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With over 12 years of graphic design experience, I have the ability to assess a company’s/client’s design needs, provide samples, make appropriate changes and complete work in a timely manner. I thrive on following branding guidelines, yet confident to be able to offer suggestions where considerations might need to be challenged.
Equal parts creative and analytical, I excel on designing marketing materials or collateral that meet or exceed objectives and expectations. Not only do I crave the metrics and analytical data, but I want to "make it pretty" with charts and graphics.
Rated "Expert" on Indeed's Graphic Design and Attention To Detail assessment tests
Adobe Photoshop, InDesign master, and proficient in Illustrator
Awesome time management skills
Works well within a collaborative environment but can also perform independently with no problem
Well versed in both print and digital design
Stay up to date on design trends
Familiarity with Mailchimp and Constant Contact
Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office/Teams, Slack, and Basecamp
Loves Mac platform, but proficient working on PC as well
Possess excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills
I have plenty of photography experience (and equipment)
Achieved a 4.0 gpa with honors in obtaining my degree
Assumed a mentor role and embraced the camaraderie while instilling discipline and work ethic with those whom I took classes with.
Stressed striving for more than mediocrity and paying high attention to detail while maintaining a positive attitude.
Although I graduated 11 years ago, I am still asked to attend the annual graphic design advisory meeting.
Engage in "exploratory interviews" with the current student body that is required of them.
Software Knowledge & Technical Skills
PHOTOSHOP (Rated Expert on Indeed Assessment)
INDESIGN (Rated Expert on Indeed Assessment)
And now, a message from my design & leadership skills:
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
WORKING WITH VENDORS
Employment History & Timeline
Design marketing materials, photo editing and create custom items with client’s photographs (cards, photo albums, collages, etc.)
Creations By Michelle
Design and create various products and publications including business cards, brochures, catalogs, logos and marketing pieces. Also create ads, menus and hotel directories for major companies including Papa John’s, Pizza Hut and Days Inn.
Before my job was eliminated due to budget cuts, I served not only as lead graphic designer, but was also in charge of some page layout and pagination for 7 newspapers and other magazine-style publications. In the time I was there, I reduced printing costs, increased readership and
implemented organization standards such as file naming conventions, back-up procedures and digital tidiness.
In this very demanding role, I was able to work on a vast variety of creative projects on tight deadlines. From the biggest tasks such as the creation of catalogs to making graphics for eBlasts and website graphics, I was able to successfully manage my own time as well as lead the department. I created new concepts for screen printed and embroidered products. I assisted with copy writing and creating standards for the creative department. I was in charge of the on-site commercial photography.
inTech Trailers | inTech RV
Sales & Marketing
Enter and manage orders, invoices and scheduling for approximately 85 dealers across the US and Canada. Create pricing sheets and select marketing materials as well as tee shirt designs. Field customer service inquiries through calls, Facebook Messenger and emails. Photography of RV units and parts. Host and give factory tours. Event planning for our annual company sponsored campout/rally.