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Sales Representative Marketing

Chicago, Illinois, 60613, United States
March 22, 2011

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Laura Rafson

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Chicago, IL 60613

Email: cell: 502-***-****



Creative designer seeking an opportunity to apply artistic leadership and

communication skills in the graphic design industry.


BagcraftPapercon Chicago, Illinois . August 2010-March 2011

Marketing Communications Coordinator

. Designed and coordinated all marketing collateral

. Collaborated with the Director of Marketing to create new, effective

communication programs to promote the company

. Assisted the Director of Marketing in copywriting

. Coordinated all national sales meetings and tradeshows

. Edited company website as needed

. Managed the communication channel with all Regional Managers, Territory

Managers, Brokers to communicate price increases, new

products announcements and important company memos

. Developed powerpoint presentations for business meetings

. Distributed leads to the appropriate Sales Representative daily

. Updated the intranet's information library for the Sales Representatives

and Brokers to access out in the field

SANYO North America Corporation Wood Dale, Illinois . March 2007-August


Communications and Graphic Design Specialist

. Designed and oversaw production for all marketing materials ranging from

printed materials to large scale graphics for Biomedical,

Environmental, HVAC and Food Divisions

. Provided creative support for SANYO product launches

. Coordinated all aspects of national trade shows including design and

production of all event materials, communications with prospective clients

and planning of related activities

. Created and assembled promotional materials for SANYO events

. Directed photoshoots for new products

. Conducted marketing research for new marketing campaigns

Publications International, Ltd. Lincolnwood, Illinois . September 2005-

March 2007

Assistant Art Director

. Designed covers and interior pages for nationally distributed newsstand

and subscription magazines

. Developed concepts and designs for branded magazines heavily focused on

client need

and budget

. Proofed pages during production process and adjust files as needed

. Adjusted, edited, and supplied image files per clients' requests

. Participated in photoshoots at the photography studio

Freelance Work

Ben Mahoney Productions . Abeille Beauty . Customized Event Invitations .

Gippers II . Ben Krueger Audio . Canright Communications . Net Up Now .

American Diabetes Association

. Expert Gold Buyers . Rafson Engineering . Easy Cash Pawn . Savvyware .

Zeta Marketing . Young Judaea Midwest


Indiana Writers' Conference . Louisville Department of Neighborhoods .

Jefferson County Public Schools


Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana . May 2005

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Art History, concentrating in graphic


Study Abroad Program, Florence, Italy . May-June 2004


AIGA Mentor Program . AIGA . Art Teacher (2006-2007) . LGDA (2005-2006)


Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Powerpoint, QuarkXPress

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