Graphic Design

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: GRAPHIC DESIGNER Design effective visual collateral for print and web that promotes and illustrates the products and vision of my clients. I enjoy the flexibility of freelancing and the challenge of jumping into a project. My clients are comprised of design firms and in-house design departments, consulting firms and small businesses in a wide range of industries. Many clients see me as their go-to gal when they need an extra set of hands to meet a deadline. With 27 years working as a designer and production artist, (and a few years before that working as a typesetter), I have the experience to meet the creative and technical needs of my clients. I am an expert user of Adobe Creative Suite (CS6). I work smart, efficient and I’m fast. Simply put—I love what I do. From the creative to the technical, I love it all.

Technical Knowledge
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite layout and graphics software with an emphasis in publication design
  • Create visually-appealing communications pieces
  • Analysis of communication challenges to find creative solutions for various industries
  • Creative within established graphic guidelines when required
  • Excellent prepress skills for creating final mechanicals for varied types of projects and platforms
  • Manipulate HTML and CSS in the context of Dreamweaver and WordPress
  • Understands digital/ePub process for books and publications
  • Comfortable working independently offsite or as part of a design team
  • Understands the printing process and can communicate with print vendors
  • Knows Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to learn new software quickly
Project Management
  • Manage multiple projects in different phases simultaneously
  • Create complex project estimates
  • Develop timelines and keep projects on-deadline
  • Clearly communicate with clients and vendors
  • Work within budgets and timelines
Types of Projects
  • Corporate identity and logos
  • Brochures
  • Booklets
  • Forms
  • Newsletters
  • Magazines
  • Book Design
  • ePubs
  • Annual Reports
  • Healthcare and Insurance Publications
  • Advertising materials
  • Packaging
  • Signage
  • Web Graphics
  • Book Covers
  • Specialty Items
Industry Experience
  • Aerospace
  • Employee Communications
  • Food and Product Packaging
  • Healthcare
  • High Tech
  • Non-Profit
  • Retail
  • Theater and Entertainment
  • Travel
  • Utilities