About Me

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> I am a creative, organized & reliable individual with the ability to quickly comprehend the goals and objectives of a project.  I have over 18 years experience in the design process.

Professional Experience
2015 - Present: Graphic Designer for Jardine Associates, North Kingstown, RI
Job Responsibilities
• Working with vector logos for Colleges and Universities
• Product photography for catalogs
• Sales sheet layout/design
• Creating production files

2011 - 2015: Creative Director, Managing Editor, Lead Photographer for RI Local Magazine
Job Responsibilities
• Responsible for planning, layout and design of monthly publication (averaging 150+ pages)
• Responsible for meeting all deadlines
• Supervise design staff; personnel management
• Logo design and branding for start-up publication
• Photography and photo manipulation
• Maintain company's social networking sites
• Understand design trends and technology for both print and online media
• Manage client relationships and coordinate with marketing

1997 - 2011: Art Director and Lead Photographer for RI Mag (Tabloid Publications)
Job Responsibilities
• Design, layout, production and pre-press of print publications for a local magazine
• Manage client relationships and coordinate with marketing

Education
Bachelor of Arts from Providence College (Providence, RI) '96

Skills
• Adobe Creative Suite
• Industry experience and knowledge (branding, print, web)
• Strong sense of typography, illustration, layouts and photography
• In depth knowledge of color, pre-press operations and art photo direction
• Photo retouching
• Strong print media background
• Project management
• Entrepreneurial spirit and strong business sense
• Creative thinking and problem solving
• Team-oriented and self-motivated
• Flexible and able to thrive in a changing environment

Conclusion
I am an experienced, skilled and responsible individual who maintains a level of professionalism at all times. As my work thus far in my career has proven, I strive to meet and exceed high personal and business standards, goals and objectives.

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