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Barbara Ferguson  
Senior Creative Director
 
I am presently working as the Senior Creative Director for University of San Diego Publications Department where I provide creative direction, conceptual design, and production for periodicals developed by the Office of Publications. My duties include creative & conceptual development; as well as art direction; design; photographic art direction and coordination; mechanical production and print coordination for their quarterly USD Magazine. I am also responsible for establishing and coordinating production schedules for all publications; work directly with printers on all phases from the bidding process through final printing; evaluating all color corrections and attending all press checks for each publication. 

In the past, I have worked as a environmental graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. For twelve years I worked as a Graphic Creative Consultant/Art Director for the Zoological Society of San Diego coordinating the design and fabrication of all interpretative panels, collateral and merchandising materials.
Resume
Degree: 
San Diego State University, B.A. in Applied Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Graphic Design, 1985

Experience: 
University of San Diego, University Communications
Senior Creative Director
7/02 — Present
Over the past twelve years I have worked as the Senior Creative Director for the USD Publications Department where I provide creative direction, conceptual design, photographic direction, and supervision of the USD Magazine and other periodicals within our department. I work directly with printers on all phases of the bidding and printing process; evaluating color corrections and attending press checks for each publication. I have also serve on the “Branding Committee”; establishing a foundation for aesthetic direction for all collateral material produced by the university. As we enter an evolving media platform, it has been my responsibility to oversee the design implementation of all material into multiple platforms. Along with my design skills, I have been able to use my illustrations and photographic skills in the design of several publications where budgets do not provide for contracting outside services. 

Barbara Ferguson Designs
Graphic Consultant
10/89 - 02
For thirteen years I worked as a Graphic Consultant/Art Director for the Zoological Society of San Diego; coordinating the design and fabrication of all interpretative panels and donor identification markers for all major exhibit displays. My work at the zoo has also included the design of shopping bags and gift tags, t-shirts, mugs, beverage and drinking containers. In addition, I worked as a design consultant for San Diego State University Foundation, co-designing the SDSU Foundation Annual Report for sixteen years.

San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park
Assistant Art Director 
1/87 — 10/89
My responsibilities included the graphic supervision and art direction of all educational interpretative panels, major exhibit panel systems, and overseeing the restoration and continuity of the directional signage system, coordination and art direction of free-lance graphic designers, management of departmental budgets, establishing project budgetary needs, development and implementation of a graphic maintenance program, overseeing the continuity of the corporate identity system as well as tracking and coordinating all design production schedules.

Suzy’s Zoo
Graphic Designer 
1/85 — 1/87
Responsibilities included the ideation, design, and marketing direction of such products as calendars, gift-wrap, paper ensembles, and clothing apparel; as well as the design and production of direct mail brochures, point-of-purchase 
displays, trade show exhibits, and packaging design.

