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Graphic Designer Sales

Location:
Kennesaw, GA
Posted:
January 07, 2020

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MICHAEL ALLEN

**** ********* **., ********, ******* 30144

678-***-**** • ada8ju@r.postjobfree.com

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Highly creative and multitalented Senior Graphic Designer with 19+ years of experience in multimedia, marketing, iIllustration, digital and print design. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. Highly skilled in client and vendor relations and negotiations; talented at building and maintaining “win-win” partnerships. Passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns; accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements. Creative experience in the following: PRINT PHOTOGRAPHY WEB & MULTIMEDIA

• Brochures & Newsletters

• Logos & Business Cards

• Posters & Illustrations

• Large Format Graphics

• Retouching

• Photograph Restoration

• Color Correction

• Powerpoint

Presentations

• Web Graphics Design

• Social Media Graphics

• Digital Ads

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, Georgia Senior Graphic Designer, 2000 – 2019

Successfully manage and coordinate graphic design projects from concept through completion. Work closely with clients to create vision, conceive designs, and consistently meet deadlines and requirements. Effectively build, motivate, and direct design and production teams. Coordinate freelance designers, consultants and vendors to meet all project requirements. Create and conduct highly persuasive sales and marketing presentations. Expertly convert features to benefits to achieve client objectives. Manage all operational, strategic, financial, quote/bid, staffing, and administrative functions. Key Achievements:

Successfully completed MARTA’s Ride With Respect Campaign projects worth up to

$300,000.

Provided proposal layout and design for various internal and external under extremely tight deadlines.

Established trusting relationships with designers, vendors, and key clients.

4 time winner of the Kaiser Permanente Run Walk Challenge T-Shirt Competition

(2006 - Most creative Use of Company Logo, 2008 - Best incorporation of event logo, 2018 - Best incorporation of event logo, 2019 – Most Original T- Shirt Design)

5 Time Winner of the Atlanta March of Dimes March for Babies T-Shirt Contest

(2011-2015)

MICHAEL ALLEN

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Deloitte Consulting., Atlanta, Georgia

Desktop Publisher/Presentation Specialist, 1998 – 2000 Successfully translated subject matter into concrete design for newsletters, promotional materials and sales collateral. Created design theme and graphics for marketing and sales presentations., Worked directly with Sales Consultant team to create presentations for diverse customers to be used during outside sales calls and events. Ensured the strict adherence to the Deloitte brand and graphic standards and by outsidevendors as well as its employees. Designed and developed print collateral and promotional items for Deloitte Consulting internal and external events

Bellsouth Cellular Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia

Graphic Designer/Illustrator, 1997 – 1998

Created new design themes for marketing and collateral materials. Collaborated with creative team to design and produce computer-generated artwork for marketing and promotional materials. Participated in production of print and promotional items for key clients under direction of Marketing Department. Designed original logos, designed and produced artwork and copy for print collateral used within the various departments of the Competitive Information Division. Created and developed home pages for various interdepartmental websites; worked with technology applications team for backend site functionalities and design Maintained intranet database which included print collateral, historical documents, press releases, articles and photos

Key Achievements:

Consistently recognized for fresh and innovative ideas and applications.

Designed and developed the official mascot and paraphernalia for the BellSouth Ideas for Improvement Division

State of Maryland department of Human Resources, Baltimore, Maryland Graphic Designer/Program Manager, 1992 – 1996

Graphic project lead for Independent Living Program. Outlined project deliverables and timeline, secured outside vendors and handled bid and vendor selection process. Designed original logos, brochures and display boards for external events. Designed the apparel for the Statewide Independent Living Teen Program.

Key Achievements:

Assisted in the redesign of the State Independent Living Making Choices training curriculum

Freelance Graphic Designer, 1992 – 1996

Art Director and Designer for The Urban International Comedy Arts Festival LAFFAPALOOZA! Created international identity and promotional collateral for the Metropolitan Atlanta Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (MACCC). Designed promotional items and collateral for various musicians such as famed R&B recording artists Eric Benet, Keith Washington, and Howard Hewett. Created various conceptual graphics for the Baltimore Zoo. Developed and implemented the official logo and identity for the Youth Advisory Board for the State of Maryland.

Key Achievements:

Appeared on CBS’ Better Morning Atlanta Television Show, showcasing custom Caricatures of the Better Morning Atlanta News team as well as Well-known Atlanta news anchor JaQuitta Williams.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, 1996

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY, Baltimore, Maryland TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

Platforms: Mac OS, Windows 7/8/10

Software:

Tools:

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat,); MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook),CorelDraw, Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo

HP Designjet 5500 and HP Latex Large Format Printers



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