Creative, enthusiastic, responsible individual with twenty years experience in Graphic Design, traditional art forms and marketing. Highly effective in troubleshooting systems, as well as creative, versatile, resourceful, and dependable with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Proven track record of mentoring others in design as well as teaching programs in both group and one-on-one situations.
Bishop Design, Asheville, NC, 2002 - Present
Print, web, and multimedia design for clients, including logos, business cards, catalog design, packaging, promotional materials, email newsletters, Flash animation. Seek out new business, research market trends. Some tutoring in CS3 on an individual basis.
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville, NC, 2009 - Present
Taught Spring semester WEB140 class teaching Photoshop and Web Design Principles. Substitute teaching as necessary.
Cornerstone Printing, Waynesville, NC, 2005 - 2007
Meet with clients to discuss their needs, how projects can be implemented most cost efficiently, and do on-site photoshoots. Design logos, business cards, brochures, posters, calendars, and all in-house projects. Train Graphic Designer in-house on programs (Adobe CS2, Microsoft Word, etc.) and offer expertise on troubleshooting pre-press issues. Troubleshooting pre-press and RIP issues to plate.
Organized and cataloged all backup client files from the past
seven years thereby increasing efficiency by 20%
Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory, Asheville, NC, 1998 - 2002
Designed educational materials, conference displays, and various in-house projects. Troubleshot printer and CD burning problems. Mentored co-workers in both computer programs and creative direction.
Researched, implemented, and trained co-workers in electronic document format proofing process, resulting in an 80% increased turn-around-time for international proofs.
Spearheaded producing manuals on CD by converting printed materials to electronic document format, which decreased printing costs 40% as well as made it easier-to-navigate product.
Troubleshot problems with CD duplicator Desktop II, meeting tight production deadline.
Developed the new corporate identity look that streamlined the
process of creating templates on all other corporate materials and increased
consistency between documents.
ThermoGraphics, Knoxville, TN, 1996 - 1997
Designed corporate identities, promotional materials, and multimedia displays. Determined clients needs based on their feedback. Prepared quotes. Liasoned with printers and service bureaus. Mounted and matted as well as handled problems with printers and computers on an ongoing basis.
Created corporate identity for ThermoGraphics, resulting in the theme for all in-house materials.
Designed a whimsical yet conservative logo and letterhead for
a client within an hour and a half turnaround, surpassing both the clients
and managers expectations.
Reed Advertising, Knoxville, TN 1996 - 1997
Designed various print jobs including newspaper and magazine ads, catalogs,
package design, direct mail presentations, statement stuffers, brochures,
and product information slicks.
Mellon Marketing, Pigeon Forge, TN 1995 - 1996
Designed tourist brochures, catalogues and ads. Organized archiving computer files. Illustrated presentations for staging photo-shoots.
Integrated rigid corporate guidelines into a pleasing design for
a brochure for the local Ramada Limited Hotel, resulting in the client
winning extra points and having their brochure shown as an example of
good design within their specifications in the Ramada Limited Corporate
Liuski International, Atlanta, GA 1995
Designed magazine and newspaper ads, brochures, product information slicks,
and flyers, as well as managed and designed the monthly VAR catalogue.
Managed advertising schedule.
Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, Washington DC
Designed pamphlets and stationary. Managed mass mailings. Organized an
all-day dialogue between members of seven different faiths. Updated the
DC Directory of Homeless Shelters.
Rhodes Furniture Company, General Office, Atlanta, GA 1993
Designed newspaper ads, billboards, and hang tags.
Havertys Furniture Company, Chamblee, GA 1991 - 1993
Designed newspaper ads and various point-of-purchase projects. Developed ad copy. Informed store managers of advertising schedule.
Managed a 2-person office single-handedly for 9 weeks after only 3 months experience, which saved costs of hiring another marketing manager for the interim.
Streamlined process of presenting ads to managers at weekly meetings,
resulting in a time-savings of 50%.
Insty Prints Printing Co., Atlanta, GA 1988
Assisted customers, executed large photocopy jobs, collated, drilled, cut and bound printed jobs. Prepared plates for offset and ran a one-color AB Dick press. Dealt with deadlines which frequently.
B.A.in Art: Studio major in Illustration, Studio minor in
Graphic Art, Academic minor in Art History, Georgia State University,
Atlanta, GA 1991, 220 credit hours, overall GPA 3.2
Below are links to letters of reference written for me by supervisor/managers at past jobs (with their titles as when I worked with them). They are Microsoft Word documents.