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Karen G. | Elance
 
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Karen G.

Expert in Print Production and Photo Retouching
   United States
  |   Richardson, TX
  |  3:10 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $80

I am a senior graphic designer with a youthful spirit that drives my creativity. I have successfully produced effective campaign materials that have increased awareness, exposure and ultimately profitability. I have nearly 15 years experience in the areas of brand management, advertising, publication design, project management and photography.

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Feb 16, 2012|Other - Design|Private|Completed
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5.0
Feb 7, 2012|Page & Book Design|Private|Completed
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4.8

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Portfolio

This quarterly newsletter was sent to the nearly 30,000 members of the Arboretum and...
These ads promoted the Chihuly exhibition, which featured dramatic garden sculptures by...
These informational cards were used to promote different events, festivals and...
This publication promoted many different educational opportunities for local grade...
These billboards promoted Autumn at the Arboretum and acknowledged the many corporate...
These ads promoted Autumn at the Arboretum, a festival catering to the young and...
This emotionally engaging ad promoted the three athletic events Komen sponsors and...
To thank and celebrate the work of those people who helped Komen achieve its...
Your Breast Care Educational Booklet talks about basic breast health and breast care...
By emphasizing the urgency to make an impact, these ads encouraged fans at Nationals...
To increase visibility in countries where Komen was virtually unknown, bold event...
To better engage audiences in the mission, the signage at Komen sponsored events was...
This mailer provided an easy way for publications to both fill unsold advertising space...
These event postcards were use to engage people in the mission, to show their support...
Because the Royals and the College World Series (CWS) shared a stadium, the Royals...
Packed with relevant information, the game day program was a key component of all 72...
Because only two percent of high school athletes are actively recruited by major...

Skills (10)

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Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign CS4 Test
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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended Test
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Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator CS4 Test
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Photography
Publishing Fundamentals
Advertising
Marketing
Academic Writing
English
Business Writing

Service Description

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to look through my profile and portfolio. I am a Dallas-based designer, ready and willing to take on any project that comes my way.

I have nearly 15 years of graphic design experience with a strong foundation in creative design, branding, typography and photography. I specialize in creating, promoting and managing strong brands through a consistent design perspective. I work primarily in print mediums, but have some experience in web and online applications.

I am a creative and conceptual planner who uses my business insight to drive simultaneous projects, identify new opportunities, and use resources efficiently all while meeting the strategic goals of the client. I have managed the brand of an established, billion-dollar company. In addition to my design background, I have professional experience in managing people and have empowered a large team to execute daily promotional events. I have both my BA and MA in advertising and integrated communications, respectfully.

I am also a college professor of applied graphic design where introduced the love of graphic design to the next generation of artists. I strive to create a vibrant center of academic engagement and excellence. I introduce to my students a strong foundation of the philosophy of graphic design, effective communication, overall concept development and production techniques. They learn about the importance of art direction and good graphic design rather than relying solely...

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Employment

KG Designs
Owner
2011 - Present

Education

University of North Texas
Masters, Journalism - Integrated Communications
2003 - 2004
University of Oklahoma
Bachelors, Journalism - Advertising
1997 - 2001

Keywords

print production
book publishing
advertising
marketing design
photo retouching
creative layout
collateral development
brand management
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