Kristen T. Bossert

Graphic Designer

Kristen T.Bossert

Milton, DE

Accomplished graphic designer with 20+ years of experience creating consumer advertising and collateral materials that sell. Highly effective interpersonal and leadership skills developed from working on a variety of media, production and management teams. Budget management expertise. Deadline-oriented, thorough proofreader, expert in quality control and production supervision. Working knowledge of Quarkxpress, Freehand, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Pagemaker, Multi-Ad Creator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

Experience

  • Graphic Designer / Art Direction / Production Artist / Photography Direction
    Various, NJ, PA, DE
    May 1987 - Present
    Freelance Assignments
    Freelance Assignments, 1987-Present
    Graphic Designer / Art Direction / Production Artist / Photography Direction
    Designed and produced concepts for a variety of projects often on
    very strict deadlines such as: signage, postcards, direct mail pieces,
    packaging, logos and brochures, and implemented their production
    for the following companies: Yardis Advertising, Robert Michael Communications, Navy Resale System, First USA, Omni Graphics,
    Macarino Marketing, Cometto Direct, Certainteed, Depersico Design,
    SFGT, Holton Namiotka Jones, Temple University, Zany Brainy,
    Arrett Sales, Lapidary Journal, Lenox China, David's Bridal, ETS,
    Imtek, EMI Yoshi, Signature Designs, BillTrust, Ultra Hardware,
    University of PA, GSI Commerce, Comcast Spectacor, Trenton Joe's,
    DBRC, Fromage, Lee Ann Thill, ABC Exterminating Products, Yankee
    Termite & Pest Control, Council SEPA, A.C. Moore and Slick Ideas.
  • Senior Graphic Designer
    Cinnaminson, NJ
    Jul 2003 - Nov 2008
    Quickie Mfg. Corp.
    Designed and produced concepts for a variety of graphic arts projects such as: signage, packaging, and brochures. Worked closely with brand managers to produce new brand lines and packaging for names like Lysol, Cillit Bang, Wegman's, Meijer and Walmart. Consistently met or beat tight deadlines and
    worked within or under budget requirements.
  • Art Director/Production Director
    Pennsauken, NJ
    Jun 2000 - Feb 2002
    Dismar Corporation
    Oversaw development and production under harsh time constraints of point-of-purchase artwork to be printed in-house. Designed and produced sales aid materials, signage and direct mail pieces. Managed team of five people.
  • Graphic Designer/Production Artist
    Philadelphia, PA
    Mar 1997 - Jun 2000
    Pep Boys Advertising
    Developed and produced design concepts for a variety of projects such as: signage, pamphlets, posters, catalogs, direct mail pieces, packaging, monthly newsletters and the annual report.
  • Graphic Designer/Scitex Scanner Operator/Proofreader/Quality Control/Production Designer
    Philadelphia, PA
    Oct 1992 - Jul 1996
    Clover Advertising
    Graphic Designer
    Designed pages for weekly circulars, newspaper ads, direct mail pieces and store signage, typically with very tight turnaround times.
    Scitex Scanner Operator
    Organized and launched this department in three months. Trained three others to use scanner effectively and utilize its color correction capabilities.
    Proofreader/Quality Control
    Ensured proper grammar and placement of type and pictures in weekly inserts.
    Production Designer
    Managed paste-up of entire weekly tab and made corrections.

Education

  • BFA
    Philadelphia, PA
    Sep 1983 - May 1987
    Moore College of Art
    BFA Graphic Design

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  • Specialties
    I specialize in logos.