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Graphic Designer and Art Director

Leawood, Kansas, United States
June 04, 2019

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Senior Art Director

Exceptional multi-tasker able to provide critically accurate creative work across simultaneous projects. Graphic and art direction thought leader with 15+ years of comprehensive print design, layout, and publishing experience. Passionate about creative process from concept and layout to digital and print production. Skilled at providing direct, hands-on creative solutions for large-scale projects. Areas of Emphasis

Professional Experience

Smith Lamar Advertising, Fairway, Kansas

Art Director, August 1999 to December 2019

Accountable for creative team and client-facing communications to ensure united branding guidelines provided. Crafted all project deliverables from design concepts and layouts to final print-ready digital files. Managed print production including use of CMYK and PMS (PANTONE Matching System) to ensure consistent color, examination of proofs, and accurate die-cutting, binding and shipping to match client specifications. Assignments ranged from promotional materials and annual reports to catalogs and television graphics from key clients including: Newcomer Funeral Service Group, Rockhurst University, Truman Presidential Museum & Library, St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School, Nutcracker Sweets, ReDiscover Mental Health, and NorthCare Hospice.

Key Achievement:

Earned a CASE District VI Gold and Bronze Award for the Rockhurst University Annual Report and Magazine, respectively. Additional Experience as Art Director for Unell & Ballou, Inc., Twins Magazine, and Kansas City Magazine; and Associate Art Director for Globecom Publishing, Ltd. Educational Background

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Technical Proficiency

Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat). Cindy Himmelberg

Mobile: 913-***-**** • Overland Park, KS 66210

Home: 913-***-**** •


• Visual Communication

• Direct Mail

• Photo & Illustration Direction

• Corporate Branding

• Newsletters

• Concept Development

• Print Collateral

• Typography

• Catalogs

• Poster Design

• Exhibit Banners

• Corporate Identity

• Graphic Design

• Design & Art Direction

• Brochures

• TV Graphics

• Annual Reports

• Magazine Design

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