Seeking a full time position in the
graphic arts field
Design/Layout: Adept at generating effective ideas for various printing projects, ie., color brochures, letterheads, business cards, flyers, logo designs and other promotional materials. Possess excellent editing and proofreading skills; familiar with state-of-the-art Macintosh and PC hardware and software programs including Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark, Microsoft Office Programs and Publisher. Marketing: have done extensive creative promotional work for various client projects and advertising campaigns including fund raisers, theater productions, seminars, etc. Have also had valuable marketing exposure, designing display materials to boost client sales. Public Relations: Able to meet and deal effectively with a wide variety of people, including client representatives company officials, office personnel and the general public. Familiar with motivational sales techniques.
Administration: Posses excellent organizational skills; able to supervise employees and projects; responsible for prioritization of workload and meeting deadlines.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major: Business Administration
Assistant Art Director / January 1986 – April 1997 Responsible for various phases of pre-press processing and production of printed materials
Letton Gooch Printing
Norfolk, VA, (now defunt)
Art Director / Graphic Artist April 1997 – March 2007 Same as above
Graphic Artist / March 2007 – September 2017
Responsible for various phases of pre-press processing and production of printed materials, ie., designing and prepping files for print. Professional Printing
Graphic Artist / September 2017 – January 2019
Responsible for various phases of pre-press processing and production of printed materials, ie., designing and prepping files for print including creating custom dielines for specific projects.
1306 Cypress Place, Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Dear Hiring Manager:
I’m writing to apply for the position of package designer/graphic artist. I am confident that my skills are well-aligned with the role, and that I would be an excellent fit for your organization. My skill-set and industry expertise are comprehensive and up-to-date. I make it my top priority to see that all art work is done well and efficiently. My career has also seen its share of achievements; while working as a graphic artist, I have done extensive creative promotional work for various client projects and advertising campaigns including product packaging, fund raisers, seminars, etc. I also have had valuable marketing exposure, designing display materials to boost client sales. I have learned and accomplished a great deal in my 25+ years of graphic design. One of my proudest moments to date occurred when I was responsible for creating a bid proposal. On this occasion, I designed and edited multiple printed products, which led to us being awarded the largest ODU print contract.
I am motivated, task-oriented, and efficient, and my knowledge of the print industry is comprehensive and current. While working as an artist with my previous employers, I was responsible for prioritization of workload, design work and meeting deadlines. I also learned to operate and maintain 2 digital presses during my tenure. This met the demands of our mailing department as well as clients who required smaller print runs. My background in graphics and training in print would make me a valuable asset to your company. My 25+ years of experience have resulted in a strong understanding of all aspects of print. My skill- set is extensive and well-balanced. In addition, I am proficient with state-of-the-art Macintosh and PC hardware and software programs including Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark, Microsoft Office Programs and Publisher.
My enthusiasm and commitment to excellence have served me well. I have extensive experience with all aspects of print, having had the chance to significantly develop my design skills while working as a graphic artist.