Graphic Artist For Hire | Freelance Designer| Kansas City, Missouri | June 2008-Present
Owner and designer for self-owned freelance graphic design business. Drawing on 10+ years of experience, takes projects from conception to fruition by consulting with clients, creating well-thought out projects and bringing those projects to life via print. Easy to work with, reliable, knowledgeable, affordable. No job is too small.
Graphic Designer | Jones Media| Centennial, Colorado | June 2007-June 2008
Designs variety of marketing communications including flyers, posters, postcards, trade show graphics, trade journal ads, HTML newsletters, and web graphics. Manages and coordinates the production of print projects, pre-press know-how. Creative, detailed, worked well under pressure and great at managing multiple projects. Comprehensive knowledge of MAC based Creative Suite Software. Hardware knowledge includes scanner, digital camera and installing and maintaining computer hardware.
Graphic Designer | STAR POWER Systems | Boulder, Colorado | February 2001-May 2007
Designed wide variety of marketing communications including catalogs, brochures, posters, postcards, trade show graphics, product design, newsletters, flyers, CD imprints, and Web graphics and navigation. Organized, designed and prepared various reports, presentations, flyers, handouts. Managed and coordinated the production of print projects, pre-press know-how. Creative, detailed, worked well under pressure and was great at managing multiple projects. Raised $50,000 for charity. Utilized PC and MAC based Creative Suite Software to design. Hardware knowledge includes scanner, digital camera and installing and maintaining computer hardware. Letter of recommendation from CEO.
Graphic Designer | Navajo Manufacturing | Denver, Colorado | April 1999-February 2001
Designed original art and layouts for items including catalogs, point-of-purchase displays, hang tags, headers, and sell sheets using Illustrator 9.0 and Photoshop 6.0. Worked closely with salesmen and purchasers to create a targeted, attractive display/header, etc. Implemented personal designs and creations into all areas of projects. Worked efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Managed work orders, coordinated jobs. Sharp eye for detail and effective at managing many projects at once.
Graphic Designer | Walcor Industries | Lansdale, Pennsylvania | January 1998-January 1999
Designed art and layouts for glassware application such as tiles, plates, mugs, and glasses. Studied illustrations and review client concepts to plan application of art to glassware. Accessed PC software including Corel Draw 5 and Photoshop to create and manipulate digital images.
BA Communications, Minor in Art
1994-1998 Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
1996-1997 Humberside University, Hull, England