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sara frazier  
graphic designer / art director
I am a hardworking, detail-oriented, creative individual with both print and digital experience. Over the years, I have had the opportunity be the design lead and oversee the art direction for numerous projects. I have also had the honor of mentoring and managing some very talented young designers.

In addition, I have experience in product development and packaging design in the various industries where I researched trends, created design concepts and production-ready artwork, managed new product lines, and coordinated communications with overseas vendors.
Resume
{design experience}

ftd, llc. · downers grove, il · 2018 – present
Working on marketing materials to inform and grow our member network — emails, postcards, sell sheets, catalogs, trade ads, etc. Creating assets for our florist members to support their sales & marketing — in-store signage, product selection books, emails, web assets, social images. Providing additional support the consumer division by designing flyers, postcards, emails, website assets, display ads, social media images, etc. Developing art direction for in-studio lifestyle shoots. Creating new design templates and executing the launch of the FTD rebrand across both the consumer and member divisions.

freelance · chicagoland area · 2010 – present
Working on a contract/project basis as a graphic designer for a variety of companies/clients.
fournier pr + consulting · new york, ny [invitations, brochures]
performance health · warrenville, il [catalog]
belvedere trading · chicago, il [logo redesign]
walgreens · deerfield, il  [ads, in-store signage, templates, color palettes]
learning resources · vernon hills, il  [catalogs, trade show signage]
collections, etc. · elk grove, il  [catalogs]
blue chip marketing · northbrook, il  [ads, circulars, in-store signage]
cadence, inc. · wheeling, il  [sell sheets, labels]
clinton dental professionals · des plaines, il  [logo, postcard, digital signage]

universal beauty products, inc. · glendale heights, il · 2014 – 2017
Worked on the relaunch of the Votre Vu luxury skin care and cosmetics line. Created guidelines for the rebranding of the line. Designed new packaging and display concepts along with sales & marketing materials. Worked with developers on replatforming website, created web assets along with promotional emails. Photographed products for website, social media, catalogs and other collateral. Established standard naming conventions and organization structure of design assets for all brands.

universal biosciences, inc. · glendale heights, il · 2014 – 2017
Created a variety of print and web designs for the all-natural Via Nature brand. Updated packaging designs and created new concepts. Designed sales and marketing materials — including trade ads, sell sheets, brochures, icons, email, etc. Initiated the creation of a new, cleaner, more user-friendly website.

zoro tools, inc. · buffalo grove, il · 2011 – 2014
Worked as lead designer on a variety of print and web projects. Designed corporate identity, logos, catalogs, flyers, postcards and ads. Created email templates and graphics. Built landing pages and components for the website. Produced display ads. Helped develop and maintain marketplace storefronts. Composed social media graphics. Managed the schedule and production of product catalogs.

prinz, ltd. · northbrook, il · 2004 – 2010
Managed the design and production of an annual 100+ page catalog from concept to completion — setting up style sheets, designing page layouts, color correcting images. Created product designs and packaging for the company’s line of photo frames and albums. Designed ads, flyers, sell sheets, trade show signage and maintained data and images on websites. Built standardized templates and streamlined processes for efficiency. Conceived new item numbering system and implemented its execution. 

your design source, inc. · elk grove, il · 2001 – 2004
Worked for numerous clients creating print media to meet their varying needs. Designed such items as brochures, sell sheets, flyers, catalogs, newsletters, convention programs, corporate identity, advertisements, direct mail, products, packaging, user manuals, signage and posters.

enesco group, inc. · itasca, il · 2000 – 2002
Worked on the Mass Market Creative Team designing new products, packaging and displays for various licenses. Aided the sales team in creating presentations.

ball state university · department of theatre & dance · 1998 – 2000
Created various marketing media for the Theatre Program by designing posters, program covers and ads for its productions.



{pro-bono design}

taproot foundation · chicago, il · 2010 – 2011
Working as the Graphic Designer alongside a team of professionals to create an annual report for Daniel J. Nellum Youth Services in Chicago, IL.



{software} 

photoshop, illustrator, indesign, xd, quarkxpress, dreamweaver, microsoft office



{education} 

harper college · schaumburg, il · 2012 – 2013
CE courses in interactive website design · html, css, javascript, jquery

ball state university · muncie, in · 1995 – 2000
bachelor of fine arts in graphic design
3.615 gpa (cum laude) · honors college graduate

{related study} 

photo manipulation & color correcting, photography, calligraphy, letterpress printing, serigraphy, lithography, relief/woodblock printing, intaglio
sara frazier
Seeking
Full-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Art Direction
Industry
Print, Industrial/Product
Website
SAMPLE WORK
POST DATE: 09.04.2023
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