creative, quality-oriented creative services specialist eager to contribute extensive expertise as well as exceptional project management and interpersonal relation skills toward actively supporting a progressive organization in optimizing revenue performance.
offer extensive experience in production art, sales and marketing, with comprehensive background in multimedia, technology, graphics, illustration, video production and web design.
effectively define, develop and implement targeted action plans to maximize operational productivity, efficiency and profitability.
exceptional ability to research and evaluate trends and use findings toward designing and executing innovative strategies to boost company leveraging.
dynamic communication, presentation, relationship building and problem-solving abilities.
highly versatile; quickly master new roles, responsibilities, technologies, and environments.
facilitate smooth communication between staff and senior personnel and expedite workflow to attain objectives.
demonstrate outstanding problem solving and active listening skills; diffuse difficult situations with tact and ease.
drive business growth through aggressive creative initiatives that result in increased revenues.
establish critical contacts to increase client base, ensuring retention levels and client loyalty.
key career achievements
personally commended by the executive vp/creative director of simons michelson zieve inc. advertising for supporting them in achieving the kelly (assisted living) account, due to wonderful artwork that made the presentation room light up.
contributed to business development by using proactive prospecting techniques to generate new customers, including delphi corporation, skyline properties and changes llc.
slashed outside vendor costs and produced significant savings by implementing an in-house creative services department.
successfully produced a major multi-media presentation, integral to launching the flexible manufacturing concepts to ford senior management.
high-end product illustration and design in a fast paced, high pressure
for some of the worlds most discriminating clients and ad agencies in the world including: campbell-ewald, jwt, y&r, ogilvy & mather, kenyan & eckhart, d'arcy, masius, benton & bowles, bbdo, mccann-erickson, w.b. doner and many others.
saic (science applications international corporation), sterling heights, michigan 2009
contract graphic designer/art director (through propnet usa)
played a key role in producing creative graphics, illustrations and powerpoint slides for a confidential proposal presented to the department of defense.
demonstrated technical expertise in utilizing adobe "cs3": adobe illustrator, photoshop, indesign, powerpoint and visio to prepare graphics.
reporting directly to several saic program managers, contributed advanced communication and interpersonal relation skills toward identifying project requirements and ensuring timely and successful completion to achieve organizational objectives.
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comau, southfield, michigan 2007-2009
graphic designer/art director
innovatively contributed creativity and initiative in designing, developing and producing four sales brochures during one calendar year.
applied detail orientation and organizational skills toward preparing artwork, retouching and corporate identity for four major trade show exhibits.
produced and edited all video and photography, demonstrating exceptional technical expertise and prioritizing skills in achieving goals and timelines.
creative services specialist
relied upon to lend creativity and production skills in producing and managing corporate powerpoint presentations for delphi s mergers & acquisitions department for uaw meetings and negotiations.
conducted comprehensive review and analysis of skyline properties requests and requirements to design and develop a logo design to their satisfaction.
proficiently created a dynamic business card logo for changes llc, an interior redesign company.
multi media specialist/technical illustrator
exhibited innovation and project management abilities in developing all corporate graphics, technical illustrations, advertising, photography and multi-media powerpoint presentations.
built and established key relationships and liaised effectively board of directors and 20+ sales staff to maintain current accounts and develop new multi-million-dollar business.
strategically planned, coordinated and produced all the digital photography and video production, with strong focus on maximizing resources while controlling costs and meeting company needs; set up photo and video shoots all over north american facilities.
designed and developed targeted marketing ideas from concept to prepress, including corporate brochures, print ads, tri-folds and calendars.
directly oversaw all aspects of trade show display production for sae conventions, chicago robotics convention, track & buss and others.
resourcefully developed and maintained corporate identity for all corporate printed materials, electronic documents, signage and company vehicle graphics, promoting a cohesive professional image.
illustrator - artstaff inc., troy, michigan
retoucher/illustrator - aga studio, warren, michigan
college for creative studies - detroit, michigan; scholarship recipient
graphic communications, web design, illustration, art direction, photography, industrial
design (transportation) & continuing education courses
photoshop; illustrator; coreldraw; indesign; powerpoint; dreamweaver; adobe premiere, after effects, encore dvd; scanning (including film); microsoft office; digital videography & editing; audio recording & production; computer graphics (mac and pc); publication design; technical illustration; digital photography; corporate identity; video editing ( non-linear)/dvd authoring
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