Resume

EXPERIENCE

Plymouth Rock Assurance • Red Bank, NJ
Sr. Graphic Designer January 2017 – Present
Graphic Designer July 2012 – January 2017

• Award-winning Brand Development and Art Direction for a NJ car insurance company
• Creation and implementation of the company’s new Brand Equity Guide.
• Collaborate with internal teams and leads creative concept/ideation for various programs to enhance business growth.
• Develop the advertising and design strategy to deliver the best possible creative solution and execution/implementation with consideration of budget, timing and client expectations.
• Print Design: signage, brochures, flyers, calendars, logos
• Digital Design: display ads, landing pages, PowerPoint presentations,
• Social Media: create graphics for the company’s blog and social media including posts, engagement ads, like ads, contests, applications
• Event Design and Coordination: design and production of invitation, travel packages, name badges, programs, presentations
2013 American In-House Graphic Design Award
2013 Marcom Award (2)
2014 Marcom Award

AnaStella Invitations & Stationery • NJ
Owner, Creative Director • January 2009 – Present
• Design & produce custom, luxury invitations and stationery
• Creative direction for the entire product line and services
• Manage multiple projects from concept through completion
• Create all logos, marketing and collateral
• Stay up to date with vendor product lines
• Coordinate shipping of customer orders

The Creative Group • NJ
Freelance Graphic Designer • October 2010 – July 2012
• UL EduNeering (formerly Kaplan EduNeering): Executed a complete rebranding including brochures, case studies, white papers and graphics
• Oticon USA: one-sheets, brochures, advertisements, Power Point presentations, convention signage and collateral
• Supremia International: product design and sourcing, photo editing
• Horizon Group USA: product design, dielines, production and photo editing
• Fallon Medica: medical informational signage and graphics
• Aerosoles: see description below

Aerosoles • Edison, NJ
Marketing Graphic Designer • March 2011 – July 2012
• Design a wide variety of projects for the Marketing Department, including in-store signage, store-front barricades, direct-mail marketing pieces, catalogs, newsletters, products for resale, various posters and billboards for print and LED
• Create front-end designs for email blasts and banner ads
• Format and process photos for company website

Blue Tulip • Westfield, NJ
Community Relations Designer • Mar. 2008 – Dec. 2008
Graphic Designer • Aug. 2006 – Dec. 2008
• Design marketing pieces for the Community Relations Dept.
• Design and produce custom, hand-made invitations for all types of events
• Create proprietary invitation designs
• Sell, place and follow-through on vendor orders and produce personalized stationery
• Manage the Printing Department, including additional designers and oversee workflow
• Attend Bridal and Trade Shows to promote the Brand and the printing business
• Trained designers for northern New Jersey stores to be able to operate and maintain printing departments

New Jersey Jewish News • Whippany, NJ
Graphic Designer • Nov. 2004 – Aug. 2006

• Design of display ads for 5 editions of a newspaper and supplements
• Format copy
• Process of photos, ads and emails to conform to NJJN standards
• Layout and design pages
• Design of classified ads and compilation of classified pages
• Involved of redesign of paper including logo, styles, and formats

SKILLS

Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe PhotoShop CC
Adobe InDesign CC
Dreamweaver CC
Sketch
ShortStack
QuarkXpress
Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Proficient on Macintosh and Windows

EDUCATION

Montclair State University • Upper Montclair, NJ

Bachelor of Arts – Fine Arts

Brookdale Community College • Lincroft, NJ 

Associates – Fine Arts

• REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST •