University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Graphic Design emphasis. Graduated May 2008.
Adobe Creative Cloud - InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, SmartStream Impositioning Plug-In for InDesign, Q2ID Plug-In, Pitstop, Suitcase Fusion, Quark and Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) on both Mac and PC operating systems. Wordpress customization, familiar with Git and basic skills in HTML/CSS.
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April 2012 - Present // Hoffman Estates, Illinios
Work with outside marketing and software partners to develop and implement successful Ad Words campaign, SEO/SEM strategies and MyAccuQuest.com Patient Website System. Monitored and analyzed SEO efforts and success of strategy through sales reports and Google Analytics. Analyzed and created reports and proposals for cost and sales data. Coordinated and monitored the accurate input of data into a CRM program. Set up maintained online listings for 200 nationwide offices on outlets such as Google Plus/Places, Yahoo Local, Yelp, MapQuest and Bing Business Listings during huge company growth period. Established and then implemented AccuQuest.com and AccuQuestHearingTechnologies.com on Wordpress platform. Kept website content up-to-date and relevant with AccuQuest News Blog and E-Newsletter. Created from concept - including design and HTML coding - online ads, email campaigns and landing pages. Lead designer on AccuQuest Hearing Technologies Branding. Developed graphic standards guide as well as packaging, brochures, warranty cards, product information booklets and website.
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May 2011 - April 2012 // Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Part of a design department which was responsible for producing quarterly catalog for six different brands. Was lead designer for Wissota Trader catalog which included working closely with the art directors as well as the marketing coordinators to develop such things as cover concepts, layout of catalog pages and designing ads for local newspaper etc. Design and code using Dreamweaver as well as scheduling weekly email campaigns as well as website design updates using CheetaMail. Second half of my position was spent in a studio shooting photography of anything from shoes to purses, socks to watches. Worked in a team of four to style, shoot and color correct the captures for ShoeMall.com, Masseys.com, WissotaTrader.com, BAMason.com, MarylandSquare.com and all other online advertising purposes.
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July 2009 – May 2011 // Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Using the Adobe Creative Suite, Suitecase Fusion and Q2ID I designed ads, posters, large-scale trade show banners, books including cover designs, magazines, journals, brochures, directories, newsletters, CD face/booklet/tray liner artwork and corporate identity packages. HTML CD/USB mastering with coding done using Dreamweaver. On top of designing, I was preparing all things print for digital and process printing while gaining an abundance of knowledge about using rich blacks, spot colors, ink saturation and using SmartStream to properly set up folding brochures, magazines, perfect bound and saddle stitch pieces, etc. Worked closely with account representatives, clients and press operators.
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May 2009 – July 2009 // Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Maintained email/web schedule for all Menards.com weekly slides and sale, big card and contractor emails. This included organizing and collecting information, designing, proofing, routing for approval, testing, scheduling and analyzing click through and opt-in/out reports.
June 2008 – May 2009 // Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Worked in an in-house team of designers to develop gift cards, brochures, newspaper ads and quarterly billboard. Layout of specialty sale flyers and all email advertisements. Part of team rotation of product styling and photography in studio for printed advertising.
March 2008 – July 2008 // Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Designed online ads and 30 page event program.
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June 2007 – May 2008 // Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Designed posters, emails, postcards, direct mail pieces, invitations, ads, booklets, etc. for variety of community events. Worked directly with commercial printers.
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November 2006 – May 2008 // Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Worked with advertising representatives as well as other designers to make ads for newspaper and newspaper insert tabs.
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June 2006 – September 2006 // Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Designed brochures, letterheads, business cards, as well as operated printers and learned the screen-printing process.
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