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Art Director Resume


Desired Industry: Publishing SpiderID: 41883
Desired Job Location: Birmingham, Alabama Date Posted: 8/19/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 9/15/2010
Desired Wage: 60,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Undecided


Objective:
Over the years I've designed and produced everything from business cards to room-sized trade show displays, coffee-table books to multimedia Web sites, and one-off logos to long-term branding strategies. I'd like to continue to use and expand those skills in a long term position.


Experience:
Senior Designer 1996 – 2010
JCPIII graphics Birmingham, Alabama
• Worked in tandem with Creative Director to design and produce consistent corporate branding for multiple clients in distance education and alternative health products
• Redesigned newsletters, course catalogs, and collateral publications from 2-color to full-color printed editions with online, interactive PDF versions
• Instrumental in multiple Web site redevelopment plans, directed visual design and image choices, organized site information structure
• Developed and maintained new Web site content areas with clients’ editorial and promotional staff: multimedia conference series, natural health herb guide, radio show archive, interactive quizzes, healthy recipe and lifestyle areas
• Collaborated with IT department to develop cross-platform solutions for Web content, including audio, video, and other multimedia presentations
• Produced WordPress blog designs and custom graphics for social networking sites: Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Ning
• Cooperated with clients’ staff to maintain multiple production schedules for both print and Internet-based projects
• Other design work included trade show displays; nonfiction books; product packaging; business cards and stationery; specialty items; direct mail pieces; print and Web advertisements; presentation folders; employee handbooks; and promotional e-mails
• Responsible for research, image selection, and management of stock photography resources
• Researched and recommended software, digital publishing services, Web hosting services, equipment, and other department purchases
• Trained and provided support for coworkers in software applications, HTML and other languages, and project procedures
Art Director 1994 – 1996
Birmingham Magazine/Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce Birmingham, Alabama
• Directed all facets of design and production for periodicals, annual publications and promotional materials including Birmingham magazine—circulation approximately 140,000 annually
• Worked closely with Editor and Director of Photography to shape visual content of publications
• Supervised staff artist and freelance designers
• Advised Editor and Publisher on all bids and contracts related to print production
• Also conducted interviews for job applicants; established and maintained vendor relationships; managed desktop publishing systems; recommended software, equipment, and other purchases
Art Director 1991 – 1993
Gibbons Publishing, Inc. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
• Managed all aspects of design and production for periodicals and promotional materials, including ad positioning, production and printing schedules
• Publications included: Florida Keys magazine, a bimonthly lifestyle/regional magazine, circulation 60,000 annually; Gibbons-Humms Guide Florida Keys • Key West, a quarterly tourist guide, circulation 220,000 annually; and Adventure Florida, an annual “coffee-table” guide, circulation 25,000–50,000 annually
Art Director 1989 – 1991
Loafer’s Choice Plantation, Florida
Layout Artist and Designer 1988 – 1989
L.M. Berry & Company Inverness, Alabama
Graphic Artist and Designer for Silk Screened Textiles 1987
The Lettering House Alabaster, Alabama
Graphic Artist 1986
TechSouth, Inc. Hoover, Alabama


Education:
Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude
December 1987
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, Alabama
Honors: 1987 Vice-President of Kappa Pi Art Honorary Fraternity, Member of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Societies


Skills:
• Proficient in: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, Dreamweaver, Flash, Microsoft Office, Acrobat, Font management, multiple Internet browsers, HTML, CSS
• Experience in: Final Cut, Audacity, MPEG Streamclip, JavaScript, ActionScript


Additional Information:
Freelance work
1984 – present day
• Specializing in non-profits and small business start-ups, services include: Web design and maintenance, business cards and other identity projects, event promotion, signage, product packaging, and direct mail campaigns


Reference:
Available upon request.


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