Design Resume

Design Statement

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.

Experience

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
Graphic Designer

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.

Education

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

Skills

Design and Layout
Concept Development
Identity
Packaging
Advertisements
Catalogs
Brochures
Postcards
Digital Illustration
Trade Show Signage
Environmental Graphics
Photography
Art Direction
Prop and Setup
Online Content
Email Newsletters
Online Advertising
Social Media
Web Management
Web Production
HTML & CSS
Computer Programs
Photoshop: 16 years
Illustrator: 16 years
Dreamweaver: 10 years
InDesign: 4 years
Mac and PC
Special Skills
Strong project management Excellent organization abilities On-target creative solutions Knowledge of marketing
Client satisfaction oriented
Excellent follow-through
Personality Traits Artistic Self-starter
Goal-directed
Adaptable and resourceful
Sense of humor
Overall positive attitude
Personal Interests
Painting
Illustration
Art Masterpiece Volunteer
Self motivated study in Arts and Crafts