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Grace Fermier  
Art Director/Graphic Designer
 
Award-winning graphic designer. 2012 Award Winner represented in the 49th American Graphic Design Awards Annual. Responsible for design, layout, illustration and all aspects of production art. Highly skilled in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Acrobat Professional. Proficient in Adobe After Effects, Macromedia Freehand, CorelDraw, Microsoft Powerpoint, Word and Excel.
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PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

CREATIVE DIRECTOR/OWNER, Grace Fermier Design, Redlands, CA – January 2000 to present
Freelance/contract graphic design studio. A partial list of clients include:
• Desert Recreation District, Indio, CA – Design and production of Activity Guide, a three-times a year, 68-page catalog describing programs, activities and events for the residents of the Coachella Valley. 
• Community Associations Institute, Greater Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles, CA – Design and production of Focus Magazine, a 36-page bi-monthly publication for a national, nonprofit association representing 300,800 residential condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations and related professionals and service providers.
• Entremedia Direct Marketing, Fullerton, CA – Direct mail marketing firm specializing in variable printing-on-demand. Design and production of corporate identities, promotional materials, postcards and brochures.
• WellMax, La Quinta, CA – Concierge medical practice. Design and production of promotional materials and brochures. 
• Desert Med Aesthetics, La Quinta, CA – Day spa specializing in state-of-the-art medical skin care treatments. Design and production of promotional materials, postcards, brochures, and monthly email blasts. 
• Marketing Direct, Inc., St. Louis, MO – Design and production of direct mail campaigns and pharmaceutical catalogs.
• LaSalle Medical Associates, San Bernardino, CA – Design and production of bilingual promotional material for breast cancer awareness, Red Cross safety fairs, teen health awareness, immunization clinics, and low-cost family care.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, Highland, California – August 2005 to March 2011
Indian gaming casino in-house marketing department producing all aspects of marketing, design and production including outdoor media, advertising, in-house signage, television, and radio. Projects include billboards, posters, newspaper and magazine ads, programs, brochures, postcards, banners, web site updating, logo design, motion graphic videos advertising celebrity entertainers and other promotions, event photography such as charity golf tournaments, tribal celebrations, and celebrity performers including Gloria Estefan, LeAnn Rimes, and Linda Ronstadt.
 
ART DIRECTOR, Entremedia Direct Marketing, Corona, California – July 2003 to August 2005
Direct mail marketing firm specializing in variable printing-on-demand. Projects include brochures, postcards, corporate identities, maps, trade-show and point-of-purchase displays. Special project: the first variably digitally printed cover design for Reason magazine. Management duties include day-to-day operation of art department, supervision of graphic design staff, free-lance artists and photographers, total job coordination from initial design concepts through final production, print purchasing, and direct client meetings.
 
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Crown Printers, San Bernardino, California - July 2000 to July 2003
Printing company specializing in high-end four to six-color print production. Projects include high profile annual reports for Freedom Communications, print collateral for the Los Angeles County Fair, and brochures, direct mail and pharmaceutical formularies for Aetna Health Insurance.

ART DIRECTOR, Locus Direct Marketing Group, Redlands, California - April 1996 to July 2000
Direct mail marketing firm with offices in New York, Chicago and Austin, specializing in nationwide financial services clients. Clients include H&R Block Mortgage, The Money Store, City National Bank, First Plus Bank, and First Suburban Corp.
 
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, University of California, Riverside - January 1995 to July 1996
Publications department, Extended Education. Design and production of quarterly catalog and promotional material. 

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Tetra Tech, Inc., San Bernardino, California - May 1994 to February 1995
Environmental engineering and consulting firm with clients nationwide. Responsible for proposals to prospective clients utilizing MS PowerPoint and various printed materials.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Citrograph Printing Company, Redlands, California - May 1993 to April 1994
Printing company/computer service bureau.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, PageStation Network/ARTfactory Products, Redlands, California - October 1989 to January 1993
Computer service bureau/design studio/software manufacturers. Projects include design of the GTE  Everything Pages Community Access Magazines©. Designer/illustrator of the first commercially available digital art backgrounds “ARTfactory’s Graphics Portfolio of Computer Illustrated Art Backgrounds©” marketed world-wide.

ART DIRECTOR, Color Image Systems, Riverside, California - June 1985 to September 1989
Design studio/photography studio/professional photo lab. Experience includes the design and production of diverse projects as corporate photo-wall art to trade and retail advertising, corporate identities, promotional brochures, packaging, trade-show/display exhibits, billboards, signage, point-of-purchase, and three-dimensional displays. 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Adjunct Faculty, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA.
January – April 2003 – “Introduction to Graphic Design” 
Adjunct Faculty, University of California, Extended Education, Riverside, CA.
January – March 1996 – “Introduction to the Macintosh” and “Microsoft Works 4.0.”
August – November 1996 – “Adobe Illustrator 6.0.”
Adjunct Faculty, California State University, San Bernardino, CA.
January 1994 to 1996 – “Agency & Studio Skills” and “Graphic Design Art History.”
January – April 1988 – “Trade-Show/Exhibition Design.”

AWARDS
49th Annual American Graphic Design Awards: 
     Focus Magazine/Community Associations Institute – Greater Los Angeles Chapter
The American Advertising Federation-Inland Empire (ADDYs®):
     Gold: 2009 – Pow Wow Commemorative Program, for San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino
     Gold: 2003 – Thunderbird Country Club 50th Anniversary History (hard-bound book), for Crown Printers

EDUCATION
California State University, San Bernardino – BA, Art, 1984, High Honors 
Emphasis on Visual Communications

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent writing and communications skills, bilingual in Spanish, a self-motivator with a demonstrated proficiency in teamwork, a high degree of organizational skills.
Grace Fermier
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Creative Direction
Industry
Print, Publishing
POST DATE: 03.25.2020
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