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Steve Godwin  
art director / designer
 
I am a seasoned art director and designer with many years of experience producing elegant, effective communications including books, periodicals, identity systems, marketing collateral and educational materials. Having worked at Georgetown University for nearly nine years, I have deep experience working with diverse teams on mission-driven projects targeted to a variety of audiences. I am particularly good at keeping the big picture in mind as I attend to every detail. At K12, an energetic online start-up, I helped launch an innovative educational program delivered via web as well as traditional media. Having successfully managed all aspects of large-scale projects, I am well equipped to fulfill a wide range of design needs with expert knowledge and creativity.
Resume
Art Director / Designer

Experience
Independent Graphic Design
March 2005-present
I have provided design services to various organizations and individuals for a wide range of projects, notably:
• magazine design for McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
• logo and monthly calendar for Politics and Prose bookstore
• 60-page report for SOME (So Others Might Eat) (pro bono)
• 160-pg handbound limited edition memoir book for a private publishing client
• 72-pg monthly magazine (Carolina Woman)
• publicity and marketing materials for a literary publisher (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

K12 Inc., McLean, VA
Art Director, November 2000-March 2005
Responsibilities included:
• planning, budgeting, and scheduling a wide range of educational print projects
• managing a staff of two, plus hiring and directing freelance designers, photographers, and illustrators
• coordinating production with several departments across the company to ensure effective workflow and timely delivery of projects
• using appropriate software to schedule and track multiple simultaneous projects through all stages of development and production
• soliciting and evaluating printing bids, awarding jobs, inspecting jobs on press

K12 develops comprehensive school curriculum delivered primarily via the internet, and produces a great deal of printed educational material for its subscribers. I was responsible for art directing and managing all print materials, including: 
• 2-volume set of world history textbooks for 7th and 8th grades
• 16-volume set of traditional story books
• 30-volume set of primary phonics reading books
• multiple sets of prints of fine art images
• various other materials such as workbooks and packaging for audio CDs and videos 

Georgetown University Office of Alumni 
and University Relations, Washington, DC
Director, Design and Publication Services, 
August 1997-February 1999
Responsibilities included:
• directing a staff of two designers, a production manager, a photographer, as well as hiring and directing freelance designers, photographers, and illustrators
• art directing and managing a wide range of publication projects involving a diverse group of university constituents
• overseeing budgets for printing and other vendor services, and freelance support
• reporting to senior-level VPs on the publication office's activities, priorities, and goals
• providing guidance for the consistent application of the university's graphic identity across the university community, as well as providing general design consultation
Project highlights:
• art directed Georgetown Magazine, working closely with editorial staff
• successfully oversaw the design and production of a range of communication materials for Georgetown's "Third Century" capital campaign, including the campaign graphic identity, case statements, event promotions, and special displays
• accomplished the reorganization of the office, which involved separating design and editorial functions and redefining management roles

Graphic Designer, Office of Publications 
(later Design and Publication Services),
Georgetown University 
August 1992-May 1993 and Jan 1994-July 1997 
Responsibilities included:
• designing a range of publications for clients across the university community
• managing projects, including scheduling and coordinating with clients and vendors
• preparing print specifications, collecting bids, choosing printers, and inspecting jobs on press
Project highlights:
• led the effort to successfully redesign Georgetown Magazine
• 64-page brochure for the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
• 6-panel marketing brochure for Georgetown Hospital's Center for the Voice
• designed posters, event announcements, admissions materials, signage

Education
BFA, Graphic Design, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC
BA, English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Specific Skills
Computer skills include: Mac and PC platforms. QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop/Acrobat, Enfocus Pitstop, MS Word and Excel, MS Project
Other skills include: copyediting, photography, writing, bookbinding and letterpress printing

Distinctions
• Poster included in the Corcoran Gallery of Art permanent collection
• Writing Residency, Vermont Studio Center
• Instructor, bookbinding workshop at George Mason University
• Exhibitor, Corcoran Alumni Graphic Design Exhibition
• CASE Gold Medal for redesign of Georgetown Magazine
• Exhibitor, Washington DC AIGA50 Biennial Exhibition
• Exhibitor, Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington Annual Show

References available by request
Steve Godwin
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Art Direction, Design
Industry
Print, Marcomm
POST DATE: 11.11.2016
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