With over seven years of professional experience as a print and web designer in both a team environment and on a freelance basis, I combine an education and experience in advertising and graphic design to create strategic solutions that produce results. My experience includes conceptualization and design of websites, print campaigns, packaging, signage, identity systems, direct mail, electronic marketing campaigns, and more. I've designed for a wide range of clients, including global corporations, restaurants, retail, government, law firms, real estate developers, and nonprofit organizations. Strong research and copywriting skills accompany my design proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company; Chicago, IL Freelance Designer, April 2013–Present Contribute to in-house marketing team with design and production of print and web materials, including packaging, signage, brochures, catalogs, direct mail, HTML emails, and landing pages Gyro Marketing and Advertising Agency; Chicago, IL Freelance Senior Designer/Art Director, March 2013 Developed concepts and created graphics for international client website to illustrate, simplify, and increase interest in complex product information Moira & Company; Chicago, IL Freelance Graphic Designer, January–February 2013 Conceptualized and designed print and online marketing solutions for various corporate clients, including ongoing promotional updates to social media Handelan-Pedersen Graphic Design; Chicago, IL Graphic Designer/Account Manager, December 2009-October 2012 Designed and produced print and web materials for global corporate brand communications, including advertising campaigns, marketing collateral, and illustrations Updated and maintained websites using HTML and CSS, created electronic marketing campaigns Paper & Paperless Marketing; Chicago, IL Freelance Graphic Designer, August 2009-January 2010 Designed and executed print and web marketing solutions, including corporate identities, print ads, HTML emails, and websites for several financial services and law firms Collaborated directly with principal to establish strategies for each client Brad Miller Design, Inc.; Chicago, IL Graphic Designer/Account Manager, July 2007-August 2009 Conceptualized and designed solutions from concept to completion, including websites, print materials, logos/corporate identities, marketing campaigns, signage Art directed and managed designers in creation of comps and final art Met directly with clients to establish objectives and strategies to meet final goals Performed pre-press file preparation and communicated with printers in final print production Lower Dover Field Station; Cayo District, Belize Freelance Web Designer, March-June 2009 Designed and produced website to raise awareness and attract visitors for resort community in Belize Eastmont Towers Retirement Community; Lincoln, NE Freelance Graphic Designer, January 2005-May 2008 Created and produced integrated marketing communications campaign, including print advertisements and collateral, website design, television commercials, movie theatre screen ads Developed all aspects of campaign, including research, copywriting, and design Nebraska Workforce Development-Department of Labor; Lincoln, NE Graphic Designer, March 2005-July 2007 Conceptualized and designed print materials, created and maintained websites Earned recognition as member of Brand Ambassador Team for playing key role in raising the bar in public awareness and promotional materials University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education and Human Sciences Freelance Graphic Designer, September 2006-February 2007 Created concept and visual identity for the Christa McAuliffe Prize for Courage and Excellence in Education, honoring the first teacher in space aboard the Challenger space shuttle Designed marketing campaign, including commemorative magazine, direct mail, and website AWARDS MarCom Award for Creative Excellence in Marketing, Christa McAuliffe magazine and marketing campaign: Gold Award for Magazine Design, Platinum Award for Publication from an Educational Institution American Marketing Association Prism Award for Eastmont Towers Retirement Community integrated marketing campaign SKILLS Macintosh and PC platforms: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS EDUCATION University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bachelor of Journalism, Advertising - May 2006 Minor: Art, emphasis in Graphic Design