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christina lazorik-griser  
Senior Graphic Designer
 
With over 20 years of graphic design experience, Christina has mastered the ability to be both a versatile and a creative designer. Her adaptabilty to create different design media ranges from: business to business marketing campaigns, branding materials, brochures and trade show booths, packaging, video boxes and bus signs, to 50-foot banners and POP displays, direct mail and website designs, to interactive CD designs and magazines. With a broad production and design background she can take all projects from an initial design through to the final piece.
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Experience & Client List

cDesign Studio LLC. Austin, Texas. – July 2010 to Present. – Senior Designer/Art Director.
•Design and produce business to business corporate marketing materials including: logos, corporate brochures, annual reports, invitations, letterhead and business card design.
•Work with Miller Specialized Marketing to: design and produce email newsletters to 50 plus corporate satellite offices per month, design and produce real estate email newsletters to provided client lists per month.

PBS&J. Austin, Texas. – April 2006 to July 2010. – Senior Designer/Art Director.
•Design and produce business to business corporate marketing materials including: corporate brochures, small and large booklets, presentation materials, 
invitations, banners, and large trade show panels. Also assisted in Flash animations for corporate video with in-house animation team.
•Concept, design and produce interactive PowerPoint Presentations containing Flash animations and sound effects.

Contract work/Freelance. Atlanta, Georgia. – May 2001 to April 2006. – 
Senior Designer/Art Director.
•Design and produced new corporate identity for MarketSource and Fallene Ltd.; including corporate brochures, presentations, packaging and trade show panels. 
•Concepted, designed and produced sales launch promotion for Nokia Communicator; including direct mail campaign and promotional website and speciality items.
•Design and produced: brochures, invitations, and campaign materials for Mirant’s in-house marketing department; and direct mail campaigns for Nth Degree.
•Design and produced: corporate videos, video presentations and animations  for PeopleSoft; and signage and barrelwraps for the Coca-Cola Company.

iXL. Atlanta, Georgia. – March 2000 to May 2001. – Designer.
•Design and layout: websites, banner ads, interactive CD’s, and various posters.
•Ability to create multimedia concepts and execute layouts for programming. 
•Some clients included: BellSouth, Texas Instruments, Chase, 21e, Bank of America, Celebrity Cruises, and Tom Peters.

Planet Studio. Atlanta, Georgia. – March 1998 to March 2000. – Designer.
•Design and produce: home video boxes, bus signage, billboards, trade show booths and show materials, 7-50 foot banners, ads, sellsheet inserts, 
posters, catalogs, and direct mail. Worked on website design for CNN Showbiz Today; designed and produced other personal websites.
•Ability to take all projects from an initial design through to the final film.
•Some clients included: PBS, Discovery Networks, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, 
Animal Planet, CNN, Coca-Cola, Turner Classic Movies, and E3: Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Clarion Marketing and Communications. Atlanta, Georgia. – March 1996 to March 1998.  – Graphic Designer/Production Artist.
•Designed layouts for: brochures, calendars, insert sheets, trade show materials, and graphics for Powerpoint presentations.
•  Worked on production of: ads, magazines, brochures, trade show booths, calenders, promotional binders, insert sheets, T-shirts, olympic packaging, 
point of purchase displays, direct mail kits, video sleeves, and Powerpoint presentations.
•Responsibilities applied to each job: layout, typesetting, photo retouching, client revisions, creating dielines, setting colors, creating comps and boards, 
preparing files for transfer to printer (usually completed 7 to 10 jobs a day).
•Some clients included: UPS, IBM, Coca-Cola, Turner networks, CNN, AFC, Equant, Krystal, Home Depot, Popeyes and Churches chicken.

MacTemps/Freelance Work. Atlanta, Georgia. – January 1996 to March 1996. – 
Graphic Designer.
•Various temp assignments/freelance in Graphic Design and Production.
•Worked with: scanning and retouching, packaging, creating comps and mechanicals, client revisions, and preparing files for print.
•Employed at: Gordon Bailey & Associates, BioLab, and Clarion Marketing and Communications.

The Facility Group. Atlanta, Georgia. – July 1995 to December 1995. – Graphic Designer.
•Designed and produced B/W, 2C, and 4C marketing support materials, newsletters, direct mail brochures, and promotional items.
• Worked with: layout, typesetting, scanning, photo and image manipulation, and logo retouching.
•Managed production and materials with outside vendors.
•Tracked and supplied promotional items for offices based throughout the United States.

AdTemps/MacTemps. Atlanta, Georgia. – April 1995 to July 1995. – Graphic Designer.
•Various temporary assignments in graphic design.
•Employed at: Grady Memorial Hospital, Peach 94.9, and The Facility Group.

Spectrum Design Group. Atlanta, Georgia. – June 1994 to April 1995. – Production Artist.
•Designed B/W ads, logos, and real estate location maps.
•Tracked and placed ads in AJC and other local publications and assisted in maintaining client communication with the agency.

Software Experience 

Photoshop CS5  •  Illustrator CS5 •  InDesign CS5  •  ImageReady CS  •  3D Studio Max  •  Flash CS5  •  iMovie2  •   Dreamweaver CS5 •  Microsoft Word  •  Microsoft PowerPoint  •  HTML programming  •  Peak LE 2.10  •  Quark XPress 4.0  

Education 

FlashForward 2006 Conference. Austin, Texas.
•Attended Flash Forward conference and participated in various lectures and classes on Adobe AfterEffects 6.5.

The Art Institute of Atlanta. Atlanta, Georgia. / The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennslyvania.
•Completed Advanced 2D Animation in June 2005.
•Completed Basic 3D Computer Animation and Storyboarding in December 2003.
•Completed Introduction to Flash in October 2000.

FlashForward 2000 Conference. New York City, New York.
•Attended 4 day Flash Forward conference and participated in various lectures and classes on Flash animation in August 2000.

New Horizons Computer Learning Center. Atlanta, Georgia.
•Completed four courses of HTML programming in September 1997.
•Completed Advanced Illustrator 8.0 in June 1999. 

University of Florida. Gainesville, Florida.
•Graduated December 1993 with Bachelors of Science in Advertising. Art Minor.
•Developed winning Ad Campaign for World Cup Soccer 1994, Orlando.

Edison Community College. Fort Myers, Florida.
• Graduated June 1991 with Associates in Arts degree.
christina lazorik-griser
Seeking
Off-site, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Art Direction
Industry
Print, Marcomm
POST DATE: 01.10.2019
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