Graphics Specialist – University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2011
Design and prepare text, graphics, charts and illustrations for use in
technical and scientific journals and publications. Create assets for
use in database. Utilize content management system to update and
distribute documents. Perform all tasks under strict deadline.
Freelance Graphic Designer – 2009–Present; 2003–2005
Create, design and layout ads, collateral materials, point of sale, catalogs, program books, audio CD packages; proficient in all printed graphics materials.
Clients: 125 Records, Avalon Fiber Arts, Fidelitorium Recordings/Mitch Easter, Interbridge (web services), Pyramid Entertainment Group, Revolve Film and Music Festival, Taubman Centers, Tweedle Fiber Studio
Graphics Supervisor – SMZ Advertising, Troy, MI, 2006–2009
Designed and created layouts for print and online ads, annual reports, newsletters, point of sale, collateral materials and presentations. Create final art from comps and drawings. Performed moderate photo correction and retouching. Prepared final working files and PDFs to be sent to printers and publications. Completed work under extremely tight deadlines. Archived completed jobs and artwork. Assisted IT department with Macintosh support, including specification and rollout of new workstations in a 10-person department.
Clients: AAA, Automation Alley, Big Boy Restaurants, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit River Tunnel Partnership, Detroit Tigers, Fisher Theatre, Flagstar Bank, Michigan Dental Association, Michigan Lottery, SVS Vision, Taubman Centers (Fairlane Town Center, Mall at Partridge Creek, Stoney Point Fashion Park, Twelve Oaks, Woodfield Mall)
Graphic Designer – McCann-Erickson Detroit, Troy, MI, 2000–2003
Designed, created and prepared automotive ad layouts for newspapers, magazines and special programs. Created printable art from comps. Made changes as directed by account staff or client, then turned over finished files for output. Created PDF files for client approval, all within extremely tight deadlines.
Clients: Buick (national and regional), GM Corporate
Graphic Designer – Cayman Chemical Company, Ann Arbor, MI, 1999
Designed and created ad layouts, catalogs and technical documents. Created PDF files from Quark XPress documents and uploaded PDF files to appropriate Web sites for customer downloads.
Graphic Designer – Fitch, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, 1997–1999
Worked as part of the creative team to develop materials for new business pitches. Designed and laid out ads, point of purchase materials, direct mail, newsletters and electronic presentations. Created printable files from comps. Made changes as directed by creative and account staff. Prepared files for output and updated HTML documents.
Clients: A&W Restaurants, Computer Renaissance, First Chicago/NBD, Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
Graphics Specialist – Phoenix Color Company, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997
Prepared a variety of client files including ads, scans, magazines and newsletters for imaging-to-film and digital color proofs. Checked film for quality and accuracy. Archived client files. Produced color proofs from imaged film (Matchprint).
Graphic Designer – School-Tech, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, 1993–1996
Designed and created layouts for four-color catalogs, flyers and ads. Prepared files to be handed off to service bureau. Trained new employees. Installed Macintosh hardware and software. Organized image database and maintained file archives.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Studio – Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, 1989–1993
Emphasis on painting, photography and ceramics.
Web Design – College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, 2009
10-week course in Web site design and site building skills using Photoshop, Dreamweaver and CSS.