Graphic & Website Designer
• Works well with others in a positive and professional manner.
• Creator of innovative marketing strategies for print, web and video.
• Accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments.
Findingthedetails.com — Website Designer, 2011 — Present.
Designed and developed company’s website. Implemented marketing campaign to improve online presence. Creation of e-marketing, animated flash banners, e-books, motion graphics, signage, business cards and logos. Recent work includes www.Reflectionssalonbiz.com and a promotional animation http://findingthedetails.com/prezi-portfolio/.
Needs.com — Sr. Graphic Designer, 2001-02, Art Director, 2002–2011.
Created a mac-based art department where all marketing materials were brought in-house. Established design themes and graphics for a 16 page, full-color monthly newsletter, bi-annual catalogs, ads and web graphics. Helped incorporate an online catalog to improve sales of
supplement products. Coordinated print vendors to meet project requirements. Strong involvement with Needs.com sister company, Natur-Tyme, by producing event marketing pieces, branding and in-store graphics.
CXTec — Graphic Designer, 1996–1999.
Collaborated with a team of designers by designing and layout for a 70+ page, monthly print catalog, that eventually went online. Also responsible for print ads, web graphics, Email campaigns, event signage, and logos. Managed third party vendors and sub-contractors.
Dellas Graphics — Graphic Designer, 1991–1996. As a member of their art department, I created logos, brochures, advertisements and menus. In addition, I was responsible for all in-house marketing projects. The print shop environment was a great learning experience in terms of preparing all of my artwork for print.
Syracuse University/CBIT Webmaster Administrator Program, December, 2000
Onondaga Community College A.A.S. Graphic Design, May, 2001
Bryant & Stratton College A.S. Degree in business communications, May, 1989
New Horizons Training Center Certification in InDesign CS5 Level 1 and 2, March, 2009
Computer Languages: HTML, CSS/3, XML, DHTML. Adobe: Acrobat, After Effects, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. CMS: WordPress 3.5 Microsoft: Access, Excel, Prezi, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word. Operating Systems: Mac OS X (all versions). Well versed in typography, editorial, book, print (knowledge with all phases of 4-color print production, including prepress), corporate identity, brand development and social media. Continual on-the-job education through formal specialized training, refresher courses, actual work-experience and self-study.
References and portfolio available upon request.