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Design Graphic Designer

Location:
Brooklyn, New York, 11238, United States
Posted:
May 24, 2010

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Music Choice

*** **** **** ******

New York, NY *0001

May 11, 2010

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am writing in response to the posting of Art Director/Graphic Designer

position in your company. I believe that my background in creative field

makes me an ideal candidate for this position. I have a diverse background

in advertising and design work through my work as a graphic designer and a

senior art director.

Most recently I have worked at Paragon Honda and Acura in Queens, New York

which has a viewing population of 22 million people. While at Paragon, I

have been responsible for creative direction, design, and production

management for all billboards, newspaper, advertisements, website banner

design and maintenance in the tri-state area. Prior to my time at Paragon,

I worked for 10 years at the Cox Group, a small boutique-advertising agency

based out of New York City. While at The Cox Group I had the opportunity

to work with a companies of all different sizes and to analyze my clients'

mission and vision and create an extensive range of services for small,

medium to large sized businesses across industries.

Through my years of work, I have developed a proactive approach to proposal

development, product planning, creative implementation, and complete

execution of a client's needs. I have worked on project planning, print

design, ads, news publications, websites, promotions, brochures, annual

reports, brochure product branding and logo design, typography design,

photography, booklets, poster design, website design, power point

presentations, billboards, and presentation of concepts, ideas, publication

and design. All with the use of MAC G5 / Apple technology, expert knowledge

of programs such as: QuarkXPress, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop,

InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator, Microsoft Office Suite.

Others will describe me as dependable with a team-oriented approach to

management, with strong interpersonal-organizational skills and ability to

set, prioritize, meet tight deadlines and exceed client expectations. These

are just a few of my accomplishments.

To see samples of my work, please visit my

website www.eduako.carbonmade.com. Thank you for your time and

consideration. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Sincerely,

Kobena Gyepi-Garbrah

917.***.****

abmrx1@r.postjobfree.com

KOBENA GYEPI-GARBRAH

81 Clifton Place. Apt.2J / Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238

Contact: 917.***.****

Email: abmrx1@r.postjobfree.com Online Portfolio:

www.eduako.carbonmade.com

EDUCATION:

August92/May97

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Richmond, VA.

BFA in Communication Arts and

Design

EMPHASIS:

Art Direction Graphic Design, and Illustration

EMPLYOMENT: Apr.08 /

Present Paragon

Honda & Acura Auto Group / Queens, NY & Westchester, NY

Title: Sr. Art director: Responsibilities / Duties: Development and design

of a complete range of Ads for News Publication, Websites, Promotions, and

Brochures. Design development for in -house departments such as HR, Service

Dept., and Management. Overseeing production of implementation to end-of-

project planning.

Aug.99 / Apr.08 THE

COX GROUP INC. New York, NY

Title: Sr. Art director: Responsibilities / Duties: Ability to take a

concept and produce creative and innovative designs. Responsible for the

development and design of a complete range of interactive components.

Overseeing the entire production of interactive projects from strategy and

creative implementation to end-of-project planning with the use of state-of-

the-art MAC technology programs such as Adobe CS, QuarkXpress, Acrobat. and

Illustrator to name a few.

COX GROUP INC. ACCOUNTS: AGI Media, ALLWAY Tools, American Skin

Association, Ben Benson's Steak House, Blinds-To-Go, DALLEK, DAP Inc.,

Ducati Motorcycles, Empire State Building, Empire State Building

Observatory, Lovett Golf, MeadWestvaco, National Cable Communications,

Paragon Acura and Honda, Salvation Army, Time Warner

FREELANCE:

May98/Present

ULTIMO INC. New York, N.Y

Title: Jr. Art director/Graphic designer

Accounts: Bottichelli, International

Business Systems, Nuyorican Poets Caf

June99/August99

HADTKE New York,

N.Y

Title: Jr. Graphic

designer/Art director

Accounts: Archbishop Molloy High School, Bayer, Coca

Cola Company, Adams, CBS

April99/June99

INTERBRAND New York, N.Y

Title: Jr. Production/Graphic designer

Account: Boston Bank

March99/May99

THE

BROOKLYN MUSEUM Brooklyn, N.Y

Title: Production/Graphic designer

November98/March99

WEST LAW GROUP New

York, N.Y

Title: Jr. Graphic designer

Accounts: West Law, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, West

Publishing

April98/November98

CONGDON & COMPANY Greenwich, CT

Title: Graphic designer

Accounts: Tektronix, Hill & Knowlton, Wadia, Mercury, New Cannan Foundation

August97/December97

STB&A LIMITED McCANN ERICKSON West Africa, Ghana

Title: Production designer

Accounts: National Theater of Ghana, Ghana Television, Star Beverages,

Ghana News

SKILL: QuarkXPress, Adobe CS Illustrator, Adobe CS Photoshop,

Adobe CS Indesign, Acrobat Professional, Microsoft

Office Suite, Basic office IT skills

REFFERENCES:

Bob Cox: President and CEO

The Cox Group Inc.: 212.***.****

Claire Ultimo: President and CEO

Ultimo Inc.: 212.***.****

Julene E. Beckford:

Legislative Counsel: 212.***.****



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