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Lee Hartman  
Print Designer / Production Artist
Wisdom is built upon experience and knowledge. Having the opportunity to successfully accomplish many projects and campaigns in highly critical venues, has provided a rich and insightful knowledge base. From these extensive and varied experiences, wisdom has been developed in my approach to working with clients, users, vendors and team members. It is my desire now to apply these skills in a larger company setting, to focus on bringing the best of my wisdom to one market and one business. Looking forward to contributing and improving what you have already established. Well then, are we ready for a little quest!

Acquired investment funding to create an independent graphic design studio after a successful corporate career experience. Developed, managed and directed a studio graphic design and production team that worked closely with sales representatives and directly to end-user clients. Providing an extensive range of professional skills and capabilities for a broad range of client markets and needs. This includes medical, industrial, financial, educational, scientific, and other general business and non-profit organizations. While mostly teaming with account representatives, delivered accurate, cost competitive, quality graphic design services. Transformed into current individual freelance agency.


LHDC    Senior Graphic Designer    2008 to present
Freelance Aurora, Illinois
° Established Lee Hartman Design Company / LHDC as an independent company
° Continue to provide graphic design solutions for Performance Graphics. Acquire independent clients and provide quality design, production and direct mail services. Provide print based solutions for marketing, trade shows and as well as e-mail blast design. Maintain relationship with Performance Graphics as it transitions into The 
Stevens Group

Performance Graphics    Creative Director    1991 to 2013
Design Studio Elmhurst, Illinois
° Established design studio, specified and directed computer equipment purchase, installation and software implementation
° Quickly hiring and directing staff of three graphic designers, successful completion on variety of projects for multiple market organizations such as American Bar Association, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Moneris Solutions and others
° Interface with Sales Executives as well as direct client contact to complete projects from beginning to end in a timely manner
° Capability of design on variety of projects such as, annual reports, newsletters, collateral and marketing materials
° Coordinate efforts of freelance writers, photographers and designers as necessary for project needs and completion
° Interface with production facilities to check quality and implementation of final materials
° Acquired eight year contract with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory for design of 20 yearly newsletter issues as well as various projects from event posters, exhibit design and other presentation pieces
° Served on Fermilab Design Task Force to establish standards of design in laboratory print, web and other graphic identity media

Moore Business Forms    Graphic Designer
Creative Graphics Center Northbrook and Chicago, Illinois
° Teaming up with Marketing and Sales specialists, developed print proposal graphic comprehensives, direct mail and document
designs to aid in sales presentations to benefit completion of product sale and implementation to larger corporations
such as Allstate Insurance, AT&T, Harris Bank and others
° Consulted with the Research Division on computer and software systems, program implementation used corporate-wide

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design University of Illinois at Chicago
° Ongoing Trade Seminars such as Edward Tufte Visual Display of Quantitative Information
° Adobe Creative Cloud instruction, Marketing and Branding application courses

° Macintosh Platform software expertise including Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and previously Quark Express
° Functioning capability in Microsoft Office and usage of various other utility software packages
Lee Hartman
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Design, Production
Print, Industrial/Product
POST DATE: 01.10.2024
Aurora, IL
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