Over 15 years of experience in magazine advertising, direct mail, illustration, graphic design and production, corporate id or branding, display graphics, digital imaging, desktop publishing, form development, picture framing and wide format digital printing.
Professional artist, illustrator, and designer who is passionate about serving the customer and helping them to achieve their communication objectives. My combination of skills as a visual communicator provides a unique ability to present an idea to a customer based on their needs, creative freedom and audience. Creating visual images and design is not only about attractive graphics, but communicating the client's message. My goal is to help you achieve your vision and bring it to life in a way that interests the audience. Images are about connecting people, with visions and ideas, and helping them to show this in the best way possible.
Kent State University
BFA in Visual Communication
1991 - 1996
Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Associates of Arts in Visual Communication
1982 - 1985
2003 - Present
Creating and selling a host of original artwork through a network of Fine Arts Festivals and exhibitions.
Commercial Turf Products
Publication Specialist / HR Generalist
1998 - 2003
Provided the organization and its customers with graphic communication, technical writing, and customer service in the following areas: Design and layout of operator manuals and parts lists; Customer service for internal departments and external customers for technical publication requirements; Purchased all printed literature for the publications department; Provided technical writing services for service related kits and unit operation literature. As a Human Resource Generalist, I was responsible for employee relations, safety compliance issues, worker's compensation, benefits administration, recruitment and retention of staffing, new hire orientation, performance evaluations, temporary staffing personnel and company communications.
Graphic Designer and Illustrator
1994 - 2000
Creative consultant providing graphic design and illustration services to a variety of clients. Services consisted of Editorial Illustration, Advertising illustration, corporate newletters, comprehensive layouts, phone directory layout and design, ad sheets, brand design or identity packages, trade show displays, production files for printing, proofreading and press checks.
Art Director and Publication Coordinator
1996 - 1998
Services I performed while at this organization consisted of conceptualizing ad designs for trade publications, creating direct mail literature, designing specification sheets, design and layout for accessory catalogs, writing copy, proofreading, media and print buying, technical literature production, servicing on-demand printing needs and meeting production goals and creative deadlines.
Kent State University
1991 - 1995
Trained students on a variety of software applications, built 3D displays for various department presentations using vinyl lettering graphics, created digital graphics in applications like photoshop, freehand and pagemaker, and developed photos.
1994 - 1994
Sub-Contractor provided production and layout services for the Art Director.
Quality Patent Printing
1987 - 1991
Provided technical illustrations for the company's clients while meeting tight deadlines.
Old City Group
1986 - 1987
Worked on annual report designs, newspaper ads, magazine ads, and video product packaging.
I work on an hourly rate unless otherwise negotiated, or by quoting a project. For large projects, a 30% deposit is required and the balance due within 15 days after completion. For long projects, I work in payments of 1/3 of the projects cost, an initial deposit, a second deposit at the middle of the project, and the balance due within 15 days after completion.
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