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Art Director / Designer / Stylist

I am a creative professional with 10 years of design experience. Great at juggling multiple assignments, I produce inventive work under tight deadlines. I am an independent problem solver and a leader, but also enjoy working as part of a collaborative creative team. I possess the ability and technical skills to take a project from conceptualization to production. I am organized, a great communicator and motivated by pressure.

SKILLS

TECHNICAL ABILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, InCopy and Acrobat
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as Apple iWorks Keynote
  • Cross-platform experience, both MAC and PC

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

January 2014 – March 2015
JUNIOR ART DIRECTOR
RR DONNELLEY (for TARGET CANADA, Grocery & Commodity Team)

  • Worked closely with RRD Creative Director and Target Creative Manager to develop weekly flyers for Target Canada with a circulation of 6.8 million copies.
  • Concepted flyers from the thumbnail stage through to final creative layout, as well as provided detailed art direction.
  • Self-delegated workflow, while balancing multiple daily and weekly deadlines.
  • Followed strict style guidelines while maintaining visual interest and variety.

 

June 2013 – January 2014
ART DIRECTOR
OREGON BUSINESS MAGAZINE (for 
MEDIAmerica, Inc.)

  • Received internal promotion to Art Director from Assistant Art Director within three years of initial hire.
  • Established new creative direction of the print magazine beginning with the September 2013 issue, including a complete redesign.
  • Managed scheduling and budgeting of freelance illustrators, photographers and photography intern.
  • Organized and conceptualized art development for the entire publication, including art directing and photo styling with selected freelance artists.
  • Designed all layouts each month, as well as created multiple infographics and spot illustrations.
  • Prepared all files for press, as well as produced all graphics for the website and social media purposes.

 

September 2010 – June 2013
ASSISTANT 
ART DIRECTOR
OREGON BUSINESS MAGAZINE & OREGON HOME MAGAZINE (for 
MEDIAmerica, Inc.)

  • Received internal promotion to Assistant Art Director from Graphic Designer after one year of employment.
  • Worked directly with the Creative Director and Editorial Team from concept to production on both magazines, including feature layouts, graphs, infographics and lists.
  • Photo styled for a variety of subjects (portraits, architecture, food and products) without any direct supervision.
  • Designed collateral and slideshows for three annual events.

 

May 2008 – February 2010
DESIGNER
PRINTING MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC.

  • Designed logos, branding packages, large format graphics, forms, catalogs, brochures and direct mail campaigns for a diverse client base.
  • Created storyboards for catalog photo shoots.
  • Prepared all files for press, web and social media.

 

February 2008 – August 2008
DESIGN INTERN
OREGON BUSINESS MAGAZINE (for MEDIAmerica, Inc.)

  • Designed logos, branding packages, large format graphics, forms, catalogs, brochures and direct mail campaigns for a diverse client base.
  • Created storyboards for catalog photo shoots.
  • Prepared all files for press, web and social media.

 

October 2005 – present
FREELANCE DESIGNER
Clients include:

  • MEDIAmerica
  • Goodwin Brothers Furniture
  • Kissed All Natural Airbursh Tanning
  • David Irelan, guitarist
  • Sahaya International
  • SideCarr
  • Tarot Connection
  • Tyborne Hill Publishers

 

EDUCATION

August 2007
BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Graduated with Honors

 

REFERENCES

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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