Award-winning Graphic Designer with experience in multimedia, marketing, and print design. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills with all levels of management; dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. Passionate and dedicated creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns; accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with multiple project managers.
Biography: PRINT Brochures Promotional flyers Newsletters Media kits Reports (header graphics) Print advertisments Client proposals MULTIMEDIA Website graphics Banner ads Online presentations Targeted email campaigns MARKETING & PROMOTIONAL T-shirts Banner stands Tradeshow booths Various promotional items Logo design Postcards/Direct mail TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY Platforms: Mac OS 9/10, Windows XP/2000 Software: Macromedia Fireworks; QuarkXPress; Adobe Photoshop, Pagemaker, and Illustrator; Aldus Freehand; Autodesk Maya; Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook); SAP PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Vehicle Web Services, Dominion Enterprises, Norfolk, VA, 11/06-Present Graphic Designer Successfully translate marketing and sales messages into concrete designs for sales collateral materials, dealer newsletters, tradeshow booths, and advertising campaigns for the power sports, commercial truck, equipment, marine, and RV industries. Collaborate with Marketing Coordinators (5) and General Managers (5) to create design theme and graphics for multimedia projects including presentations, email campaigns, promotional items, t-shirts, and online advertising campaigns. Participate in production of print and promotional items under directions of Marketing Coordinators. Key Achievements: - MarCom Creative Award VWS Marketing team received international recognition, achieving Gold-level award for creative marketing communications and design of the GOLF workshop invitation and concept - Efficiently manage graphic design projects for five start-up businesses in the specialty vehicle industries - Successfully executed complete overhaul of media kits and logo designs for multiple VWS businesses in January/February 2007 Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, 8/06-Current Graphic Designer (Volunteer) Streamline and redesign collection of visual aids and educational materials for museum members and visitors. Materials include printed newsletters, self-guided brochures, and flyers for the Education Department, members and visitors. Key Achievements: - Optimized museum?¦s art collection online to create a more user-friendly experience - Successfully redesigned the members?¦ newsletter that resulted in a higher readership NOVA Chemicals, Chesapeake, VA, 10/03-8/06 CHIPS Technician Worked with team of three technicians to convey and record .5 million pounds of consumer plastics and chemicals product per shift. Responsible for coordinating and monitoring the flow, storage and delivery of products and services to meet customer requirements. Strong focus on teamwork and communication, as well as extensive use of Microsoft Office Suite and SAP to document material transfers. Key Achievements: - Promoted from Packager to CHIPS Technician before standard six-month period ended - Completed three-month training in just five-weeks that included mastery of several intricate computer programs NCS Pearson, Virginia Beach, VA, 3/02-7/02 & 3/03-7/03 Professional Scorer (Seasonal) Seasonal position that involved evaluating essay responses to state standardized test questions nationwide. Responsible for accurately scoring papers from various grade levels, topics, and writing abilities for use by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Ensured excellent reliability average throughout both terms of employment. United States Postal Service, Norfolk, VA, 12/01-10/03 Casual Clerk & Mail Handler Sorted letters and parcels by zip code and transferred mail throughout plant. One of select group chosen to remain active after Christmas season expired based on outstanding ratings for each performance evaluation. EDUCATION & TRAINING Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing & Graphic Design, May 2001 Cerro Coso Community College Online Completed 1 Year towards Certification in Digital Animation TecHead, Richmond, VA Level II Certifications - InDesign (February 2007) - Illustrator (March 2007) - Photoshop (April 2007)
Country: United States
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