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Creative Manager Sample Resume


Creative Manager Sample Resume

Complete Name
Complete Address
Phone # / Cell Phone #
E-mail Address

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Highly accomplished, self motivated and goal oriented graphic designer equipped with incomparable professionalism and extensive knowledge of design techniques, typography and principles involved in pre-press, production and design processes. Demonstrate ability to work calmly even under pressure in fast-paced setting and creative environment. Communicate and collaborate effectively with team members to produce a high end project. Background includes proven track record as a strong team leader and quick problem solver. Execute multiple duties with strong dedication in producing new ideas and design concepts to life. Possess strong organizational and communication skills.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Design Leadership
  • Packaging Design
  • Creative Graphic Design
  • Art Direction
  • Visual Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Brand Development
  • Digital and Print Photography

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Acrobat
Software and Applications: Dreamweaver, Authorware, QuarkXpress, Esko Artwork System, Nexus, 4-D
Equipment: Laser engraver, Large-format printer, CTP screen machine, Vinyl cutter, Dark-room developing and printing
Skill: HTML Coding, Mac & PC environments, traditional art
Medium: watercolor, paint, charcoal, woodworking
Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Abc Photography, Denver, CO/Des Moines, IA | 2005-Present
Design Consultant

  • Conceptualize, create and execute high-end design for storybook albums; hand design each page to custom-fit bride’s preference and incorporate pictures selected for album
  • Produce the best quality of photographs from raw photos in light room; fix exposure and remove blemishes or spots
  • Develop attractive designs for DVD covers, postcards, brochures, banner and magazine ads
  • Perform photo corrections, manipulation and tone adjustment into sepia or other tones; employ various selective color techniques and remove unwanted items to enhance the images
  • Construct logo and devise branding materials for Red Carpet Weddings and A’more Albums
  • Constantly execute quick turnarounds as well as observing strict deadlines for every projects
  • Transfer final albums to FTP for photographer’s review, and send pages to printers in Italy and United States; place album orders for final album product to be bound and mailed to photographer

Cde Design, Aurora, CO | 2010
Pre-Press Artist

  • Minimized the number of printing problems by preparing, trapping, and correcting pre-press files for six color offset presses for various multi-million dollar companies, such as Uncle Ben’s Rice, Larabar, and Kong
  • Personally monitored pre-press workflows, including color iterations and color modification to achieve the desired result
  • Configured customer files and generated press-ready PDF’s for retail packaging
  • Assumed responsibilities of the manager during absences as well as guaranteeing proper coverage for absent staff to uphold continuity of the production and print process
  • Prepared plates for offset presses on a CTP screener; conducted proof checking to ascertain color density and other aspects prior to press printing
  • Produced soft-proofs on large-format printer for client’s review

Company Efg, Englewood, CO | 2007-2010
Lead Production Artist

  • Conceptualized and implemented innovative and modern advertising ideas to transform over 30 years of outdated SNIAGRAB advertisements
  • Supervised a production team of 4 to 5 artists
  • Researched and kept up on current retail photography trends and collaborated with photographer in executing new photo shoot ideas both in-studio and on location
  • Created and rolled out new plans to improve the advertisement production process
  • Devised version charts for pagination and communicated with printer to ensure quality control for 90+ different newspaper insert ads to be printed in numerous national markets
  • Assumed full managerial responsibilities when the manager was out for multiple weeks; attended meetings with executives and finalized design decisions
  • Facilitated team operations training to more than 10 new employees; assigned tasks and motivated existing employees to meet deadlines
  • Provided information on specifications and the proper method of setting up and upholding all print media to have a better quality, performance, and reliability by developing and deploying new corporate style guide; thereby enhanced advertisement accuracy and reduced the number of mistakes by 60%
  • Created necessary materials for senior executive presentation
  • Increased team ad accuracy by over 50%; received only 2 correction letters in 4 years of service in the company

Sports Authority, Englewood, CO | 2006-2007
Production Artist

  • Earned a 5% raise for consistently attaining “Exceed” performance at six monthly reviews
  • Supervised ROP and grand opening campaigns; assumed responsibility for the design and release of all pages
  • Presided over the orientation of new employees and temps on brand standards
  • Designed inserts and other media campaigns according to corporate style guide
  • Conceptualized designs for newspaper and magazine advertisements, posters, in-store signage, billboards, ROPs, and other print media
  • Promoted after eight months to a management position in recognition of outstanding work performance

Company Hij, Westminster, CO | 2005-2006
Designer, Fabricator and Production Artist

  • Produced customized engraved crystal trophies and awards for Colorado Division of Wildlife, Regis University, and Rip It Energy Fuel
  • Generated large-format prints, photographs, and banners
  • Utilized laser engraver to create awards, trophies, name badges, plaques, and specialty items

Company Klm| 2005-2006
Design Consultant

  • Designed unique websites for various types of products
  • Quickly and efficiently clipped images removing backgrounds for use on print media and websites
  • Visualized design and branding concepts as well as targeted materials for both products and company

NOP Inc., Denver, CO | 2005
Freelance Design Consultant

  • Collaborated with various clients to strategically plan corporate identity modification or new branding identities or materials

Qrs Marketing, Des Moines, IA | 2003-2005
Packaging Designer

  • Assumed responsibilities in creating the design of new packaging for various items, including trading cards, collectibles, and gaming cards which were distributed to retailers, such as Target and Walgreens
  • Created innovative designs for point of purchase displays, signage, and other collateral for numerous manufactures, such as Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokémon, and Magic the Gathering
  • Initiated the systematic organization of logo and image libraries, which enabled easy access to design for new employees
  • Interfaced with vendors to get artwork and style guidelines for packaging design
  • Worked with the marketing team to create plan-o-grams and plan the look of in-store signage and in-store set-up

Center for Non Destructive Evaluation, Ames, IA | 2002-2003
Graphic Designer

  • Solely ran the department, including the photography, illustrations, and other media used throughout the creative process
  • Utilized Macromedia Authorware to create training materials
  • Created brochures, t-shirts, and invitations for the Research Department of Boeing

EDUCATION

Web Design Diploma, GPA: 3.9, Expected date of graduation: 2012
ABC College, Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, GPA 3.9 | Graduated with distinction and honors
Iowa State University, Ames, IA (2005)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Outstanding Work, Sports Authority Champ Award, Englewood, CO: Q4 2008 & Q1 2007-2008
  • Best of Category (Dolcezza Packaging), Art Directors Association of Iowa Exhibition, Des Moines, IA: 2005
  • Award of Excellence (Mud Fest Identity), Art Directors Association of Iowa Exhibition, Des Moines, IA: 2005
  • Award of Excellence (Simple Beauty Photo), Art Directors Association of Iowa Exhibition, Des Moines, IA: 2004

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Association of Photoshop Professional (NAPP), 2010-Present
American Institute of Graphic Artist (AIGA), 2002-Present

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