Resumé

You can access a more in-depth resume on my LinkedIn page which contains additional information, recommendations, and affiliations.

OBJECTIVE
Seeking a position that will appreciate my unique talents and my cross-functional brain with both left & right joined in a marriage of analytical skills, ingenuity & creativity. Trust me to take whatever you need to throw my way, and it will become my job to get it done right.

MEMBERSHIPS
DFW American Marketing Association, Advertising Studio & Production Managers, Dallas Ad League, AIGA, NAPP, PIA, and PPA.

SOFTWARE & SKILLS

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6
  • InDesign & QuarkXPress
  • Xinet
  • MS Office
  • MAC OSX
  • SharePoint
  • AtTask for Project Management
  • PeopleSoft finance software
  • Windows 2000, ME, NT, XP, 8
  • MAC & Windows Experience
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Meta-Tagging
  • Online Templates
  • Large Format Printing
  • Banners & Trade Show Artwork
  • Highly organized and self-managing
  • Leader & Motivator
  • Successful Manager
  • Skilled at encouraging growth
  • Pre-Flight, Pre-Press and Press Checks
  • Color Proofing
  • Product and print buying
  • Project Management
  • Bidding & Estimating
  • Budget creation/management

EDUCATION

May, 2016
BA in Emerging Media and Communications
University of Texas at Dallas
Magna Cum Laude

EMPLOYMENT

Sept. ‘07 – Feb. ‘14 Studio & Editorial Director, RAPP – Dallas, TX

  • Managed a team of 16 Mechanical/Production Artists and Editors, including freelance staff during high volume periods. Building print and digital files for excellent execution & reproduction in-market.
  • Responsible for separate P&L, implementing a system of profitability during downtime creating positive earnings.
  • Produced pitch theatre for new business, built a central hub for all pitch work throughout company network.
  • Managed setup and onboarding for global clients including process documentation and QC process involving internal/external client training and managing global compliance.
  • Building and QC of catalogs, packaging, brochures, direct mail, static online banners, email templates, digital OOH & billboards, and more.
  • Managed multi-million dollar budgets for Fortune 100 companies such as Bank of America, Best Buy, HP, Humana, Intel, Merck, Pfizer and more.
  • Maintained online Digital Asset Management software, meta-data tagging, and QC of master art files.
  • Maintained all Studio servers, file structure and process documentation.
  • Studio lead for all N. America, handled setup, organization and training of LA and NY offices.
  • QC of Mechanical Files ensuring flawless execution.
  • Estimated and managed budgets for all Studio work and materials; provide weekly reporting and budget status.
  • Department lead for staffing and SOW planning.
  • Extensive RFI, RFQ and RFP writing experience.

Dec. ‘01 – Sept. ‘07 Print Production Manager, Thomas Nelson Live Events — Dallas, TX

  • Reduced outside vendor cost by over $1 Million within first year — over 70% of previous annual budgets.
  • Managed the production and scheduling of all creative design, print, video, event marketing and product design and purchasing.
  • Built internal digital asset management system for company access and internal archival infrastructure.
  • Packaging design and production.
  • Event show banner design and production.
  • Handled all mechanical file building, pre-flight/pre-press work, design changes, print buying and budget management, including RFI, RFP and RFQ.
  • Responsible for all software and hardware recommendations and maintaining all Mac systems within the marketing department.
  • Managed all freelance staff and external design agencies maintaining visual standards and brand uniformity across all print and product pieces.

Oct. ‘98 – Oct. ‘01 Senior Designer, KMA the Agency — Dallas, TX

  • Responsible for conceptual design and layout of domestic and international direct mail programs.
  • Preparing all files for press and building mechanicals for release.
  • Art directed monthly & quarterly direct mail programs and publications.

Dec. ‘93 – Oct. ‘98 Graphic Designer, Aquent — Dallas, TX

  • Created, designed and typeset all mediums of print materials.
  • Responsible for print buying, mechanical file building, pre-flight/pre-press work, press checks, trouble shooting and hardware & software problem solving.
  • Direct mail, catalogs, print ads, product design, employee training, and governmental work requiring high level security clearance.

Excellent references available upon request.