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Marketing Communication
& Graphics

Work Experience

Graphic Designer - Adams Publishing Group, Inc., Coon Rapids, MN    2016-2018

  • Advertising Creation: Member of a 16 person group creating a wide array of print and newspaper products supporting approximately 25 salespeople in 6 plus locations. Products included fliers, posters, banners, calendars, brochures, and business cards.

  • Computer Skills: Self-familiarized 2 CS versions. Used Xpance software to coordinate
    job assignments.
    Used Adobe Acrobat to transfer files and correct supplied art. Learned Affinity X software and Creative Cloud to transition from internal to external department workflow as part of a
    5 person team.

  • Leadership: Floated between shifts to assist workflow coordination. Mentored 3 new hires.

  • Accomplishments: Kept consistent daily production. Designed, submitted to press, then maintained
    2 meticulous special customer products aiding sales in account retention. Provided back up for 4 designers in other specially assigned products. Paginated then uploaded Outside Dairyland Peach Real Estate Guide to a printer FTP site.


 

Graphic Designer - Northland Trading Post, Warroad, MN    2013-2015

  • Advertising Creation: One of 3 graphic people responsible for advertisement creation, customer proofs, pagination, coordination of printing schedules, insertion through distribution/mailing of approximately 14,000 weekly newspaper shoppers.

  • Computer Skills:  Self-taught Corel Draw X4 & X6. Uploaded product using a designated FTP site. Conferred with printer personnel to solve glitches.

  • Teamwork: Assisted the owner, 2 sales reps, other office personnel. Mentored other personnel with computer programs.

  • Accomplishments: Oversaw ads scheduled, produced, and paginated for billing. Aided sales via telephone calls to clients. Completed local and international mailing forms. Other duties included unloading materials, matching inserts to distribution zones, bundling then delivering shoppers to post offices, and distribution sites covering northern Minnesota, Ontario, and Manitoba, Canada.

Education

Bachelor in Marketing 
Communication 2021

Bemidji State University
Bemidji, MN

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Associate in Applied Science
Business 2012

Northland Community & 
Technical College,
Thief River Falls, MN

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Associate in Applied Science
Commercial Art 1984

Ferris State University,
Big Rapids, MI

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Associate in Liberal Arts
Fine Art Minor 1982

Lake Superior State University
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Abilities

  • Graphic Design Skilled

  • Highly Adaptive

  • Rapid Learner

  • Deadline Attentive 

  • Customer Dedicated 

  • Proofreading Skilled

  • Personnel Management

  • Project Management

  • Organizational 

         Management

Computer Skills

  • Adobe

    • InDesign

    • Photoshop

    • Acrobat

  • Wordpress

  • Microsoft

    • Office

    • PowerPoint

    • Excel

  • Affinity X

  • Xpance

  • CorelDraw X6

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