General info
Graphic Design
Chicago, IL
1105 Remington Road, Schaumburg, IL
May 2018 - Present
Graphic Designer
Aronson Advertising
The John Hancock Plaza, 31st floor, 875 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Jul 2017 - May 2018
Graphic Designer
Chicago News
Designing front covers and inside pages of a twenty-four page weekly Chicago print publication along with the external and internal advertising within. Create and design ads for the on-line web version. Design animated web banners/gifs for social media sites. Adhere to print facility guidelines and deadlines; live areas and bleeds. Created new advertising templates based on printer's specifications. Experience designing with the CC Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and Bridge.  Word Press experience posting to Chicago News website. Expert use of typography designing advertising and layouts. Sending files to clients and tweaking ads based on customers input. Attend and contribute to weekly meetings with the owners for company direction.
1015 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202
Jul 2015 - Jun 2017
Graphic Designer
The Autobarn
Design web and print advertising for a large automotive dealership group. Produce new monthly advertising campaigns, custom e-mail blasts, social media web ads/banners, print ads, direct-mail and more.  Design small to large signage and in-store POP, brochures, flyers/promotions and design custom logos for specific projects. Contact outside vendors and printers for quotes and coordinate printing with said printers and vendors. Produce original copy for custom ad campaigns resulting in higher floor traffic and sales. Experience designing with the CC Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and Bridge. Worked closely with IT with a basic knowledge of HTML. Designing and creating custom animated gifs for internet advertising. Expert use of typography. Join in weekly sales and marketing meetings.
1105 Remington Road, Schaumburg, IL
Sep 2006 - Jun 2015
Graphic Designer
Aronson Advertising
Graphic design, writing and creating print and internet advertising and advertising campaigns for local and national clients (mainly automotive). Designing new corporate identity (logos). Copywriting and conceptualizing new marketing and advertising ideas into advertising campaigns for local and national customers. Conceptualizing ideas into layouts for print, broadcast, outdoor, direct-mail, social and internet advertising. Communicating with clients and sales representatives for advertising directions, media, styles, changes and approval. Meeting with sales representatives for specialized advertising ideas for print, outdoor, direct-mail and internet advertising. Creating, copy writing and designing internal and external promotional pieces for advertising customers. Checking files for quality and accuracy. Creating effective e-blasts promoting sales or service. Maintaining advertising co-op guidelines and submitting advertising through manufacturers co-op departments for co-op approval. Altering advertisements for ultimate co-op approval and reimbursement. Checking and troubleshooting files for production. Turning advertising campaigns into storyboards for client approval. Proficient in The Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and Bridge. Other computer programs used: Microsoft Programs with some Quark, HTML and Flash.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Associates in Science Degree in Advertising Design
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Northern Illinois Newspaper Award - First Place for Large Advertisement
Illinois Press Association - Second Place for Large Advertisement
Current Portfolio
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