Graphic Designer
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Location: Lynnwood, WA, United States
University: International Academy of Design & Technology - Seattle
Major: Graphic Design

Graphic Designer

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
I am a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Photographer with 9+ years of experience in both Digital and Print Graphics with the ability to efficiently produce & deliver projects off-site.

Proficient in both PC and Mac operating systems,
Highly skilled in the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).
I have experience with both digital and print, and I am very personable and easy to work with while ensuring clarity and professionalism at all times.
EDUCATION
BACHELORS OF FINE ARTS
Major GRAPHIC DESIGN
Graduated Cum Laude - 2009
Int. Academy of Design & Technology - Seattle
CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING
Event Planning & Management Certificate
Interior Design Certificate
Training in Sales, Marketing, Merchandising, Public Relations, Customer Service, Bookkeeping & Accounting, Warehouse Operations.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Freelance graphic designer, professional illustrator and photographer for 9+ years. The majority of my work includes logo creation, business materials, on-site photography, and illustrations.

Owner & operator of a successful coffee shop for 4 years. I employed & trained 46 adults, and 12 interns, hosted events, worked with vendors, marketing agents.
I created and maintained my own brand identity including my logo, web-site, marketing materials, advertisements (including bill boards and other prints ads along with digital and social media), and I handled all of my own payroll and books.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Digital Photography & Post Production
Pre-Press & Production
Product Development & Merchandising
Packaging & Marketing Material Design
Digital Videography & Editing
Brand Identity & Creation
Illustration - Hand Rendered & Digitally Rendered
Skilled in Microsoft Office & Adobe Creative Suite
Experience with Digital and Print Media
Skilled & Knowledgeable in Typography
Knowledge of Color Theory
Experience with Storyboard Creation
Type 65+ words/minute with accuracy
Team & Project Management
Creative Thinking with Problem-Solving Skills
Excellent Time Management Skills
Perceptive about Client Needs
Excellent Communication &
Coordination Among Diverse Groups
Initiative to Analyze and Resolve Problems

Graphic Designer, Illustrator