PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Graphic DesignER (CC4)
Washington State Department of Health, Tumwater, WA
Center for Public Affairs
February 2020 – Present
Graphic Design Specialist (CC3)
Washington State Department of Health, Tumwater, WA
Prevention and Community Health Division, Health Promotion and Communication Section
February 2017 – February 2020
GRAPHIC ARTIST 
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (Office of Public Affairs), Chicago, IL
December 2014 – January 2017 (2 years)
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Quarasan/Teacher Peach/QuaraCORE, Chicago, IL
August 2010 – December 2014 (4 years, 4 months)
FREELANCE DESIGNER
February 2008 – August 2010 (2 years, 6 months)
DESIGN MANAGER, TECHNOLOGY
InContext Publishing Partners, Chicago, IL
A Black Dot Group Company formerly known as Proof Positive/Farrowlyne Associates
October 1999 – May 2010 (10 years, 7 months)
DESIGN
—Conceptualize engaging design solutions for new products, series updates, redesigns, student and teacher editions, ancillaries, transparencies, activity cards, covers, corporate branding, web design, print advertisements, annual reports, invitations, event programs, social media, and signage
—Adhere to both in-house and multiple client goals, branding guidelines, design standards, and printing specs
—Create best practices for complex workflows for seamless teamwork
—Present multiple designs and communicate intentions in client presentations and clearly written proposals
—Attend press checks, review proofs
—Expand print designs to online and multimedia content
—Create multi-layered composites, tech art, illustrations, scanning, color corrections, retouching, editing
—Keep current with design trends and software solutions through research, training, and networking

PRODUCTION
—Build files consistent in quality, implement corrections, prepare art or for print and digital products
—Create and adhere to tech art specs, editorial writing guidelines, program design specs, workflow guidelines, and production templates
—Quality control design, editorial standards, preflight application files, and PDFs
—Create Adobe Acrobat PDFs according to printer specs or best practices
—Implement accessibility standards
MANAGEMENT
—Manage multiple large projects with several components from concept through completion to deliver products on time and on budget to meet client and manufacturing needs (workflows, schedule planning, production, quality control, status reports, budgeting, archiving, recap costs, create portfolio samples)
—Implement, coordinate, and problem solve production workflows and pre-press tasks
—Maintain clear and positive client and vendor contact, communication, and relationships
—Train and manage project team (illustrators, freelance designers, production staff)
—Research, select, and purchase quality photos and illustrations within client budget
QUALIFICATIONS
Software Skills
• Current and previous Macintosh and Windows operating systems
• Adobe Creative Cloud
• Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Captivate, Premier
• HTML, CSS, Wireframing, Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, Volusion, Shopify, WordPress, Amazon Webstore, Social Media
• Working knowledge of Java, PHP, AS3, AS2 for web and Creative Suite scripting use
• SMART Notebook Interactive Whiteboard Software
• FTP Software: Vicomsoft, Fetch
• Quark XPress 6.0, 4.1
• Suitcase Fusion, Suitcase 8, Universal Type Client font management
• Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage, Outlook
• Adobe Acrobat Professional (including digital markup), Distiller, FlightCheck, PitStop
• Procreate for iPad
Personality
• Dedicated to project and company with a team attitude
• Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment while handling multiple projects and deadlines
• Quick learner with a passion for continuing education
• A go-to technical and Creative Suite resource
Technical Skills
• Strong keyboarding skills
• Proficient at reading, writing, and implementing proofreading marks
• Knowledgeable about 1/c, duotone, 4/c, spot, and Pantone production and pre-press processes
• Server administration, computer troubleshooting, and backup
EDUCATION 
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Normal, IL 1994 – 1998
Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Graphic Design
• Dean’s List
• Exhibited in several art shows
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