Proficiencies, Skills, and Talents

I'm proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite and constantly work on adding new programs to my skill-set.  I occasionally use HTML and other coding as needed. I also enjoy and find value in creating items by hand.

Software Proficiencies
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Adobe After Effects (Novice)
Advertising and Project Management (APM)
Google Sites
Google Slides
HTML
Microsoft Power Point
Microsoft Word

Misc. Talents
Sketching/Illustration
Crafting/General Making of Things

Education

Michigan State University  •  East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Arts

 

 

 

Experience

Gordon Food Service  •  2008–Present
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
» Worked with a small team of designers to create effective
     and creative designs to meet the needs of a large,
     multi-faceted company.

» Learned new skills/programs to fill department needs therefore
     reducing freelancing costs.

» Managed a diverse workload and deadline schedule.

» Created design for a broad spectrum of needs, including,
     but not limited to:

  • Publication design and layout
  • Product guides
  • Retail mailers, ads, and signage
  • Logos 
  • Large format
  • Web ads and page design
  • Video animation

Awards
2012 Gold Club Recipient
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Hunter Owens Advertising  •  2005–2007
GRAPHIC DESIGNER / OFFICE MANAGER
» Created print design for a variety of clientele.

»  Worked directly with clients and managed communication
      and scheduling.

» Expedited update to and staff training of QuarkXPress to
    Adobe InDesign.

» Facilitated hiring and management of staff.