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Associate Art Director Resume


Desired Industry: Graphics Design/Commercial Art SpiderID: 77075
Desired Job Location: Rockville, Maryland Date Posted: 3/15/2016
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 85000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 50-75%
Highest Degree Attained: Other Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
Award-winning, creative, and innovative professional, with more than 20 years of experience in all phases of design production, multimedia, and graphic design, as well as marketing layout and communications. Possess extensive background in creating innovative and dynamic designs with emphasis in concept, detail, and style and bring projects to completion. Gain reputation as reliable and flexible communicator, with adeptness in understanding the needs of clients. Exemplify proven ability to see the big picture in a project; equipped with outstanding work ethic and unsurpassed dedication to consistently produce remarkable results.


Experience:
Professional Experience

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Washington, DC
Design Manager-Marketing Mar 2014-Present

Initiate the development and implementation of artistic vision and design deliverable in coordination with the creative director to increase on-brand and on-strategy.
Demonstrate excellent skills in translating concepts and data into compelling visuals; while utilizing graphic imagery in various materials and other marketing and media

outreach.
Generate key designs for art and copy layouts of direct mail advertising materials to complement with the projects; as well as graphics for brochures, blog posts, web, logos,

and other collateral promotions for marketing purposes.
Employ analytical skills in identifying design issues to develop effective solutions.
Offer hands-on support to the Publications Department on a periodic basis.

Production and Design Manager-Publications Feb 2008-Mar 2014

Held full accountability in overseeing publication production operations including publications design, pre-press, printing, distribution, and client-needs support.
Presided over the performance coaching, mentoring, and guidance of staff as necessary.
Closely observed job specifications to ensure timely completion and to meet creative standards and cost efficiencies.
Worked closely with internal clients to provide creative conceptual input on projects.
Created and executed original design concepts for magazine supplements, books, promotional ads, brochures, direct mail pieces, reports, logos, and other collateral.
Played a key role as traffic manager, contributing creative input for the organizations international educator bi-monthly magazine.
Facilitated the interviews of potential new vendors; as well as the supervision of all current print vendor activities.
Carried out key tasks such as acquiring vendor quotes, negotiating cost, and verifying estimates to ensure alignment with the client’s budget.

Lockheed Martin, Rockville, MD
Senior Graphic Artist Mar 1998-Feb 2008

Served as lead designer, in charge of working with a contract freelance since 2001 for an award-winning National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (four-color)

quarterly newsletter.
Interfaced with internal clients prior to the development of initial design concepts.
Rendered conceptual inputs on projects; as well as innovative visual approaches to corporate and government products including brochures, direct mail pieces, two- to four-color

report covers, conference logos, and other collateral.
Developed and implemented the look-and-feel of government websites based on client and end-user needs, which included the following initiatives:
Original designs, illustrations, and graphics; and
Icons for new and existing websites and web applications including modification of e-blast, blogs, and web banner ads.


Earlier Career

Aspen Systems Corporation, Rockville, MD
Senior Graphic Designer

Sir Speedy: Professional Printing & Marketing Services, Rockville, MD
Graphic Design ~ Digital Specialist

Rockville, MD
Freelance Graphic Designer ~ Typesetter

National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC
Production Coordinator/Graphic Designer

Bechtel Power Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD
Typesetter II


Education:
Coursework in Flash and Dreamweaver: EEI Communications, Silver Spring, MD

Introduction to Computer Science ~ Building a Web Page: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD


Affiliations:
Professional Affiliations

National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) ~ Association Media & Publishing


Skills:
Art Direction ~ Logo Design ~ Typography ~ Advertising ~ Web Design ~ Corporate Identity ~ Digital Photography ~ Creative Design ~ Layout and Copy Fitting ~ Project Management


Additional Information:
Activities

Judge-Redesign, Eddie and Ozzie Awards
Folio: Magazine Honors Excellence in Outstanding Magazine Editorial and Design


Awards and Honors

APEX Awards
2015: Award of Excellence for Special Purpose: Internationalizing the Campus 2014
2013: Award of Publishing Excellence: Internationalizing the Campus 2012
2012: Award of Excellence for Special Purpose: Internationalizing the Campus 2011
2009: Award of Excellence for Special Reports: Internationalizing the Campus 2008
2006: Award of Excellence for News Magazine: The National Law Enforcement and Technology Center, TechBeat Newsletter
2001: Award of Excellence for News Magazine: The National Law Enforcement and Technology Center, TechBeat Newsletter
Association Media & Publishing
2015: EXCEL Silver Award, Award of Excellence for Special Purpose: Internationalizing the Campus 2014
2011: EXCEL Gold Award, Award for Special Reports: Internationalizing the Campus 2010
2010: EXCEL Silver Award, Award for Special Reports: Internationalizing the Campus 2009
Lockheed Martin
2007: Spot Award, Design of Office of Victims against Women
National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC)
2006: Gold Screen Award, Website I: Crimevictims.gov
2004: Blue Pencil Award, TechProfiles Report, The National Law Enforcement Corrections Technology Center
1998: Blue Pencil Award, When Your Child is Missing, A Family Survival Guide
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
2003: Silver Inkwell Award of Merit, TechProfiles Report, The National Law Enforcement Corrections Technology Center
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
2000: Certificate of Appreciation, Justice for Children, A Vision for the 21st Century


Technical Acumen

Agfa Compugraphic ~ Macintosh OSX ~ Adobe Creative Suite ~ Adobe Acrobat ~ Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) ~ PageMaker® ~ QuarkXPress ~ Flightcheck ~

Scanning Software


Reference:
Available upon request.


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