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Resume for Carmen A. for Designer / Artist / Creative / Advertising, Marketing & PR in Grantsville, Utah

Occupation: Designer / Artist / Creative Industry: Advertising, Marketing & PR
Country: United States City: Grantsville
State: Utah ZIP: 84029

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Commission Arts Design and Illustration
September —present
Art direction and design of project proposals, branding, marketing collateral, and promotional
materials for various clients in the home improvement, engineering and fine art industries.
Creative Director
KitchenWorks Inc. and HomeWorks/ Renewal by Andersen
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
April —October
Established inhouse advertising department from the ground up for a twohundred employee
home improvement company with a joint advertising spend of approximately seven million dollars
annually. Designed entire infrastructure of department including floor plan and computer networking
arrangement, design of database systems for project, marketing, accounting, and photography
management, plus the creation of marketing material inventories and distribution systems.
Hired and managed team of fulltime and parttime staff, plus worked with numerous offsite
contractors. Involved in media buying and contract negotiations, campaign performance analysis,
quarterly planning of marketing initiatives, brand building, product photography direction, and the
development of creative briefs and marketing presentations to sales teams. Guided creative team
and strategized with marketing and sales directors on advertising and marketing plans as well as
coordinated production and promotion schedules.
Project specific tasks included the concepting, process establishment, and presentation of employee
referral programs; copywriting and design for miniwebsites and landing pages for contests,
giveaways, internet ads, email broadcasts, and PPC campaigns; development of customer loyalty
and crossmarketing direct mail programs, plus branding and collateral for new business divisions.
Art Director/Graphic Designer
P&H Creative Group
Petaluma, CA
March —April
Management of agency accounts from art direction and design to production and printing.
Duties include hiring and overseeing staff of designers, commissioning projects to freelance artists,
illustrators, and copywriters, working closely with print brokers and vendors as well as account
servicing and campaign presentation to clients. Agency’s secondincommand. Concept and design
of internet and print advertising, directmail, web design, tradeshow displays, bb and bc
brochures, and identity design in the insurance, foodservice, homeimprovement and other industries.
Carmen Gage A.
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Willow Street, Grantsville, UT n cell n phone n email
Experience continued...
Art Director/Graphic Designer
Gospel Light Publications
Ventura, CA
July —December
Served as Art Director and Designer for inhouse creative department. Developed trade and
consumer advertising for the promotion of books, curricula, and videos targeting the adult and
youth Christian markets. Responsible for concept and development of campaigns utilizing catalogs,
brochures, national printads, popdisplays, logo design, illustration, posters, and directmail pieces.
Commissioned freelance creative, managed studio photo shoots and hired modeling talent.
Communicated with print vendors and worked closely with the company’s marketing and sales teams.
Production Artist
United States Sales Corporation
Northridge, CA
August —July
Prepared and created both cameraready art and electronic mechanicals for a wide variety of
directmail components including brochures, BREs, sweepstakes packages, game pieces, and inserts.
Handled corrections at blueline stage, markedup printer specifications, worked with fourcolor and
spot conversions, and made graphic and photographic touchups. Large work volume required a
sharp attention to detail, precision, and efficiency under tight deadlines.
Graphic Design Internship
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA
November —May
Developed catalogs, flyers, direct mailers, logos, and promotional graphics for university’s
communications department as department’s first design intern. Reported to Art Director
and Communications Director.
Freelance Design and Illustration
November —August
Identity design, music packaging and press kits, illustration, promotional item design, and posters.
Clients include: Healdsburg Animal Shelter, Azusa Pacific University, Studio B Productions, New Life
Community Church, Soccer Odyssey, Mountain West Communications, John Becker Construction,
and English for Professionals.
Carmen Gage A.
view portfolio at
Willow Street, Grantsville, UT n cell n phone n email
Core Technical Skills
CS Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Professional, QuarkXPress, MS Word,
MS Excel. Drawing, painting and illustration skills.
Additional Experience
Knowledge of HTML/CSS, PowerPoint presentation and Flash animation development,
FileMakerPro database building and management, website SEO principles, familiarity with Google
and Yahoo search campaign management and reporting, Google analytics, email marketing service
provider selection and processes, FTP server setup, domain name purchasing and selling.
Beginning HTML and CSS Class
Santa Rosa Junior College, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design
Azusa Pacific University, CA
Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives, and Deadlines
Skill Path Seminars
San Francisco, CA
How to Buy Online Advertising
Laredo Group Training Seminar
San Francisco, CA
Creative Advertising
Saatchi & Saatchi
Los Angeles, CA
Christian Booksellers Association, Impact Award print ad for Children’s Ministries Magazine
Twotime Plotkin Memorial Foundation Artistic Excellence Award Winner ,
“Essence” Senior Art Show, Azusa Pacific University, exhibit received an honorable extension
n References available upon request
Carmen Gage A.
view portfolio at
Willow Street, Grantsville, UT n cell n phone n email

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