Creative Manager Sample Resume

Creative Manager Sample Resume

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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.


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


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


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


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)


  • 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


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

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