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Graphic Designer

Wake Forest, North Carolina, 27587, United States
September 01, 2018

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Tracy Telenko

Wake Forest, NC *****919-***-****


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Graphic Designer

Creative and dynamic team player with comprehensive management and design expertise and extensive experience in print and electronic media platforms from conceptualization to delivery.

History of success in leading creative teams, identifying and branding, and coordinating with other designers and management in fast paced environments. Capable and productive with excellent communication and presentational skills. Build solid interpersonal relationships and successfully interact with several industry professionals. Exceptional talents using web design applications, software, and design and media platforms.

Areas of Emphasis

Digital Photography & Retouching

Logos, Stationary & Business Cards


Power Point Presentations

Newsletters / Brochures / Post Cards

Web Graphics & Design

Animated GIF's and banner ads

Interactive & Instructional Animations

Social Media Management and Creation

HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript Certified

2D Animation & 3D Modeling

Newspaper Layout Design

Professional Experience

Allen Publishing / Kingsdale Media – Wake Forest, NC

Graphic Designer Creative Director Nov 2017 to May 2018

Prepare and layout newspaper pages for four color mass printing and distribution using latest Adobe Creative Suite products such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Working closely with writers and editors to provide graphics and other design elements for print and online editions of The Wake Weekly. Utilizes latest design styles and trends to create stunning layouts while adhering and implementing branding styles. Creation of business-to-business (B2B) ads and advertising for print and online advertising. Preparation of completed layout files for full four-color print process. Photo manipulation responsibilities to transition images from print to online standards. HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript coding, CMS manipulation and development along with digital design and animated ad development for B2B marketing. Working within extreme deadlines to ensure newspaper is sent to printers in time for mass distribution as well as digital advertising has been rolled out on time. Extreme use of Adobe Creative Suite software, i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Animate.

Selected Achievements:

Contributed to the emerging branding and styles of the newspaper. Helped to enforce the standards of quality associated with The Wake Weekly.

Creation of logo and branding for Kingsdale Media.

Development of marketing designs and strategies for B2B advertising.

Self-motivated HTML, CSS, and JavaScript learning with certification expected by August 2018

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) – Durham, NC

Visual Arts Specialist Senior Designer 2003 to Jun 2017

Effectively develop and implement design of graphic blueprints and production of instructional material, IVC graphics, and interactive animations used in online courses, marketing collateral, and interactive videoconferencing.

Coordinate with design team to totally redesign and implement brand on behalf of NCSSM. Utilize Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create and provide contemporary and unique graphics. Collaborate with studio managers to create and edit subject matter videos, produce and edit audio files, and work together with instructors, staff, and faculty to develop and produce creative graphics including posters, brochures, print, digital, and social media. Expertly create and manage social media, posts, blogs, and other online communications. Adept use of Sketch, InVision, WordPress, Drupal, HTML, and CSS to create website and digital design, and maintenance of school website, department pages and digital marketing collateral. Creating cutting-edge designs, which include but not limited to social media assets, infographics, GIFs, and print materials.

Selected Achievements:

Led in the development and creation of branding guidelines and production of school logo, school seal, newsletters, presentations, advertisements, brochures, and other marketing material to implement new visual brand identity

Successfully serve as vice chairperson to staff council; attend regular UNC system staff assembly meetings and interact with school administration on brand and design concerns.

Successfully developed animated and interactive graphics for use with online and interactive videoconferencing in school curriculum.

Sotomayor IP Consulting Ltd. – Wake Forest, NC

Graphic Illustrator Contractor Oct 2016 to Oct 2017

Freelance graphic illustrator provided technical illustrations for legal patent documents.

Provide excellent graphic design and illustrative technical drawings under strict deadlines to be used in legal patent documents. Coordinated, developed, and managed several projects simultaneously.

*Additional experience in graphic design for Tompkins Associated, SAS, MCI, IBM, and Fujitsu as follows:

Creation and Modification of Marketing Graphics Maintenance of Graphics Library Identity Branding Use of Layout and Design for Print, Brochures, and Books

Educational Background

Masters of Fine Arts in Art & Design (completed 24 graduate hours)

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Minor in Sculpture

University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Additional Training

Department of Agriculture Photography Program North Carolina State University CEU WordPress

Wake Tech Community College CEU Open Source Training Corp Drupal JavaScript ActionScripting

ECPI Technical College Coursework Woodbadge Leadership PHP

Additional Activities

Boy Scouts of America Assistant - Scoutmaster Bowtie Mobile DJ & Sound - Disk Jockey

Technical Proficiency


Mac OS X, Windows 7/10; CSS; HTML5


Microsoft Office Adobe Creative Suite Illustrator Photoshop InDesign Adobe Flash PowerPoint PageMaker FreeHand MX Illustrator InDesign SKETCH Dreamweaver WordPress Drupal Muse HTML CSS Adobe Flash Builder Edge Animate Adobe After Effects 123D Design Autodesk Maya Mudbox

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