaver, Fireworks,
Flash, Illustrator, InDesiagn, Photoshop,
• QuarkXpresss
• Microsoft Word
• Microsoft PowerPoint

Work History

Visual Image
Graphic/Web Designer
2207 to Present

RSVP® - July 31st, 2007 - January 31st 2008
Graphic Designer. Designed eye catching advertising with targeted marketing strategies in mind. Designed and developed new corporate identity for Sioux Falls and Chicagolands advertising markets. Business cards, 16 page Direct Media Kit, 4 x 6 postcards, 6 x 9 mailers, letterheads, envelopes and labels. Designed and developed Luxury Avenue OnLine Magazine graphic direction. This began with business cards and turned into a developing web site to match the business cards!

A Lot of People Supporting Tom Daschle
March 2004 - November 2004 Graphic Designer - hired as first ever in-house graphic designer for Tom Daschle’s
2004 Campaign bid for re-election to create a strong visual message enhancing the campaign’s key objectives.
Worked with Paid Media Staff to develop a comprehensive and cohesive message throughout all media venues.
To include: brochures, direct mail, newspaper advertisements, T-shirt design and administrative materials.
Hands-on experience working with local printers, from ordering paper to mailing out finished product, with a
reputation for dedication, creative problem solving, and outstanding service.

Quality Heating & Air Conditioning
August 2001 - 2008
In 2001, after the birth of our daughter, my husband took the leap and started his own heating & air conditioning business. I worked closely with my husband to oversee all aspects of the company with an emphasis on financials, designed and created user-friendly web site, business cards and company logo.

DakotaHome
May 1998 - January 2002
Web Designer - Integral member of Internet development/design team. Performed object-oriented
web application development, designed web pages, and applied search engine strategies to web sites.
Key Accomplishments:
• Handpicked by senior management to re-design corporate web page.
• Key player in the creation and launch of company web page.
• Worked closely with senior management to develop content and graphics for over 50 unit-specific sites, incorporating company missions and goals.
• Initiated a client response program to ensure efficient and quality service.
• Answered a high volume of incoming calls and in-person inquiries from clients and colleagues; treated each person with respect and provided information and referrals.
• Acted as liaison and maintained open lines of communication among senior executives down through the chain of command.
• Designed and coordinated preparation and timely dissemination of company reports and slide presentation for board meetings.

SD Army National Guard
December 1987 - September 1999
• Answered a high volume of incoming calls and in-person inquiries from clients and colleagues; treated each person with respect and provided information and referrals.
• Acted as liaison and maintained open lines of communication among senior executives down through the chain of command.
• Designed and coordinated preparation and timely dissemination of company reports and slide presentations for board meetings.

Key Accomplishments:
Organized & executed successfully the 1997, 139th Transportation BN’s Truck Rodeo. Organized and executed a one-day driving contest meant to test soldiers’ driving abilities. Provided logistics, supplies, and leadership to over 250 troops,with the help of team members, to pull off an exciting, well organized, award-winning training exercise! Created highly organized filing systems, resulting in easy access to critical information and streamlined office functioning. Awarded ARCOM for “Receiving Driver’s Badge faster than any soldier in the history of the 139th BN. Supported Chain of Command with pride and diligence.

January 1994 - May 1998
Please ask about my experiences and education here!
Eyes on You Magazine, Shopping News, Lawrence & Schiller

References

Cody Wilmarth
Quality Heating & Air Conditioning
Owner, Operator
Dell Rapids, SD
605-366-4504

Gene Elrod
Photographer
Gene Elrod Photography
Brandon, SD
605-212-1323 (m)

Steve Hildebrand
Political Consultant
Hildebrand Tewes Consulting
Sioux Falls, SD
605-339-0206 (h)
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Graphic Design