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Experienced Graphic Designer

New York City, New York, United States
November 08, 2018

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Benard Arinze 404-***-****


Creative Director / Graphic Designer / Social Media Manager with 10+ years of proficient communication of concepts and goals into visual design solutions. Well versed in Adobe Suite, Indesign, Quark, HTML, Dreamweaver, Wordpress development and CMS Management.

Repeatedly planned, implemented and provided effective time managed creative problem solving solutions from initial conception to completion in medium to fast paced environments. Attention to detail, self starter and adhering to visual design standards in order to maintain brand consistency.

I'm energetic, and possess the interpersonal skills needed to communicate effectively with team members, marketing, management and clients. I have the ability to multitask, work independently or collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and project manage without the need of a manager present.


Social Media Manager FLY SEASON

(2017 – present)


(2016 – present)

Creative Director / Brand Manager ZENZELE

(2011-2016) Job description initially began as a graphic design contractor but grew into brand manager for US based cosmetic company Zenzele to company.

Completed packaging and product branding that attracted national distributors including Target, Walgreens and Duane Reed.

Developed strategic marketing tactics and collateral materials that increased online and retail sales for ZENZELE.

Supervised and orchestrated opening for ZENZELE retail kiosk store front in Atlanta, GA.

Generated and managed over ten domestic and international retail.


Successfully increased social media engagement and email list.

Interacted with customers, buyers and sales prospects at tradeshows with translated into loyal customers.

Landed Zenzele a feature in Allure’s online magazine

Lead Graphic Designer Cox Communications

(2010) Successfully developed Winter 2010 holiday print and video promo for Cox Communications and all of their subsidiaries.

Understood the brand and the importance of brand standards and applied to established standards and formats when necessary.

Acted as project team lead, establishing the project's overall creative direction, development, completion and workflow.

Graphic Designer Global Destiny

(2006-2009) Effectively developed various print & collateral materials in a limited amount of time.

Designed innovative identities for packaging proposals and presentations in print and electronic format.

Developed graphics for various print formats and for electronic media.

Solicited bids from print vendor and managed print production.

Prepared final layout for print and oversaw the production process internally and with vendors for billboards, signs, print, and collateral materials.

Acted as project team lead, establishing the project's overall creative direction and handled workflow, including delegating tasks to team members.

Worked well independently and in a team setting.


Fort Valley State University (2002) BA Fine Arts of Commercial Design

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