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PROFILE/RESUME
sonia faggin thompson  
graphic designer
 
Creative graphic designer with 20+ years experience.

Pre-press, preflight, pagination, direct mail design, magazine advertising design, desktop publishing, typography, working from thumbnails to final logotypes, brochures, branding, basic web design, drawing, watercolor painting.

Dynamic team player. Excellent interpersonal skills. Work well under tight deadline

• Adobe CC (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
• Adobe CS5 (Flash, Dreamweaver)
• QuarkXpress 8.0
• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel
• Proficient knowledge of WordPress
• Basic knowledge of Dreamweaver and Flash

Italian native speaker, English, Basic French and Spanish.
Resume
Creative and detail-oriented Graphic Designer with extensive experience in advertising, sales and technical environment. Well versed in designing direct mail, yellow pages, newspaper and magazine advertising, brochures, catalogs, logotypes, coordinated images, typography. Drawing and watercolor painting. Basic knowledge of web design.

	• Dynamic and reliable team player 	• Excellent interpersonal skills		
	• Works well under tight deadlines	• Good communicator and problem solver

SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS on MAC OS10 platform

• Adobe CC: Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat
• QuarkXPress 8.0
• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel
• Proficient knowledge of WordPress
• Basic knowledge of Dreamweaver and Flash

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Becton Dickinson & Co., Sparks, MD                                    Dec 2015- present
Graphic Designer

Dexmedia, Timonium, MD 							2010 - 2015
Senior Graphic Designer
Worked directly with corporate, marketing, media consultants and clients for Yellow Pages ads creation. Developed and implemented art systems, product specifications and special tools designed to provide high quality advertising to DexMedia’s customers.
	• Created direct mail, Yellow Pages and Solutions on the Move’s magazine ads.
	• Produced ads program for law firm that secured $150,000/year revenue. 
	• Supported over 100 sales representatives in the Mid Atlantic Sales Region to
	   effectively meet their customers’ advertising needs.
	• Advised sales reps and customers about specs and printing production methods 
           to avoid costly errors.
	• Artist-to-go for last minute ads creation
	• Created business case for DBA’s (digital display ads) production, to better assist
           sales reps’ workload.
	• Exceeded expectations in soft skills scoring 130.42% for 2014.

Verizon, Greenbelt, MD 							2000 - 2009
Graphic Designer
Worked directly with corporate, marketing, sales management, and clients for Verizon Super Pages ads creation. Developed and implemented art systems, product specifications and special tools designed to provide high quality advertising to Verizon’s customers.
	• “Beta artist” for the graphic production launch of new direct mail product, resulting 
	   in $19.6 million in new revenue (2009 data).
	• Rated 120% in ads production speed and accuracy, constantly surpassing art team
	   performance average of 108%.
	• Successfully trained new artists in graphics programs and procedures, helping
	   enhance spec art quality and productivity
        • Created award winning logos and illustrations, canvass covers, sales contests, 
	   and marketing special programs.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

• Graphic Designer at Bell Atlantic and The Washington Times Newspaper. 
• Graphic Designer at Errevi, freelance graphic designer at Tandem, 
   Marketing Assistant at Nordica, Italy.
• Experienced in coordinating freelance designers, photographers and printers 
   to meet all projects’ requirements and deadlines.
• Knowledgeable in pre-press and digital output.

SPECIAL PROJECTS AND AWARDS

• Designer of award winning logo for Verizon’s Big East Market Area 
• Designer of custom illustrations and panels now permanently shown at the Martin
   Luther King Library’s African-American Studies wing, Washington DC, as part of
   Verizon’s project of restoring historical libraries 
• “Beta designer” for creating new marketing products for Verizon/Supermedia 

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Diploma - Graphic Design and Advertisement
   Scuola Superiore Ruzza, Padova, Italy.
Professional Development Course - Dreamweaver
Professional Development Course - Flash
   Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

LANGUAGES

Fluent in both written and oral Italian and English, basic conversational Spanish and French.

TESTIMONIALS

      "Sonia's ad most definitely helped in sealing the $15,000 sale, as the client was impressed by the ad she created. Sonia is absolutely amazing, always willing to help with a smile, going above and beyond each and every time she is asked for help. Sonia is available in any way she can help to assist us in generating the push we need for growth or new sales from our clients. Her ads are top notch and all customers, when presented with one of her ads, are very happy and likely comment on the caliber of the work being far superior than previous ads. I cannot possibly say enough about how great Sonia is at her job, creating ads, talented as a graphic artist, supporting our sales team and being a terrific positive force in the office. She’s truly a breath of fresh air… Thank you Sonia!”
					Doug Galeone, Media Consultant, Dexmedia Baltimore, MD

      "Just wanted you to know that Sonia was amazing and helped me make final changes while I was with my client. We are past Tape Extract and we needed clean copy sheets to go to final package. She is so helpful and willing and everyone should know… I couldn’t have done this without her!"
                                        Joanie Ferro, Media Consultant, Piscataway, NJ
sonia faggin thompson
Seeking
Full-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Pre-Press
Industry
Advertising, Publishing
Website
POST DATE: 06.10.2019
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Baltimore, MD
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