Andrea Leary

Freelance Graphic Designer & Print Ad Designer

Location:Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
2 Skills
Who’s my identity partner ?
A motivated Graphic Design Specialist with 20 + years experience in the industry. An expert in multi-tasking and thrive in fast paced environments. Organization, commitment and experience are key strengths which enable me to work reliably, both independently as well as part of a dynamic team. Professional interpersonal and communication skills have enabled me to generate and maintain established relationships.

What’s andi do ?
Successful design and delivery of materials that meet or exceed client’s needs and expectations on time and on budget.

Creative expertise:
• Marketing/Direct Mail material
• Print Advertising
• Web banners
• Web creative
• Specialized event material
• PowerPoint presentation
• Basic photography
• Brochures
• Posters/banners/billboards
• Invitations/e-Invitations
• Stationery
• Newsletters
• Logos
• Illustration
• Specialty one-time projects

Technical expertise:
• Adobe InDesign (CS3)
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Photoshop
• Quark XPress
• Adobe Acrobat
• Microsoft PowerPoint
• Microsoft Word
• Microsoft Excel

Where’s andi been ?
Career Accomplishments:
• Contributed to regionalization of Marketing Communications Departments
• Designed and delivered event materials for numerous Regional internal and external clients
• Designed and implemented Marketing Communications associate rewards program
• Had creative campaign juried into The 16th Annual New Hampshire Creative Club traveling exhibition

Work Experience:
Spectrum Marketing Companies, Manchester, NH (2007- 2012); Senior Graphic Designer
• Worked with the most current up-to-date design software on the market. Able to troubleshoot various cross-platform challenges
• Continued to succeed in an extremely fast-paced, rapidly growing environment to develop a variety of print material which includes direct mail, event material, and specialty mailings
• Worked directly with Sales Representatives, CSR’s as well as external clientel

Millennium-Advertising, Concord, NH (2005-2007); Creative Director
• Worked collaboratively with Art Director to develop and implement strategic creative solutions for a large client base consisting of a variety of trades
• Worked through Account Executive, in collaboration with marketing firm president
• Responsible for overseeing numerous freelance associates
• Accountable for creative material developed for firm’s Concord, Boston and New York markets
• Developed and produce print material as well as web and multi-media creative

Bedford Granite Group, Manchester, NH (2005); Art Director
• Lead designer responsible for all agency print material from concept to finished product
• Worked through Account Executive
• Worked directly with print brokers and vendors

Spectrum Monthly & Printing, Manchester, NH (2004-2005); Graphic Design Specialist
• Worked independently as well as part of a large team in fast-paced environment on a variety of retail printed material which included
newsletters, direct mail and specialty mailings
• Worked directly with clients as well as through sales associates
• Worked directly with in-house prepress and press departments

Tracey Edwards Company (Freelance, 2004); Graphic Design Specialist
Project examples: Multiple page catalogs, ads, etc.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Manchester, New Hampshire (1994-2004); Graphic Design Specialist
• Worked with all East Region Central Business Units (CBU’s)
• Worked through Account Executives, as well as directly with clients
• Knowledge of brand awareness; attended multiple brand training courses
• Worked with in-house, as well as outside prepress and press departments
• Partnered with Corporate Procurement
• Organized and self-managed upwards of 20 + jobs at one time

ImageMakers, Manchester, New Hampshire (1991-1994); Graphic Design Specialist
• Self-managed one-on-one client meetings to set the pace for full campaign development
• Hands-on creative illustrative design solutions
• Prepress procedures to include traditional method color separations
• Basic photography and dark room skills
• Partnered with established print vendors
• Typography

• Bachelors Degree in Science from Notre Dame College, Manchester, New Hampshire Graduated with high honors
• Associates Degree in Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. Graduated high honors
• University of New Hampshire, Manchester, New Hampshire
• Keene State, Keene, New Hampshire

Professional Affiliations:
• Member of the New Hampshire Creative Club (NHCC)
• Member of the Graphic Artists Guild
• Board of Directors Member for Opera New Hampshire (2004-2005)
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Print Ad Design