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Person: Carmen Ackert

Grantsville, Utah 84029

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Principal of Commission Arts

Graphic Design industry

2005 – Present



Art direction and design of project proposals, branding, marketing collateral, and promotional materials for various clients across numerous industries.





Creative Director at KitchenWorks and HomeWorks

2005 – 2008



Established in-house advertising department from the ground up for a two-hundred employee home improvement company with a joint advertising spend of approximately seven million dollars annually.



Hired and managed team of full-time and part-time staff, plus worked with numerous off-site 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.





Art Director at P&H Creative Group

2000 – 2005



Management of agency accounts from art direction and design to production and printing. Agency’s second-in-command. Concept and design

of internet and print advertising, direct-mail, web design, tradeshow displays, b2b and b2c brochures, and identity design in the insurance, foodservice, home-improvement and other industries.





Principal at Carmen Gage Design and Illustration

1993 – 2000



Identity design, music packaging and press kits, illustration, promotional item design, and posters for various clients in broad range of industries.

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Art Director at Gospel Light

1997 – 1999



Served as Art Director and Designer for in-house creative department. Developed trade and consumer advertising for the promotion of books, curricula, and videos targeting the adult and youth Christian markets.





Production Artist at United States Sales Corporation

Events Services industry

1996 – 1997



Prepared and created both camera-ready art and electronic mechanicals for a wide variety of direct-mail components including brochures, BREs, sweepstakes packages, game pieces, and inserts. Handled corrections at blueline stage, marked-up printer specifications, worked with four-color and spot conversions, and made graphic and photographic touch-ups.





Graphic Design Intern at Azusa Pacific University

Educational Institution ; Higher Education industry

1993 – 1996



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.

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