ABOUT

Professional Summary

Skilled creative with extensive and comprehensive experience in the field. Dedicated to staying up-to-date on new techniques and procedures related to the creative world. Excellent communicator able to work as part of a team or as the sole designer. Managed multiple projects simultaneously. Excels at conception and development of desktop publishing, computer-aided design, as well as creating and editing existing materials like:
• Print ads • Flyers • Brochures • Posters • Mailers • Billboards •  POPs •  Logos
• Storyboards • Packaging • Websites • Web banners • Web banner gifs

Skills

Proficient in the following software programs:
• InDesign CC • Illustrator CC • Photoshop CC • Flash CC • Acrobat Professional • Keynote • WordPress • HTML • CSS • QuarkXPress • Microsoft Word • PowerPoint • Blender • Procreate

Professional Experience

Freelance Graphic Designer, Art Director, Production Artist and Illustrator(June 2005 – Present)
• Consult with clients on best optimal strategies to use for their particular products and
  desired audiences.
• Design unique concepts and designs, both digitally and print.
Collaborate with in-house staff to complete projects either in development or existing materials.

Managed projects for the following clients:

• Medline 2019
• Claire’s Icing 2017 / 2019
• Panduit 2012 to 2013 / 2014 to 2018
• LDJ Transport Services Inc 2018
• Boys Hope Girls Hope 2017 / 2018
• Kerry 2018
• Madden Comm. 2016 / 2017
• Studio One Digital 2017
• Generation Brands 2017
• FCB Chicago 2017
• TEAM RealEstate 2017
Singnature Home Style 2017
• Morton College 2007 – 2016
• Two by Four 2016
Mx Group 2016
In-Store Marketing Institute 2016
Core Marketing, Inc. 2015
Steiner 2014
Danielle Ashley Comm. 2007 / 2012
Nystorm/Heff Jones 2012
Webb de Vlam 2012
Hennessy Design Group 2012
CVS Caremark 2011
Curro Rankin & Williams, Inc. 2011
CASA 2010 (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
RR Donnelley 2009
ACCO Brands, Inc 2006 / 2009
• CDW 2006 / 2008
• Jasculca/Terman & Assoc. 2008
• Market Day Corporation 2008
• Mcguffin. Creative Group Inc. 2008
• Flowers Comm. Group 2000 / 2007
• Namaste´ Laboratories, L.L.C. 2007
• Ariel Investments 2007
• CE/Creative Solutions Team 2007
• Lansing Dental 2007
Maddock Douglas, Inc. 2007
Marks & Whetstone 2007
Robert Brandt 2007
OfficeMax 2007
The Gravey Group 2007
MAB Advertising Inc. 2007
Silverlining 2006
AC Nielsen 2006
Tru*Serv (Ture Value) 2005
Donahoe Purohit Miller 2005

Flowers Communications Group

Chicago IL. (2004 – 2005)
Senior Art Director

• Developed creative projects and managed studio, for public relations, media, and
  advertising departments.
• Directed freelance graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, and printers.
• Maintained records of the various designs and illustrations created in the department.
• Scheduled workers in order to ensure all projects were finished on time.
• Increased efficiency of computers and software updates in the studio.

Soft Sheen • Carson
Chicago, IL (March 2002 – May 2004)
Freelance Graphic Designer and Art Director
• Designed layouts using aesthetic design concepts.
• Assembled and marked final layout to ensure everything was ready for the printer.
• Collaborated with on-staff art director, other graphic designers, and production manager to
  complete large-scale projects.

ABD Group
Chicago, IL (December 1999 – March 2002)
Senior Art Director
• Developed projects for preprints, mailers, and logos for Sears.
• Art directed photo shoots for the various department brands.
• Managed a dynamic team of art directors, graphic designers, photographers, models, and
  production artists.
• Met with varies Sears brand managers for reviews of assigned preprints.

Education

Columbia College Chicago

Bachelor of Arts Degree / Advertising Art