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Graphic Designer

Location:
Stratford, Connecticut, United States
Salary:
60000
Posted:
October 31, 2018

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SALES ONE LLC, Norwalk, CT **/***/**

- GRAPHIC DESIGNER

• Designed jewelry for major retail chains including Target, Wal-Mart, Sears and Kohl’s.

• Worked within multiple licenses including Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Hasbro, WWE, Nintendo, and more.

• Performed design work with a detailed understanding of clients’ targeted demographics and price points.

• Conducted analysis of historical consensus processes and emerging trends in order to drive product sales. VINEYARD VINES, Stamford, CT 5/13 – 5/14

- CUSTOMER PRODUCTION DESIGNER

• Oversaw the design and production of custom ties, bow ties, tote bags, wine totes, make-up bags, shirts, sweaters, belts, key fobs, and many other exciting items for clients.

• Worked with customers including Boeing, Facebook, MLB, NFL, Chase-Visa, the Presidential O ce, Ivy League schools, and numerous Fortune 500 companies.

• Worked in a deadline-driven environment.

• Collaborated with clients to align product design with target markets and price points. GONATION / GO MAGAZINE, formerly Drive Creative Design Firm, Milford, CT 6/10 – 12/12

- SENIOR ART DIRECTOR & SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

• Managed a creative team.

• Served as Head Art Director for GO Magazine and Lead Graphic Designer for multiple clients.

• Led design projects including logos, yers, posters, billboards, brochures, and more.

• Designed complete layout for bi-monthly, high-end magazine dedicated to nightlife business, dining, entertainment, music, etc.

• Facilitated cross-functional teams with creative talent.

• Used goal setting, milestones and due dates to keep all project stakeholders focused and on-target at all times.

• Communicated an overview of target audiences in order to maximize brand appeal. CONNECTICUT AIR & SPACE CENTER, Stratford, CT 9/05 -

- CURATOR / ART & DISPLAY DESIGN DIRECTOR

• Curator, Graphic Designer and online media for CASC social & mass media management (news, digital, blogs, Facebook, etc.)

• Designed numerous displays and exhibits (i.e. display info boards, signage, educational displays) featuring priceless artifacts.

• Designed main logo and logos for individual projects and campaigns.

• Designed layout and style for all museum-related stationary.

• Storyboarded and directed several commercials with team. Highly skilled and accomplished Graphic Designer with hands-on experience in competitive markets, using creative skills to achieve product branding and revenue growth, aligning graphic design with marketing communications, and working with Fortune 500 companies.

• Cross-Functional Communication

• Client Relationship Management

• Goal Setting/Performance Measurement

• Team Coaching & Development

• Continuous Quality Improvement

• Strategic Planning

• Product Awareness

• Demographic Awareness

• Project Management

• Production Management

Competencies Computer Skills

• Adobe InDesign CS12.1 & preceding

• Adobe Illustrator CS12.1 & preceding

• Adobe Photoshop CS12.1 & preceding

• Adobe Acrobat CS12.1 & preceding

• Adobe Lightroom CS12.1 & preceding

• Microsoft O ce -Suite (all versions)

CHRISTOPHER 203-***-**** - ac7kew@r.postjobfree.com - linkedin.com/D. in/cdsoltis SOLTIS - coro ot.com/cdsoltis Work Experience

ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE, New Haven, CT 2005 - 2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts in GRAPHIC DESIGN, ART PRODUCTION & MARKETING HOUSATONIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Bridgeport, CT 2010

ECT, Graphic Design, Layout, Team Leadership

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