Suzanne M. Powell
Houston, Texas • 713-***-****
firstname.lastname@example.org • LinkedIn
Graphic Designer & Marketing Support Professional
Graphic Designer & Innovative Marketing Support Professional with extensive experience in Corporate Graphic Design and Advertising across manufacturing, publications, multi-housing, commercial real estate and aerospace.
Led marketing campaigns that delivered customer success and business growth through catalogs, direct mail, presentation graphics, copywriting, and professional illustration.
Performance driven Subject Matter Expert (SME) with a passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences
while simultaneously balancing multiple priorities and projects.
Exceptional communications, training, and development with an approachable leadership and support style.
Online Portfolio: http://www.coroflot.com/Suzanne_Powell
— Areas of Key Emphasis —
• Graphic Design/Presentation Graphics/Advertising
• Catalog & Manual Publications
• Advertising/Marketing Budget Management • Website Design/Development/Social Media/SEM/SEO
• Photography/Technical Illustration/Video
Drove sales from $2M to $12M with quality creation of catalogs, manuals and ads.
Proven cross-functional skills that reach across several industrial sectors leveraging marketing and social media planning, graphic design and technical illustration competencies, market research, and branding with the flexibility needed to blend skills according to industry specifics.
Owner/Graphic & Web Designer/Illustrator/Jeweler Turtle Island Creations, Houston, TX 1994 – Present
Creative freelance graphic designer, consultant, website building and development expert working across all mediums and in multiple roles that include traffic coordination, jewelry design and sales on website and at various shows, publishing, illustrating and much more.
Successfully delivered exceptional creative projects for several large and small corporations including Carol McBride Group, Boatman Industrial, Gloria Favuzza, Titan Supply Company, Esso Glass Co., C.L. House Building, Funky Dames, Phillips 66, Sysco, Apartment Data Systems, ACE Steel Supply, Carroll Printing, and 40/40 Group Automotive Advertising.
Contractor/Sr. Marketing Coordinator Gardner Denver Water Jetting Systems, Inc., Houston, TX 2001 – 2014
Contractor 2007 - 2014
Sr. Marketing Coordinator 2001 - 2007
Complete in-house B2B advertising/marketing department for water jetting equipment manufacturing company.
Reimagined and rebuilt all collateral materials for a clean and consistent look, including technical catalogs, cut sheets, O&M and safety manuals, direct mail, e-brochures (PDF files), ads, banner ads, e-mail blasts, press releases, trade show displays, and managed the competitive bidding on the printing. Created specialized art such as isometric and schematic drawings. Provided still and video photography of product lines, computer editing, and duplication of video. Design, copywriting, website building and maintenance of the company website utilizing Ektron multi-user platform, SEO, and Pay-Per-Click search engine advertising. Developed PowerPoint presentations for trade shows, sales, training, technical lectures, and assisted outside sales team with quotations for customers. Managed budgets and inventories for trade shows, advertising, printing, advertising specialties, optimizing impact of expenditures. Oversaw database, scheduling, media buying and analysis.
Branding and promotion of new company created from merger of four pump manufacturers and two accessories manufacturers.
Marketing Artist CRS Power Flow, Houston, TX 1998 - 2001
Revitalized stagnant company by building entire print package from business cards to catalogs, direct mail, built website, and booth graphics for trade shows. Provided all product photography and location shots of equipment in use. Improved poor quality of art to professional standards.
Helped raise sales from $2M to $12M annually in three years by improving the quality and service of ad production, website, catalogs and the introduction of new equipment to the industry.
Advertising Artist Champion Printing and Publishing, Inc., Houston, TX 1995 - 1998
Provided artistic design for the production of The Woodlands Magazine, monthly community newsletters, and annual directories for 23 Champions area communities. Interacted with clients and service bureaus. Delivered commercial printing projects spanning the entire spectrum including logo design, stationary, brochures, direct mailers, ads, and other projects utilizing technical knowledge and creativity. Extensive use of digital pre-press equipment and programs.
Consistently provided the creative layout and composition for advertising clients.
Advertising/Customer Service, Rainbow Crossings, Inc., Houston, TX, 1994 – 1995
Production Manager, Composition Department, Burge Publishing Corporation, Houston, TX, 1994
Head of Graphics and Publications, Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, TX, 1992 – 1994
Image and Advertising Coordinator, Johnstown American Companies/Johnstown Properties, Houston, TX, 1984 – 1987
Marketing Assistant/Artist, Johnstown American Companies/Johnstown Properties, Houston, TX, 1982 – 1984
Technical Illustrator, Omniplan Graphics/Kentron International, Houston, TX, 1980 – 1982
Education, Awards, and Honors
Associates in Art, Advertising Art
San Jacinto Junior College, Pasadena, Texas
Awards & Honors
Scholarship, Houston Civic Arts Association Honorarium, League City Art Club
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