I am an enthusiastic Graphic Designer with 20+ years of experience. Versatile, reliable, and efficient, I am extremely comfortable working in fast-paced environments with tight deadlines. I am well disciplined at working independently but also enjoy working as part of a group. I've been highly successful in generating happy, repeat customers and steadfast clientele spanning more than a decade.
EDUCATION & AWARDS
Bachelor of Arts - Cum Laude
GRAPHIC DESIGN &
Waynesburg College 1987 - 1991
VICOM Achievement Award 1991
Graphic Design & Customer Service
Acquire and retain clients. Provide graphic design services from idea conception (client brief) through production including: research, idea/design development, presentation to the client, revisions, and collaboration with the client until 100% satisfied with the final design.
Inspect, troubleshoot, and manipulate customer graphic files, make necessary and/or requested revisions, load fonts, set line screens and resolution, set up registration marks and trim lines for production, print color separations, and prepare files for output to film/plate.
Coordinate with management and the production and sales teams to produce and prioritize print jobs, and reorganize to meet deadline changes and updates as needed.
Design, Advertising, and Marketing Consultant
Collaborate with business owners to create original logos, corporate ID packs, signage, brochures, catalogs, magazine & newspaper advertisements, direct mail pieces, custom forms, packaging, embroidery & screen print designs, advertising specialty items, and marketing materials.
Business Owner & Administration
Adept in all day-to-day business administration.
Excellent communication and computer skills.
Experience in hiring, training, and managing support staff, payroll preparation, accounting, invoicing, and statistical reporting.
GO Creative, Waynesburg, PA
December 1998 - Present
Freelance Graphic Designer
Pecora Enterprises, McMurray, PA
March 2006 - Present
Houston Screen & Embroidery, Houston, PA
November 2006 - Present
Graphic Design Consultant
Dukate's Lasting Impressions, Waynesburg, PA
January 2003 - April 2011
Design & Marketing Consultant
Back In Action, Waynesburg, PA
December 1998 - November 2002
Designer & Customer Service
Pogue Printing Company, Louisville, KY
June 1997 - December 1998
Shaw Academy - March 2017
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Shaw Academy - April 2017
ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN
Shaw Academy - April - June 2017
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
Creative Eye For Design
Multitask & Deadline Driven
Proven Client Retention
Seasoned Technical Skills