Resume

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I am a creative professional seeking an Art Director or Senior Graphic Designer position. Utilizing advanced graphic and creative skills to produce quality products with a strong internal marketing and graphic design background is my goal. The freedom to be creative as an individual and as a member of a team is highly desirable.

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

• Apple Macintosh OS – Expert
• Adobe Creative Suite – Expert
• Adobe Acrobat – Expert
• Adobe Illustrator – Expert
• Adobe InDesign – Expert
• Adobe PhotoShop – Expert
• Quark XPress – Expert
• Apple Final Cut Pro – Moderate
• Microsoft PowerPoint – Advanced
• Microsoft Word – Advanced
• Microsoft Excel – Moderate

OTHER SKILLS


Design

Typography, color theory, hierarchy & flow


Organization

Time management & project planning


Leadership
Training & management of staff


Maintenance

Troubleshoot & maintain Mac OS


Copywriting
Tag lines, headlines & body copy


Communication

Presentations & manage relationships

EDUCATION


Flint Hills Technical College
Emporia, Kansas
Associates Degree of Applied Sciences
Commercial Art

May 1999


Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas
Associates Degree of Applied Sciences
General Studies

May 1997


CAREER EXPERIENCE


Senior Graphic Designer

Museum Arts, Inc. – August 2009 to Present
• Working directly with clients to create museum exhibits and graphic elements
• Creating style for exhibits including colors, fonts and placement
• Preparing art files for print on variety of substrates


Senior Graphic Designer

Rug Doctor, Inc. – December 2006 to August 2009
• Design of all elements for internal marketing department of international corporation
• Creation of all advertising, product packaging and labeling, POS and POP
• Development of new products, advertising strategy and design standards


Graphic Designer & Prepress Artist

Executive Press, Inc. – February 2005 to December 2006
• Working directly with clients to meet graphic design needs
• Preparing incoming files for print while meeting deadlines
• Developing internal marketing and sales materials


Graphic Designer & Multimedia Specialist

RE/MAX Mid-States and Dixie Regions – June 1999 to February 2004
• Design and marketing support for a 7 state, 3,000 associate real estate regional office
• Creation and creative planning for regional conventions and awards events
• Creation of sales and recruiting materials following international design standards


214.557.9745
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ougsimpler@hotmail.com