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Graphic Designer Manager

Location:
Baltimore, MD
Posted:
March 22, 2018

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QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Innovative and highly creative professional with over 15 years of experience in leading and developing artistic visual concepts. Recognized for unparalleled work ethic and artistic flair to provide outstanding and stunning visual presentations and illustrations that meet and surpass client expectations. Equipped with articulate communication and interpersonal skills in building positive work relationships with clients and professionals of all levels. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat), Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and working knowledge of HTML, CSS and Dreamweaver. Areas of specialty include:

Graphic Design

Project Management

Cross-functional Collaboration

Print/digital Media

Web Design

Exhibit & Trade show Designs

Promotional & Presentation Development

Art Direction

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer, 2012–Present PW Designs & Interiors § Millersville, MD

Design and develop original concepts for visual storytelling that align with client’s marketing and messaging goals

Creative collaboration with cross functional teams working on projects from conception to completion, including communicating with clients, working with internal departments and external resources to manage workflow

Design digital and print publications, presentations, brochures, logos, web media, marketing and special event materials

Oversee all print production details, secure proposals and photographers and art direct photo shoots

Relationship building and social media marketing for agents and clients

Graphic Design Manager, 2002–2012 Kennedy Krieger Institute § Baltimore, MD

Designed and supervised the creative team in conceptualizing designs that promoted the institute’s brand identity through print, digital, and electronic media

Facilitated creative meetings with design staff to identify client expectations and requirements

Worked with department leaders in creating marketing and instructional materials

Collaborated with writers and editors to define the direction of marketing and promotional materials

Coordinated with web development to design online publications, digital content, emails, and infographics

Partnered with senior personnel on interior design projects, which included space planning, color selection, image collection and arrangement, layout, and design

Guided designers and directed photographers during photo shoots

Managed the production process including press checks and scheduling, selecting project specific media to promote Institute’s messaging and marketing initiatives

Routinely made four- and six-color marketing collaterals aligned with the institute’s brand

Produced on-brand publications such as tri-annual magazine, donor recognition pieces, brochures, program event materials, posters, and multi-media presentations

Created department ads for research studies, as well as designs for signage and tradeshow exhibits, which included light pole banners, displays, wall installations, and murals

Collaborated with the Development and Special Event offices on fundraising campaigns raising over 7M dollars annually

Earlier Positions Held:

Web/Graphic Designer LCG Technologies Corporation § Timonium, MD

Senior Graphic Designer CDR Fundraising Group § Bowie, MD

Graphic Designer Steppin’ Out and See America § Reisterstown, MD

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Marketing Manager LCG Technologies Corporation § Timonium, MD

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts In Graphic Design • University of Maryland Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD

Associate’s Degree • Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

AWARDS AND HONORS

Gold Aster Award, Graphic Design USA, American Inhouse Design Awards, 2011

Best Print Non-Profit Newsletter Category, The Regan Recognition Awards, 2009



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