I'm a graphic design professional with extensive experience in layout and production for print and web. Highly motivated with a strong command of emerging technologies. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Thrives in both team and solo-work environments.
My expertise is in: Brochures, Invitations, Programs, Flyers, Booklets, and Photo Editing. I am expertly skilled in: Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft: Publisher, PowerPoint, Windows and Mac platforms,
Graphic Designer/Visual Communications Specialist, Contractor September 2006 - September 2018 U.S. General Services Administration (under four different contract agencies: Skill Bureau, Ardelle, Patriot Technologies and Gemini Tech Services)
Graphic Designer August 1990 - September 2006 Freelance, MA
Designed and produced newspaper ads, catalogs, newsletters, and brochures. Concepts to pre-press. Designed, executed and maintained websites. Concepts and digital photography to downloading. Commissioned watercolor paintings.
Assistant Art Director June 2002 - May 2003 AliMed, inc., Dedham, MA Prepared layouts and digital files for 4-color catalogs, tabloids, posters, faxes, and data sheets from first proofs to edits, final proofs, PDFs for a mail-order medical supply company. Worked with graphic designers, editing department, art director, department director, and president on design, page layout, and edits.
Art Director and Administrative Manager September 1998 - May 2002 Nature’s Medicine Chest, Braintree, MA
Designed and produced a 4-color, annual catalog for an alternative medicine mail-order company that increased sales by 600%. Researched new products and set up vendor and client accounts. Managed two assistants in processing orders, purchasing inventory, and customer service allowing the owner to remain hands-off. Digital photography of products. Designed and produced company flyers, brochures and newsletters. Used HTML in maintenance of two company websites.
Art Director, Editor and Manager September 1992 - August 1998
The Advertiser, Inc., South Weymouth, MA
Designed and produced a weekly shopper, increasing sales to over $5,000 a week. Communicated with sales reps, customers and vendors. Designed and laid out text, graphics, and ads on pages to make printer ready. Managed two graphic assistants.
New England School of Art & Design, Boston, MA
Graphic Design Program Completed a 3-year Fine Arts and Graphic Design program. Graduated first in the Graphics Department. Elected by the faculty to The Committee for Academic Standing.
Boston University, Boston, MA
St. Lawrence University, and SUNY, Canton, NY
3 years credit. Art History major.
Katharine Gibbs School, Boston, MA
1-year course for college women.