Wendy Kuntz

Freelance Ad Designer & Banner Designer

Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
System skills
Cs5.5 Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Bridge, Acrobat, Connect Pro
Design and Illustration: Rigorously trained from Exhibit design, publication design and advertising design. I’m highly skilled in illustration in all mediums and the knowledge on how to manipulate in programs

Currently contracting on Visa design work and ARIA Healthcare interactive forms.
Great big color- Denver, Co April 2011-july 2011

Graphic Designer
Created point of sale marketing collateral and large format signage for an array of blue chip clients
Created point of purchasing graphics for 7 eleven and Red Bull Motocross event that secured Red Bull North account
Implemented streamlining print techniques and started on a bar coding graphic inventory system to reduce processing time
CSR and client point of contact for such companies as Red Bull, Century Link (Qwest), 7-11, and Chipotle

nimlok Exhibit company/orbus-Niles, Il 2005-December 2010

Graphic Designer/ Head of Preflight Department
Oversee all preflight files that come through one of the world’s largest trade show and exhibition marketing companies for large format printing distributed to our national and international clients
Handle issues in the most proficient, time sensitive, professional manner with distributors, clients, designers and customer service worldwide to get the material needed to meet tight turnaround deadlines to ensure the perfect product
Apply my extensive knowledge of printing materials, output quality, durability and mounting potential to exceed all of our client’s expectations
Prevent production delays caused by missing materials or improperly prepared graphics
Avoid highly costly company mistakes due to graphics not being to our standards by ensuring images and graphics that have been embedded or provided by the client are high quality images
Coordinated efforts between printing, sewing, and set-up departments to ensure proper finishing and placement of graphic elements within an exhibit
Attended ‘put to work’ meetings with project managers, distributors and clients so that all custom applications for graphics were understood and utilized
Managed several orders at a time maintaining proof ship dates, approvals, set up dates, shipping dates, file correction, file color correction and shipping modes and addresses
Inspected outgoing products and exhibits for quality and consistency concerning color, quantity, placement, and overall company excellence

Chicago tribune -Chicago 2003-2005

Completed extensive edits to existing type and photos before production while being extremely detail oriented and accurate
Functioned in a high volume and deadline driven environment for a worldwide recognized newspaper
Created and organized photos, data, and production files for newspaper format printing
Education, system skills and honors

The Art Institute of Colorado
Pursuing advanced diploma degree currently

Columbia College Chicago
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration and Graphic Design, 2002
American Academy of Art
Associates in Art (A.A.), Medical Illustration and General Illustration, 2000

Honors and Societies:
Graphic Artists Guild Society of Illustrators, Columbia College
Scholarship from the PRAL to attend college
Art departmental award
Charity auction ball for Juvenile Diabetes Association, I painted children’s rooms
Worked with autistic and underprivileged children in Costa Rica to learn, communicate and express through art
Signage for Cause For Paws
Several professional recommendations are viewable at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/wendy-kuntz/9/544/818
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Banner Design