Resume


SKILLS
Technical (Mac & PC): InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, WordPress, Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, iMovie, iDVD, Lightroom, Adobe Experience Design, SharePoint

Traditional: Concepting, Story-board/Mapping, Print Design, Web/Digital/Interactive Design, Art Direction, Logo Design, Brand Identity, Marketing/Consulting, Photography and Manipulation, Typography, Vector Illustration, Print Production, Writing and Editing, Managing Social Media, Video Creation and Editing, Problem Solving, Customer Service, Retail Background including Point of Purchase
FREELANCE
AMYKRYNICKIdesign  | 2005 to Present  |  Remote or On-site
Owner / Print & Web Designer

I have had my own business, doing freelance or contract jobs for close to 14 years. I love being able to dabble with all kinds of projects and clients. Projects I have worked on has been everything from weddings, birthday invites, spec sheets, advertising, logo and identity work, marketing plans, social media, and web design. I have great contacts for printing and promotional items. I am available for little projects to onsite contract jobs.

Clients: Waubonsee Community College, St. Edward and Christ Church, Aurora University, Prime Time Marketing, Shorewood Dental, The Kennedy Center for Counseling, Erin Webster O'Brien, P.C. Law Firm, Ntn Bearing Corporation, Couture Vision, Aqua-Tainer, Presence Medical Center.

EXPERIENCE
PUROHIT NAVIGATION | July 2015 to June 2016 | Chicago, Illinois
Art Director

Supervised a team dedicated to the largest PhARMA account of the agency. Tasks included prioritizing workloads, art direction, brand ownership, concepts/collaboration, meeting deadlines, and presenting accurate files for print and/or digital while adhering to FDA, DDMAC, and PhARMA guidelines. Used Creative Suite CC for print and digital ads, direct mail, sales collateral, conference booths, and in-house advertising. Developed a successful process to transition accounts, editors, and creative departments from static to responsive web design. Created uniform responsive email and web page templates with formatted ISI per FDA guidelines. Successful training resulted in decreased errors and faster workflow.

CAITLYN ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN | September 2014 to Present | Oswego, Illinois
Design Manager / Web Designer

Used Creative Suite CC to create a new identity package for the company. Created a strategic marketing plan that included collateral print pieces, web, and social media which doubled the exposure and boosted client numbers. Managed and maintained the design workflow. Headed communication and coordination with clients. Followed processes to final presentation of print pieces or continued web updating.

UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS | June 2009 to April 2015 | Joliet, Illinois
Creative Director

Used Creative Suite CC to design internal/external print collateral and web graphics. Developed than executed yearly marketing and social media plans to reach multiple demographics. Mentored student workers. Served as liaison for in-house printer, outside printers, and vendors. Managed design projects including annual appeals, alumni communications, and recruitment materials. Worked with outside consultants in the rebranding the university. Re-designed print collateral, signage, department logos, and web graphics to reinforce the new branding throughout the university.

RAGAN COMMUNICATIONS | January 2008 to July 2008 | Chicago, Illinois
Graphic / Web Designer

Used Illustrator and Photoshop CS3 to design advertising, logos and branding, web graphics, conference and exhibit collateral. Led two redesigns for websites and their corresponding publications. Created collateral design to incorporate printed material into online, web-based formats with high usability.

LSDESIGNS | June 2007 to December 2007 | San Diego, California
Graphic Designer

Used Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign CS3 to create original layouts, ads and identity for Ceremony, Ocean and kidsLA magazines. Completed pagination for more than 1,000 pages.

PINDAR SET | October 2004 to May 2007 | San Diego, California
Studio Artist, Second Team Lead

Created Yellow Page advertising in Illustrator CS2. Used Photoshop CS2 to scan artwork, manipulate graphics and run photo processing and preflight actions. Ensured accuracy of product and satisfaction of internal and external customers. Met deadlines and multi-tasked in a fast-paced environment.

MINUTEMAN PRESS | December 2003 to June 2004 | Joliet, Illinois
Studio Artist, Second Team Lead

Development of business identities, logos, brochures and advertisements from concept through completion. Managed changing priorities and deadlines. Worked with four-color printing, process printing, pre-flighting, color separation, job project management, ordering paper, quoting and pricing jobs.

EDUCATION
THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART - Chicago & Tinley Park

Web Development Diploma | June 2014
Bachelor of Fine Art in Visual Communications | June 2003

EXTRA

Member of SheSays Chicago
Placed First Runner-Up in PM360 2016 “Greatest Creators”

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