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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Twenty-seven years comprehensive experience as a graphic designer, public relations manager, website developer, advertising specialist, events coordinator, visual merchandiser
Skilled at advertising design and sales, illustration, photo enhancement, visual presentation, idea development, training, organization, creative writing, marketing techniques, multiple software and small-business media coordination
Consistently demonstrates professional reliability and a high degree of self-motivation with proven capability in effectively dealing with multiple project tasks while reaching timely solutions
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Graphic Artist/Illustrator/Photographer Website and Database Development
Special Event Coordination Image Enhancement
Visual Merchandising Advertising/Media
Book Design/Production Software Systems
Graduated B.F.A. Fine Art EWU, Cheney, Washington
Graduated (Honors) Kailua High School, Kailua, Hawaii
••••• Advantage IQ
Marketing Manager/Website CMS ••••• N. Atlantic Street, Spokane, WA •••••
A temporary position, responsible for newsletter production, sales data management, graphic design, advertising, seasonal promotions, direct mail campaigns, marketing material development. Web updates and design for new website.
••••• to ••••• Lyon Consulting Group
Graphic Design Consultant/Website Developer ••••• Highland, Helena, MT •••••
Responsible for design development including advertising, print media, marketing campaigns, project proposals, identity programs, website layout/design, and illustration. Website development in conjunction with a database developer. Flash animations with Studio MX, Dreamweaver websites and Television commercials with Final Cut Pro. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator expert and worked with all client applications and files. Skilled at file preparation for print production.
••••• to ••••• St. Peters Hospital
Graphic Artist/Webmaster/Promotions ••••• Broadway, Helena, MT •••••
Designed and produced advertising, brochures, pamphlets, direct mail, signs, posters, and marketing campaign materials. Developed newspaper ads for the hospital, physicians and clinics. Developed art and illustration for special events, advertising, marketing materials, signage and hospital dcor. Redesigned the hospital website, developed the virtual nursery, updated the hardware and software functions of the Graphics Department, trained personnel and participated in the redesign of the production center. Created multiple identity programs for hospital divisions. Photographed and cataloged a photo collection for use in hospital marketing. Worked directly with the Public Relations Department to provide graphics support for all PR activities.
••••• to ••••• Falcon Publishing, Insiders Guide
Graphic Artist/Website Development/Advertising Sales ••••• Neil Avenue, Helena, MT •••••
Responsible for book cover design and layout, photo scanning and correction, page layout, illustration, advertising design, and electronic file management for two books per month in the travel guide division. Production software includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Pagemaker with Extensis; Microsoft Word •••••, Windows •••••, Compu Pic, and Corel Draw ••••• Assisted with complete book renovation from logo design to new cover design. Coordinated with editors, advertising clients, on-line advertising developers, authors and photographers to collect materials and compile books.
••••• to ••••• Robert Peccia & Associates
Production ••••• Custer Avenue, Helena, MT •••••
Responsible for document production including proposals, bid packages, project books, correspondence, form design, and a company policy and procedure manual. Production software includes Corel Draw 8, Corel Photopaint, Windows & Windows NT, WordPerfect for Windows, Microsoft Access, Lotus •••••, d-Base, Filemaker Pro for Windows, Word, Excel, Harper Schuman Advantage and Ventura. I worked with project managers and engineers to produce and distribute client materials for all projects. I developed formatting and style sheets to speed production. I designed and contracted an improved production room. Typing ••••• WPM.
••••• Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Marketing Specialist ••••• •••••th Avenue, Helena, MT •••••
Computer management, scheduling, client service, maintaining the client and business database, and customer records. Organization and design of office systems. I developed a policy and procedure manual and upgraded the DOS system to Microsoft Windows environment using Freelance Graphics, Filemaker Pro, WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, and Lotus •••••
••••• A Wedding Showcase, Inc.
Marketing and Promotions Manager ••••• Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO •••••
Developed advertising and marketing plans, personnel policy and procedure manual, special events, merchandising plans, store decor and remodels. I was directly responsible for purchasing all advertising and visual merchandising materials for fashion shows and marketing events, promotional events, store equipment and store remodel materials for four stores. I set up a Macintosh computer system for advertising design, in-store signing, personnel record keeping, merchandise tagging system, customer correspondence and promotional activities. Software included Filemaker Pro, Microsoft Word, Quark Express, PageMaker, Photoshop, and Macro media Freehand. I completed a new office expansion, new Tuxedo retail location design and installation, interior store area remodels and facility upgrades. I developed the company fashion show and bridal exhibit. I supervised facility personnel, contractors, show crew and design staff.
••••• Riverfront Park, City of Spokane
Special Events Coordinator/Events Sales & Promotion North ••••• Howard Street, Spokane WA •••••
Coordination of all events and activities at Riverfront Park conducted by community groups and organizations ranging in size from ••••• to •••••,••••• Responsibilities included space reservation, scheduling, marketing and publicity, promotion and design, enforcement of policies, and on-site consultation. Additionally, developed and produced ••••• special events securing co-sponsorship, entertainment, media coverage, developed press releases and advertising.
••••• JC Penney Company
Visual Merchandising Manager/Promotions ••••• Tacoma Mall, Tacoma, WA •••••
Visual Merchandising Manager with purchasing and design responsibility for full store remodel and third floor addition. Coordinated staff and scheduling with remodel director. Developed promotional materials, designed bridal promotion and signage for in-store events.
••••• Peoples Department Store
District Visual Merchandising Director ••••• Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA •••••
Store Planning Director; designed and purchased specialty fixtures, display and interior dcor for major store remodels in conjunction with group management and the construction company.
••••• Thurston Pierce Directory Company
Paste-up Artist, DirectoryAdvertising Sales Tacoma, WA •••••
Advertising sales, graphic design, advertising design, and directory layout. Operation of compugraphic ••••• typesetter.
••••• Ghost Art Gallery
Paste-up Artist, Advertising Sales Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT •••••
Graphic design, publications paste-up and magazine layout. Art Gallery display and customer service.
SOFTWARE: Adobe Design Premium CS3 including InDesign, Adobe Pagemaker •••••, Quark Express 7, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Access, Filemaker Pro •••••, Macromedia Studio MX ( Dreamweaver, Flash, Freehand), Extensis Suitcase, Compu Pic, Final Cut Pro, Corel, Wordperfect.
HARDWARE: Microsoft XP & Vista, Mac OS X Leopard, printers, scanners, peripherals, digital cameras, typesetting and video editing equipment
Graphic design, illustration, marketing, web design, page layout