Graphic Design
commercial artist
art director
logo design
creative suite
display design
corporate identity
direct mail
front-end webdesign
social media
image manipulation
creative direction
news letter
experienced design
print design
About"Commercial Artist"
Ellis Design Entrepreneur/Graphic Designer1998 - Current
I successfully manage and coordinate graphic design projects to the satisfaction of my clients. This involves taking projects from the conceptual stage through to completion in a timely manner. tasks and skills: participation in client meetings to determine the scope of the project, understand the target audience, design and present comps for the client, troubleshoot, coordinate with colleagues and vendors, prepare art for production, photography and photography direction, create design for websites/ intranet applications, keep abreast of emerging technologies, thorough knowledge of the Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Bridge and experience with Microsoft Powerpoint. projects include: corporate branding and logo design, brochures, catalogs, monthly news publications, direct mail, magazine ads, website design, product packaging, social media maintenance, exhibitions, displays and advertising.
Guilford Technical Community CollegeComputer Graphics Instructor2008 - 2009
As an Instructor, I prepared and organized presentations for class, created projects for lab and homework. I instructed students on how to use CS3 InDesign and Illustrator applications. Also, I used my experience in the industry to teach my students how to apply the applications they learned to current market demands.
C2Art Director/Designer2002 - 2008
Responsible for taking projects from concept through completion, including client meetings, conceiving ideas, designing and presenting comps, preparing artwork for press, attending press checks, creating website/ intranet application designs and navigation. Various projects including catalogs, corporate branding and identity, brochures, direct mail pieces, magazine ads, maintaining and updating client's logo library, website design as well as trade show displays and advertising.
The Marshall Group, Inc. Jr. Art Director/Designer2000 - 2002
Responsibilities included creating and maintaining consistent design standards and applying them to a wide range of printed materials including newsletters, newspaper templates, catalogs and magazine advertising. Coordinated all stages of the design process from initial concept phase through initial production including communication with print professionals throughout job production and delivery.
Guilford Technical Community CollegeAssociates Degree in Applied Science Advertising and Graphic Design, 1997 - 1999
The Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum I attended concentrated on design, advertising, photography and illustration for digital, print and multimedia preparation.