WA Resume
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Location: Marysville, OH, USA
School: Western Illinois University
Field of Study: Graphic Design

WA Resume

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Wendell Adams
Graphic Designer
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Summary
Talented graphic and creative designer with 20+ years of artistic leadership expertise. Skilled in print processes, branding
strategies, website technologies, design solutions, industry trends, and client relations.

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic
Design
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL

Technical Skills
InDesign
Photoshop
Illustrator
Workfront
Microsoft Office
IBM Content Manager
Photography
Videography

Media Highlight (s)
YouTube Channel Launch
Acquired 31K viewers and
managing growing Instagram
and Facebook Group (focus
on outdoors-related and
features gear reviews,
camping trips, and how-to
content).

Additional
Experience
Senior Graphic Designer
Cardinal Health
2007 – 2009
Senior Graphic Designer
Nationwide Insurance
2003 – 2007
Art Director
D&S Communications Inc.
1998 – 2002
Areas of Expertise

Large -Scale
Project s:
Proven ability in strong project planning and proje ct management for
design and production processes for high-profile cl ients. Include ad
campaigns and catalog production.
National
Clients :
Directed and designed projects at the national leve l for clients, including
consumer packaging and retail displays, direct mail , trade shows, and
in-store point -of-purchases (POPs).

Career Experience

Gilson Company, Lewis Center, OH 2018 – 2021
Graphic Designer
Design and handle layouts and all aspects of produc tion of various projects and pieces.
Includes: annual 300-page company catalog for distr ibution of 19K copies; digital images for
website such as banner graphics, blog posts, charts , iconography, and type treatments;
manuals, literature, and labeling (print-on-demand; and all in-house labeling for packaging and
machinery. Procure print quotes and coordinate mail ing and logistics of final product.
Coordinate purchase of trade advertising and associ ation memberships. Maintain company
profiles on websites and association directories. M aintain and run VIP 7500 Label Printer.

Fire & Ice HVAC Inc., Columbus, OH 2018
Graphic Designer
Coordinated and designed various campaigns and mate rials, including the following: interior
signage for company’s offices, such as consumer-fri endly signs for lobby areas and mural
graphics for trai ning spaces; seasonal sales campaigns, such as direct mail pieces, local
advertising, and in-store promotions through local Lowe’s stores.

• Implemented and maintained touch-screen kiosks that are used during trade show events.

Various (Self Employed) 2016 – 2018
Freelance Graphic Designer
Produced signs and provided print production and design for the following: store way-finding
signs for local computer retailer; children’s museu m project with 100 graphics and 3D custom
kiosks and installations; automotive parts catalog.

Cardinal Health, Dublin, OH 200 9 – 2016
Creative Service Manager
Served a primary point of contact on all catalog projects and web ordering product pages.
Demonstrated creative direction, mentoring, and pro ject management responsibilities
successfully, leading internal client projects, whi ch entailed setting timelines, tending to
productivity expectations, handling staffing needs and deliverables. Oversaw relationships
between digital marketing
, IT, and product owners and collaborated with cros s- functional teams
across various internal organizations. Maintained d atabase of web products for company
through content management system, which included 1 ,000s of SKUs.
• Ensured branding was on target through leadership e fforts with focus on brand awareness
and continual implementation of brand audits.
• Achieved unified process for product teams in manag ing photo shoots by creating
photography best practices and standards.