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Graphic Designer Resume


Desired Industry: Graphics Design/Commercial Art SpiderID: 47094
Desired Job Location: Seattle, Washington Date Posted: 1/4/2011
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 1/01/11
Desired Wage: $45,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Undecided


Objective:
I'm Graphic Designer with 10+ years of design experience who has recently earned a Web Design Certificate at the University of Washington. I'm in the unique situation of having extensive experience with dealing with clients, meeting deadlines and mastering programs (Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Illustrator and more), but am at a junior level with my web skills. My portfolio website is www.diedremuns.com.

I am looking for a position that uses my problem-solving, design and team-working skills. I am incredibly versatile and tenacious, so there are a wide variety of positions that are suitable. I've managed teams, and I've been one of the worker bees. I enjoy both for different reasons, so whether or not I am management is inconsequential. I'm just as happy designing as I am coding and problem-solving, so my exact task is flexible. It is pivotal though that I am working within a group on large tasks. Bouncing ideas off of talented colleagues, getting the opinions of employees and asking for input from superiors always improves the quality of my work. Nothing is more satisfying than the camaraderie built with teamwork and the quality of work it can produce.

My salary is flexible according to my duties. The salary noted here is a minimum for a standard, mid-level design position. I am willing to accept less for an entry-level Flash position and would want higher compensation for a management position.


Experience:
DESIGN EXPERIENCE
Fire Design, Chicago/Seattle
Owner/Freelance Graphic Designer
Design advertising and marketing material for corporate clients. Create concept and visuals that remain consistent throughout selected media. Coordinate freelance production artists and vendors. Projects include collateral for Sprint's college roadtrip promotion; magazine layout and design; Coca-Cola promotional product design for Sydney, Australia Olympics; national ad campaign for Focal; RFP for roll-out of new US Women's Volleyball League; RFP for Blue Cross Blue Shield Olympic promotions and more. Sept 1993-2002 (except time working at Wace/Seven and Perkins & Will, see below), Sept 2002-Current (part time).

Wace/Seven, Chicago
Graphic Designer/Production Artist
Produce point-of-sale, print and outdoor (billboards, taxi-tops) comps and keylines for Leo Burnett. Produce keylines following strict and complex guidelines. Clients include Kellogs, Marlboro, Greer Baseball Cards and Virginia Slims.
Feb 1997-Jan 1998 (Freelance),
Jan 1998-May 1999 (Full-time)

Perkins & Will, Chicago
Graphic Designer
Design promotional materials for architectural firm. Concept to creation of 4-color promotional brochures, magazines, exhibition displays, slide shows and proposal covers consistent with corporate identity standards. Coordinate freelance artists, service bureaus and printers. May 1994-February 1995

Anderson, DeBartolo, Pan, Tucson
Graphic Designer
Design marketing materials for architectural firm. Prepare displays, overheads and brochures for corporate proposals. Coordinate photo finishers, type setters and printers. February 1993-August 1993

Arid Lands Design, University of Arizona, Tucson
Graphic Designer
Coordinate and design internationally distributed magazines, books, newsletters and brochures. Prepare print specifications and budget proposals. Manage design assistants, service bureaus, and printers. Responsible for computer hardware, software and network. Reorganized computer filing system to coordinate with accounting. August 1990-February 1993

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Florabunga
Owner, Garden Designer
Set up and manage a small landscaping company with 2-5 employees. Create accounting, crew management and client service procedures. Meet with clients, create bids and proposals for small residential hardscape and plant installations. Train and manage employees. Design business marketing program and online presence. July 2002-Present



Education:
Design/Art Education
Web Design Certificate
University of Washington
June 2010

Bachelor of Fine Art,
University of Arizona, Major: Art/Photography, Earned Degree May 1989

Art Specialist Certification,
K-12, University of Arizona, Earned Certificate December 1991

San Francisco State University, Major: Art/Photography, Attended Fall 1986- Spring 1987

Otis Parsons-Los Angeles,
Major: Graphic Design/Photography, Attended Fall 1984-Spring 1986

Other Education
AAS, Ornamental Horticulture
College of DuPage, IL, Earned Degree December 2001


Affiliations:
Plant Amnesty Board Member


Skills:
Programs:
Illustrator
Photoshop
Dreamweaver
Microsoft Office
Flash
Quark
Pagemaker
Many More, but these are the major ones. Great at learning new programs!


Additional Information:
STRONG POINTS
Tenacious; does not give up easily, driven to succeed despite obstacles
Resourceful; skilled in analyzing and solving problems, brainstorming and planning
Cooperative; as team leader encourages participation, as team member enjoys colleague collaboration
Versatile; capable in many design styles, with many programs and on a variety of tasks



Reference:
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