Nicole Smith

Freelance Graphic Designer & Branding Freelancer

1410
Location:Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Website: http://www.coroflot.com/nicoledsmith
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/nicolesmith
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$25
Rate/Hr
OBJECTIVE:
Seeking a position as a Graphic Designer in an innovative organization. Aspire to gain further development as well as learn and grow as a designer while working with a creative and dynamic group of graphic design professionals.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Graphic Design,
April 2005 – Flagler College, St. Augustine, Fl

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Freelance Graphic Designer 05/05 to current Nicole D. Smith Design, Multiple Locations
* Highlighted Specific Projects:
• Conceptualized/designed promotional/marketing e-mails for Kind Coffee.
• Conceptualized/designed wedding-thank you postcards for Nicole Caven.
• Designed logo as well as advertising and promotional pieces for Ed’s
Cantina, a local restaurant.
• Designed logo for Little Big House LLC, a local construction company.
• Conceptualized/designed campaign for 2007 Jacksonville (FL) Film Festival
including posters, postcards and separate holiday campaign.
• Photography for Ruggeri Construction, Inc brochure.
• Conceptualized/designed advertising campaign and volunteer books
for Southeastern Flower Show.

Operations Manager/Graphic Designer 03/08 to 03/11
Kind Coffee LLC, Estes Park, CO
Managed day to day business including completing customer orders from start to finish, responding to e-mails/phone calls and filling orders for retail and wholesale accounts. Became proficient in roasting coffee as well as ground, packed and shipped coffee for distribution. Designed/conceptualized promotional marketing and advertising for seasonal sales, in store promotions and general
information distribution including swag, e-mail promotions and advertisements. Developed and maintained web site with new and current information and sales.

Barista 04/07 to 03/08
Kind Coffee LLC, Estes Park, CO
Served and prepared food and beverages for customer consumption. Preformed opening and/or closing procedures as well as kept a balanced drawer. Maintained a clean, friendly and efficient store while assisting co-workers in day to day tasks.

Digital Production Specialist 08/05 to 01/07
Robin Shepherd Group, Jacksonville, FL
Prepared digital files for print in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment where efficiency and attention to detail as well as focus on quality are critical. Worked with a team of various professional personalities in high stress situations in which implementing solutions with or with out assistance was necessary. Gained industry knowledge of pre-press file preparation, delivery, and archiving.

Internship 09/04 to 01/05
Robin Shepherd Group, Jacksonville, FL
Gained hands on knowledge of advertising environment as well as trained
specifically in production for a period of one month exclusively. Worked with art directors and the production department in conceptualization, preparing files, image searches, and converting files for client review.

COMPUTER EXPERTISE:
Adobe Indesign Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator
Quark Xpress MS Word MS Works

HONORS/ACTIVITIES:
Deans List, Fall 2003 AIGA Member Fall 2004-2008
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Branding