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Graphic Designer Design

United States
April 14, 2016

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In Summary

A seasoned art director/graphic designer with over 20 years of experience, offering

a combination of concept strength, team leadership and technical proficiency Design Strengths

Editorial/Fashion Design . Print Advertising . Collateral Marketing Materials . Illustration Location Scouting . Branding and Corporate Identities . Web Design Art Direction Production Traffic and Press Production


Freelance Art Direction & Design

• The Creative Group – Fulfilling a full-time, long-term temporary assignment for The Ohio Society of CPAs, Dublin, Ohio

• This Too Marketing – Art Director for MedVets veterinary specialty hospitals

• Engaged in a major design project for a table-top book on the culture of Northern Cyprus to be published in Turkey with support from The Ohio State University Recently

December 2004 Through September 2013

The McClatchy Company - Art Director

Led the design team for Grand Communications, the magazine division of The Kansas City Star Primary Responsibilities

• Designed and produced successful consumer magazines, advertising campaigns, catalogs, programs, maps, brochures, direct mail pieces, and print collateral materials

• Conceptualized and produced photo shoots for fashion, home design and entertainment/dining editorial spreads

• Managed editorial and advertising materials for placement in publications

• Hired and directed freelance illustrators and photographers

• Ordered stock photography and edited creative elements for print and social media

• Designed advertising campaigns and branding strategies for major advertisers

• Oversaw all press checks and ensured deadlines where met by all departments, advertisers and vendors

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GREAT design 614 . 779 . 1709 On A Monthly Basis

• Met with editors to concept content and design for upcoming issues

• Conceptualized, produced and directed advertising and editorial photo-shoots

• Supervised in-house and freelance photographers, designers and illustrators

• Completed all layout, pagination and ad placement for monthly, quarterly and seasonal publications

• Designed speculative ads and marketing campaigns for select prospective advertisers

• Contributed to and directed the design and content structure of all websites and electronic media projects for Grand Communications

Previous Art Direction

Hawk Publications, Angel Fire, New Mexico - Art Director (2.5 years) High Country and Ski Country magazines - circulation 40,000 Southern Boating Publications, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Art Director (10 years) Southern Boating magazine - circulation 42,000

Marine Business Journal - circulation 28,000

Broadcast Direct Marketing, Coral Gables, Florida -Art Director (4 years) Advertising and marketing campaigns for nationally recognized, award-winning company specializing in direct mail marketing for radio and cable television stations Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts– Design, University of Kansas 614 . 779 . 1709

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