Graphic Designer available for Full-time position
Desire to obtain a Visual Communicators position within the Marketing and Design department where my design talents and skills may be assets as well as enhanced with the ability for growth and management.
Graphic Artist/Production Manager, 7/09 to current
Postcard Direct-mail Production and Print
Duties consisted of design production, art correction, and color correction, pre-flight artwork for press, proofing all in-coming projects for print and most importantly working with clients, creating marketing materials through direct mail. Additional duties include: discussing with manager on how to cut-costs and better production of workflow.
All projects created on PowerMac G5 and PC Platforms.
Self-Employed / Freelance Designer
Graphic Artist/Art Director/Lead Artist, 2/01 to current
Major duties consisted of running a small freelance company, managing in and out going projects, internal marketing and maintaining good working relationships with clients. MAIN JOB DUTIES: Creating marketing materials from out-door signage, magazine ads, logo designs, basic website design and development, designing newspaper ads, business cards, siteplan and architectural renderings, plus multiple weekly updates to existing web projects. Also assisted client’s with direct-mail campaigns, online campaigns, PowerPoint presentation, lastly, fulfilling all what’s expected to complete any given task to meet client’s needs.
All projects created on PowerMac G5 and PC Platforms.
Postcardmania (Clearwater Florida)
Full-time On-Site Freelance Graphic Artist, 1/04 to 9/07
Nation-Wide Direct-mail Postcard Design
Designed full-color postcards for clients on a daily basis. Average number of postcards designed per week was 25 to 35 new designs. Goals were to maintain designs based on company standards, fast production, proofing, color corrections, logo designs upon request, and custom design postcards and brochures pre-press ready.
All projects worked on Mac G5 computer. (Job was based on Freelance position available)
Interactive Marketing Group/IDI
Graphic Artist, 7/00 to 3/02
Automotive Industry Ad Agency
Designed full-color and duotone 8 to 16 page advertisements for auto-dealerships throughout the US.
Create new innovative products, welcoming letters, sales flyers, invitations and newspaper inserts, 4-color and
2-color postcards and other marketing materials. Responsible for creating, typesetting, working with clients (final approval), proofing, editing and flight-checking all assigned projects before release to printer.
All projects worked on Mac G4 computer. (Company no longer in business)
Graphic Artist, 7/98 to 11/01
Ad/Troubleshoot Support Department
Design ads for employment as well as retail ads for the daily newspaper using Mac and PC Platforms.
Assist a team in completing full color ads, editing ads before released to the press also identifying and resolving technical problems.
Assisted a team of (5), in paginating and designing (2) inserts for the daily newspaper.
Promoted : August 12, 2000 to Night Assistant Lead. Duties added; supervise team of 15 during night shift and when managers are all on vacation.
Graphic Artist, 5/96 to 6/99
Sports Apparel Industry
Promoted : January 12, 1998 to a Graphics Coordinator in the Marketing Department. Duties includes
Ad Layouts, P.O.P Materials, Posters, Full Color Catalogs, Marketing Flyers, also preparation of 4 color
Process along with Hot Market and Special Events Materials. Also assist in Sporting Good store promotions locally and abroad (independent position).
Office Support Mail/Supply Technician, 6/93 to 2/96
Duties included mail processing, stamp sales, telephone handling, fax operations and general office administration. Promoted to assist a team in supply duties for more than 1500 employees. Trained as a Claims Auto Adjuster but decided to pursue career as a Graphic Designer. (While employed at USAA, I developed professional corporate skills and professional customer service skills)
United States Army/United States Army National Guard/Army Reserves
Administrative Specialist, 9/90 to 1/93, 2/93 to 10/98
Duties included Personnel Operations, status reports, training schedules, unit awards, promotions and attendance rosters for a Military Operation Support Center. Responsibilities include Communications Assistant, and full administration assistance. Additional duties include desktop publishing, presentation materials for Military Training Sessions and general Illustrations.
Tampa Technical Institute
Associate of Science Degree, Commercial Art 1996 – Minored in Video Production, GPA 4.0
LaSalle Computer Learning Center
Certified WC3 Training – Web Developer Training Completed
Microsoft A+ Training – Completed A+ Training. (Mostly work on the latest Mac Computer with general trouble-shoot skills- not a trained)
US Army – National Guard/Reserves
General Computer, Office Development Skills
Military Administrative Classes- Office administration
Proficient in the following Macintosh/PC applications:
* Adobe Illustrator CS3
* Adobe Photoshop CS3
* Quark Press 7.10
* Adobe Acrobat CS3
* InDesign CS3
* FTP, Fetch, YouSendIt.com, PDF
* Dreamweaver, Flash CS3
* Graphics Literate
* Excellent Eye for Design
* 38 WPM with 90% accuracy
* LightWave (currently training)
* Windows XP
* PowerPoint (occasional usage but effective)
* Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Works (occasional usage but efficient)
References available upon request.
Design samples available upon request