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Maxie Woods
Graphic Designer
in
Baltimore, MD
Available Full Time, Freelance / Part time, Willing to relocate

Graphic Designer
Fashion
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12 years exp.
Postgraduate
Mid Level

Bio

Hello my name is Maxie Woods, I have prepared all types of graphic art including artwork for screen-printing, embroidery and printing, both Four-Color and Black and White art including books, catalogs, manuals, forms, brochures, signs, and computer slide shows.

I consider myself a T-Shirt Specialist. My most recent employment was at Time-Out Inc., where I produced artwork to be used in screen-printing and embroidery, for a large variety of corporate, small-business, sports, and ad-specialty clients. I created original designs, and also modified our clients pre-existing art for successful reproduction as screen-printing or embroidery.

From 1995 to 2000, I was Art Director for American Publishing & Advertising, I prepared a regional newspaper, The National Guard News, I prepared all the ads and editorials for this publication. I created their Art Department, and I set up and maintained the computer graphics system

If you are looking to hire a person who is capable of creating exciting and innovative designs, if you are seeking to hire a professional who has shown the ability to produce quality work within a budget and meet deadlines, then I could be a important asset to your organization. I am an artist, with excellent design skills and an eye for the new, and I am looking to advance in the rapidly growing field of Computer Graphics.


MISSION STATEMENT
To obtain a position that utilizes my education, training and experience to the fullest, in a creative work environment.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Time-Out, Inc. - Increased productivity and added new clients including, Under Armor Inc., & Webbmason Inc.,
Webbmason became our largest client.
Tribune Company / American Pub. & Ad., Inc. - Converted our production process from a manual to a completely
computer generated production system; the company achieved a cost reduction of 20% in printing cost
Overseas Marketing Group – Researched and established a relationship with new printing vendors that reduced
the cost of our Full-color brochures by 75% & our single and two color printing by 33%.

COMPUTER EXPERIENCE
IBM Programs: Corel Draw 13, PhotoShop, Photo Impact, InDesign, Basic HTML, Microsoft Word
Mac Programs: Illustrator CS, Quark Xpress, InDesign, PhotoShop


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012 - Present GRAPHIC ARTIST/DESIGNER Serigraphics.net., 3703, Bank St. Baltimore, MD 21224
Serigraphics.net, creates artwork to be used in screen-printing and embroidery, for a large variety of corporate, small-business, sports, and ad-specialty clients. At Serigraphics.net we produce original designs, and also modify our clients pre-existing art for successful reproduction as screen-printing or embroidery, in addition, I help to setup and maintain the computer graphics system. The computer graphics programs used are Corel Draw 13 & Illustrator CS, for graphics creation, and Photo Shop & Photo Impact for picture editing

2001 - 2009 SENIOR GRAPHIC ARTIST/DESIGNER Time-Out, Inc., 8805 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, MD 21286.
Time-Out, is a company that makes artwork to be used in screen-printing and embroidery, for many, sports, and ad-specialty clients. We made original designs, and also recreated art for screen-printing or embroidery. The graphics programs we used were Corel Draw 13 & Illustrator CS, for graphics creation, and Photo Shop & Photo Impact for picture editing

1995 - 2000 GRAPHIC ARTIST/ART DIRECTOR Tribune Company / American Publishing & Ad., Inc., 9223 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21234
At American Publishing & Advertising, a subsidiary of Triune Publishing, we prepared a regional newspaper, The National Guard News; my job included the supervision of editing & creation of the ads and editorials for this publication. I was also responsible for the creation of their art department, I set up and maintained the computer graphics system..

1994 - 1995 GRAPHIC ARTIST/DESIGNER Verizon Communications / DHR Technologies, 10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia , MD 21044
This position was for DHR Technologies as a contract employee at, Verizon Communication’s mid-atlantic corporate headquarters, located in downtown Baltimore. I worked for Verizon’s computer based training unit named Performance Enhancement. In this division we prepared artwork for data screens that will be used in computer based training software, by the employees of Verizon Communications Inc., to upgrade their problem-solving and decision-making skills, and to familiarize them with Verizon’s general practices & procedures.

1989 - 1993 GRAPHIC ARTIST/DESIGNER Overseas Marketing Group, 6122 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215
At the OMG Co., the graphics department was responsible for the creation, development, and production of all publications for the OMG Company. My duties included coordination with printers, photographers, technical experts and marketing consultants. The installation and maintenance of the computer equipment that was used was also part of my job, this included installing software and hardware such as printers, scanners, backup units and modems. At the OMG Company we prepared both Four-Color and Black-and-White art, including technical manuals, catalogs, forms, brochures, signs and computer software screens.

EDUCATION

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland - Master of Fine Arts degree Bachelor of Arts degree

College Honors and Awards - University of Maryland, Art Department, Graduate Assistantship
Senior Juried Art Show, First Prize First Annual Oil Painting Competition, Honorable Mention
Calvert Review Magazine, Centerfold Art State Senatorial Scholarship Alpha Phi Omega Scholarship