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Objective

To obtain a part-time position in graphic design and
advertising, utilizing my creative design skills and
experience, and to obtain clients for my freelance
design business.

Education

The Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg
Bachelor of Fine Arts, September 1999
Visual Communications
3.9 G.P.A.

Northern Illinois University
Fitness Leadership major /Sports Medicine & Art History minors

Computer Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • QuarkXPress
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Roxio Toast
  • Flash
  • Director
  • Dreamweaver
  • Microsoft Word

Achievements

  • Omron Healthcare, Inc. - promotion to Art Department Coordinator [5/2000]
  • The Illinois Institute of Art President’s List [5 Quarters]
  • The Illinois Institute of Art Dean’s List [2 Quarters]
  • 4.0 Show winter of 1999 [The Illinois Institute of Art]

Employment History

  • February 2004 • September 2004
    Best Buy. • Minnesota
    [through Aquent - Chicago, IL]
    Graphics Field Rep:

    •  Worked with store and corporate to understand
    in-store signage needs and priorities
    •  Created and finalized electronic documents for
    signage that were compliant with company
    style guides and brand direction
    •  Collaborated with retail stores, corporate office
    and print vendors to ensure jobs met deadlines
    •  Managed multiple projects and timelines
    •  Managed printing, delivery and installation of signage

  • September 1999 • March 2003
    Omron Healthcare, Inc. • Vernon Hills, IL
    Art Department Coordinator
    [May 2000 - March 2003]:


    Continued graphic designer responsibilities
    while adding a supervisor and coordinator roll.
    Responsibilities included supervising and directing
    a graphic designer and a production assistant,
    creating and maintaining the procedures for the art
    department, creation and maintenance of the
    budget, vendor selection [based on quality, service,
    and price], recreating and overseeing maintenance
    of a new company web site, and attending and
    participating on TV. commercial shoots.

    Graphic Designer [September 1999 - May 2000]:

    Utilized computer and design skills to create
    numerous marketing print materials, including
    packaging, advertisements, brochures, displays,
    tradeshow graphics, and more. Attended press
    checks to ensure quality of printed materials, and
    worked with vendors such as printers, film separators,
    and photographers. Directed photo shoots for
    both products and models.

Freelance Graphic Design Work

  • ScrubAir Vent Systems • Wauconda, IL
    Designed corporate identity, stationary, brochure,
    and tradeshow graphics.

  • CVC Communications • Arlington Heights, IL
    Designed brochure for a insurance conference.

  • Buffalo Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor • Buffalo Grove, IL
    Designed lunch/dinner and breakfast menus
    and gift certificates.

  • Schroeder/Northbrook Dental Lab • Northbrook, IL
    Designed a direct mail piece for new service.

  • Cobblestone Companies (no longer in business)
    Designed brochure and worked on logo creation

  • Tuson Corporation • Vernon Hills, IL
    Recreated product sheets

  • The Irving Press • Elk Grove, IL
    Midtown brochure, recreated a credit union brochure, and recreated a piece for a family planning group

  • Blyth Home Scents • DesPlaines, IL
    Worked production in house

 

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