Resume

EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer at Louisville Publishing, Inc.

May 2013 – Present
  • Design ads for three weekly newspapers in the tri-county market (Winston, Webster, and Choctaw counties in Mississippi) and supplemental publications
  • Update the websites for each of the three newspapers with articles, photos, PDF editions, and basic WordPress maintenance each week.
  • Design materials such as a yearly Media Kit and flyers to promote advertising sales and other services offered
  • Coordinate production and advertiser deadlines for a bimonthly real estate magazine
  • Assist in the design of newspaper layout, including designing cover art for some publications

Graphic Designer at Packet Media

September 2011 – June 2013
  • Design ads for the Columbus Packet weekly newspaper
  • Consult advertisers on ad content, copywriting, and layout
  • Compile circulation and reader data into a marketing kit for potential advertisers
  • Customize individual proposals for potential advertisers
  • Provide photography services for advertising and editorial content
  • Design graphics and page layouts for The Weekly Jailer (Greater New Orleans edition), a crime/mugshot newspaper
  • Compile stories, photos, and mugshots from New Orleans area law enforcement for The Weekly Jailer
 

Graphic Artist at Sun Herald Multimedia

July 2008 – September 2011
  • Design ads for the Sun Herald daily newspaper and other media published by Sun Herald Multimedia
  • Oversee the ad production of niche publications, such as newsletters for local military bases
  • Create animated web ads to be displayed on SunHerald.com and affiliated web sites
  • Create editorial design layouts for Beach Blvd, a lifestyles magazine published bimonthly by Sun Herald Multimedia
  • Design, maintain, and regularly update the Beach Blvd web site
 

Web Designer at Fox Web Company (formerly Big River Systems)

September 2005 – June 2008
  • Design and build websites for clients, including static websites and websites with databases and/or content management systems
  • Create branding, logo, brochure, and flyer designs
  • Provide technical support for the hosting of clients’ sites and email accounts
  • Write Web-related articles for the company’s blog
 

AWARDS

 Mississippi Press Association Advertising awards

January 2012
  • ‚‚First Place – Best Magazine Ad “Tailwaggers”
  • ‚‚Third Place – Best Black & White Small Space Ad “Green Team Clean”
 January 2011
  • First Place – Best Online Ad “Model Search”
  • First Place – Best Service Advertisement Black and White “Cypress Lanes”
  • Third Place – Best Single Magazine Advertisement “Coast Episcopal School”
January 2010
  • Third Place – Best Service Advertisement “Lifestyle Fitness”
  • Second Place – Best Theme Page “Shop Local”

SKILLS

‚‚Dreamweaver
‚‚Photoshop
‚‚Illustrator
‚‚InDesign
‚‚QuarkXpress
‚‚Flash
‚‚XHTML
‚‚CSS
‚‚‚‚Javascript
‚‚PHP/MySQL
Wordpress, Joomla/Mambo, ‚‚Typepad, and Drupal setup and theme design

EDUCATION

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, Mississippi
August 2003 – August 2005
Received Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Graphic Design emphasis

East Central Community College

Decatur, Mississippi
August 2001 – May 2003
Received Associate’s degree in Art

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