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Summary

I am an enthusiastic, self-motivated designer and I enjoy working with clients and a creative team to develop visual solutions that can be carried out from conceptualization through production and distribution.  Skilled in design, branding & identity, trade shows, conventions, photography, and typography. While I’m capable of crafting the occasional creative headline, I have an art director background and naturally approach my work from a visual perspective.

  • Extensive experience in artistic leadership
  • Skilled in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Acrobat), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Constant Contact, HTML, Photography, and Social Media
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Expert understanding of print production processes

  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities at once in a fast-paced environment

Work experience

Conklin Company
Oct 2007Present

Senior Graphic Designer

  • Follow brand guidelines to develop a variety of creative materials - quarterly publications, catalogs, logos, product packaging, digital and social media, electronic email, web graphics, and trade show booth graphics for six product divisions: Agronomics, Animal, Health & Home, Lawn & Garden, Roofing Systems, and Vehicle Products 
  • Manage projects from conceptualization through production and distribution; oversee routing process through ownership, managers, and regulations; proof finished products from printer 
  • Work with team on projects and support the copywriters and photographers to produce high-quality work 
  • Distribute weekly digital newsletters and eblasts using HTML, Dreamweaver, and Constant Contact 
  • Instrumental in strategic communications to provide product distributors with marketing materials that benefit their businesses and increase company sales 
  • Provide training, direction, and assign tasks to support continued creative development for junior designers 
  • Design product labels to be graphically pleasing while meeting regulation standards 
  • Collaborate closely with supply chain to ensure adequate inventory of print materials 

Accomplishments

  • Promoted to Senior Designer during tenure 
  • Created, marketed and delivered thirteen Conklin national conventions which involved: 

- Working with team to decide on theme, speakers, entertainment, and overall flow of convention 

- Creating overall look and feel through logo design, printed materials, social media, and stage graphics 

- Working with production company on stage design, music, scripts, and lighting queues 

- Promoting event through print, social media, and eBlast campaigns 

- Developing stage activities, incentives for attendees, and recognition for high achievers 

  • Created and managed a Communications Project List to track all projects and their routing process 
  • Consistently deliver work that meets or exceeds company expectations 
  • Strengthened corporate brand identity by creating standards for logos, graphics, color, and font usage that is used consistently throughout product divisions 
  • Supported product sales through marketing communications contributing to annual growth reaching over 100 million during tenure 
New Summit Media
Mar 2000Oct 2007

Graphic Designer

  • Sole designer for agency whose clients included Wal-Mart Benefits, JoAnn Fabrics, International Travel Guide, Hawthorne Bank, and downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri renovation
  • Collaborated with company CEO, vendors, and internal departments to coordinate overall marketing efforts
  • Studied the project requirements and planned the design and presentation approach
  • Designed array of marketing materials for print and web
  • Worked closely with printers to ensure best possible pricing and quality for printed projects
  • Efficiently adhered to a tight schedule while working on multiple projects

References

“Angie brings a creative touch and a positive attitude to every project. Even though she carries a heavy workload in our department, she still maintains a high quality graphic element in all of her designs. Angie is always flexible if changes are required, and works well under pressure. Her great attitude and willingness to take on each task inspires the whole team. She would be an asset to any company that was lucky enough to hire her!”

Gigi Cowell

"For many years Angie and I worked side-by-side at Conklin Company, and I can say without any question, that I have never worked with another designer who brings her particular qualities together better. She is a workhorse. She has fantastic design chops. And she does it all with a great attitude that will be a huge asset to your team.

I could always depend on Angie to provide consistently awesome designs in a timely manner, and always with a smile on her face.

In addition to working well with me, Angie also coordinated closely with all of the various players on and off the creative team to create pieces that strongly communicate, have buy-in from all involved, and ultimately delivered. She was such a team player, that I rarely if ever, as her design superior, needed to get involved. To put it simply, she made my life easy, and she will do the same for you, too!

So, when you are considering Angie for the position she is applying for, please hear my proud endorsement of her as a huge point in her favor. She has earned it!

Feel free to contact me at any time to discuss how awesome Angie would be for your design staff!"

Nathan McKinney

Education

University of Central Missouri

B.A., Graphic Arts Management and Technology

Emphasis Area: Design

Continued Education in Adobe Creative Suite, photography, and fine art