1725 Winding Drive
North Wales, PA 19454
I am a Graphic Artist seeking a position of a Graphic Artist or Art Director.
I am exceptionally committed to producing quality work and have won 6 awards for design. At Rodale Press I developed strong layout and typographic skills working on Prevention magazine and various other publications. As an Art Director at IMS Health, a pharmaceutical market research company, I worked on a variety of promotional materials. At my last position at Merion Publications as a Senior Graphic Artist, I honed my conceptual, design, layout and typographic skills, having been responsible for the design, layout and production of 6 magazines. In my last position I was responsible for the design and production of ADVANCE for Audiology magazine. Unfortunately, I was one of fifty people laid-off due to a drastic decrease in advertising sales.
While I donâ€™t have experience designing Web sites, I am signed up for extensive continuing education courses in Web site design. I hope you would consider me based on my experience and quality of design work. Please go to my Web site and take a look at a sampling of my work. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you, show you my work, and discuss the position.
1725 Winding Drive
North Wales, PA 19454
To obtain a position as a Graphic Artist or Art Director.
Certificate of Excellence-Art Directors Club of Philadelphia
Neographics Silver Award
Merion Best Overall Color Magazine
Merion Best Illustration, 2 times
Merion Best Feature Design Layout
Merion Best Use of Typography
Senior Graphic Designer
Merion Publications Inc.
May 1993 to Jan. 20, 2009
Hired to work on the design and production of Advance News Magazines for the trades of Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Radiology, Laboratory, Rehabilitation, and Audiology.
In my last responsibility as senior graphic designer, I was responsible for the design, layout and production of Advance for Audiologists magazine.
â€¢ Contributed to the cover concept and art direction to completed art for the printer.
â€¢ Interacted in production meetings where story and concepts for photos and illustration were developed.
â€¢ Assigned photos and illustrations and art directed them as well as producing my own illustrations and photo-illustrations.
â€¢ Design, layout and production of all of the magazine in PDF form to the printer.
â€¢ Determined size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and selected style and size of type.
â€¢ Executed redesigns of the magazine.
â€¢ Proficient in Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, InDesign CS3. Before using InDesign to produce magazines, I used QuarkXpress.
April 1987 to May 1993
â€¢ Hired as a graphic designer and promoted to Art Director in a year.
â€¢ Primary responsibility was to create promotional literature, newsletters, brochures, logos, advertisements and various communication pieces.
â€¢ Conferred with in-house clients to determine objectives, budget, background information and presentation concepts.
â€¢ Developed concepts with the Communications/Writing Department and portrayed them through design, illustration, photography, and layout with artists in-house and outside.
â€¢ Maintained standards for corporate identity and logo as portrayed in printed communication materials.
â€¢ Supervised 4 employees, scheduled work hours, resolved conflicts and determined salaries.
â€¢ Performed assessment reviews of staff and was responsible for hiring and terminations.
November 1985 to April 1987
â€¢ Designed layouts, logos, illustrations for Prevention Magazine.
â€¢ Assisted Art Director on photoshoots and general assistance on magazine production, including cover layout and mechanical.
â€¢ Worked on the conceptual design, translation into layouts and production of five publications: Men’s Health, Body Bulletin, Executive Fitness, Rodale Report, and Allergy Relief. Created logos, illustrations, and informational graphics for these publications.
BFA Communication Design 1986
Minor in Illustration, Independent Study in Computer Graphics.
References: Available upon request