A dynamic, innovative, and visionary Graphics Designer, with the advanced ability to expertly multi-task, prioritize, manage heavy workloads, and to succinctly perform troubleshooting tasks. Recognized for strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and for being a quick learner, and a proactive self-starter. More than seven years of experience and achievements as a creative, spirited, state-of-the-art, and collaborative team player with a keen eye for detail, and a proven talent for providing extensive and intuitive support to multiple projects, while simultaneously interacting professionally with clients, peers, and co-workers. Seeking new opportunities as a Graphics Designer with a dynamic and progressive organization that values a strong skill set, and a sincere desire for growth.
FinisherJanuary 2013 to Current NOVACOLOR - St Louis, MO
Produce large format prints for both ink and optical jobs.
Printing on multiple materials includes from vinyl to Plexiglas.
Complete design work for hospitals in the area, including posters and flyers.
Mount large photos to Plexiglas, laminate trade show posters, and make large outdoor signs with waterproof laminates.
Complete over-flow printing work for other larger print shops, helping both companies to reap additional business revenues.
Web DesignerJanuary 2012 to Current LARRY MAYBERRY - St Louis, MO
Working with Dreamweaver, HTML/XHTML and CSS, build and maintain the website LarryMayberry.com, for the author's children's book "Santa's Aching Back.".
This site is used extensively by the author, and has a high visitor rate, resulting in increased book sales.
This has given the author an increased presence on the Internet, where visitors can easily see what the book is about, and can read more of the author's background.
Collaborated with the author fully participated in the design process, and discussions on colors, branding, and other design elements.
Photo StylistJanuary 2012 NEW BALANCE - St Louis, MO
Fashioned and prepared new products for photographing for the New Balance's online sales website.
Continuously recognized for a keen eye for detail, and an extensive and sharp tool set, enabling choosing shoe styles and clothes for the best photo opportunities.
Detailed work included cleaning up, and trimming the photos as necessary.
Production ArtistJanuary 2012 KOLBECO - Dardenne Prairie, MO
Created parcels of land aerial photos, which entailed a high level of detailed work using Adobe Illustrator to make vector lines, which would then be used to make polygons for interactivity on the webpage.
Provided all of the land outlines for KolbeCo that freed them up to complete other parts of the job by the set deadlines.
Communicated with the company to discuss results, and make additional changes.
Graphic DesignerJanuary 2009 to January 2011 TECHNA-GRAPHICS - St Louis, MO
As a Senior Artist, provided support to the Production Manager, and directed six peer Graphic Designers, enabling them to optimize their productivity, and increase their operational efficiencies.
Designed aeronautical charts for pilots, collecting and compiling airspace data, updating location and tower/obstruction data for new build and existing airports, updating airspace class information, coordinating production schedules with the Production Manager, ordering departmental supplies, and proactively recognizing and assisting with production/performance issues.
Initiated development of a new topographical charting process, to show "land tint" on the charts, saving the Company from purchasing data from an outside vendor.
Worked with fellow designers to provide expertise, direction, and recommendations for the handling of new artwork.
Determined the proper color and blending settings for optimum output.
Communicated with others as needed to ensure compliance with the production plan.
Evaluated and released color proofs to the customer.
Traveled to Air Shows to distribute, promote and sell products.
Graphic DesignerJanuary 2007 to January 2009 CARR LANE ADVERTISING - St Louis, MO
Designed and created advertising materials for a large International ISO 9001:2008-Certified tooling company.
Provided support as required to the Production Manager.
Created, designed, and proofread the Company's 250+ page on-line sales and print catalog.
Developed product ads utilizing QuarkXPress, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Designed web buttons for use on client websites using Photoshop, and Image Ready.
Maintained and updated Company website using Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS.
Creatively designed a promotional slideshow using PowerPoint that was presented at the Eastec Trade Show in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
Photographed products for use in print and online catalogs.
Sierra Nevada CollegeIncline Village, NV Bachelor of Fine Arts: PhotographyPhotography
Hickey CollegeSt Louis, MO Diploma: Graphic DesignGraphic Design
St Louis Community CollegeSt Louis, MO Diploma: Web DevelopmentWeb Development
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Companies Worked For:
CARR LANE ADVERTISING
Sierra Nevada College
St Louis Community College
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