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ABOUT ME
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 &

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

Waynesburg College 1987 - 1991

VICOM Achievement Award 1991

 
EXPERIENCE
SUMMARY
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.

EMPLOYMENT
SYNOPSIS
Graphic Designer/Owner

GO Creative, Waynesburg, PA

December 1998 - Present

Freelance Graphic Designer

Pecora Enterprises, McMurray, PA

March 2006 - Present

 

Freelance Designer

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

CONTINUING EDUCATION

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Shaw Academy - March 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Shaw Academy - April 2017

ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN

Shaw Academy - April - June 2017

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Microsoft Office

CREDENTIALS

Professional Attitude

Creative Eye For Design

Detail Oriented

Client Focused

Multitask & Deadline Driven

Proven Client Retention

Seasoned Technical Skills

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