Web and Print Designer
202.246.8221 | firstname.lastname@example.org
With nine years of experience as a Web Designer with a strong print background, I am an award winning, business minded creative seeking a senior position in a dynamic and fast-paced company. Professional and personal traits include keen ability for creative brainstorming, fascination with research and planning, a thesis in sustainable graphic design, a highly diverse skill set, and strong level of positive energy.
|Software:||Adobe Creative Suite CS5 including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Flash, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Quark Xpress, Keynote and Microsoft Office.|
|Platforms:||Macintosh and PC|
|Photography:||Digital and B&W Darkroom|
360jmg (now Gumbinner & Davies Communications)
Green Design Specialist, Web and New Media 11/08 to present
Creatively leveraged new media vehicles, such as blog and social media sites, to enhance several Washington, DC area companies and campaigns. Designed and implemented web and print collateral for the Washington, DC government including, the Washington Center for Economic Partnership, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, and the Office of the Deputy Mayor. Utilized new media in ways to enhance low end sites, which led to sites that experienced greater traffic, better client access, and greater use of budget and funding.
Team Lead, 2008/2009 Election Cycle
Successfully led seven print designers as Graphic Designer and Team Lead for 360jmg. Produced effective direct mail campaigns, resulting in numerous Democratic wins across the United States, as well as several awards, including a 2008 Reed and 11 Pollie Awards. Victorious clients include president elect Barack Obama, six Congressmen and Congresswomen, and several state caucus groups. Increased production speed throughout and improved and created workflow processes.
Freelance Contractor 01/01 to present
Clients include non-profit, small businesses, high-profile politicians and large corporations. Services include web design and programming, corporate identities, printed materials, product packaging and photography. Managed the entire client relationship, from contract to concept to billing. Recent work includes exhibition design with the National Building Museum, art direction and design of print and web materials for the National Endowment of the Arts’ Big Read 2008, and several websites for local bars and restaurants.
Bisnow on Business
Web and Print Design Lead/Contractor 05/07 to 05/08
Re-branded this Washington, DC–based media company, which specializes in providing entertainment-style business news. Created new logo, business cards, e-newsletters and website. Additional responsibilities include creating ads and campaigns for clients like Morgan Stanley, Reznick Group and Cambridge. Bisnow’s market grew to include New York and Los Angeles in 2008.
Graphic Designer 03/02 to 10/03
Created corporate identity, website and printed materials. Developed web design branch of the company, which included design and development of Senate campaign websites for Senator Torricelli (D-NJ), Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ), Michigan Attorney General Bowen, as well as small business sites.
CORCORAN COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN 05/08
BFA Graphic Design (Dean’s List, AIGA Flux Awards, Museum Exhibition)
Certificate – Digital Media Design
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 09/95 to 05/98
Political Science and Visual Communications
(ATV News anchor and editing production)
Urban Forest Project – Environmental Display
Gold Pollie – Best State Legislature Direct Mail
Silver Pollie – Best Vote by Mail
Silver Pollie – Best Doorhanger
Bronze Pollie – Local/Municipal Direct Mail
Bronze Pollie – State Organization Direct Mail
3 Honorable Mentions
Best In Show
Best Newspaper Ad, (full)
Best Newspaper Ad, (half)
Best Use of Illustration
Best Negative Campaign Ad
Reed Award: Best Direct Mail Piece.
Corcoran College of Art + Design 2008 Exhibition Show – Green Design Academy.
AIGA FLUX Awards:
DC Web Women
DC Cares – Graphics and Service Volunteer
SCAN NV (Stop Child Abuse Now) – Graphics Volunteer