sr cad designer resume example with 14+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Highly motivated Illustrator/designer who has 20+ years of experience in illustration and design. Experienced in worClaire on multiple projects with multiple teams in tight deadlines. My work has been featured on magazines, books, greeting cards, apparel, television, and apps. I have managed individuals and teams. I have increased sales by consistently being innovative, motivated, and researching client/customer needs. Staying on top of current trends and styles are as important to my success as my technical talent.



Print Design/ Repeating Patterns

Graphic Design

Visual Storytelling

Diverse in Illustration styles

Excellent Use of Color

Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe Illustrator CC


Affinity Designer

Managing teams

Portfolio Center Atlanta, GA Expected in 12/2000 Illustration : Graphic Design - GPA :
  • Professional development completed in Illustration.
  • Received Scholarship based on work.
Gordon State College Barnesville, GA Expected in 06/1995 Associate of Arts : Liberal Arts And General Studies - GPA :
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA Expected in : General - GPA :
Work History
Alcoa Inc. - Sr. CAD Designer
Deschambault, CA, 02/2020 - Current
  • Responsible for creating Infant/ toddler as well as Older boy seamless prints for Boy's Sleepwear, Boy's Playwear, Boy's Swim, Boy's Outerwear, Assessories, and home goods. I have worked on Baby as well as Girl's Sleepwear products.
  • Responsible for reviewing and purchasing Prints from third party vendors.
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training of my direct report(s) and managing their workload,
  • Responsible for collaborating with design teams and balancing themes, color, and technique.
  • Responsible for creating fresh new themes and worClaire in a variety of techniques and styles.
  • Responsible for creating preseason visual mood boards to exemplify the sense of the creative for the season.
  • Boy's Sleepwear has had continual success based on mine and my team's work. Our designs have been seen in movies, magazines, television commercials, and Blogs. We are leaders in children's apparel.
Paperless Post - Freelance Illustrator
New York, NY, 01/2000 - 05/2013
  • Illustrated for a variety of publications and designs/illustrations for web sites.
  • Some of my clients include: Zonderkids, Penguin press, Innovative kidz, Scholastic, Zondervan publishing, the VVA Veteran magazine, Cover Atlanta Magazine, Mibblio, American Greetings, the Ledlie Group, and many others.
  • Scholastic book that I illustrated: 'Everything but the Kitchen Sink : Weird Stuff You Didn't Know About Food' by Elizabeth MacLeod and Freida Wishinsky won Red Cedar Award in 2011, Silver Birch Award in 2009, Information Book Award 2009.
  • Two Books that I illustrated for IKids (Now owned by Melissa and Doug) won Best Children's Book of the Month Awards. those titles are: Poke a Dot! Old MacDonald's Farm and Poke a Dot!10 Little Monkeys. These are interactive learning/counting books.
American Greetings - Associate Line Designer
City, STATE, 02/2006 - 01/2009
  • Responsible for creating layout, color story, theme, costing and folds of Juvenile/ Humorous card lines.
  • Responsible for seeing card from initial concept phase to finished production.
  • Responsible for creating fresh and innovative paper mechanic folds.
  • Responsible for reviewing finished artwork and from the art team and asClaire for edits of signing off before production.
  • Sometimes responsible for creating finished artwork for designs.
  • Won 2 Louie Awards for my innovative paper mechanic designs. American Greetings patented these folds.
  • My Team was nominated for Team of the Year in 2008 for our collaboration and innovation.
Apogee Interactive - Graphic Designer/Technical Illustrator
City, STATE, 01/2000 - 09/2001
  • Contract Graphic Designer who specialized in technical illustration, basic Flash animation, book layout and graphics for Apogee Interactive. This company specialized in creating online courses for Utility companies. they also consulted with large businesses on how to reduce costs of powerbills, etc.
  • Responsible for taClaire elaborate concepts and simplifying for course material.
  • Responsible for animating simple motors, energy flow charts, and demonstrate how they worked.
  • Increased sales by being trend driven and constantly improving and honing my skills.
  • Winner of 2 Louie Awards for greeting card design.
  • Winner of multiple Illustration award for multiple children's books.
  • Managing multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines all while maintaining superb quality design. This is measured in increased sales of line I worked on.
  • Decreased office waste by simplifying my work methods ie, less printing on paper, doing all roughs, etc digitally.
  • Team player: I will do whatever is asked... I will go above and beyond
  • Team leader: Delegating projects to team members with particular strengths even if I may be close to that project.

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School Attended

  • Portfolio Center
  • Gordon State College
  • Georgia State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Sr. CAD Designer
  • Freelance Illustrator
  • Associate Line Designer
  • Graphic Designer/Technical Illustrator


  • Illustration
  • Associate of Arts

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