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Graphic Dsign & Photography
Over 20 years of experience in graphic design, photography and photo direction, including project management from concept to completion. Possessing both the creative and technical skills that produce marketing and advertising solutions, drive brand awareness, and capture increased market share. Well-versed in numerous areas of graphic design, including page layout, photo manipulation and restoration, prepress, and color separation. Staying abreast of current trends, new design techniques, and technology. Leveraging understanding of art and design, which successfully communicates content and purpose. Extensive experience in managing projects from concept to completion while maintaining business details and tight deadlines. Works effectively with all levels of professionals, staff, and vendors. Recognized as a team player and client advocate, with a talent for reacting swiftly to customer demands.
Georgia State University
Bachelor of Arts in Film & Media
Magna Cum Laude
Certifications & Training
Emory University, Business Essentials Certificate Program
National Assoc. of Professionals, Photoshop Training
Accelerated Learning Group, Photoshop Training
The Dale Carnegie Leadership Training
DeirdreeDsign Graphics & Photography
Sr. Graphic Designer, Owner/Freelancer
Providing graphic design, photography and other creative services for various companies, including Coca Cola, Home Depot, ADVO Advertising, The Real Estate Book, B&E Jackson & Associates, Inc., Expeditor, Inc., Mableton Business Exchange (MBE), South Cobb Business Association (SCBA), P&T Public Relations, GPP Events, WML Associates, including the start-up company for a new product. the Pan2Can.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int'l Airport
Graphic Arts Specialist, Sr.
Delivered performance-focused management of all conceptual graphic design/layout, photography, and photography direction for the world’s busiest airport. Established and managed relationships with vendors to negotiate pricing and service agreements that optimized design quality while operating budget limits under $200,000. Maintained up-to-date knowledge of changes in systems, best practices, budget requirements, and equipment needs to ensure the seamless delivery of services. In this management position, I was responsible for supervising graphic designer(s), including training, monitoring progress and performance, troubleshoot issues and provide instructions, approve time and expense, and document or recommend supervisory actions.
The Home Depot, Inc.
Advertising Graphic Designer
Delivered performance-focused management of all conceptual graphic design/layout, photography, and photography direction for the world’s busiest airport. Established and managed relationships with vendors to negotiate pricing and service agreements that optimized design quality while maintaining budget restrictions. Maintained knowledge of changes in systems, best practices, budget requirements, and equipment needs to ensure the seamless delivery of services.