Meredith Slack

Graphic / Interactive Designer

MeredithSlack

I am a versatile designer, working in both print and interactive. I love concepting new ideas as well as working on production.

My primary design experience has been in print design. Working on concepting, design and production to create logos, brochures, signage, packaging, publication ads and other printed collateral.

In interactive, my experience is working on sitemapping, wireframing, design, and coding in HTML and CSS. I have designed everything from banner ads to full websites.

Experience

  • Graphic Designer III
    Sacramento, CA
    May 2014 - Present
    The Board of Equalization
    Working in a team environment to independently and collaboratively design and create internal and external marketing pieces. Working with the executive team and board members to produce materials for public use, including printed publications, posters, flyers, tax forms, online publications, multimedia and other mediums at the highest ranking level. Working with in-house print shop for print projects to press check and color correct as needed. Formatting and calibrating plotters for over-sized print projects. Mounting and trimming posters. Working within timelines and budgets. Training and art directing interns. Using the latest graphic design software, as well as pre-press production software.
  • Web Designer
    Davis, CA
    Apr 2011 - May 2014
    iHOUSEweb, Inc.
    Designing in-house marketing and website solutions. Designing and producing websites, landing pages and eBlasts: using HTML and CSS. Collaborating with a team and designing independently to create strategic branding for the in-house marketing website as well
    as the company website products including www.foundhere.com and www.ihouseweb.com. Maintaining the banner advertising on in house marketing websites.
  • Graphic Designer/Interactive Designer
    Roseville, CA
    Feb 2006 - Apr 2011
    AugustineIdeas
    Designing marketing materials for print and the web, under heavy deadlines and budget guidelines. Design and production of newspaper/magazine ads, posters, signage, multiple page brochures, postcards, and other print collateral using both digital as well as 4-color+ process. Building relationships with printers/brokers, and going on press checks. Website and eBlast designs: using HTML and CSS. Uploading files to FTP sites. Educating colleagues and clients on software programs. Building large PowerPoint presentations for pitches. Collaborating with a team and designing independently to create strategic branding/programs for large retail and homebuilder clients.
  • Graphic Designer
    Roseville, CA
    Jul 2005 - Feb 2006
    Accu Bite Dental Supply
    Designed marketing materials for print. Design and production for marketing materials such as postcards and catalogs, using 4-color process, prepping files for print and working with print brokers.
  • Graphic Designer
    Marysville, CA
    Aug 2004 - Jul 2005
    Appeal-Democrat
    Designed advertising collateral for print and the web. Worked independently as well as collaborated to create print/website banner ads for the newspaper under heavy deadlines. Processed and proofed film.
  • Graphic Design Intern
    Chico, CA
    Jan 2003 - May 2004
    California State University, Chico, Instructional Media Center (IMC)
    Designed print collateral for campus and community programs. Designed campus publications, concept development, worked directly with clients, under deadlines, multiple projects at once, under minimal supervision, worked independent as well as collaborated on creative concepts, worked with campus print shop, checked/proofed film and learned to stay within the client’s budget.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Design
    Chico, CA
    Aug 2000 - May 2004
    California State University, Chico
    Communication Design, Option in Graphic Design.
    Corporate identity, publication design, letterforms, typography, photography, packaging, script writing, web design, kinetic typography, and copy writing.
  • Associate Arts
    Sacramento, CA
    Aug 1997 - May 2000
    American River College
    Liberal Studies.

Specialties


  • Computer Skills (both PC and Mac platforms)
    Advanced Knowledge: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, HTML.
    Basic Knowledge: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CSS.