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Steve Krikorian  
Creative Graphic Warrior
 
Adept at creating big colorful designs that catch the eyes of both kids and parents alike! I have over 12 years’ experience creating exciting print material to catch eyes and drive sales. Whether the task calls for the re-invigoration of stale concepts or the creation of exciting new ones, every challenge is met with fresh enthusiasm.

I am always looking for exciting freelance Graphic Design projects. Part time and telecommuting are both a must.
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CREATIVE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Design, Layout, Copy Writer & Illustrator

Over 15 years’ experience creating exciting print material to catch eyes and drive sales.  I am a true self starter, with strong time management skills, who is accustomed to juggling numerous projects at once, under strict deadlines.  Whether the task calls for the re-invigoration of stale concepts or the creation of exciting new ones, every challenge is met with fresh enthusiasm.

CREATIVE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Designer, Copy Writer, Marketer, Photographer, Illustrator & everything in between

Over 12 year’s experience creating eye-catching designs for both print and the web. My work ranges from clean to  and detail oriented with a flair for typography.

HIGHLIGHTED CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
Brand Identities – Since 2009, I have designed, and fully implemented 5 separate brand identities (complete with logo, color motif, website, store signage, banners, and corresponding catalog) for Creative Playthings.
Copywriter – I generate nearly 100% of copy for our printed materials, video scripts, email blasts, and social media posts.  Aside from that, I have also written three novels.
Printed Materials – Just in the past year, using Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, I created and released over 350 individual print ads, 150 web ads, 65 store signs, and 2 (40 + page) catalogs, as well as numerous POP banners, poster, price lists and sell sheets for Creative Playthings.
Web – I update the Creative Playthings company website daily with promotions, weekly email blasts and all graphics for remarketing campaigns.  In charge of many major redesigns of company website www.creativeplaythings.com, most recently in 2017 and 2020.
Photography – I schedule, book models for and direct all product photoshoots for Creative Playthings, as well as perform extensive retouching of all pictures in Photoshop before they are used in marketing materials.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Creative Playthings, Framingham, MA                                 2005 – Present 
American manufacturer of premium outdoor swing sets & play systems
Graphic Designer
• Design, creation and release of all manner of print materials including newspapers ads, magazine ads, price lists, signage, catalogs and direct mail pieces all using the Adobe Creative Suite
• Design, creation, implementation and bi-weekly maintenance for all company websites.
• Creating customized print materials to suit the individual needs of our many dealers. Price lists, POP displays, posters, and banners are most common.  In 2010 the separate brand “Galaxy Swing Sets” was created for use by “Namco” stores, along with a full package of matching materials

Grossman’s Bargain Outlet, Stoughton, MA                         2004 – 2005 
Leading retail outlet for discount home repair merchandise
Production Assistant
• Logos & branding identities included “Iron Horse”, “Castle Concepts”, & “Lighthouse Electrical” 
• Print advertisements including weekly full page ad, released to 40 publications nationwide
• Took over as lead artist, saving the department $500-$1,000 each month in outsourcing fees
• All in store signage, banners, POP displays and weekly maintenance for www.bargain-outlets.com 




Notable Freelance Work,                                                 2005 – Present 
Logo Design & Illustration
• Lamont Properties LLC [2020] Design of company logo.
• Dens [2019 & 2020] Various graphic design tasks including vector recreation of logos, posters & business cards.
• Publishing Client [2019 & 2020] Created various maps and other illustrations for publication in non fiction books by author/historian David Goudsward. Many had to be translated from old photographs. A fascinating project!
• Rome Point Oysters [2018] Company logo for local fishing business.
• Z3D Forge [2017] Company logo for GA based 3-D Printing company.
• Minuteman Armory [2015-2019] Design of company logo, promotional material and various other graphical tasks for MA based gun shop.
• MacRae Automotive [2013] Company logo for automotive repair shop.
• International Client: Wicken Toys [2011] Company logo for a UK company.
• Charity Client: The Dunbar Family [2011] Illustration for the official T-Shirt used at the 11th annual “Chad Dunbar Memorial Bowling Tournament”.
• Deao Electrical [2008] Company logo for MA based electrician “Deao Electrical”.
• Grossman’s Bargain Outlet [2005-2009] Was kept on as a freelance artist after I resigned, continuing to draw hundreds of vector illustrations for Grossman’s Bargain Outlet.


TECHNICAL SKILLS
Systems: Windows, Mac

Primary Software: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver, Adobe Go-Live, iMovie, Flash, Word

Programming Languages: HTML, CSS


SKILLS
Graphic Design, Advertising, Marketing Strategy, Logo Design, Copywriting, Corporate Branding, Web Design, Social Media Advertising, Illustration, Catalog Design, Typography, Voice Over 


EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2003
Steve Krikorian
Seeking
Part-time, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Writing
Industry
Advertising, Print
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POST DATE: 11.20.2020
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