I have been working as a graphic designer in the Chicago area for over a decade. I received my B.F.A with a concentration in graphic design from Columbia College, Chicago in 2003, and since then I have been delivering creative results to my employers and to my freelance clients.
Summary of Skills:
Graphic Design, Creative Direction, Print/Web Production, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Edge, Adobe Acrobat, QuarkXpress, WordPress, Prestashop Ecommerce, Constant Contact, HTML, CSS, JQuery, ActionScript, Mac OS X, Windows XP/Vista
2011 – Present – Cars.com | Chicago,IL | Full Time | Graphic & Web Designer
- Daily duties include the design of local and franchise automotive dealer advertising banners and microsites.
- Responsible for the redesign of dealer microsites for faster turn around time as a result of an increase in volume.
2010 – 2011 – Artist Hardware | Skokie,IL | Freelance | Graphic & Web Designer
- Main duties included a team redesign of Princeton Art & Brush and Global Art Materials websites.
2010 – 2011 – One Origin Jewelry | Chicago,IL | Freelance | Graphic & Web Designer
- Primary role was the visual redesign of the company website, online store, and blog.
2007 – 2010 – Tails Pet Media Group | Chicago,IL | Full Time | Graphic & Web Designer
- Daily duties included page design for the magazine, website, and e-mail newsletter for 16 different markets.
- Responsible for a visual redesign of Tailsinc.com and all 16 of the individual local websites include with-in the Tails Pet Media Group national network.
2005 – 2007 – Soapbox Studio | Mundelein,IL | Part Time | Graphic Designer
- Main projects included logo design and page layout for catalogs, direct mail, brochures, invitations, and ad banners.
- Other duties included prepress troubleshooting of customer files for print.
2004 – 2005 – The Printing Factory | Mundelein,IL | Full Time | Graphic Designer
- Daily duties included prepress troubleshooting of customer files for print and preparing files for film output.
- Other projects consisted of page design for catalogs, direct mail, brochures, menus, etc.
1999- 2004 – The News Sun | Waukegan, IL | Full Time | Graphic Designer
- Main duties included design & prepress troubleshooting of automotive advertising display ads for print.
- Other duties included the design of in-house signage, brochures, house ads and special advertising sections.
Columbia College Chicago - BFA