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OBJECTIVE On the creative level: Be a creative, enthusiastic personality, that is passionate about creating artwork and designs that make other designers nod with an emphatic “YEAH”! On the professional level: Use my creative specialties, maximize my management skill, quality assurance, client development and training experience. Capitalize with the client, using various industry strategies and provide a unique talent of multi-tasking and project management.
SKILL
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • PhotoShop
  • Illustrator
  • In-Design
  • Quark Express
  • Dreamweaver
  • Audition
  • PowerPoint
  • Corel Draw
  • AutoCAD
  • 3D Studio Viz
  • 3d Studio Max
  • Microsoft Office
  • Acrobat

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CHICAGO EXHIBIT PRODUCTIONS, INC
Bolingbrook, IL - 2014 - present
Graphic Design and Production Manager

 
EXHIBIT SOURCE, INC.
South Holland, IL - 2009 to 2014

Graphic Design/Marketing/Acting Graphics Manager

  • Responsible for graphic production, budget, and development and execution of client artwork.
  • Manage graphic production in conjunction with the sales team and account management to surpass client expectations and maximized results.
  • Create company marketing and collateral materials as well as assist designers and sales personnel with customized presentation of concept and design pieces.
 

FREELANCE DESIGNER
Homewood, IL 2005 to present

 
  • Design and pre-press print materials for marketing, catalog, brochure, logo and promotional clients.
  • Pastel and Pen and Ink Portraits
 

TEAM TUBE, LLC.
Chicago Heights, IL 2005 to 2009

Administrative Assistant
  • Responsible for daily invoicing, accounting, accounts payable and receivable.
  • Data entry of material received daily.
  • Light graphic and marketing material design responsibilities.
 
GES EXPOSITION SERVICES
Chicago, IL 1999 to 2005
  Designer
 
  • Created exciting and custom concepts in conjunction to achieve individual client marketing goals and objectives. This was achieved by fostering client relationships through regular onsite client visits of the facilities and departments involved in the execution of tradeshow programs.
  • Developed and directed visual and structural concepts that continue throughout trade show production process.
  • Managed project job flow in conjunction with the sales staff and client. Provide realistic renderings of the show areas and designs using 3D Studio Max.
  • Maintained management floor plan changes between the client, convention building management, and Fire Marshall.
  • Supervised onsite setup of association areas and specialty pavilions.

Achievements: Promoted three times within the company. Established and trained employees on the use of Adobe Software. Recognized by National Headquarters for outstanding work achievements.

 
DANIELS PRINTING & OFFICE SUPPLIES
Oak Forest, IL 1996 to 1999
  Graphic Designer
 
  • Provide camera ready, layouts, typeset and job details. Jobs include poster design, book covers, brochures, books, menus, and logo conception and creation.
 
NOBART, INC.
Chicago, IL 1990 to 1992
  Customer Service Representative / Advertising & Graphic Control
   
EDUCATION  
  School of The Art Institute of Chicago 1986-1987
  American Academy of Art 1987-1989
  AAS Prairie State College (St. James Hospital) 1989-1990
  Illinois Institute of Art- Tinley Park, IL 2013-2014
HOBBIES/
ACTIVITIES

 

Coaching Fastpitch Softball,
Dogtraining German Sheperds,
(Sports) Photography
Religious Education Instructor

 
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