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Cathryn Wooton | Elance
 
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Cathryn Wooton

Graphic Designer
   United States
  |   Henrico, VA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

Cathryn Wooton is an experienced, brand-driven, creative design professional with excellent communication and presentation skills. She focuses on understanding and building emotional connections with her clients and their businesses and delivering design and marketing solutions that work.

As a hands-on designer, she is skilled in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office, as well as copywriting, editing, photostyling, production, photography and illustration. She has a keen sense of design, layout, typography and color.

Cathryn is a...

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Portfolio

Folder and brochure explaining the 401K program to employees of ADP. Part of a larger...
A direct mail postcard featuring 15 yearbook cover designs I did for high schools,...
Picture alphabet create for Creating Keepsakes Magazine. Included on a font CD for...
"DOG"alog spread, newspaper ad and dog food label for a gourmet bakery for dogs.
Poster for a concert featuring 2 pianists and a guitarist
I created the design, photo illustrations and wrote the copy for these spec posters...
2-sided flyer for a drug testing lab
Designed in 1999, this t-shirt was for an AIDS walk in Colorado. The AIDS quilt was a...
Designed for a musical theater production and applied to tshirts, posters, and programs
Applied to a t-shirt for a swim & dive club in Michigan (brrr...)
Designs for metal garden stakes
Logos for youth theater musicals, applied to tshirts, fliers, posters, programs, web...
Examples of store posters and business cards that are part of an entire branding and...
Poster for a local church Christmas production (Purchased photo)
Brochure for a paint-on product that becomes a projection screen
Alphabet created for a yearbook theme

Skills (2)

Tested
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop

Service Description

SKILLS

Graphic Design, Copywriting, Editing, Photostyling, Digital Illustration, Adobe CS4

Very familiar with printing procedures (pre-press, color checks, conversion, etc.)

Have designed the following formats: logos, branding, business systems, publications, annual reports, direct mail, newsletters, books, brochures, signage, packaging, exhibits/displays, wall graphics, web graphics, gift wrap, greeting cards, specialty gift product, costumes, yearbook covers, furniture, car wraps, store interiors, dog biscuits, dog collars, websites, wall murals, advertising, t-shirts

Project Management

STRENGTHS

Strong sense of typography, layout, design, color and overall aesthetics

Excellent communication skills

Excellent presentation/pitching skills; I speak easily in front of a crowd

Detail-oriented but also able to grasp broad project objectives

Ability to recognize and interpret company needs into a design project/solution

Outstanding organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work under tight deadlines

Able to multitask and switch gears on the fly; flexible

Able to work independently with minimal supervision

Have an understanding of basic business principals and objectives,
including branding, strategy, and corporate image consistency

Working with diverse teams and appreciating/building upon/collaborating with others' talents

Highly conceptual and prone to thinking outside the box

Able to articulate and direct other designers/artists to...

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Employment

Christian Youth Theater
Graphic Designer
2002 - Present
I design logos and collateral for 6 musical theater productions a year, plus three summer camps. Collateral includes t-shirts, flyers, posters, programs, patches, signage, web banners, and...
Jostens
Yearbook Specialist
2007 - 2010
I did sales, marketing, design and training for over 150 yearbook advisers on a web-based program. I designed covers and layouts, provided illustrations, photography and concepts, and I ran design...
American Century Investments
Senior Graphic Designer
1999 - 1999
I got all the good projects, from company picnic t-shirts and incentive products to full prospectuses and investment suites. My time there was cut short when my husband was transferred to...
Three Dog Bakery
Creative Director
1998 - 1998
I had sole responsibility for managing the Three Dog Bakery brand visually, including design and production of all product, packaging, merchandising, publications, collateral, advertising and...
Hallmark Cards, Inc
Creative Product Designer
1986 - 1998
At Hallmark, I was part of a Product Development Team (in several different business units over 12 years) that included an editor and a marketing specialist. I planned entire lines of product,...

Education

Parsons School of Design
Summer session in Graphic Design
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Arizona State
BFA in Graphic Design
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Keywords

Graphic Design
logos
brochures
print
e-books
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