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Graphic Designer

Auburn, MA, 01501
$20. per hour
September 07, 2019

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Paula Monette Ethier

** ***** ******, ******, ** 01501

508-***-**** • • I am an award-winning and dynamic creative director, art director, brand strategist, magazine designer, mentor, stylist and event planner for baystateparent magazine, a regional parenting media company. I am energized by what I do—everything from the creative process to the nuts and bolts of event planning. In addition to a creative spirit, a sense of humor is key to winning as a team and leading others.

• Member of The Parenting Media Association (PMA)

since 1998, a national group that helps connect and grow regional parenting media companies

• Served two terms on PMA’s board of directors. Responsible for elevating the design track at the annual national conference and shaping the awards competition, 2013 and 2014

• Judged advertising and design for the Maine

Newspaper Association, 2014 and 2015

• Evaluated illustration portfolios for the senior class at Mass. College of Art, 2014 - present.

• Work closely with illustration students from Mass College of Art as well as Savannah College of Art and Design Creative Director and Event Coordinator, baystateparent Magazine, Worcester, MA May 1996 – March 2019

• Lead design process, and manage all designers, for a monthly print magazine from conceptualization to finish. Responsibilities include cover design, ad creation and layout using Adobe Creative Suite

• Design all collateral including brochures, logos, sales and marketing materials/campaigns, signage and trade booths

• Strategize with the editor on monthly editorial and visuals, keeping with the mission, vision and values of the magazine

• Develop and maintain positive business relationships with photographers and illustrators

• Research artwork and purchase stock photography when necessary

• Conceptualize, plan and execute unique photoshoots for editorial, fashion and advertising which includes finding locations, models, props, clothing, hair and makeup etc.

• Initiate and support the launch of key campaigns with the sales and marketing team

• Create print and digital ads, often award-winning, for local advertisers

• Oversee press and print quality

• Ensure the visual identity and brand of our parent company is consistent at all events Special projects

Bay State Baby Book 2017, 2018

• Orchestrated the design and production of a 60-page glossy print book for UMass Memorial Hospital’s Maternity Center through baystateparent.

• Worked closely with the UMass Memorial PR team as well as the press

• Secured area photographers and researched and purchased appropriate stock photography The Parenting Media Association’s Annual Report and Conference Brochures 2013, 2014 and 2015

• Responsible for the design and layout from conceptualization to finish. Including securing appropriate photography and graphics.

Events 2017 & 2018

• Responsible for all aspects of baystateparent’s annual KidsCon and Camp Expo, which attracted approximately1000 visitors. With over 65 vendors, KidsCon is a one-stop resource for all things kids.

• Locating a venue and working within their parameters

• Creating and managing a budget

• Composing and ordering all marketing materials for the event such as: name of event, advertising, sales collateral, all signage, vendor contracts, T-shirts, hand-out bags, and programs

• Creating floor plans for vendors and entertainers

• Securing entertainers and coordinating schedules

• Running a successful raffle with over 25 raffle items including many gift baskets for children and families

• Working closely with the contracting company suppling pipe and drape

• Staffing the event

• Lining up photographers and videographers

• Ordering food for vendors

• Overall, management and trouble-shooting during the event Accomplishments

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