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Nancy Michon  
Graphic Designer
 
I bring efficient communication, a collaborative approach and an upbeat attitude to every design project. My design aesthetic is clean and uncluttered, with an emphasis on readability. When partnering with clients to help them accomplish their goals, I bring my developed skills, experience and love for the creative process to the table.
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SKILLS:

CREATIVE/DESIGN
Clear, readable design
Corporate identity development 
Print and outdoor advertising
Print collateral 
Annual reports
Illustration 
Logo design & brand implementation 
Newsletters 
Trade shows & events

TECHNICAL/PRODUCTION
Specializing in print, using Adobe Creative Suite (CS5): InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator (intermediate to expert)
Previous experience with QuarkXPress 8 (intermediate) and Dreamweaver (beginner)

COMPREHENSIVE
Creative thinking and problem solving 
Clear messaging
Clean, uncluttered style
Excellent organization and communication
Cost-effective project management
Supervision of small work teams
Direction of photographers and illustrators
Management of relationships with print and other vendors

EXPERIENCE:

SAMPLE OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Developed roll out materials for a major new natural gas transportation product and worked directly with a freelance 3-D illustrator, an in-house team, stock photography houses and a print vendor to bring the project to completion on time and under budget.

Designed and implemented a job-tracking, file-backup and archiving system for a large urban school district’s creative department.

Built a creative department for a rapidly growing business by hiring, training and mentoring two junior designers and taking over the supervision of three production artists.

Redesigned an independent school’s fund raising brochure with a dynamic new look that persuaded their donor base to give in record amounts.

Mapped out an efficient workflow for this client’s tri-annual educational program catalog. Led a team of designers and raised design standards, while improving the readability of the publication. Enrollment increased dramatically.

Designed and developed custom leather binder with 150-plus pages of instructional material for retail personnel, to begin the roll out of a major new promotional program for this U.S. wide gas retailer. This was an important contribution to a large team effort, and was awarded along with the team with an appreciation event and gifts.

CLIENT CATEGORIES

Advertising
Cleaning Service 
Construction
Education 
Finance
Nonprofits
Oil & Gas 
Pipe Manufacturer
Real Estate
Startups

CAREER TIMELINE:

5/09 to present
Graphic Design Consultant
Nancy Michon Graphic Design, Houston TX
       
2/05 to 5/09
Graphic Designer
BMP Partners, Inc., Houston TX
       
3/03 to 2/05
Graphic Design Consultant
Nancy Michon Graphic Design, Houston TX
       
11/00 to 3/03
Senior Designer
Public Relations Department at El Paso Corporation, Houston TX
       
4/00 to 11/00
Graphic Designer (contract)
Aquent Partners, Houston TX
       
6/99 to 4/00
Graphics Supervisor
Houston Independent School District, Houston TX
       
4/97 to 6/99
Digital Studio Artist
Rives Carlberg, Houston TX
       

EDUCATION:

Houston Community College
Two web-related courses: Web Page Design I, Introduction to Dreamweaver
       
Junior College of Albany
Associate in Applied Science, Summa Cum Laude
       
State University of New York at Albany
Major: Fine Arts; completed 36 hours
Nancy Michon
Seeking
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Project Management
Industry
Print, Advertising
POST DATE: 02.13.2020
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Houston, TX
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