Graphic Designer Advertising Artist
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Over 12 years of Graphic Design experience has taught me how to create high-impact designs that attract, engage, and most importantly, SELL!
Highly skilled in Adobe CS InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark,
Power Stitch, Flexisign and Word on the Mac and PC.
Entry level skills in HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Flash, Freehand, Onyx and Power Point.
Full Page Magazine Ads, Complete Magazines, Logos, Newsletters, Brochures, Catalogs, Packaging, Displays, Billboards, Books and Covers, Branding, Embroidery, Posters, Labels, Yellow Pages, Trade Show Displays, Large Format Signs.
* Learn programs rapidly
* Detail oriented
* Consistently meet deadlines
* Excellent photographer
* Passion for art and design
* History of reducing waste and saving money
Advanced Photoshop training and experimentation enables me to remove photographic scratches, burns ,spots, correct colors and lens distortions and restore extensively damaged photos. (See my Portfolio).
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To brainstorm or collaborate on any of this information, call me at 310-754-9500.
- Full time
- Part time
- One time
Founder | Graphic Designer Advertising Artist
Leaders in Advertising Graphic Design in Ventura County, California
January 2012 - January 2012
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Researching Industry Leaders
Tracking Industry Trends
Participating in Industry Discussions
Harbor Freight Tools
May 2008 - July 2010
Branded 5000+ company tools and machinery sold nationwide. Branded labels included Chicago Electric, Drill Master, Central Machinery, Central Pneumatic. Pittsburgh, and Haul Master. Work can be seen on millions of tools throughout the country.
June 2007 - October 2007
Design to production of digital and vinyl signs and banners for B2B and B2C customers. Used FlexiSign Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, large format printer and laminator.
Signs of Distinction
February 2006 - October 2006
Replaced two Graphic Designers and rapidly resolved a two week backlog. Designed and produced signs and banners in a fast paced, high production shop. Used Flexi-cut.
Graphic Designer/ Art Director
October 2004 - February 2006
Provided design and Art Direction services for advertising agencies, magazines and design firms. Led team of graphic artists and web designer. Directed execution of client vision and branding within precise deadlines.
Graphic Designer / Embroidery Digitizer
Belding Sports Inc.
February 2001 - October 2001
Specialized in digitizing client logos to be embroidered on mass produced or custom individualized golf bags. Clients included Top Flite, Homestore, Ocean Energy and Cingular Wireless. Software used was Power Stitch which I learned on the job and became proficient within one week.
Designed illustrated catalog and hangtags using illustrator.
Graphic Designer / Production Artist
The Exhibit Company
January 1999 - June 2001
Designed and produced large format printed signage for trade show exhibits up to 40 ft. tall. Managed vinyl sign department including researching and contacting vendors, purchasing supplies and tools.
Chandler Design Advertising
January 1994 - November 1998
Created brochures, packaging, labels, direct mail and corporate identity pieces. Developed mock-ups of packaging and point of purchase displays. Instrumental in branding Home Safe Guard and Abrisa Glass, helping them grow from small businesses into multi-million dollar corporations.
Qualifications & Certifications
Asssociate of Arts
Certified Digital Animation Technician
Technology Development Center