25 years working in professional environments and 17 years as an independent contractor has enabled me to acquire a wide range of professional and specialized skills. Taking the initiative to offer practical solutions to expedite job processes, along with the fluidity to navigate between each project and each client enhances the technical and personal skills I bring to each business relationship.
• Graphics and Design
• Independent Business Management
• Marketing / Marketing Mgmt
• Copy Writing & Editing
• Production Management
• Apple/Windows Operating Systems
• Advanced in Creative Suite Apps
• Photo Editing
• Basic Animation
• Print/Production Processes
• Packaging Techniques
EMPLOYMENT / EXPERIENCE
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, INDEPENDENT
Vick Tracey, Private Designer 05/2002-CURRENT
Independent graphic designer, consultant and visual communications specialist. Experience includes design of print and web-based marketing and sales media, front-end web design, large media, packaging design, point of purchase displays, commercial illustration, photo editing and copy writing/editing.
Various Industries (see clientele list)
SALES & MARKETING MANAGEMENT
Work/Life Benefits, Cypress CA 09/1993-02/2002
Duties and job titles varied in my 9+ years employment as follows:
Graphic Designer-Designed promotional, marketing and advertising media and materials including open enrollment brochures, print ads, and web graphics.
Marketing/Marketing Manager-Assisted Marketing Director with research and development and other administrative duties, supported sales team, managed Marketing Dept. including supervisory role of three full time employees.
Special Projects Coordinator-Liaised with sales and customer service teams during Open Enrollment periods for client companies' benefits programs. Included shipping and logistics of enrollment materials, supervising temp employees and warehouse inventory.
Industry: Resources for work/life balance
ADMIN & SALES SUPPORT / PRODUCER
KMNY 1600 AM (Financial News), Pomona CA 09/1991-08/1993
Administrative and sales team support, worked promotional booths at trade shows and events, acted as attendee and speaker assistant for Investor’s Club of the Air monthly seminars, produced Investors Club of the Air monthly newsletters, and produced drive time talk show, Vera’s Voice.
Silver Bay MN USA
BLACK GIRL BOSS
Creative Marketing Services
DIAL UP PLUMBING SERVICES
INTERNET MARKETING CO
ISLAND CONDO MGMT
Residential Management Svcs
SPI SOFTWARE INC.
Miami FL USA
Hospitality Mgmt Software
THE GROWTH LOUNGE
Arnold CA USA
Marketing & Web Development
THE LITTLE BATH
Santa Barbara CA USA
Children's Body Care
2010 - present
WATTERSON TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Commercial Art & Design / Associate of Arts Degree
• Graphic Design in Digital Media
• Photography & Photo Development
• Video Editing
• Print Production
• Commercial Illustration
• 3D Drawing
• Life Drawing
• Art History
2010 - present