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Creating an opportunity and something new... a new what’s next.
Over the years, I have developed a strong understanding of design principles, passion for typography, a strong sense and understanding of color. I produce clean, quality work with integrity and attention to detail throughout all projects. I definitely have the attention and enthusiasm for graphic design because it’s actually something I want to be a part of, not just the opportunity of a position. I have had 22 years of professional experience as a Graphic Designer for a well established design firm, as well as my own freelance clients. I am someone that is extremely familiar with the responsibilities associated with an experienced design role, and can perform them confidently and efficiently. I have performed and proven the necessary skills throughout my design career on a daily basis, and have the personality and progressive motivation to complement that. I want to be a successful and positive fit with anything that I do — by producing design work that is functional, moving, creative and current... and well, looking good is important too.
Things I've been involved with, surrounded by and supported my entire life include music, shows, the whole span of skateboarding/snowboarding culture, the not so mainstream that only that culture knows. They go hand in hand with me. Being surrounded by art and design, of course, has been a must for me. Graphic design can have creative function, be visually appealing or just attention getting, but it also needs to solve a visual communication need as well. Accomplishing projects that turn out well and work successfully is motivating for me, as is continuing to learn from ideas and styles of other people. It’s an awesome tool and ability. I am quality-oriented. I am detailed-oriented. I am professional and open minded. I have been considered detail-oriented by my coworkers, art / creative director and clients. And yes, I can be funny and have wacky ideas at times, but always with a respectable and professional design thought and approach. Over the course of my 22-year design and web career, I have developed my style and the experience towards designing and creating assets including packaging, advertising, marketing collateral, logos and identity, POP / POS, trade show and merchandising materials, websites, web banners, email campaigns and social media. All with attention to the current moment in design, how it’s changing and how that does or does not apply to each project. It is important to know past trends as well as able to view an idea from outside and inside, as the solution is often hidden in plain view. Simple can be more. Overall, I have successfully demonstrated creative thinking, working projects from draft to final, multi-tasking, and organizational abilities in every aspect of my career.
Personally, it’s motivating and inspiring to be able to complement a company or organization that I support and am I part of. That’s powerful and I look forward to it.
SKILLS FROM EXPERIENCE
Strong sense and understanding of design principles, typography, and color
Dedicated attention to detail
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, dependable
Experience in design from concept development through execution
Keen eye and passion for proficient design and typography, understanding current and past trends and best practices
Produce clean, quality work with integrity and attention to detail throughout project, from concept to completion
Strong organizational and prioritizing skills to multi-task projects and brands, problem solve while not easily overwhelmed
Able to take or give direction, open minded to feedback, strong listening and communication skills
Communicate ideas by ensuring consistent branding and messaging
Visualize and develop overall design and layout to create assets including packaging, advertising, marketing collateral, logos and identity, POP, trade show and merchandising materials, websites, web banners and social media
Experience and best practice knowledge of pre-press and print processes, print production, scanning, image manipulation, color correction and film output
Expert with Mac OS computer environment, Adobe Creative Suite (Mac based, 22+ years): Illustrator, Photoshop, GoLive, Acrobat, InDesign, knowledgeable with HTML, CSS, mobile design, working knowledge of Adobe LiveMotion, Flash, Dreamweaver, CoffeeCup Responsive Site Designer, DUDA Mobile, Apple iWork Suite and Microsoft Office Suite