WORK EXPERIENCE

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Exclusive Brands LLC – Ann Arbor, MI
December 2019 – Present
Full-time Graphic Designer of digital & print materials.

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
The Creative Group – Grand Rapids, MI
January 2019 – October 2019
Full-time Freelance Graphic Designer for X-Rite PANTONE®, Inc. Responsible for designing booklets, brochures, product guides, sales sheets, stickers, labels, logos, and other print & digital material showcasing X-Rite PANTONE®, Inc. products.
Part-time Graphic Designer of digital and print material for the Michigan Community Action Agency (non-profit). Materials include: Annual Report, brochures, flyers, and advertising designs.

ITSM COMMUNICATIONS & TRAINING SPECIALIST
TEKsystems – Mason, MI
September 2018 – October 2018
Contract work as an ITSM Communications & Training Specialist at Dart Container Corporation. Responsible for researching, preparing, and revising end user communications for projects, procedure changes, and IT related issues.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER/MARKETING SPECIALIST
EISEN – Lansing, MI
December 2017 – June 2018
Worked as a Freelance Graphic Designer/Marketing Specialist for EISEN. Projects for EISEN are designed on a contract basis. EISEN is a high volume manufacturer of packaging and engineered supply technology for industries worldwide. Also worked on supervisor's political campaign for Congress (graphic design/marketing/managed social media).

GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ADJUNCT FACULTY
Lansing Community College – Lansing, MI
April 2009 – July 2017
Full-time Graphic Designer specializing in graphic design using Adobe Creative Suite software on the Mac. Responsible for designing, advertising, and marketing for LCC Communications & Marketing Dept. I collaborated with print vendors, and scheduled deliveries. I also taught tech courses (InDesign and Mac Basics) as Adjunct Faculty.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Eastman Outdoors – Flushing, MI
November 2006 – June 2008
Designer of print packaging for outdoor leisure products. (Consumer products available at Cabela's, Walmart, Gander Mountain, and other stores nationwide). Designed for Eastman Outdoors, Eastman Outfitters, Carbon Express, and Gorilla brands.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
The Creative Group – Troy, MI
June 2004 – October 2006
Full-time assignment with BBDO Detroit for DaimlerChrysler Campaign. Assisted with the design and production of Chrysler Domestic and International Catalogs for 300C, Pacifica, Town & Country, PT Cruiser, Sebring, Crossfire, and Aspen. Actively involved with producing 2005 – 2007 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep print material for potential consumers.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
The O'Briens Agency – Lansing, MI
November 1999 – February 2004
Lead designer of high-quality 4-color monthly General Motors magazine called the Edge. Designer of weekly national GM OVERDRIVE ad for Crain’s Automotive News Magazine (inside front cover). Responsible for designing print material for Cadillac and HUMMER. Designed regional Standings Reports for GM dealerships nationwide.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
International Engineering Consortium (Professional Education International) – Chicago, IL
November 1997 – October 1999
Designed large technical journals, catalogs, cards, brochures, flyers, programs, and graphics for the company’s web site, www.iec.org. Designed both 4-color and 2-color material targeted towards telecommunications professionals and design engineers.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
1994 – 1996
GPA: 3.0

Associate in Graphic Design
Lansing Community College – Lansing, MI
1992 – 1994
GPA: 3.78 (Summa Cum Laude)

SKILLS

Direct Mail (10+ years)
Graphic Design (10+ years)
MS Office (10+ years)
Adobe Creative Suite (10+ years)
Typography
Print Production
Printing
Highly Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud & MS Office
Graphic Design: Magazines, Flyers, Posters, Booklets, Brochures, Direct Mail, Digital, Signage, etc.

LINKS


ASSESSMENTS

Graphic Designer/Production Artist – Highly Proficient
October 2019
Speaking clearly, correctly, and concisely.
Full results:

Graphic Design – Highly Proficient
April 2019
Measures a candidate's ability to create visual media to effectively communicate information and concepts.

Social Media – Proficient
April 2019
Measures a candidate's ability to create content, communicate online, and build a brand's reputation.

Written Communication – Proficient
April 2019
Measures a candidate's ability to convey written information using proper grammar rules.

Graphic Design — Highly Proficient
February 2019
Measures a candidate's ability to create visual media to effectively communicate information and concepts.

Indeed Assessments provides skills tests that are not indicative of a license or certification, or continued development in any professional field.

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