Graphic Design Resume

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Over a dozen years experience in graphic and web design. Strengths in organization, detail, communication & producing clean, easy to work with files. A collaborative designer who enjoys working with a team & independently. A well-organized planner who takes pride in her work.

Owner and Designer – Hearts and Laserbeams, Savannah, GA
December 2006 – present

  • Work with corporate clients, small business and individuals on a freelance basis on for web design, logos and branding, brochures, flyers, t shirt graphics, repeat patterns for textiles, illustrations, and more.
  • Stay current on design trends.
  • Train and supervise production art subcontractors.
  • Wrote “Gettin’ Made” arts and crafts blog posts 3 times a week for OC Weekly website from 2009-2011.

Graphic Designer – CDC Apparel, Los Angeles, CA
March 2010 – November 2010

  • Worked with Art Director to create artwork in a variety of styles for the juniors t shirt market.
  • Stayed current on trends in apparel and researched new art styles to use.
  • Telecommuted from home office for 100% of the job, with quick in-office meetings 1-2 times a month.

Assistant Designer – Intercontinental Art, Inc., Compton, CA
October 2007 – February 2008

  • Worked with Creative Director and merchandising staff, worked from sketches to create production files.
  • Designed home accessories in coordinating groups.
  • Put new fabric designs into repeat patterns for production and created artwork for bedding groups.

Graphic Artist – Mighty Fine, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
January 2006 – September 2007

  • Worked with Art Director and merchandising staff, created designs for t shirts for juniors and kids markets.
  • Stayed current on trends in apparel industry and researched new art styles to use.
  • Put new fabric designs into repeat patterns for production.

Assistant Graphic Designer – Fortune Fashions Ind., Vernon, CA
May 2004-January 2006

  • Following a tight schedule, worked with Design and Sales team on revisions to artwork.
  • Created new art for garments utilizing embroidery, glitter & rhinestones.
  • Put fabric designs into repeat patterns and printed fabric samples on large-format Encad printer.
  • Created cads, distributed paperwork and created jpegs for art archive.

Graphic Designer – OshKosh B’Gosh Inc., Oshkosh, WI
September 2002-April 2004

  • Collaborated with full design team on screenprints, embroideries and appliques.
  • Created repeat-pattern fabric artwork.
  • Stayed current on trends in apparel industry and researched new art styles to use.

Graphic Designer – ThinkBox Inc., Glendale, CA
July 2000-August 2002

  • Produced web illustrations, layout, character designs and animations for online experiences.
  • Developed standard print guidelines for marketing material and for children’s book series.
  • Spearheaded decision to redesign major female character,created model sheets for outside developers.Illustrated three children’s books.
  • Trained fellow employees on electronic and print book production processes.

Skills: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress, HTML and CSS customizations.

Paintings and illustrations have been in a wide variety of art shows from 2004 – present.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graduated Cum Laude in Computer Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design (1999)

Intermediate Flash, Dreamweaver & Fireworks classes, Video Symphony (2001)

Prepress & Graphics class, Coastline Community College (2002)

Web Design Class, Long Beach City College (2009)

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