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Graphic Designer Sales Consultant

Haverhill, MA
June 20, 2022

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Elizabeth Souza

Haverhill, Massachusetts • ***- *68- 0978 •


An accomplished visionary Creative Director whose objective is to drive creative marketing strategies and direction. Utilizing leadership, project management and design skills to communicate unique brand identities and messages through print and digital design. Professional Experience:

Creative Lead

Owl Stamp, Lowell, MA 2021-present

• In the process of developing a design department within a print & stamping company.

• Design print collateral for off- site clients.

• Manage all pre- press files.

Creative Lead

Samray Design, Newburyport, MA 2005- present

• Develop concepts from inception to final delivery while projecting and maintaining project costs; envision, design and produce print, website designs and marketing materials.

• Manage creative staff of 20 contract employees including editors, writers, photographers, graphic designers and sales consultants; mentor, inspire, and cultivated staff, through ongoing assessment, training and evaluation.

• Build and foster professional relationships in high- paced environments to produce quick turnaround and results while maintaining brand standards; partner with senior leaders and directors to develop unique collateral while maintaining organizational standards, time frames, and budgets.

• Create marketing materials incorporating a single theme across multiple projects spanning several divisions of an organization. Materials range from simple one- page flyers to multi- page books including a 68- page glossy magazine.

• Provide on- site design, direction and production for trade shows and events; direct photo shoots while considering client expectations, subject matter, design, layout, color and locations.

• Devise and maintain corporate style guides to be distributed to creative departments; maintain extensive knowledge of industry programs and trends. Travel Sales Consultant

Amtrak Vacations Short- term project cancelled due to Covid, 2020

• Sold Amtrak vacation packages in the U.S. and Canada using the “Art of the Assumptive Close” sales technique.

• Planned vacations including train, hotels and excursions while educating the consumer of Amtrak products.

Viking Cruises Short- term project, 2019

• Sold Viking cruises and Viking products using the “Art of the Assumptive Close”.

• Sold over 5 million dollars in revenue in a six- month timeframe.

• Built relationships and serviced customers from the initial phone call through the “welcome home” process.

• Contributed to a team environment of 12 agents who were consistently the number 1 team in the Boston office and the number 2 team company- wide (US division). Souza - 1 of 2

Referral Networking

BNI- Local Chapter 2015- 2017

• Two years developing a Newburyport BNI chapter.

• Recruited and evaluated new members

• Presented weekly presentations promoting Samray Design’s services and products

• Provided sales and leads to the other 40+ members Senior Graphic Designer

Renfer Myer Advertising, Lowell, MA

• Created concepts for brochures, catalogs, direct mail pieces and print ads for the high- tech industry.

• Collaborated with other art directors and designers to produce collateral marketing products in related industries.

• Worked with the creative lead to produce specific marketing material that complied with individual company guidelines and standards.

• Managed press production of deliverables.

Senior Graphic Designer

BJ’s Wholesale Club, Framingham, MA

• Created marketing materials including, catalogs, brochures, newsletters and flyers, for development for over 200 BJ’s Wholesales Clubs in the US.

• Coordinated external illustrators, models and vendors to develop catalogs.

• Collaborated with senior leaders to create training presentations and materials to support employee learning and development.

• Oversaw press production of deliverables.

Graphic Designer

Eaton Vance Financial, Boston, MA

• Worked with senior management teams to create marketing strategy goals.

• Designed annual reports, brochures, perspectives and other marketing materials while following strict guidelines for the financial industry.

• Collaborated with outside design agencies in order to produce annual reports and creative.

• Produced slide presentations for senior leaders and directors to communicate organizational direction to motive employees and encourage teamwork.

• Oversaw pre- press production and proofing in order to evaluate color and quality during in- house and on- site press runs.

Program Expertise:

Adobe Create Suite, Microsoft Office, Corel Draw, Homestead Web Design, Travel Sales Software Education:

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design Portfolio:

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