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Graphic Designer Manager

DeKalb, Illinois, United States
January 02, 2017

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Design and produce a variety of

print and digital products from

concept to final production.

about me

Seasoned Graphic Designer

with more than 15 years

experience. Proficient with

many design software

programs and able to work

in front of a computer for

long periods of time. I pride

myself on self-dicipline and

ability to work well under

pressure. Able to work within

a team or independently.

Enjoy building positive

relationships with coworkers.

In addition, I’m quite the

coffee snob, cigar/craft beer

enthusiast and avid music



William Charles Construction

Consultant (Temp position) 11/28/2016 – 12/9/2016

• Reformatting company manual

Shaw Media Northwest Herald, Kane County Chronicle, Daily Chronicle and Midweek

Graphic Designer 2006 – 2016

• Manage projects for print and web ad campaigns

• Design spec ad samples for clients

• Use Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to design ideas for ad campaigns

• Send proofs to clients using Xpance Net

• Utilize Impact Engine for digital coding

The Courier News Elgin, IL

Graphic Designer 2003 – 2006

• Work directly with clients to help bring their creative ideas to fruition

• Consulted with department manager to build promotional materials for company

American Marketing and Publishing, LLC DeKalb, IL Ad Designer 2001 – 2003

• Compose ads for businesses in the HomePages phone directories

• Design, edit and package the books electronically before sending them to print


Northern Illinois University

2001 Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism/Communications with an emphasis in Media Studies

• Dean’s List 1999

• Graduated with Upper Division Honors

• Reporter/Page Designer/Assistant Design Manager

University Newspaper, The Northern Star

graphic design

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