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Senior Graphic Design Management

Packaging Design…….Brand Identity…….Quality Cost Effective Package Design…….Delivers Results
 Innovative, knowledgeable, and creative Packaging Design and Brand Identity management professional with more than 9 years experience infusing creativity, technical instruction, and compelling design and training services for multiple industry giants.
 Recognized leader and motivator with the ability to gain the trust, cooperation and commitment of designers, and successfully open their creative design processes, focus on cutting-edge product/packaging branding concepts, and successfully completing assigned design projects.
 Foster an environment of open mindedness and creativity that allows for the flow of innovative ideas to drive differentiation in highly competitive industries. Eager to contribute visionary leadership, Brand Identity and Awareness expertise toward supporting the goals of a world-class employer in a Design Management role.

CORE TECHNICAL SKILLS

 Illustrator
 Photoshop
 Indesign
 PowerPoint
 Acrobat
 QuarkXpress
 MS Office Word/Excel
 Genline Impact
 MediaBank
 Fetch / File Transfer tools
 Keynote
 Mac and PC Formats

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2009 to Present: Packaging Designer – Dick’s Sporting Goods – Coraopolis, PA
 Provide cutting-edge insight, direction and leadership for new brand identity projects, needs, trends and opportunities for category based upon financial metrics, market/consumer trends, and knowledge of brand identity.
 Develop team awareness of competitive marketplace that elevates brand names to strategic benchmark levels.
Oversee Product Development identity initiative and process to achieve financial plans.
 Partner with product management, sourcing, merchandising and marketing to establish goals and manage design execution.
Drive innovation, present comprehensive branding strategies, design and sample work to achieve results within designated global time and action calendars.
Maintain Packaging Design and production processes by developing daily design and production procedures. Consistently use process improvement techniques and staff requirements to gain work flow efficiencies.
 Delineate brands by financial metrics, and develop strategic vision for brand identities with focused growth.
Develop direct reports through coaching, performance feedback, clear art direction, communication and establishing development plans.
 Senior member of team, serve as leader and coach for designer and assistant designer level positions by providing direction and focus on strategic initiatives.
2003 to 2009: Senior Design Director – Cabela’s, Inc., Sidney, NE
 Successfully moved up through the ranks, beginning as graphic designer in print and now serve as Design Director or retail package design, demonstrated expertise in numerous dimensions of design and branding initiatives, and occasional store sign projects, POS, and collateral designs.
 Managed more than 800 SKU’s annually using only 3 designers.
 Research and acquire cost effective packaging materials while maintaining product quality.
 Performed global negotiations with vendors and communicated with overseas resources to actively research quality product resources.
 Led process development for each package design and ensured quality control and consistency to facilitate client satisfaction.
 Performed art direction concerning photo shoots and setup of location direction, on occasion freelancing photos.
 Provide full French translations oversight for all Canadian packaging placed in Canadian retail stores, sometimes having equal exposure with French and English consumers.

2004 to Present: Founder – Freelance Design, Sidney, NE
Entrepreneurial endeavor to acquire greater experience, began networking and garnering freelance relationships to continue the ongoing passion of design concepts. Clients include:

→ Hughes Design, LLC
→ LCI & Cob Lites
→ Walkers Game Ear
→ Amsted Rail
→ Cabela’s University
→ SheHunts.com
→ LVE hunting
→ Harris Technology
→ Hatton Hills
→ buy-illinois-land.com
→ St. Clair Farms
→ jrwrestling.com
→ By Nature, Inc.
→ Indian Springs Golf Club

2002 to 2003: Graphic Designer – Hi-Image Graphics, Cockeysville, MD
 Began career directly out of college in a small design firm that specialized in direct mail and postcards.
 Effectively adjusted from college into “real world” project design and tight deadlines.

EDUCATION / AWARDS
Graphic Design – San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, CA – 1999
A.A. Graphic Design – Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, York, PA – 2002

Awards:
Who’s Who Award – 2002 (Given to the top 10 of college students)
Hook and Bullet Salute – 2003 (Cabela’s award received from CEO for annual report)
Poster Design Award – 2004 (Graphic Design USA Magazine awarded me in my 2004 Iditarod Poster)
Poster Design Award Printing – 2004 (The printer for the poster awarded me for the Iditarod Poster)
Creative Business Solution Award – 2007 (A new design I created for our gift cards saved 1.5 million)
Cabela’s Outfitter Award – 2008 (Given to only 10 people this year for outstanding customer service)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
PackExpo, Chicago – 2006
 Attended Expo to develop better understanding of package design industry.
 Innovatively discovered packaging solution that was proven to save the company more than $1.5M annually.

China – 2005
 In September 2005 took 10-day trip to China to witness process of finalization of printed piece.
 Successful negotiations between two print vendors that saved company $500K annually.

Hughes Design LLC
www.hughesdesignllc.com
 Assist owner each week on last minute rush jobs, and providing fresh eyes and a quick turn around on assigned projects.

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