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Karen Hutchinson  
Graphic Designer and Illustrator
 
I am a graphic designer, illustrator, proofreader, and administrator/project manager with more than 20 years of experience working on a variety of publications. I've worked on a variety of print projects including brochures, reports, advertisements, newsletters, books, magazines, flyers, and more using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat. In addition to print design, I have created graphics, icons and banner ads for use on various websites and software as well as edited text and images on websites using Drupal, Wordpress and Adobe Contribute and created or edited email newsletters using Constant Contact or Pardot. I've also created graphics and written text for corporate social media posts. I have proofread a number of types of publications as well as have been a contributing writer and editor to company newsletters. I also paint and draw and enjoy fine arts and good design in general as well as sell vintage wares on Etsy and from a booth in an antiques mall.
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WORK EXPERIENCE

KMH Illustrative Design, High Point, NC
Freelance Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Proofreader
May 2011–Present
Projects have included proofreading, infographics, illustrations, logos, brochures, postcards, posters, invitations, social media, website design, and more for the High Point Arts Council, The Advisory Board Company, apexanalytix, G-50, Palettehead, LegiStorm, S/W Investments of NC, and others.

apexanalytix, Greensboro, NC
Marketing Communications Specialist/Graphic Designer
June 2015–Sept. 2020
Designed and laid out marketing collateral such as reports, brochures, product overviews, infographics, white papers and case studies, as well as helped create some of the content for these. Designed signage and promotional materials for trade shows and biannual conferences and helped with documents needed for these. Created graphics and icons and sized images for use on website and made updates to website text using Drupal. Created icons for website plus apexportal and smartvm software. Created and updated slides and created graphics for PowerPoint presentations. Created social media content and posted on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter as well as content for Glassdoor and Indeed. Updated text and graphics on Elite conference Cvent websites and CrowdCompass app. Uploaded documents and updated information on SharePoint using HTML. Ensured consistency of brand logo, style, and color across materials as well as proofread documents and marketing emails. Edited emails in Pardot. Performed sales and marketing administrative tasks such as pulling reports from Salesforce, mailings, ordering printing, ordering and distributing promotional items, and more.

The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC
Proofreader
May 2011–Dec. 2017
Proofread documents during each end-of-quarter deadline period and other times as needed.

Art Alliance of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Program Director
May 2012–Sept. 2014
Helped to plan, implement, and monitor Art Alliance art programs. Enlisted instructors, models, and interns for classes and summer camps. Responded to student inquiries, registered students for classes, and collected class payments. Prepared copy, laid out, and coordinated printing for promotional materials. Maintained Art Alliance’s website and Facebook page, and coordinated advertising in local publications. Purchased art and clay supplies and equipment. Performed payroll and bookkeeping duties using QuickBooks. Prepared bank deposits and reconciled bank statements. Coordinated with City of Greensboro staff regarding occupancy and facility concerns. Attended Art Alliance board and committee meetings. Assisted students with biannual student art shows. Attended to many other needs as well.

The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC
Graphic Design Specialist/Project Manager/Proofreader
Sept. 2000–Mar. 2011
Designed, laid out, and edited publications including books, newsletters, meeting binders, and brochures as well as slides, website banner ads, and more. Created, modified, purchased, or scanned art, graphs, and photos for use in publications and on websites. Created PDF files and prepared files for print or for web. Served as a liaison between Design Strategies and Solutions (DSS) and other departments (clients). Communicated client needs with DSS managers and designers. Tasked out work to staff and art directed as well as assisted with projects as needed. Assisted in establishing timelines, protocols, and creating and updating templates for publications. Participated in discussions on department processes, offered ideas for improvement, and helped implement them. Interviewed potential DSS employees and was direct manager for two designers. Performed level one (graphical) or level two (text and graphical) proofs on documents. Organized and maintained DSS art library. Editor and contributor to DSS newsletter. Helped coworkers troubleshoot computer and software problems and tutored coworkers on steps of creating Advisory Board documents, using software, and scanning. Assisted in organizing firmwide art shows as well as helped organize and participated in other department events and activities to build team camaraderie and promote DSS.

Aquent, Washington, DC
Graphic Designer
June 2000–Sept. 2000
Provided temporary graphic design services to companies in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Banana Designs, Lake Forest, CA
Traffic Manager/Graphic Designer
Apr. 1996–May 2000 Managed production department workflow, scheduled jobs, and assigned work to staff. Communicated between sales and production departments. Served as project manager on monthly publications. Performed graphic design duties for magazines, newsletters, brochures, exhibit display panels, stationary sets, and more. Created and edited art and scanned and touched up photos for use in print media and for web pages. Proofread, edited text, and wrote captions and headlines for magazine articles. Coordinated high-end scanning and film output with service bureaus and printing with print vendors.

MacTemps/Ultimate Staffing Services, Irvine, CA
Desktop Publisher/Administrative Assistant
Jan. 1996–Apr. 1996
Provided design and administrative help to several companies, including two months at Disneyland.

Democratic Policy Committee, United States Senate, Washington, DC
Publications Assistant
June 1994–Dec. 1995
Observed Senate floor and wrote summaries for the DPC Daily Report. Gathered information for publications using online services. Formatted and edited DPC documents. Created charts and graphs for use in documents and on the Senate floor. Assisted in maintaining database and files as well as coordinated printing with service department and distribution of publications.

M Squared Limited, Gaithersburg, MD
Desktop Publishing Specialist
Oct. 1992–June 1994
Created templates for brochures and manuals, laid out text into existing templates, performed quality checks, scanned graphics and performed graphic art duties. Editor of Squared Roots, the company’s quarterly newsletter. Coordinated, wrote, and edited articles; organized and designed graphics; performed layout; arranged for film output; and coordinated printing.

SKILLS

•	Software: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, Deltagraph, QuarkXPress, Contribute, Constant Contact, Druple, CrowdCompass
•	Strong organization, problem-solving, communication, proofreading, and typing skills; great attention to details; ability to create clean and optimized files for print and web; ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team player

EDUCATION

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, May 1992, Major: English, Minor: Art History
Division of International Programs Abroad: London, Spring 1991

ACTIVITIES & CONTINUING EDUCATION (Sample)

•	High Point Arts Council marketing committee member, Feb. 2011–present
•	Run Addie Anne’s Attic in antiques booth at Thomasville Emporium and on Etsy, Nov. 2020–present
•	Guilford County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Intern, Jan. 2012–Dec. 2013
•	Attended educational AIGA events covering a variety of print and design topics, 2000–present
•	Attended art and graphic design continuing education classes and workshops through Art Alliance of Greensboro, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Theatre Art Gallery, Guilford Technical Community College, Corcoran College of Art and Design, The Art League, and more.
•	Advisory Board Foundation volunteer, Sept. 2000–Dec. 2010
•	General Scott Condominium Association board member, Washington, D.C., July 2002–Apr. 2007; newsletter editor/designer; on landscaping, budget, interiors, roof committees
•	Smithsonian Institution, VIARC, volunteered at Natural History and Hirshhorn, Sept. 2001–July 2003
•	National Women’s Political Caucus–Capitol Caucus member, Dec. 2000–July 2002
Karen Hutchinson
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Illustration
Industry
Publishing, Marcomm
POST DATE: 09.10.2021
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