Profile: Highly creative and multi-talented Graphic Designer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, in Graphic Design. Extensive experience in marketing, proposal and print design. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with ?well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. Highly skilled in client and vendor relations and negotiations; talented at building and maintaining “win-win” partnerships. Passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns; accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements and increasing return on investment. Experience: Teaching Artist, Create Arts Center; Silver Spring, MD, 2019-Present. Freelance Graphic Designer; CA — 2017—Present Provide print production support for proposals, books, magazines, direct mail, logos, marketing campaigns and website design layout. Collaborate with others on larger scale projects and work with clients to deliver requests on time and on budget. Clients include HFF Commercial Real Estate, Logistic Specialties Incorporated (LSI), Neubauer and Associates, Aquent, The Creative Group, Adecco, Bridgepoint Education, Hay House Publishing, Property Management Specialists, Autobody News, and Invitrogen. Worked within existing templates and created new layouts as needed. Collaborated with Art Directors and clients to determine scope of projects and client needs. Worked within existing templates and created new layouts as needed. Collaborated with Art Directors, printers, freelancers and clients to determine scope of projects and client needs, planning projects and conceptualizing. Senior Marketing Graphic Designer, Booz Allen Hamilton; Tysons Corner, VA — 2006—2007 Marketing communications and graphic design support for the Source Operations Management Directorate of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). Managed multiple local and national projects under various deadlines and budgets, spearheaded efforts to improve art direction and production management processes. Collaborated with senior management and source experts to design and develop a wide range of internal and external publications and corporate identity products: brochures, logos, briefings, posters, exhibits, trade show displays, logos, conference collateral, annual reports, proposals, website layout design, newsletters and special event marketing. Facilitated weekly production meetings for marketing communications teams. Implemented a new standard of project management interaction, improving the workflow process among team members across multiple locations. Senior Marketing Graphic Designer, CACI, Inc; Chantilly, VA — 2003—2006 Design and print production support for the Media Services Center of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), with unique national advertisement campaigns of major science, space and technology publications including posters, logos, exhibit designs, brochures, corporate branding, briefings, conference, special event and educational materials. Designed and produced a national multi-publication science and technology advertising campaign for the NRO Director’s Innovation Initiative (DII), increasing return on investment by 87% within the first quarter. Contract Graphic Designer, Inc; Chantilly, VA — 2002—2003 Provided print production support, managed art direction, design and production of special proposals, corporate branding and marketing campaigns. Clients included Bearing Point, Vistronix, Department of Labor, Network Solutions and Global Phone Corporation. Proposal Design Manager, KPMG; Tysons Corner, VA — 1999—2002 Print production and creative development of proposals; worked with web ?and video departments to create seamless workflows and integration of ?design themes. Provided project management, deployed resources, oversaw hiring and training for significant proposals, supervised designers in the quality and direction of their work, managed design budgets, scheduling and billing for vendors. Represented the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest groups within the National Proposal Group, conducted designers’ performance reviews and ?goals setting. Wrote, designed and implemented a designer-writer-researcher interaction process to ensure a seamless workflow among proposal team members. Education Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington DC—Bachelor of Fine Arts, ?Graphic Design Skills Print Design, Proposal Production Support, Branding & Rebranding, Advertising Campaigns, Project Management, Art Direction, Marketing Communications, Process Improvement, Photography, Trade Show Support, Signage, Publications, Corporate Identity Software Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint. Currently attending WordPress classes.
School Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC