Andrea McKoy Zeppuhar
Creative Direction, Melbourne Florida United States
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Contact details
960 Villa Drive
Melbourne, FL 32940
Tel: 321 544-1376
Brief Summary
Andrea is an artist who discovered at an early age her uncanny ability to creatively translate the visions of others. While working as the Merchandising and Display Manager for Burdines Department store, she discovered she was assembling the very displays and tradeshow elements she wanted to be designing. Her artistic and creative talent ultimately led to her to a graphic design career and subsequently her founding of Atuzzi Creative, LLC where she conceptualizes and produces creative elements a variety of media. Her work includes logos and brand identities, illustrations, print, digital photography, multimedia, web design and internet applications.

Andrea has worked for the Florida Marlins baseball club in managing the visual merchandising and display of the Viera Stadium Gift Shop. She has completed murals and faux finishing projects for numerous private clients.

Andrea has recently revisited the traditional art mediums that were the foundation of her design career including sculpture and painting — and is working to incorporate a more natural and organic creative influence in her digital work.

Over the course of ten years she has been recognized by her local Advertising Federation, previous employers and has had her work tour internationally with SIGGRAPH.
Navigo Consulting Group - Long Beach, CA
Deltec - Philidelphia, PA
Mercedes Homes - Melbourne, FL
Orbis International - Jamaica/Florida
Beta Max Hoist - Melbourne, FL
Q Research Group - Old Bridge, NJ

Professional Experience

Atuzzi Creative
Melbourne, FL
4/99 to Present

Creative Director & Graphic Designer > Freelance design including corporate identity, print, photography, multimedia and web applications

> Study and implementation of SEO strategies in web applications

> Manage subcontracted designers and developers

> Management of websites using a variety of CMS applications

Brevard Community College
Melbourne, FL
6/08 to Present  

Adjunct Graphics Instructor > Part-time instructor of Graphic Design. Qualified to instruct Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.

Mercedes Homes, Inc
Melbourne, FL
6/00 to 2/05   Webmaster, Art Director

> Spearheaded initial redesign of corporate website including establishment of database and development of data driven site architecture.

> Designed user interface for on-screen applications, corporate intranet and subsidiary web sites.

> Maintained corporate website including creation of detailed custom location maps and graphics.

> Assisted creative director in managing corporate advertising for locations in Florida, Texas, North and South Carolina.

> Maintained production schedules and assisted with advertising budgets.

Heavy Duty Graphics
Indialantic, FL
9/97 to 4/99  

Graphic Designer > Paid internship where typography and illustration skills were the key emphasis

> Collaborated with creative director on concepts, design, layout for print and web projects.

> Responsible for creation of custom illustrations.

Freelance Artist Cocoa Beach, FL
4/96 to 4/99
Self-employed artist while obtaining graphic design degree

> Designed and painted murals, faux finishing, hand painted signs and furniture

• Creative consultant for CoMark Merchandising, Inc.

    > Provided promotional concepts for Anheuser-Bush’s 1996 Events Calendar.

    > Designed the creative and tag line for Campbell Taggart’s 1995 Earthgrains Bread Summer Loafin’ promotion. Graphics were featured on all point of purchase components.

• Florida Marlins Baseball Club - Space Coast Stadium - Viera, Florida

    > Visual Merchandising Consultant responsible for planning and merchandising new stadium gift shop in 1994

Burdines - Federated Department Stores
Melbourne, FL
3/90 to 4/96  Visual Display & Sales
3/95 to 4/96 Visual Display Manager
3/93 to 3/95 Visual Merchandiser
4/92 to 3/93 Clinique Sales Manager
5/90 to 4/92 Clinique Sales Associate

> Managed, created, and maintained displays, signing and set-up of promotions and special events for a 90,000 square foot department store.

> Coordinated with regional and local managers in determining target areas and strategy for increasing traffic and sales.

> Consistently exceeded standards in performance reviews and evaluations, including sales and merchandising standards goals.

> Design and display coordination as Visual Manager for August 1995 bridal event resulted in the Melbourne store ranking 4th in company, event did not rank within the top 5 in 1994.

> Supervised and directed department managers and sales associates in maintaining consistent exceptional visual merchandising standards.

BS, Visual Communication - Westwood College of Technology, Denver, CO
AS, Graphic Design Technology - Brevard Community College, Melbourne, FL
Awards and Recognition
2009   Issued a proclamation by The Town of Indialantic - recognition of branding, design and support efforts for Annual Witch Way 5K race
2008   Judge for the Florida Newspaper Advertising Marketing Executives Tearsheet Contest
2007 - 2008   Multiple Silver ADDY Awards
2003   Key to Quality Award - Mercedes Homes
1998   Best of Show, 3D art - Brevard Community College
1997   Digital art selected to tour internationally with SIGGRAPH

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