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PROFILE/RESUME
Elizabeth Gildred  
Art Direction & Graphic Design
Talented, versatile, and resourceful creative professional with experience across a wide range of graphic design, communications, and marketing applications. Highly detail-oriented and proactive, collaborative, and focused on producing quality work.
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EXPERIENCE

Siemens Healthineers, East Walpole, MA
Art Director
08/2014 to present

Art Director within the in-house Creative Services team. Responsibilities include print design, banner ad development and management/trafficking, photo retouching, building signage, tradeshows, and special projects.

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, East Walpole, MA 
Communications Specialist 
08/2012 to 08/2014

Communications Specialist in the Brand and Channel Management group at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, a global leader in clinical diagnostics. In this role, I support a wide range of digital media functions. I am responsible for the management of online banner advertising, including design and copy development, and coordination with Siemens’ external media agency to meet placement deadlines. In addition, I manage the design and distribution for Siemens’ proprietary customer-facing media presentation tool for tradeshows and events. I provide project management for video shoots, digital media projects, and photography and image library management support. I am an internal photo retouching resource for Diagnostics photography, and manage the relationship with an external retouching resource as workload requires. I am also part of a team that supports the partnership between Siemens and Marvel Comics. In that role, I provide project management and artwork review support on Marvel Custom projects, including both traditional and animated comic books.   

Siemens Healthcare, East Walpole, MA 
Art Director 
01/2010 to 08/2012

Art Director within the Creative Services department at Siemens Healthcare, a global leader in healthcare products and solutions. Worked to build and maintain successful relationships with internal marketing clients located within the East Walpole office, as well as many remote clients in multiple locations across the globe, earning a reputation as creative, dependable, accurate, organized, and efficient. Supporting both global and U.S. products, I was responsible for project management and design of marketing collateral projects including brochures and sell sheets, as well as direct mail pieces, support for internal and external events, technical specification sheets and white papers, case studies, tradeshow graphics, and advertorials. In both 2011 and 2012, I was the lead designer on direct mail pieces for the largest industry tradeshow for the Diagnostics segment of the business, the AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo. I was also heavily involved in the booth design for 2010 and 2011. For the Customer Care team, I provided design support for a major initiative, the implementation of a communications handbook. Working closely with marketing communcations, content was provided from multiple sources and organized into an easy-to-use handbook divided into employee and customer messaging sections. On all projects, large and small, I practiced a team-based approach, acting as an extension of my client’s team, to ensure deadlines are met, quality is maintained in design and production, and the end result meets both my expectations and the expectations of my client.

Samsonite Corporation, Mansfield, MA
Graphic Designer
01/2005 to 12/2010

Graphic Designer within the Creative Services department at Samsonite Corporation, an industry-leading luggage and travel accessory company. Responsible for design work for the U.S. and Canada, for both retail and wholesale channels. In addition, I was part of a global team, working with European colleagues on collateral for global initiatives. On global projects, I was the lead designer on all collateral for Samsonite Black Label, Samsonite’s high-end luxury brand. Projects included a collection designed by fashion designer Alexander McQueen, and a re-launch of the 1960’s Fashionaire collection. Within the retail channel, I designed point-of-sale elements, gift cards, store signage, posters, and banners for Samsonite-owned retail stores. American Tourister, another brand under the Samsonite umbrella, was one of my primary responsibilities. In 2008, I played a major role in redesigning and updating the American Tourister brand identity, including the design of collateral for eco-friendly products and a new children’s sub-brand. I am experienced with directing photo shoots for high-end products, and as budgets were reduced, I successfully transitioned to taking in-house photography for lower-end products. I have been involved in all stages of my projects, working closely with printers and photographers, marketing, global sourcing, and product design departments, and Samsonite’s artwork coordinator in China on a daily basis.

Jeff Kennedy Associates, Inc., Somerville, MA 
Graphic Designer
11/1998 to 12/2004

Graphic designer at Jeff Kennedy Associates, a museum exhibition planning and design firm. Involved in all phases of design, including design development and graphic production. Projects included both permanent and traveling exhibitions featured in health museums, children’s museums, science centers, historical sites and visitor centers. Design work encompassed a wide range of graphic types and sizes for exhibits, as well as screen design for software interactives and websites, and print pieces used in conjunction with exhibits.

Barrett Communications, Cambridge, MA 
Graphic Design Intern & Freelance Graphic Designer
01/1998 to 10/1998

After a semester-long graphic design internship, I worked as a freelance graphic designer at Barrett Communications. Assisted with design and production work on various print projects.

EDUCATION

UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
06/1998

Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
Associate Degree, Art
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
06/1995

KEY WORDS
Design, Art Direction, Project Management, Photo Shoot Direction, Photo Retouching, Adobe Creative Suite, Exhibit Design, Tradeshows and Events, Advertising, Retail, Point-of-Sale, Consumer Goods, Healthcare

REFERENCES
Available upon request
Elizabeth Gildred
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Project Management
Industry
Print, Web/Multimedia
POST DATE: 02.08.2018
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