DavidSchellhaas

Washington, DC

Design is communication. A fancy image means nothing without a properly conveyed message. Whether you're like Johnny Rotten, Mother Teresa or anyone in between you have a message. I would like to help you communicate that message.

Experience

  • Designer, sole-proprietor
    Washington, DC
    Feb 2008 - Present
    North Creek Imaging
    Manage all facets of the design process. Present ideas to my clients while adhering to their needs. Continually challenge my graphic design skills independently. Communicate & collaborate effectively.
  • Design Manager & Pre-Press
    Gaithersburg, MD
    Apr 2005 - Feb 2008
    Marketing Matters, Inc.
    Responsible for my team’s completion of 100+ printed design projects per month, primarily for real estate agents. Sought by co-workers and clients for problem solving and a helpful attitude.

    Achieving tangible results for clients' marketing needs by designing quality direct mail, brochures, flyers, newsletters, advertisements, logos, branding, books, web graphics and e-mails. Working with clients through all steps of the creative process: conceptualization, price quotes, creation, proofing, communication and completion. Managing pre-press: consistency of color, quality and accuracy on in-house Xerox iGen3 digital printer. Coordinating with out of house publications, printers and web developers to meet critical client goals. Maintaining and expanding large library of client assets, logos, templates and stock images. Creating design and pre-press templates to increase workflow by up to 75%. Work within tight time constraints on a constant basis. Interview, hire and train subordinates.
  • Graphic Design Intern
    Baltimore, MD
    Feb 2004 - May 2004
    Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts
    Layout of ads, signs, maps, pamphlets, passes and programs for city events.
  • Freelance Photographer
    Montgomery Village, MD
    Aug 1998 - Aug 2001
    Montgomery Village News
    Capture high-quality photographs of news events throughout the community. Work closely with the editor to obtain the desired images for each event.

Education

  • Towson, MD
    Sep 2000 - Aug 2004
    Towson University
    Bachelor of Science in graphic design.
  • Florence, Italy
    Jul 2004 - Jul 2004
    Studio Art Centers International (SACI)
    Photography and Renaissance art studies.
  • Montgomery County, MD
    Mar 2008 - Apr 2008
    Montgomery College
    CSS and JavaScript certificates.