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Amelia Qu  
UX Designer / Creative Director
 
Amelia Qu, art director and designer, has over 10 years of experience developing concepts and communications to meet a diverse range of design challenges. She brings thoughtful insight to problem solving in print and web. Her curious and creative sensibility is matched by strong typographic skills and meticulous attention to detail, while keeping the big picture and client objectives in mind.

Personal, professional highlights have been those moments of synergy in the creative process with other designers, writers or client colleagues, when a good idea becomes a great one, and the end result lives up to everyone's standards of excellence.
Resume
S K I L L S

InDesign CS6, Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, Acrobat, After Effects, HTML, CSS, Wireframe, Sublime Text, MS Word, MS Excel

E X P E R I E N C E

UNITED METHODIST PUBLISHING HOUSE / Nashville, TN
Graphic Designer
2013-present
Work as designer and art director, designing and overseeing graphic art from start to finish for educational books for children ages 5-6. Hire and manage a team of illustrators to ensure that the style and quality standards are met for the product line. Collaborate with team of editors, illustrators and production designers to ensure smooth and on-time delivery of product. 

FREELANCE 
Creative Director / Graphic Designer / Web Designer
2009-present
Produced new company identities, stationery, brochures, billboards, trade show banners, book covers, websites, design and branding of promotional collateral for small to mid-size business and corporate clients. Industry include fashion, advertising, print, Christian publishing, children publishing, and web design for clients VF Imagewear-Lee, Wrangler, John Deere, Red Kap, Dalmatian Press-Disney, Crayola, Thomas Nelson, Inc., United Methodist Publishing, Tekserve and others.

THOMAS NELSON, INC. / Nashville, TN
Graphic Designer
2006-2008
Independently responsible for the art direction, campaign consultation, concept development, design and branding of print-related projects in the internal design and multimedia department. Interface with clients to determine needs and expectations from initial concept to completion. Projects included book covers, bible jackets, floor displays, endcap kits, internal catalogue covers, logos, brochures, promotional booklets, banners, T-shirts, invites, direct mail, posters, flyers and magazine ads. Responsible for all phases of production from file prep, file set up to press checks and coordinating with printers.

THE CLEVER FACTORY / Nashville, TN
Freelance Designer
2006
Responsible for the concept and design of projects including strategic market trend research under the supervision of art director. Projects included pattern designs, stationeries, notebook series, gift books, holiday and reward stickers, educational posters and bookmarks.

AULTMAN HOSPITAL / Canton, OH
Graphic Designer
2005
Independently responsible for the concept, design and management of projects in the internal communications department including monthly newsletters, informational and promotional brochures, posters, invites, flyers, logos, direct mail, tradeshow displays, and Power Point slides. Developed solutions for client base from conception to completion, to include full printing and mounting, utilizing in-house production.

MALONE ADVERTISING / Akron, OH
Freelance Designer
2004
Responsible for the concept, design and campaign edits with production team and art director. Projects included product branding, logos, client style guides, catalogue covers, text layout, and print preparation.

LIQUID LEARNING / Kent, OH
Freelance Web Designer
2004
Designed templates for e-publishing company on a variety of online business organizations including e-based graphics, logos, and layout solutions.

C L I E N T S

VF Imagewear
Thomas Nelson, Inc.
HarperCollins Publisher
Tekserve
United Methodist Publishing Company
Dalmatian Press
Creative Edge

( B R A N D S )
Wrangler
Red Kap
John Deere
Apple, Inc.
Abingdon Press
Disney
Crayola
Target 
Dollar Tree
Kimberly Clarke 
Walgreens
Sherwin Williams
Michaels Arts and Crafts
Bill Cosby
Robin McGraw
Denise Jackson
Dave Ramsey
John Eldredge
Stasi Eldredge 
Max Lucado
Don Miller

L A N G U A G E

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

V O L U N T E E R

Volunteer for NAAAP-Nashville, non-profit
Social Chair 2010 - 2011
National Association of Asian American Professionals 

E D U C A T I O N

BFA in graphic design
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY / Bowling Green, OH
Amelia Qu
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Art Direction, Design
Industry
Web/Multimedia, Print
POST DATE: 06.02.2016
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