Skills

Snapshot of my skill sets, program knowledge, and education …

Skills:

  • Smart creative designs for both consumer facing and internal corporate brand initiatives
  • Adept at developing print and digital marketing materials that elevate and accurately reflect brand positioning
  • Understand seasonal product calendar for marketing workflow as well as market trends
  • Experienced in real estate, restaurant, music, transportation, and luxury brand advertising design and marketing
  • Competent at maintaining supporting and elevating brand standards
  • Committed to delivering client files effectively, quickly and within approved deadlines
  • Meticulous organizational skills – especially with large volume projects
  • Able to purposefully present and communicate ideas and concepts
  • Advanced competency within Adobe Creative Suite
  • Working knowledge  closely with print vendors’ specifications, ensuring quality control
  • Highly proficient at preparing and packaging final, high-quality files for print and digital projects
  • Flexible and able to accept and apply critique and feedback in a friendly and professional manner
  • Habitual at submitting printed proofs, identifying corrections for revisions, and obtaining client approvals on final proofs
Programs & Proficiencies:

  • Design Programs:
    Adobe Creative Cloud Suite – inDesign, Photoshop, illustrator, etc.
  • Office Software –
    Acrobat, MS Excel,  MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Outlook,  Keynote, Pages, Numbers, Mac Mail, etc.
  • Various CMS & CRM tools:
    WordPress, Joomla!, Avectra, vCita, etc.
  • CSS editing and manipulation
  • Social Networking Programs:
    Hootsuite, ManageFlitter, etc.
  • Type 80+  WPM
  • HTML
  • FTP
Degrees:
Bachelors in Science in Secondary Education – Secondary Social Studies,
Old Dominion University, Norfolk Virginia
Bachelors in Science in Art Education – K through 12,
Old Dominion University, Norfolk Virginia
Business Certificates:

  • Written English Professional
  • Business Writing Specialist
  • Telephone Etiquette Specialist
Work Experience:

  • Graphic & Web Design : Freelance
    Mountain & Valley, LLC
    2015 – Current
    Designed 164-page cookbook for a celebrity chef in Aspen. Handled social media and email marketing for Aspen’s Realtor of the Year, as well as – the number one restaurant in Basalt. Designed and maintain websites for multiple clients nationwide.
  • Creative Director : Designer
    Essential Magazines
    2013 – 2015
    Designed 10 luxury, niche-market magazines from cover to cover unaided. Designed and maintained websites for each territorial market, and created all marketing materials and contracts.
  • Graphic & Web Design : Freelance
    2010 – 2015
    My creativity powered two award winners: branding for a Boulder-based cleantech developer and a website for an Inc. 5000 award-winning company. Also designed websites for the Aspen Board of Realtors, a top Aspen real estate broker, and a trendy music venue. Planned and marketed a fashion show for Patricia Michaels from Lifetime’s Project Runway.  (Divergent Designs)
  • iPhone App Designer : UI
    Inius, Inc
    2008-2010
    Designed UI graphics, wrote help files and marketing copy. Executed marketing plan for iPhone app development team
Activities & Awards

  • Bernie Sanders Delegate: Representing Belmar, Lakewood CO, and Jefferson County Colorado, 2016
  • Democratic Party Volunteer, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Auxiliary – Post 392, Virginia Beach, VA 2007- 2008
  • United States Coast Guard Spouse Appreciation Award, 2006

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