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Deb Slusarz  
Graphic Designer
 
Hello! My name is Deb and I graduated from Merychurst University in Erie, Pa in May 2011. My education in those four years consisted of working towards a BA in Business concentrating on Advertising and Minoring in Graphic Design.

I was an active student at Mercyhurst University combining both business with marketing and advertising plus a specialization in graphic design. Taking the next step to enhance my design skills has allowed me to work with various clients. These special projects engaged me to actively participate with a team of designers assigned to a specific task. I have learned time management skills and the importance of being a team member.

I'm a hardworking, dedicated, and motivated person who is flexible from business to graphic design and I'm very confident that I'd be a very important asset to your company. 

My experience working on the graphic design field continues to build my creativity and help companies with their branding through various projects. As a designer, details are important and a consistency in corporate identity and branding is important for all materials whether it's print or digital media related.

My work experiences have helped me with being an office assistant, including the necessity to be on top of all paper work that is behind the scenes of graphic design such as invoices for clients and bills from vendors for various items to keep projects moving forward. I've done freelance design work for print + web design and volunteer experiences that have continued to develop my design skills and background. 

I chaired a local Saint Patrick's Day Parade for two years which allowed me to develop leadership skills for a team that worked with me to make the parade day a success both years. I was also able to use my marketing background and graphic design talent to work on the Program for Print for advertisers and sponsorships.

I'm looking to help bring creativity to your business!
Resume
.:OBJECTIVE:.
To focus on advertising, marketing, or graphic design in which I can enhance my design skills and knowledge that can be utilized to further achieve the goals of the client or company looking for a professional graphic designer. 

.:SKILLS:.
Digital:
Adobe Creative Suite 4 & 5: PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, DreamWeaver, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Multimedia Video Making iMovie, ULead Video Studio Editor, Quickbooks

Personal:
Dependable, team player, motivated, creative, patient, flexible, goal-oriented

Conceptual:
Typography, identity development, branding, print production, marketing

Traditional:
Acrylics, drawing and sketching

.:EDUCATION:.
Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street, Erie, Pa., 16546
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business 
Advertising Concentration, Minor in Graphic Design

.:EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:.
AdPro: American Advertising Federation Affiliate
Fall 2008 - Spring 2011

.:EXPERIENCE:.

U Pick 6 Pubs, Restaurants & Bottle Shops // 6 Restaurants in Erie, PA
Office Administrator at Corporate Office -  May 2015 to Present 
Office related duties including processing invoices for quickbooks, HR tasks for orientating new hires for all positions within the pubs and processing information for Payroll; Assisting the Marketing Director with graphic design and marketing campaigns for social media and email blasts as well as various print including press-ready files for Posters, Check Presenter Cards, Menus, Event related marketing materials such as tickets, monthly event posters,  Placing orders for uniforms + inventory tracking

Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Erie, PA
Chairperson - 2018 & 2019
Chaired the annual parade day in Erie, PA, collected Sponsorships and Advertisers, worked with a special crew to organize the Parade Day line up with local organizations that planned to March in Parade, Designed program and marketing campaign on social media to get the word out about the event and draw interest for attendees to be present; helped recruit local businesses and marching bands to perform during parade, worked with Parade Day Line Up organizers to create an exciting line up; special attention to parade day details at the grand stand and decorated with committee that put together a beautiful grand stand

Creative Affairs Advertising & Design
Graphic Designer – June 2012 - April 2015
Print & Design work for various marketing projects
Work on designs for apparel & promotional products
Clients include restaurants, landscapers, small businesses
Office Assistant to Creative Director; Quickbooks data entry

Erie County Historical Society
Freelance Graphic Designer – April 2013 - 2016
Work on layouts for various print projects to meet deadlines
Print materials include postcard mailers, ads, posters

Freelance Web Design Projects
Ed Smith for Judge Campaign – November 2014 - 2015
North East Historical Society – 2010 - Present
Holy Cross Parish Faith Formation Ministries Web Design 2019-2020

Altman Hall Associates
Freelance Graphic Designer – June & July 2012
Assist with print work - instructional manuals that needed to be
updated and other print materials for client

Saint Patrick Church
Office Assistant – January 2012 - December 2013
Work with secretary on various projects such as the 2012
Restoration Fund and the annual Erie Irish Festival, assist with
phone calls, send out bulk mailings, update web site

Engel O'Neill Advertising Agency
Summer Intern - May - September 2011
Worked directly with art directors
Explored creative art direction for designs
Created print ads and other print materials, web design
Coordination with printers for various projects
Executed designs to meet deadlines

Mercyhurst College Hammermill Library 
Work Study Computer Services Assistance 2007-2011
Update Computers weekly; Install software onto new computers
Summer Time Employee 2008-2010
Assist librarians throughout the summer

Volunteer on US Brig Niagara 
Winter Maintenance Volunteer 2007, 2008, 2010
Work with a team to prep ship during winter for summer time sailing

Violinist :: Edinboro String Ensemble 2018-2020

References & Portfolio Available upon request.
Deb Slusarz
Seeking
Freelance/contract
Experience
Mid-level
Skills
Design, Creative Direction
Industry
Advertising, Print
POST DATE: 07.15.2021
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