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GRAPHIC DESIGNER/WEB DESIGNER
I am responsible for incorporating the desires of the client / account managers with exceptional design solutions within budget and have excellent interpersonal skills. I also direct in-house and contract with other creative talents including photographers and illustrators if needed. I create materials that include designs for digital and offset printing, and web site designs for clients. I am skilled at anticipating what is needed and have a gift of understanding what is expressed in words and translating it into graphic solutions that communicate effectively to the target audience.
Direct Marketing Solutions
Develop all types of creative needs: logos; brochures; ad campaigns; brochures; folders; trade-show booth material; advertisements; stickers; business cards; inserts; direct-mailers; annual reports; and web site templates and banners. Coordinate directly with C-level Executives, Vice Presidents and all levels of Account Management to assure strategies are understood and expectations are met. Oversight of all creative materials designed for more than 15 account managers. Production of hundreds of printed materials, typically delivered under very tight deadlines. Extensive experience with creative concepts, branding, art direction and graphic design. Plus execution of brand development, corporate identity, collateral, and e-marketing materials. Manage trafficking of scheduling, production and quality control. Deliver press ready approved files for production and send to pre-press. Work closely with copywriters to assure clear, direct, and effective language be used for creative materials in order to achieve the best results. Skills used include: drawing / sketching; typography; color theory; texture; spacing and scale for graphic materials.
Senior Graphic Designer
During my time at Pac/West I was the liaison with Internal Groups - In direct contact with C-level executives, vice presidents and all levels of account management to assure strategies are understood and expectations are met. Oversaw all creative materials designed for over 20 account managers produced hundreds of print materials in an 8-year career at PAC/WEST as well as directed photo shoots, hired illustrators and produced graphic materials to meet client requirements and meet creative solutions. I have extensive experience with creative concepts, art direction and graphic design, including brand development, corporate identity, collateral, and e-marketing materials that generated over 10 million dollars of earned media through ads, direct mailers, web sites, trade booths, billboards and other mediums while managing scheduling, production and quality control.
Portland State University
BA in Graphic Design/Minor in Performing Arts
Attended Portland State University from 1996 to 2000. Acquired a BA in Graphic Design. My classes were focused on design and history of design. I took two years of Italian and started my job at PAC/WEST Communications six month prior to my graduation.
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