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Professional Experience:

 

November 2013 - Present

Kroger/Fred Meyer Cutomer Loyalty & Marketing

www.fredmeyer.com

Senior Designer

- Team lead, creating customer engaging advertising and in-store collateral for Fred Meyer & Kroger Marketplace Apparel Departments

- Assist merchant team to conceptualize marketing and photography to highlight product

- Collaborate and art direct shots with models, stylists and photographers at studio and on location

- Efficiently manage a large volume of projects in highly deadline driven environment - Maintain brand standards and corporate image in all marketing

 

January 2013 - November 2013

Pacific Lifestyle Homes & Garrette Custom Homes

www.pacificlifestylehomes.com and www.garrettecustomhomes.com

Sales and Marketing Department

Marketing Manager

- Manage ad budgets and purchasing for two brands for local homebuilder,

- Work with PR team to create press realeases, social media presence, and networking opportunities within the industry,
- Direct graphic designer for consistent branding on all collateral, ads and images for two seperate brands,
- Coordinate meetings with key company stakeholders to facilitate project completetion and marketing goals,
- Present and pitch new marketing ideas to sales team for increased lead generating.

 

 

September 2010 - December 2012

The Fabric Shop Network, Inc

www.fabshopnet.com
Design Services Department

 

Graphic Designer/Production Manager

- Concept and create engaging magazine and advertising layouts,

- Manage production schedule, story assignments and deadlines for two trade magazines

- Organize meetings and brainstorming sessions with multiple project stakeholders for trade shows and magazine production

- Update websites using HTML & CSS,
- Design call-to-action eNewsletters for B2B and B2C email campaigns,

- Present product launches at at trade shows and client meetings

- Concept & create logos/branding for fabric retailers,
- Work with vendors to order and produce a variety of projects (magazines, posters, postcards, acrylic awards, and more),
- Manage a high volume of design tasks and client requests,
- Trend watch fabric/textile patterns,colors, designs.

 

March 1997- August 2010

The Columbian Publishing Company

www.columbian.com
Advertising Department (various positions detailed below)

 

Ad Designer

- Created high-impact ads for a variety of clients in a wide range of products
(flyers, newspaper, coupon book, magazines and online),
- Managed a high volume of projects and deadlines,
- Wrote creative copy for marketing materials,
- Coordinated with vendors to order and produce a variety of projects, - Oversaw and directed photography of products for ads,
- Provide detailed knowledge of digital production procedures
and pre-press proofing.

 

Advertorial Section Coordinator/Editor

- Designed advertising friendly editorial sections including
The Columbian’s weekly Home & Garden, and Auto sections,
- Produced annual Parade of Homes magazine 2000-2005,
- Generated story ideas and assigned to freelance writers,
- Coordinated photos and artwork to compliment the editorial, - Created promotional material to promote the sections and engage readers.

 

Software Experience:

Mac OS, Windows OS, Adobe Creative Suite(CS2-CS5); InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash, QuarkXPress, Freehand, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Colorize, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel

 

Special Training and Achievements:

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Steven Covey)
Employee of the Month (April 2004, December 2006, December 2008)

Textile Workshop with Lizzy House (PNCA 2010)
Dreamweaver CS3 and Online Marketing Workshop

 

Education:

Associates Degree in Graphic Arts and Design,
National Education Center, Phoenix, AZ

 

2 years of College Accredited Classes,
Clark College, Vancouver, WA

 

Lynda.com Online Training in Flash & Dreamweaver