senior graphic designer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Diverse, results-oriented graphic designer with over 30 years of experience in print, logo design, and dimensional signs. Passionate about comprehensive, strategic and brand-building design. Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as collaborate in large design teams. Flexible, big picture, out-of-the-box thinker and expert brain-stormer, with special emphasis on conceptual design.

  • Graphic Design Expertise
  • Creative Design Aptitude
  • Quality Assurance
  •  Team Leadership
  • Adobe CC Suite
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training and Development
  • Corporate Design
  • Successfully orchestrated complex projects from the idea stage through design, mock-up, and final rendering to meet customer expectations, while building customer loyalty.
  • Grew client base through strategic relationship building and consistently delivering successful campaigns and designs.
03/2017 to 08/2018
Senior Graphic Designer Exponent, Inc. Chicago, IL,
  • Sketched designs for large home builders, such as Stanley Martin, Ryan Homes, NV Homes, Van Metre Homes,  Stylecraft Homes, Dan Ryan Homes etc. 
  • Adhered to strict branding guidelines when preparing sketches for client review
  • Designed logos, interior acrylic display signs with stand off wall mounts, 3-D signs, impact logo signs, Routed Top signs, whip flags, mailboxes, take one boxes, feather flags, amenity signs,  site ID sign, model ID signs, banners, and more!
  • Prepared all final print files
  • Uploaded sketches and final print file links to Keyed IN initially, and then to Pace Software.
  • Cut vinyl on FC7500 Plotter
2005 to 2017
Senior Graphic Designer/Production Manager 2K Irvine, CA,
  • Developed creative graphics that simplified complex messages.
  • Recommended techniques, methods and media best suited to produce desired visual effects.
  • Adhered to all corporate brand guidelines when preparing graphic materials.
  • Maximized operational efficiency by mentoring staff on various customer service initiatives.
  • Spearheaded and coordinated graphic design projects from conception to completion.
  • Collaborated with clients to create vision, conceive designs, and meet tight deadlines daily. 
  • Developed excellent relationships with multiple vendors and outside installers to ensure the success of current and future projects.
  • Created and fashioned highly persuasive sales and marketing proposals.
  • Processed Estimates, Price Proposals & Invoices and e-mailed customers via Quick Books.
  • Printed in-house designs and customer prepared files on wide format printer.
      04/1995 to 2005
      Graphic Designer FastSigns City, STATE,
      • Designed interior and exterior signs, banners, trade show graphics, association graphics, dimensional signs, etc
      • Vectorized and designed client logos
      • Cut vinyl on Ioline Graphics Plotter
      • Printed graphics on HP 5500 large format printer
      Expected in
      : Liberal Arts
      Florida State University Panama Canal Branch - ,
      Expected in
      : Visual Communications
      Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      Associates Degree
      • Invoicing: Quick Books
      • Software: Adobe Illustrator CC & CS6, Adobe Photoshop CC, Corel Draw x7, Microsoft Office Suite, Omega Composer 
      • Printers: HP 5500, HP DesignJet L25500 
      • Vinyl Plotters: Summa D120R, Graphtec, Ioline, HS15, FC 7500
      • Sign Tracking Software: Keyed IN and Pace 


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      School Attended

      • Florida State University Panama Canal Branch
      • Art Institute of Pittsburgh

      Job Titles Held:

      • Senior Graphic Designer
      • Senior Graphic Designer/Production Manager
      • Graphic Designer


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