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Rob Schechter  
Graphic Designer | Art Director
Rob Schechter's hybrid design skills show an emphasis on corporate brand development and extension for an array of industries. Rob's work experience includes marketing literature; e-mail and digital advertising; trade show display; retail graphics; and website design. He collaborates with corporate business partners, or agency creative directors to provide an in-depth knowledge of: Brand standards; art production; digital, offset, and large format printing. Rob is seeking to join a unique creative team within a design agency or corporate marketing department.
Twenty-five years of customer focused experience in communications design with an emphasis on corporate brand development and extension. Seasoned working experience with catalog, direct mail, e-mail, identity, literature, packaging, retail signage, trade show display, and website development. Possesses honed skills and thorough technical knowledge in: Brand standards and graphics management; Art production for print and multimedia; Digital image color correction, retouching and manipulation; Print management and press approvals.

Discover Financial Services, Riverwoods, Illinois, 2017–Present.  Title: Art Director.  Clients: Business Partners for Banking, and Human Resources.  Responsibilities: Collaborate with clients and account managers; provide design and art production for digital and print based marketing. Brand extension for consumer facing credit card and banking services; advertising and unique promotional campaigns for corporate communications.

Aptus Health, Libertyville, Illinois, 2011–2016. Title: Art Director. Clients: Actavis, Allergan, Astellas, Avanir, Boehringer Ingelheim, Galderma, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Pernix, Pfizer, Purdue, Sanofi, Takeda, Teva. Responsibilities: Collaborate with clients and account managers; provide design and art production for digital and print based pharmaceutical marketing, and feedback programs. Print production management. Brand development and extension for corporate advertising campaigns, trade show display, and collateral.

Aon, Lincolnshire, Illinois, 2011. Title: Graphic Designer. Clients: Cummins, Marriott International, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Responsibilities: Collaborate with account managers; provide design and art production for digital and print human resource benefit plan promotions. 

Yunker Industries, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 2010–2011. Title: Graphic Designer. Clients: Big 5 Sporting Goods, Cumberland Farms, Dunham’s Sports, Fry’s Electronics, Interstate Battery, Pamida, and Tractor Supply Company. Responsibilities: Collaborate with account managers and display engineers; provide design, art production, and 3-D concept rendering for retail sign systems.

Dangel Advertising, Lake Forest, Illinois, 2008–2010. Title: Graphic Designer. Clients: Crate and Barrel, CB2, and Regulatory Compliance Associates. Responsibilities: Collaborate with clients; provide design, art production, photo direction, and print vendor management for advertising in publications, online, and outdoor media.

Self-employed, Mill Valley, California, 1999–2008. Title: Graphic Designer. Clients: AC Transit, Farallone Pacific Insurance, Landkamer Partners, Marcus Associates, Ostrom Glass and Metal Works, Restoration Hardware, Smith & Hawken, The Body Shop, and The North Face. Responsibilities: Marketing of services; provide design, art production, print vendor management, press approvals, and client presentation for advertisements, collateral, packaging, signage, trade show display, and website development.

Communications design; typography; technical and 3-D illustration; handmade mock-ups; linoleum block printing; digital photography; and project management.  Computer: Operating system for Macintosh. Software: Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Bridge, and Acrobat; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledgeable in Sketch; Apple Numbers, Pages and Keynote. Computer Language: HTML and CSS.

Drake University, Bachelor of Arts, 1992. Major: Graphic design. Minor: Business and administration. Studio: Lithographic printing. Award: Graphic design excellence.
Rob Schechter
Full-time, On-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Art Direction, Design
Advertising, Web/Multimedia
POST DATE: 12.04.2017
Libertyville, IL
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