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Karla Little  
Graphic designer
I have 15 + years as a graphic designer and have a Bachelor of Science degree from the Art Institute of California - Los Angeles. 

I have excellent project management and technical expertise. I pay attention to detail, and have excellent documentation and communication skills.

I worked for Amgen in Thousand Oaks. I layed out templates for pharmaceutical cartons. I added graphic placeholders for new Global branding with the Amgen logo and branding elements as well as barcode graphic placeholders. I worked on correcting and sending templates for review.

I also have experience working for the Antelope Valley Press for a newspaper. Paying attention to print production was a must and there were strict deadlines for the advertisements. I have excellent time management and organization skills. I work well in a team environment and can also work well independently.

Professional with extensive graphic design and print experience for 12+ years. 
Strong team-working and multi-tasking skills, successfully completes projects 
within time.
Superior customer service and computer skills with proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, Power Point.
Ability to contribute to a team, to welcome feedback, and to work under direction. 
Fluency on both Mac and Windows platforms. 
Bilingual in English and Spanish


Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA  (2017 - present -  contract)
Graphic Designer
Lay out templates for pharmaceutical cartons. Adding graphic placeholders for new Global branding with the Amgen logo and branding elements as well as barcode graphic placeholders. Correcting and sending templates for review. 

EEAP - The Safety People, Palmdale, CA (2013 - 2017)
Graphic Designer & Marketing
Design current website of  
Work on promotional mailers, create email campaigns with constant contact.
Create brochure and marketing material for sales team. Create large banners.
Create online safety signage store and work on a shopping cart system. 
Format and add pictures to English and Spanish safety lessons.
Write safety blogs and create social media.
Increased traffic and clientele to our business with new website design. Worked on client center which increased client retention.
Increased safety awareness among clients who bought safety signage and posters.
Created another source of income at EEAP by creating an online sticker store.

Staples, Palmdale, CA (2012 – 2013)
Printer & Cashier
Work Copy and Print Center performing duties in lamination, spiral binding, folding and customer service.
Work cashier position. 
Upsell with protection plans for electronics and furniture.
Received a 100% on a secret shopper survey.

Antelope Valley Press, Palmdale, CA (2011 – 2012)
Graphic Designer
Design advertisements for realtors, restaurants, doctors, financial advisors and other businesses.
Communicate with the sales person to get the ad completed in a timely fashion.
Created advertisements in a high pressure environment as well as created online client advertisements.

Laity Institute of the Arts, Palmdale, CA (2008 – 2010)
Art Instructor
Teach students origami, painting, drawing, color theory and comic book drawing. 
Help students share and display their work. 
Created an art show with the student’s work.

Western Beauty Institute, Lancaster, CA (2007)
Graphic Designer
Work on advertisements for the Antelope Valley Press and the Pennysaver.
Create beauty services price lists and promotional material. 
Created California State Board of Cosmetology study book and 2008 calendar.

Sander A. Kessler & Associates, Santa Monica, CA (2005 - 2007)
Graphic Designer
Create safety awareness posters for top clients. 
Design yearly safety and food industry calendars. 
Udated online newsletter and e-info.
Oversaw the graphic design department when my art director was on maternity leave.


Art Institute of CA – Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design 

Graduated with Honors, Fall Session, 2004
President’s Honor Roll: Fall Session, 2004
Best of Quarter in Exhibition Design: March 2004
Karla Little
Full-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position
Production, Design
Print, Advertising
POST DATE: 06.12.2022
Lancaster, CA
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