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Dawn Williamson  
Graphic Designer / Art Director
 
I am looking for opportunities that fuel and challenge my creativity. I love meeting new people and collaborating with others who share my passion for creating awesome graphics that communicate beautifully. 

I have over 20 years experience in graphic/web design, fine art and communications. 

I am ... Skilled. Creative. Intelligent. Passionate. Independent. Professional. FUN. Resourceful. Responsible. Organized. Forward Thinking. Detail Oriented. Problem Solver. Always Learning. Multi-tasker.
Resume
< WORK EXPERIENCE >

2014 - Present
GRAPHIC DESIGNER/PROJECT MGR/ART DIRECTOR/OWNER | dwCreative  ::  Mesa, AZ
Responsibilities: Designing and Project Managing everything from logo development to website design. Clients include: The Juice Plus+ Company, Green Team CA, West Valley Recycles CA, ENR Solutions, Progress Residential, Grounded Owl Botanicals, CO Uplift Guild, In the Zona, Mesa Community College, The Phoenix Symphony, The Hippie Hobby, Lunchbox Kidz, Pure Potential Intl., VON Design, Ground-Up Builders, CRF Roofing, GPS Services, Platinum Dental, Lucky You Creative, JBS Roofing, ZeroNines Software, Plum Branding, KRT Consulting, Green Team San Jose, Healthy Lifestyle Brands, Bath Muse, World at Work, 7-Eleven, TJX Corporation (Ross, Marshalls, Home Goods), Wannabe Creative, Inspiring Healthy Connections

2012 - 2014
GRAPHIC DESIGNER/PROJECT MANAGER | Mad Dog Design  ::  Phoenix, AZ
Responsibilities: Designing and Project Managing everything from logo development and stationary design to magazines and large volume catalogues

2012 - 2013
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Glitz Design  ::  Phoenix, AZ
Responsibilities: Full Color Ad, Catalog and Product Tag Design

2011-2013
CONTRACT GRAPHIC DESIGNER | The Phoenix Symphony  ::  Phoenix, AZ
Responsibilities: Designing everything from postcards and invitations to newsletters, magazine ads, billboards and outdoor banners

2005-2012
GRAPHIC DESIGNER / PRODUCTION ARTIST | Crown Press, Inc. ::  Phoenix, AZ
Responsibilities: Meeting with clients, brainstorming marketing concepts with in-house designers, obtaining print and production quotes, logo development and branding, print design including advertisements, direct mail, brochures, newsletters, corporate collateral, posters, books, packaging, and large format graphics; web design including banners and email blast campaigns; pre-flighting, troubleshooting, and repairing client files for press and digital printing, re-creating existing printed pieces in press ready digitally editable formats, creating mock-ups, scanning, color correction, typesetting, copywriting, proofreading, outputting and emailing proofs for customer approval, organizing and archiving files in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines. 

2003-2005
ART DIRECTOR / GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Trillium Design Group  ::  Friendswwood, TX
Responsibilities: All aspects of print and web design including: meeting with clients, preparing proposals and contracts, project management, market research, concept development, print design and presentation, paper and color selection, obtaining print quotes, performing press checks, web site design and construction, directing photoshoots, supervising and directing 2 other designers, designing and implementing office forms and procedures, traffic management, participating in the decision making and planning involved in running a small business

1999-2000
BUYER / CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
International Paper (XPEDX Paper Store) :: Boulder, CO

1996-1998
JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Metropolitan State College of Denver  ::  Denver, CO

1994-1995
GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT
The University of Denver  ::  Denver, CO  

< EDUCATION >

2002-2004
POST GRADUATE COURSES | College of the Mainland :: Texas City, TX
Graphic Design, Web Design, Typography

1999
BFA | Metropolitan State College of Denver ::  Denver, CO
Printmaking with a minor emphasis in Graphic Design
Graduated Magne Kum Laude

1995-1995
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES | The University of Denver :: Denver, CO
Graphic Design, Fine Art 

SOFTWARE
Mac and PC :: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Quark XPress, Dreamweaver, Word Press, Wix, Microsoft Word, Excel

OTHER
Conversational Spanish, some French
Dawn Williamson
Seeking
Part-time, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Mid-level
Skills
Design, Art Direction
Industry
Print, Web/Multimedia
POST DATE: 04.02.2021
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