Helen Van Lingen
Graphic Design, United States
 
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Tel: 858 229-1017
Brief Summary
Helen Van Lingen
Print Graphic Designer
Website: http://vanlingendesign.com

Notable Achievements:
• 2008 Graphic Design USA Award – American In-house Design Award to AMS, Cancun Conference
• 2008 San Diego AMYs Award – Integrated Marketing Campaign, Cancun Conference
• 2008 Marcom Awards – Gold Trophy Winner, AMS Sales Symposium
• Employee of the Month – Precision Litho

Relevant Skills:
• Over 15 years experience in printing and graphic design
• Demonstrated ability to produce a wide variety of graphic products including newsletters, corporate identity and logos, magazines, catalogs, packaging, direct mail, and promotional materials
• Proficient on both Mac and PC, Adobe CS3 Suite, Microsoft Office
• Creative, strong communication skills and able to meet deadlines consistently
• Proofreading and project management skills, print vendor relations

Employment History:
2005 to Present: Van Lingen Design, San Diego, CA, Freelance Graphic Designer
Freelance Graphic Designer for various companies across the country. Current clients include: Pace Educational Systems Inc., East Millstone, NJ (Educational Books, DVDs, Educational Programs), Vision Christian Center, Shreveport, LA (Corporate Identity, Postcards, Direct Mail), Yon-ka Day Spa, Carmel, CA (Ads and Promotional Flyers), CLIAwaived, San Diego, CA (Corporate Identity, Website Updates, Corporate Sell Sheets, Product Catalog, Flyers), Teacher's Discovery, Auburn Hills, MI (Educational Product Catalogs).

2004 – 2009: Asset Marketing Systems (AMS), San Diego, CA, Graphic Designer
In-house Graphic Designer responsible for design for Corporate Branding, Internal Departments, Training, and Internal / External Event Promotions. Designed and produced marketing collateral materials including; brochures, pamphlets, direct mail, postcards, advertisements, logos, flyers, surveys, posters, and email blasts. Developed and enforced company style guides. Worked closely with local vendors for estimates and printing costs to fit budget.

2001 – 2004: Continental Litho, Vista, CA, Production Artist (Prepress)
Responsible for managing and preparing graphic files for proofs and press. Responsible for troubleshooting a wide variety of technical problems.Output digital color proofs and large format prints. Created die-cuts for boxes, custom folders, envelopes, and 3-D products, and applied artwork to custom shapes. Worked closely and effectively with several departments: prepress/sales/customer service and clients. Worked with imposition software and graphic programs both on Mac and PC to prepare files for printing. Daily responsibilities included graphic design for client work (flyers, corporate identity, catalogs, sell sheets and custom die-cuts), and data archival and restoration.

1998 – 2001: Precision Litho, Preflighter (Project Manager, Customer Service, Graphic Design)
Responsible for managing organizing, and preparing graphic files for print production. Coordinated and assigned job tasks. Worked with graphic programs both on Mac and PC. Worked closely and effectively with several departments: prepress/sales/customer service and clients. Daily responsibilities included graphic design for client work (flyers, corporate identity, catalogs, sell sheets).

1997 - 1998: Headline Graphics, Production Artist / Customer Service
Responsible for outputting graphic files for print, press ready proofs, large format proofs, laser proofs, and film plates. Worked with graphic programs both on Mac and PC (Adobe Suite, QuarkXPress, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Office). Worked closely with customers on the telephone and at the front desk. Quoted out and invoiced completed jobs.

1995 – 1997: Dynagraphics Corporation, Preflighter (Project Manager, Customer Service)
Responsible for managing, preparing and coordinating graphic files for print production. Coordinated and assigned job tasks. Worked with graphic programs both on Mac and PC. Worked closely and effectively with several departments: prepress/sales/customer service and clients. Daily responsibilities included retouching for photos in magazines.

1994 – 1995: Universal Reprographics, Production Artist San Diego, CA
Responsible for outputting graphic files for print, press ready proofs, large format proofs, color Fiery laser proofs, and film plates. Worked with graphic programs both on Mac and PC (Adobe Suite, QuarkXPress, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Office, and AutoCAD). Worked closely with Engineers and Architects on the telephone and at the front desk.

Education:
B.A. Graphic Design, 1993, San Diego State University
Affiliations:
AIGA Professional Member, San Diego, CA
Clients
Asset Marketing Systems Insurance Services, LLC, CLIAwaived Inc., Vision Christian Center, Teachers Discovery
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