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Art Director or Senior Graphic Designer Resume

Desired Industry: Publishing SpiderID: 58368
Desired Job Location: Phoenix, Arizona Date Posted: 3/7/2012
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 39,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Other Willing to Relocate: Undecided

Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer with more than 20 years of industry experience seeking a new opportunity. Extensive experience designing magazines, direct mail, advertising, digital media, web sites and collateral for a variety of different industries including health care, medical, telecommunication, self storage, natural products, real estate and energy related engineering. Well-developed skills translating marketing and business objectives into creative strategies and campaigns. Management experience includes a demonstrated ability to direct, train, supervise and mentor other graphic designers.

Areas of Expertise
Publication Design • Advertising & Direct Mail • Packaging & Events • Digital Media • Creative Strategies & Campaigns • Managing Design Standards • Managing Graphic Designers

Expert skills with InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, QuarkXPress and PitStop

Virgo, Phoenix, AZ1994 – 2012
A leading provider of business information magazines and publications to key markets including health care, natural products, telecommunications and more. Virgo produces magazines that are distributed domestically and internationally as well as trade shows and events including all marketing and collateral support material.

Art Director – Events & Trade Shows (2008 – 2012)
• Collaborated with Marketing Managers to design and create collateral material and digital media for promoting events.
• Coordinated with show decorators all fabrication that needed to be produced on-site; ensured that all design and color standards were consistent throughout the trade show event itself.
• Partnered with outside vendors and secured competitive bids; negotiated pricing and contracts when necessary.

Key Accomplishment
Taught Event Show Staff editorial procedure used in magazine workflow to expedite content formatting which reduced project turnaround time.

Advertising Department Manager/Art Director(2004 – 2008)
• Managed and oversaw advertising department responsible for processing over $8.5 Million in annual advertising revenue.
• Created, managed, and maintained all advertising department design, preflight and prepress standards.
• Delegated tasks and managed 4 Art Directors responsible for designing ads and circulation promotions.
• Managed the Advertising Department while simultaneously managing the overall design layout and creative strategy of two nationally distributed magazines.
• Held weekly meetings with Art Directors and Traffic Coordinators to forecast production workflow and reassign projects to meet weekly deadlines.
• Managed the design and prepress standards of all digital files from clients and outside advertising agencies.
• Researched and purchased software to automate overall preflighting procedure of all outside PDF ad files, which cut the overall processing time by 25%. Because of this improvement the company was able to reassign one Art Director to other projects.

Key Accomplishments
• Developed and implemented procedure to determine total number of ads being processed through the department; developed a preflight standard to process each ad which resulted in overall time savings with less overtime hours in department.

Virgo Publishing, Phoenix, AZ
Art Director – Magazine(1994 – 2004)
• Collaborated with editorial team and publishers to produce 2, 4-color magazines in multiple industries including Health care, Medical, Natural Products, Telecommunications, Automotive After-Market, Equine and Hospitality.
• Photographed products and staff for media use
• Created original art including graphics, charts, maps and illustrations
• Ensured all layouts, photos and art elements met pre-press requirements for excellent reproduction
• Maintained consistent style and design quality in accordance with readership, editorial and advertising goals

Key Accomplishments
• Became the first Art Director in company’s history to have magazine cover art purchased for marketing campaign.
• Collaborated with IT Manager to implement a new process embedding styles within database files being imported within QuarkXPress, saving Art Directors up to 5 hours per directory.

Owens & Campbell Advertising, Tempe, AZ1990 – 1994
Art Director
• Designed and produced capabilities brochures, advertisements, direct mail, newsletters, product packaging and technical data sheets.
• Worked with principles to create campaigns designed to accomplish clients business objectives.
• Supervised and directed outside suppliers of photography and illustrations on a given project to ensure budgets were met and that all possible savings were achieved.

Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
Concentrated in Advertising and Graphic Design

InDesign Users Group member

InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, QuarkXPress PitStop &

Additional Information:
Have complete understanding of how javascript, CSS, and responsive web design come into play when building a web site.

Available upon request.

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