Sampling of awards received in my career:
2013	UCDA, Magazine-Editorial Spread Series - Award of Excellence
2013	CASE, National “Circle of Excellence” - Silver Award
2013	28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards - Gold Award
2013	CASE, District VII, “Circle of Excellence” - Silver? Award
2013	CASE, District VII, “Circle of Excellence” - ?Gold? Award
2012	CASE, National “Circle of Excellence” - Silver Award 
2011	UCDA, Magazine Cover Design - Award of Excellence
2011	CASE, District VII, “Circle of Excellence” - Silver Award
2011	CASE, District VII, “Circle of Excellence” - Gold Award
2010	San Diego Press Club, Editorial Illustration - Silver Award
2010	UCDA, Magazine Editorial Spread - Award of Excellence
2009	Addy Awards, Annual Report/Donor Report - Bronze Award
2009	Addy Awards, Magazine Editorial Spread - Gold Award
2009	CASE, National, “Circle of Excellence” - Gold Award
2009	CASE, National, “Circle of Excellence” - Silver Award
2009	Addy Award, National, Collateral Design/Annual Report - Silver Award
2009	Addy Award, National, Collateral Design/Editorial Spread - Silver Award
2008	UCDA, Magazine Complete Unit - Award of Excellence 
2008	UCDA, Magazine Editorial Spread Design - Award of Excellence
2008	UCDA, Magazine Cover Design - Award of Excellence
2008	UCDA, Annual Report Design - Award of Excellence
2008	CASE, District VII, “Circle of Excellence” - Silver Award
2008	CASE, District VII, "Circle of Excellence" - Gold Award
2008	San Diego Press Club, "Magazine – Front Cover Design - Silver Award
2008	San Diego Press Club, "Magazine – Feature Layout - Gold Award
2008	American Design Awards, "Annual Report" - Silver Award
2008	CASE, “Circle of Excellence, Magazine Cover" - Silver Award
2008	Addy Award, District 15 Finalist, “Editorial Illustration” - Gold Award
2007	CASE, District VII, “Award of Excellence” - Silver Award
2007	CASE, “Circle of Excellence Award, Editorial Spread" - Silver Award
2007	CASE, “Circle of Excellence Award, Publication Improvement" - Bronze Award
2007	UCDA, “Magazine Cover Design” - Award of Excellence
2007	UCDA, “Magazine Illustration” - Award of Excellence
2007	Rockport Publishers, “Design Elements” - by Tim Samara
2007	Addy Award,"Publication Design" - Bronze Award
2007	San Diego Press Club, “Magazine – Feature Layout” - Silver Award
2007	San Diego Press Club, “Magazine – Drawing or Illustration” - Silver Award
2006	The American Design Competition, “Winter Design Competition” - Bronze Award
2006	Drench Design Award, Best of Category, Print - Gold Award
2006	Platinum Drench Award Design Award, "Overall Design Excellence" - Gold Award
2006	The RX Club Design Awards - Award of Excellence
2006	CASE, District VII, “Award of Excellence in Illustration" - Bronze Award
2006	San Diego Press Club, “Magazine, Feature Editorial” - Gold Award
2006	San Diego Press Club, “Magazine, Front Cover Design” - Gold Award
2006	American Graphic Design Awards - Award of Excellence
2006	UCDA, “Magazine Design, Complete Unit” - Award of Excellence
2006	UCDA, “Magazine Design, Complete Unit, Series” - Award of Excellence
2006	UCDA, “Magazine Editorial Spread Design” - Award of Excellence
2006	CASE, “Circle of Excellence Award, Magazine Improvement" - Bronze Award
2006	CASE, “Circle of Excellence Award, Visual Design in Print" - Bronze Award
2005	The American Design Competition, “Winter Design Competition” - Silver Award
2005	Maggie Magazine Competition, "Best College Magazine Series" - Gold Award
2005	Addy Award, “National Division, Editorial Spread" - Silver Award
2005	Addy Award, “District 15 Competitions,  Editorial Spread" - Gold Award
2005	Drench Design Award, “Best of Category in Print” - Gold Award in Print/Overall 
2005	Platinum Drench Award Design Award, “USD Magazine, Fall 2005” - Overall 
2005 	The American Design Competition , “Winter Design Competition” - Silver Award
2000	Published Designs: Packaging and Label Design 
1999	Featured Article: How Magazine - Wild Animal Park Entry Graphics
1999	Featured Article: Bright Ideas Magazine - Wild Animal Park Entry Graphics 
1998	How Magazine, “1998 Design Annual Competition”, Wearables - Merit Award
1998	Print Magazine, “Print’s Digital Art & Design Annual 6” - Environmental Design 
1998	Print Digital Art & Design Annual 6: Environmental Design
1997	Step-by-Step Graphics’ Design Process Competition - Environmental Graphics
1997	How Magazine, “1997 Self Promotion, 3d Design” - Merit Award
1997	Print Magazine, “Regional Design Annual 1997, Packaging/Label Design” 
1997	How Magazine, “1997 Annual Design Competition, Packaging” - Merit Award
1997	Step-by-Step Graphics, 1998 Design Process Competition - “Packaging”
1997	Step-by-Step Graphics, “Design Process Competition” - Environmental Graphics
1997	How Magazine, “1997 Self Promotion Contest” -  Merit Award
1997	Print Magazine, “Regional Design Annual/1997” - Packaging/Label
1997	How Magazine, “1997 Annual Design Competition, Packaging" - Merit Award 
1996	How Magazine, “1997 Annual Design Competition Invitations Announcements” 
1996	How Magazine, “1997 Annual Design Competition” -  Merit Award
1994	How Magazine, “Self Promotion Contest” - Merit Award
1993	How Magazine, “Self Promotion Contest” - Merit Award
Barbara Ferguson
Seeking
Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Creative Direction, Design
Industry
Print, Exhibit
POST DATE: 12.09.2013
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