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Experience

Apr 2013 – Present Independent Freelance Graphic Designer

Innovative graphic designer generating eye catching marketing collateral that enhances organizational image and cultivates sales. Articulate leader collaborating with clients to devise brochures, website graphics, ads, newsletters and much more. Detail-oriented with exceptional command of the Adobe Creative Suite, and driven to avoid being beaten by the ever-changing web landscape. Esteemed creative professional advancing a thriving creative profession as a woman-owned small business.

Sept 2011 – Apr 2013 The Carlyle Group

Industry: Financial/Investing

Corporate website content management, Drupal. Conference presentation management for 6+ conferences per year, 20-50 presentations per event. Management and coordination of 30 page corporate citizenship report. Tracking and management of quarterly reports. Digital and e-marketing, print ads, photo manipulation.

Aug 2005 – May 2011 Jones Lang LaSalle

Industry: Commercial Real Estate

90% Web and e-Marketing design and implementation as well as concept and layout of several print projects. Branding, concepting, layout, design, production and direct vendor interaction on all print projects. Photograph interior and exterior real estate properties for print and web projects. Management of all client websites and hosting as well as Jones Lang LaSalle external website. Management and execution of all Jones Lang LaSalle e-blasts and digital marketing pieces. Assisted in training staff to use Jones Lang LaSalle marketing templates and requesting digital e-blasts for internal brokers.

2003-2005 Independent Freelance Contracts

Contract graphic artist responsible for concept, design, layout, prepress, web design, and vendor coordination for the completion of print projects for companies including Capitol Advantage, Boss Staffing, The Creative Group and the American Society of Training and Development-ASTD (now known as Association for Talent Development-ATD)

2004-2005 Capital Source, LLC

Senior Graphic Artist responsible for concept, layout, design, proofing, production of print and web (HTML) projects. Establishment and maintenance of new and existing vendor relationships. Other responsibilities include project management, trafficking and development of numerical cataloging system for all projects

Key skills

Adobe InDesign CS

93%

Adobe Illustrator CS

85%

Adobe Photoshop CS

92%

Microsoft Power Point

70%

Microsoft Word

65%

Digital Photography (SLR)

78%

Web Design - WordPress

55%

Education

1996 - 2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graduation date: May, 2000

Graduated with Honors
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio, US
Graphic Design Degree

1996 - 2000 Secondary Concentration in Fine Art Photography

Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green Ohio, US
Graduated with Honors

Awards

Printing

2006 Excellence in Printing award given to Accurate Printing of Woodbridge, VA for the production of my brochure design for Woodmore Towne Centre.