Creative professional with stellar performances in design and layout, web page development and management along with an understanding of marketing concepts is passionate, able to meet deadlines and works well with others seeks a company whose values I share.
Kristen Fagan Art & Design (2010 – Present) Mesa, AZ
Owner / Creative Director
Freelance artist / designer providing print, advertising, environment, identity design and website updates as well as fine art commissions, watercolor art and jewelry design. Collaborates with clients and contractors to deliver extraordinary work on time and within budget.
Soft Flex Company (2003 – Present) Sonoma, CA
Graphic Designer / Web Designer
2006-Present – Create all interactive design including web site development and maintenance, email newsletter design and delivery, online surveys and online banner advertising. Continue to grow and improve upon our online presence and services.
2003-2006 – Design and produce print marketing collateral including ads, brochures, logo and business packaging and direct mail pieces.
Responsibilities include all phases of creative development including conceptualization, design, electronic preparation of files, and collaboration with web programmers, copy writers, editors, jewelry designers, photographers and other professionals.
Beadbox (2000 – 2003) Tempe, AZ
Create marketing materials for jewelry design mail order / retail company consisting of point of sale graphics for retail stores, product packaging, presentation materials, catalog design, internal communications and advertising.
Responsibilities include all phases of creative development including conceptualization, design, electronic preparation of files, project management and creative direction of outside creative vendors. Led catalog production; concept to completion including art directing photo shoots. Managed a small team of individuals. Provided administration, design input and support for the web site. Created customized graphics for the development of the first Beadbox Retail Store located in a mall environment.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Communication – 2000
Associate Degree in Communication of Applied Sciences – 1998
Fashion Institute of Technology, NY
Continuous training through online education centers
International Webmasters Association, eClasses.org
Trade Show Signage
Prop and Setup
HTML & CSS
Photoshop: 16 years
Illustrator: 16 years
Dreamweaver: 10 years
InDesign: 4 years
Mac and PC
Strong project management Excellent organization abilities On-target creative solutions Knowledge of marketing
Client satisfaction oriented
Adaptable and resourceful
Sense of humor
Overall positive attitude
Art Masterpiece Volunteer
Self motivated study in Arts and Crafts