Experienced designer. In-house ad agencies, publishing, printing and packaging. Outstanding communication skills. Dependable with high degree of professional integrity. Organized. Anticipates needs and effective problem solver. Deadline oriented. Able to relate to all levels of business and management.
Experienced designer. In-house ad agencies, publishing and printing.
Outstanding communication skills.
Dependable with high degree of professional integrity.
Organized. Anticipates needs and effective problem solver.
Deadline oriented. Able to relate to all levels of business and management.
Macintosh OS and PC.
QuarkXPress, Adobe Creative Suite CS5, BarTender labeling software, Freehand, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite, Bar Code Pro,BarTender and familiar with HTML, CSS and Dynamic HTML.
Identified cost saving solution to reduce errors by recruiting a proofreader to fix copy errors before releasing files to printer, resulting in a cost savings of $120 thousand per year.
Solved a problem in meeting a deadline with a limited staff and budget, by utilizing the printers production staff to version the project at an average savings of $8,500 per year and a significant time savings to meet our deadline.
Acted as creative director, art director, designer and production designer for a period of six months while the marketing department was in transition.
Increased ad sales by upselling customers, while collaborating with the client to design their advertising.
My designs resulted in consistent or increased sales for Uno’s Chicago Grill during
challenging market conditions.
Designed a highly praised kids menu campaign, which helped earn Uno the 4th Top Restaurant for Families by Parents Magazine.
Acted as interim Supervisor on re-branding initiative at Covidein while Lead designer was on maternity leave, retained my supervisory status when she returned. Responsible for overseeing five designers work plus interviewing and hiring two junior designers.
Labeling Specialist March 2011 - Present
Mansfield, MA March
Coordinate label design, approval and printing of label content for Mansfield and Coventry OEM organizations. Develop and maintain regulatory compliant label content, work with OEM QA to determine priorities.
Maintain label databases(s) and create new label templates as necessary.
Work with appropriate internal departments and external customers to: design OEM label formats for new product development projects using the current approved standards; revise existing OEM label designs using the current approved label design standards and; develop label templates that are capable of interacting with label content data bases to produce regulatory compliant label copy.
As directed by OEM QA, liaise between plant personnel and external customers to implement label changes and to assure all changes are appropriately documented and controlled.
Assure that the label content review and approval process is comprehensive and consistently executed across all internal & external relevant functions.
Work with engineering to develop and obtain approval and release of label drawings.
Work with translation and print vendors to coordinate required services and purchases as required per label design projects.
Provide support to process improvement projects.
Covidien - contract employee through Kelly Engineering
Senior Packaging Graphic Designer (Supervisor) Dec 08 - March 2011
Re-design and re-brand all current medical packaging and marketing materials. Schedule and prioritize workload to meet all deadlines. Transmit artwork to appropriate vendors and notify key people. Verify vendor proofs, make corrections and communicate changes clearly. Attend project meetings and participate in approval process. Hire, train and supervise support staff of five designers.
Graphic Designer/Art Director Jan 00 - March 2008
West Roxbury, MA
Designed a variety of promotional and collateral marketing and advertising materials including Direct mail, ROP's, Sales kits, packaging, menus, billboards etc., for an International restaurant chain. Attend photo shoots, interface with outside vendor, hire and manage freelance talent. Provide guidance to external clients to assure consistency of our corporate branding standards. Responsible for creative solutions to budget issues. Making presentations to marketing team and executives for various creative campaigns. Project management.
Graphic Designer 1999
Designed newsletters, brochures, corporate identity, posters, direct mail for
a variety of clients ranging from Real Estate, Medical, Non-Profit through and Travel.
Graphic Designer July 1990 - Jan 99
Designed advertising for Yellow Pages directory campaigns. Met with external
clients and account executives to develop advertising strategies. Identified client
needs, and developed effective solutions. Prioritized projects resulting in more efficient workflow. Researched competitors advertising and wrote copy as needed.
Retail Store - Signage Designer 1990
Designed signed for in store marketing POS and displays for outlet stores.
Publications Assistant 1989
Performed desktop publishing duties for Publications department. Materials produced included: Annual Reports, Student Handbook, Catalogs, direct mail, and newsletters. Designed invitations, posters, and promotional materials.