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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

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.

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

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

• 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

Available upon request.

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