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.
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.
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.
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.