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Multitalented Graphic Designer with over 15 years of experience in marketing, and print design. Accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments where projects require many edits, and quick turnarounds. 


Key skills include:

  • Knowledgeable of the creative processes required to provide expertise on print promotion, marketing collateral, and trade shows. 

  • Skilled at preparing layout, drawings, and designs that are original, set new standards, or adhere to corporate brand integrity guidelines. 

  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to work well in a team setting, and in client and vendor relations and negotiations that are geared toward building and maintaining partnerships with positive outcomes. 

  • Strong understanding of the requirements needed for print and digital production, and the importance of budget requirements.

Freelance Graphic/Production Artist   (2009 - Present)

Prographix

  • Prepare artfiles for offset printing by performing the proper prepress procedures such as checking for image bleed, correct color separation, registration, and other errors that may be present.​

Turner Country Band (2011 - 2012)

  • Developed the identity of the client’s band by designing and producing business cards, and flyers to be used to promote their musical performances.

Lloyd Corpening – Criminal Defense Attorney (2013)

  • Designed and developed a trifold promotional mailer of the client’s services.

The Hero Challenge - Sugar Land, TX (2014)

  • Designed and developed a logo to be used in a campaign to solicit donations 

  • to help wounded veterans.

Viper Filtration - Spring, TX (2009 - Present)

  • Created branding and identity for a startup company that brokers and sells industrial filters. Developed a stationery package to promote the identity of the client’s company.

The Mission Yahweh - Houston, TX  (2012)

  • Developed 50-year Gala Program Presentation that included a slide presentation and program booklet that required content, lists, and logo placement for each organization and individual that made donations to benefit the shelter for women and children.

Zen Spa and Salon - Spring, TX (2012)

  • Designed and produced artwork for marketing and promotion collateral such as brochures, postcards, and posters.

  • Created a logo to be used in the client’s promotional collateral, web site, 

  • external and internal signage, and posters.

Media Ink Printing - Houston, TX (2011 - 2012)

  • Designed and created ads for each organization that sponsored the 2011 Louisiana Bass Invitational.

  • Positioned each ad and content into a 120 page booklet.

  • Color corrected, manipulated, and retouched photos.

  • Recreated vector images for low resolution logos supplied by the owner of the ad, which was necessary in 50% of the supplied ads.

 

Graphic/Production Artist   (2003 - 2009)
Minuteman Press - Houston, TX 

  • Prepared customer generated files by converting them into formats to be used with imposition software, color separations, outside vendors, magazine and newspaper ad placement, and proofs emailed to clients for final approval. 

  • Created, designed, and developed identity packages, marketing collateral, and tradeshow graphics for startup businesses, and small companies. 

  • Successfully translated client provided content into creative designs for newsletters, promotional materials, and sales collateral.

  • Utilized strong organization skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, resulting in helping to form client relationships that attracted more design projects for the company. 

  • Managed and coordinated projects from concept to completion, and worked closely with the client to create vision, conceive ideas, and meet their deadlines, the company was able to provide the client with cost effective solutions. 

  • Converted MS Word and Publisher files into file formats required for offset printing, large posters, banners, novelty items, and bindery.

  • Created, designed, and coordinated the implementation of magazine and newspaper ads for the company and its clients by contacting the proper people and retrieving specifications, deadlines, and cost.

  • Prepared layouts, drawings, and other graphic components for clients whose projects required quick turnaround.


Graphic Designer   (1997 - 2001)
Time Warner Cable - Houston, TX

  • Worked closely with the executive members of the sales and marketing team to coordinate design projects and provide concepts to promote events within the community, incentive programs for the company’s customer service department, marketing collateral to be left behind by sales, direct mail, and web site components. 

  • Handled all client and vendor relations and negotiations necessary to produce and mail promotional collateral to approximately 6.6 million customers.

  • Created and managed designs for billboards, POS and company vehicles.

  • Handled all outside vendors by providing the necessary specifications to acquire quotes for printing, binding, and mailing

  • Worked closely with marketing and sales executives to create and conceive designs for promotions, campaigns, and tradeshow exhibits.

  •  Provided and prepared creative ideas and artwork for the Roadrunner High Speed Website.

  • American InterContinental University    Schaumburg, IL

  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication (2012)

  • Concentration: Web Design and Development

  • GPA: 3.85; Received Dean’s List Recognition

  • Associate of Arts in Business Administration (2011)

  • Concentration: Visual Communication

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