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Senior Graphic Designer

Location:
Grayson, GA
Posted:
April 22, 2016

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DANIEL I. RABUN

**** ********** ****

Lawrenceville, GA 30045

404-***-**** acugz8@r.postjobfree.com www.danrabun.com

A top-performing, innovative graphic design professional and entrepreneur credited with combining graphic art, design and illustration expertise to deliver substantial creativity and superb work. Strong expertise in creation of various types of promotional, collateral and apparel design. Highly accomplished in the design and layout of print material, web graphics and trade show environments.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TAKEDOWN SPORTSWEAR, LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, Retailer of custom sportswear

Graphic Designer, 11/14 - present

* Creation of custom, original design and illustration for sublimated sportswear and wrestling singlets.

* Layout and production of T-shirt illustrations for screen printed and sublimated apparel.

* Development of custom layouts and template standards for merchandising and promotional items.

* Design of marketing collateral, fliers, brochures and promotional email attachments.

SIMPLE FLOORS, SUWANEE, GEORGIA, Imported wood flooring retailer Contract Graphic Design Consultant, 5/14 - 9/14

* Design of web graphics for weekly promotions, on-line advertisements and site layout.

* Creation of graphics for trade show environment.

ACUITY BRANDS LIGHTING, Inc.

CONYERS, GEORGIA, Largest manufacturer of lighting fixtures in North America Contract Graphic Design Consultant, 5/02 - 1/14

* Served as lead designer for Acuity Brands Lighting’s 750-page Product Selection Guide (Versions 8, 9, 10).

* Provided package design and production for Lithonia Lighting’s Consumer Products sold nationwide in The Home Depot.

* Created corporate branding for trade show booth and peripheral promotional materials.

* Rendered product line art, installation instruction illustrations and cartoon art for presentations.

* Produced instruction manuals and graphic elements for use in instructional presentations.

* Designed marketing collateral and presentation materials to improve company image and market visibility.

* Provided logo design and typography graphics for promotions, projects and special events.

* Enhanced product presence by manipulating application photographs to include Acuity Brands Lighting products.

* Produced signage to beautify corporate campus and enable ease of way-finding.

* Managed and maintained third-party database of 10,000 photographic and graphic assets.

* Custom designs for merchandising and promotional items.

BC GROUP, LLC.

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, Visual communications systems designer Marketing Communications Manager, 10/01 - 5/02

* Responsibilities included developing tracking and cataloging system for marketing projects.

* Developed a visual corporate identity for the company by setting up style and standards for literature.

* Designed and produced collateral and presentation materials such as brochures, fliers, direct mail pieces, logos, signage, PowerPoint presentations, touch panel layouts, CD labels, graphic e-mails, and interactive CD content.

* Negotiated and contracted with print and multimedia vendors.

LITHONIA LIGHTING, Inc.

CONYERS, GEORGIA, Largest manufacturer of fluorescent lighting fixtures in North America Senior Graphic Designer, 10/88 - 6/97

* Worked within the Marketing Communications Department to create design solutions for collateral materials.

* Performed artwork for technical illustrations of product for use in sales literature and rendered cartoon artwork for promotions.

* Provided logo design and typography graphics for promotions, projects and special events.

* Worked with printers to ensure quality of print production. Video Production Assistant, 9/87 - 10/88

* Prepared story-boards for instructional videos, art directed video shoots and created text and title graphics. Graphic Artist, 4/85 - 9/87

FREELANCE EXPERIENCE

DAN RABUN ART WORKS

LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, Graphic design studio

Owner, Designer, 6/97 - present

* Responsible for acquiring new business, meeting with clients, designing materials to specification, preparing files for print, working with printers to ensure production quality and negotiating economical rates.

* Specialized in enhancing corporate identities by producing collateral and presentation materials such as catalogs, brochures, displays, web banners, newsletters, fliers, direct mail pieces, logos, letterheads, signs, trade show graphics, packaging design and instruction sheets.

* Illustrated hand-painted signs, menu boards, blackboard drawings, custom T-shirt artwork and back drops for photographers.

* Designed and produced visual aids for presentations and product introductions. Creating sales proposal packages.

* Rendered technical illustrations, architectural drawings and cartoons. Rendered story-board artwork for videos.

* Managed and oversaw office assistant whose responsibilities included answering calls, mailings and filing. Trained and supervised marketing representative to promote business and handle overflow production duties.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, ATHENS, GEORGIA

Bachelor of Fine Arts with concentration in Graphic Design.

SKILLS

Illustrator

Photoshop

InDesign

Acrobat

PageMaker

Quark Xpress

MS Office

CorelDraw

Dreamweave

Flash

PC/Windows OS

Mac OS

Photography

Illustration l

Lettering

Cartooning

ACTIVITIES

* Instructor in a leadership/team building program called The Journey. * Member of Atlanta Cartoonists.

* UGA Rugby Football Club “Life Member” inductee.

* Member of Professional Disk Golf Association. Amateur disc golf tournament player.

* Two-time Lithonia Lighting Marketing Communications Employee of the Year.



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