To whom it may concern, Thank you so much for taking the time to read my letter and resume. I am in desire of a position that will allow me to utilize my design and art direction skills. As my resume details, I have approximately five years work experience in Print Design and about two years and a half Art Directing for a national magazine. Educationally I am trained in Advertising, Communications and Graphic Design. With a combination of experience and learned skills my potential to grow and succeed in the creative industry is vast. On a personal level, past employers have praised me for my efficient work habits, attention to detail, clean & solid design style, and my management abilities. My interests lie in fashion, music, art, culture, travel, and the like. Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience at which time I can arrange to show you my full portfolio and supply references. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards, Darcie Fitzpatrick
Biography: Experience :: Freelance Production Artist: Hearst Publications - New York, NY (Aug.2004-present) Job Duties: Production work for Good Housekeeping magazine. Includes working with QuarkXPress QPS for routing of files, as well as, layout clean-up, image swapping, file attachment, style sheeting, photo retouching, and various other tasks. Freelance Art Director/Designer: Frankenstein Media - New York, NY (May 2004-present) Job Duties: Design and art direction for marketing and distribution company. Responsible for creative conceptualization of advertising campaigns, promotional & marketing collateral, packaging, identity, web management, and creative consulting for various products. Photo retouching, market research, client relations and departmental communication as well as with outside vendors. Freelance Designer: Sapphire Lounge - New York, NY (Nov. 2003-present) Job Duties: Graphic conceptualization and creation of marketing & promotional collateral and identity for lounge and bar/bistro. Management of Web site and weekly listings provided to area publications as well as online marketing. www.sapphirenyc.com Art Director/Designer: Out of the Box Publishing - Brooklyn, NY (April 2002-July 2004) Job Duties: Art direction for And Baby, a bimonthly parenting magazine. Graphic and production duties including layout, pre-press, pdf production, advertising design, marketing & promotional collateral, identity, online marketing, online forum administration, and web design/updates including Flash animation. Other responsibilities include conceptualizing, producing & art directing fashion/cover shoots, image research, photo editing, client relations and departmental communication, work with outside vendors, as well as management of interns. NOTE: took over Creative Director duties for four months while CD was on maternity leave. Graphic Artist: Globe Graphics - Seattle, WA (June 2001-Dec. 2001) Job Duties: Advertising display, layout and cover composition for 5th Avenue Theater Company season playbill. Label design for Wan Hua Food Company. Logo design for Washington Journalism Education Association. Client relations. Graphics Manager/Tech: The Daily Evergreen - Pullman, WA (Feb 1999-May 2001) Job Duties: Management in Graphics Department of daily newspaper. Supervised staff of eight, oversaw daily deadlines, coordinated with departments, interviewed, hired, trained, font/Email account management, computer maintenance, staff meetings, ways of improvement, and client relations. Electronic composition of display advertising for daily newspaper. Blue-lining, paste-up, ad sizing, spec ads, photo scanning & retouching, electronic file transfer, cover design, CMYK & spot-color separations, and client relations. www.dailyevergreen.com Other Experience :: Marketing & Promotions : Karmaloop.com - New York, NY (May 2003-present) Job Duties: Promoting online urban fashion boutique. Attended music and sponsored events. www.karmaloop.com Promotions/Marketing Manager : LucciWorld.com - New York, NY (Oct 2003-Feb 2004) Job Duties: Planing of marketing and promotional efforts for branding of Web site. Team management and hiring for sponsorship of rock shows and bar events. www.lucciworld.com Marketing & Promotions : Moonshine Music - New York, NY (May 2002-Dec. 2002) Job Duties: Promoting newly released and soon to be released records for electronic music artists. www.moonshine.com Education :: Washington State University – Bachelor of Arts: Communication, Advertising emphasis Minor: Fine Art, Graphic Design emphasis Skills :: Page layout Typography Production Pre-press Vector drawing Image manipulation/correction Marketing materials Collateral & Identity Business plans & Press kits Web site management/updates Computer troubleshooting & maintenance Software installs & updates Networking knowledge Tools :: MAC (Classic & OSX) Photoshop 4-CS Illustrator 8-CS InDesign 2-CS QuarkXPress 4-6 Quark QPS Freehand 7-10 Acrobat Professional 3-6 Image Ready 5-CS Flash 4-MX Dreamweaver 3-MX *expert level on most software listed
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