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Graphic Designer Sales

Clearwater, FL
March 27, 2019

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Richard Ridge

727-***-**** • 1614 S. San Remo Ave., Clearwater FL 33756



Experienced graphic designer with expert knowledge of the design process, art and photo direction. Instrumental in creating a successful international brand marketed to the food service industry. Created hundreds of images and advertisements that have been consistently recognized by a variety of trade publications as being among the most effective and highest quality among their advertisers.

Currently seeking opportunities to continue to explore my passion for graphic design, photography, commercial and fine art. Considering freelance/contract, work from home, part time, full time or any combination.


Freelance Graphic Designer/Art Director at Freelance June 2016 - Present

Currently doing freelance design while seeking opportunities to continue my career in graphic design in the Clearwater area.

Senior Graphic Designer/Art Director at Monin Inc. November 1999 - June 2016 (16 years 8 months)

Began this position as a Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant answering to the VP of marketing. Eventually this position grew to Senior Graphic Designer/Art Director in a seven person Marketing department.

• Responsible for design and layout of all marketing materials including advertising for national/international trade publications, product and sales brochures for national and international sales in the Americas. Created branding that has been repeatedly recognized as among the best in the food service industry.

• Designed and produced custom printed and electronic presentation materials in support of a highly motivated and successful sales team.

• Implemented and oversaw in-house photo studios for product and application photography.

• Directed and styled photo shoots for product and application photos used in international ads, brochures and catalogues.

• Designed for and oversaw production of print, specialty items, trade show booths, vehicles, clothing, and signage building a strong brand that fueled consistent sales growth for the last seventeen years.

• Designed graphics for web and email usage that helped to motivate click-throughs and sales.

• Designed and implemented standardized product renderings utilizing Photoshop 3d, allowing quick prototyping of new products and facilitating impactful and timely marketing.

• Designed or redesigned labels and packaging for several dynamic product lines.

• Worked with VP of marketing to implement and oversee brand guidelines that satisfied the requirements of both the global and national Monin brand, and resolved style differences between the two. Instrumental in establishing Monin as a leading international brand. Education

Shasta College

Non-Degree, Design and Applied Arts, 1971 - 1973

Skills & Expertise

Graphic Design • Art Direction • Project Management • Branding & Identity • Marketing • Advertising Trade Show Graphics • Photography • Photo Styling • Photo Compositing • Logo Design • Typography • Presentation Design • Packaging Design • Label Design • Web Graphics • Multimedia • Motion Graphics • Illustration • Print Services • Pre-Press • InDesign • Photoshop • Illustrator • Acrobat Pro • After Effects • Motion • Premier Pro • Final Cut Pro • Word • Excel • Powerpoint • Keynote

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