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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Web Development Diploma | June 2014
Bachelor of Fine Art in Visual Communications | June 2003
Member of SheSays Chicago
Placed First Runner-Up in PM360 2016 “Greatest Creators”